Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : 2013 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
67 scenic route | flindersoutback.com Hot-air ballooning, Rawnsley Bluff Rawnsley Park Station Wilpena The perfect base for exploring SA’s Flinders Ranges. Light aircraft or hot air balloon flights, mountain biking, guided walking or 4WD drive tours. Woolshed Restaurant open seven days. Phone: (08) 8648 0030 Advertisement on page 68 RAWNSLEY PARK STATION 37 kilometres from Hawker map reference C6, page 52 Beneath spectacular Rawnsley Bluff at the southern tip of Wilpena Pound, stands Rawnsley Park Station. Named after H.C . Rawnsley, who bluffed his way into the colony of South Australia by claiming to be a surveyor. The award-winning Rawnsley Park Station offers a range of accommodation and touring options for visitors. From Hawker you can head back to Carrieton, Orroroo and Jamestown via the ‘Follow the Murray’ itinerary as on page 88. Attractions Scenic flights For a bird’s eye view of Wilpena Pound, try a scenic flight. Or experience the serenity of an Outback sunrise by hot-air balloon with experienced balloonists. Nearby attractions include Arkaroo Rock, where ochre drawings tell the Adnyamanathna story of Akurra (or Arkaroo), and Pugilist Hill Lookout, where you can watch the sun set on the Chace Range or rise over Rawnsley Bluff. Tours The station also offers 4WD tours and guided walking tours with experienced local guides to interpret the wildlife, history and geology of the Flinders. Mountain biking Mountain biking enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to traverse the Mawson Trail, which passes through the station for 10 kilometres. Mountain bikes can be hired from station reception. Rawnsley Park is also the southern starting point for the epic 200 kilometre Flinders Ranges By Bike circuit, which negotiates its way through station properties and the Flinders Ranges National Park. Sheep shearing demonstrations During the April, July and October school holidays, sheep shearing demonstrations are great entertainment for the kids, opening their eyes to life on the station and the softness of pure merino wool straight off the sheep’s back.
Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
2014 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide