The station is a top destination. The possibilities to fill your days with various activities are numerous.
Enjoy the wildlife, the birds and the stunning scenery of Wilpena Pound and the central Flinders Ranges.
You can spend hours with bird-watching. Parrots, galahs, honey-eater, noisy-miner birds, wedge-tailed eagles... the list of birds you can see here is long.
The Flinders Ranges National Park with its natural attractions is within easy reach. You can either explore the NP on your own, or join one of the various tours the station offers.
Scenic drives include Bunyeroo Valley, Brachina Gorge, Aroona Valley and Aroona Homestead. Continue to Blinman, an old mining town. Take the route through Parachilna Gorge back. Don't forget to stop at Parachilna for a superb lunch. Enjoy the vistas from Stokes lookout, it is a majestic scenery.
Rawnsley Park has several marked walking trails for bush-walkers. Climb Rawnsley Bluff (approx. 4 hours return), or enjoy one of the shorter walks. Maps are available from the office. You can also book guided walking tours.
Station Hill lookout is a good spot to take some awesome photos of the surrounding mountain ranges. Info signs tell you more about the ranges you see.
Chase Range and Wilpena Pound - the red iron-oxide sandstone glows in the setting sun, while the peaks of the Elder Range are best viewed in the early morning sun.
Take a tour along the Moralana scenic drive, it is awesome, especially early mornings or in the late afternoon.
Oh well, I needed three attempts to have finally blue skies and sunshine on this route. It is worthwhile!
Enjoy a superb meal at the Woolshed reastaurant after a long day of exploring.
Sheep shearing demonstrations are run during school holidays in April, July and October.
Mountain bikes can be hired to explore the station tracks.
Take a dip in the pool after a hard day exploring the nature. The swimming pool is located next to the shop at the caravan park.
Enjoy your Rawnsley Park Station experience. I know I did.
Don't forget to ask about road conditions as some of the scenic drives are unsealed roads.
How to get there?
Rawnsley Park Station is located approximately 430 north of Adelaide, depending on the route you take.
The closest town that offers full shopping & banking facilites is Hawker, about 30 km south.
Check the driving distances in the Outback for more information, especially if you plan to go further north to travel to other parts in the eastern Outback.
Check out the accommodation facilities at Rawnsley Park station below.
Rawnsley Park Impressions
A parrot drinking from a tap
It was really fun to watch this ring-necked parrot.
A kangaroo at the caravan park
Stunning view over Bunyeroo Valley
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