Freeling Springs & the closely associated heritage site known as the Peake Overland Telegraph Station are located on the eastern slopes of the Peake & Denison Range approximately sixty kilometres south east of Oodnadatta. The entire site is of state and national importance for its combination of natural and cultural heritage values. It has strong Indigenous connections and a European cultural heritage legacy which includes early exploration, the Overland Telegraph (OT), pastoralism and mining.
The site is located approximately 13 kilometres by road north east of the Oodnadatta Track, with a signposted access track to it (known as a Public Access Route or PAR) leaving the Oodnadatta Track around five kilometres north of the old Warrina Railway Siding. The 4WD (high clearance) PAR is unmaintained and is very rough, with frequent washaways and severe corrugations. All camper trailers and caravans should be left at the start of the track and collected on the return leg. A minimum of several hours should be set aside for the return trip.
Freeling Springs are located on the Peake Station, land held under pastoral lease tenure and currently run as an outstation of Anna Creek to the south. Public access is permitted, but only via the PAR. The use of any other station tracks requires prior approval of the lessees.