Lyndhurst is at the southern end of the Strzelecki Track to Moomba and Innamincka and approximately 40 kms from Leigh Creek. The township has served as a rail outlet for talc mining operations at Mount Fitton in the North Flinders Ranges and supported some large pastoral properties along the northern outwash plains of the Ranges including the substantial Mount Lyndhurst and Murnpeowie runs.
There is a hotel with accommodation and camping facilities and the township has a seven-day fuel and supplies outlet. For vehicles travelling the Strzelecki Track, Lyndhurst is the last fuel stop before Innamincka 480 km to the north-east. Lyndhurst’s current population is about 15 with another 20 in outlying stations. The town is managed by the Lyndhurst and Districts Progress Association which currently has about 8 members.
The Progress Association meets quarterly on average and has limited fundraising activities. Most of the fundraising for the community comes from the proceeds of events such as car rallies, reunions, community BBQ’s, sales of bingo tickets at the roadhouse and the collection of water rates.