Rawnsley Park Station, Australia
Rawnsley Park Station is a classic Australian outback sheep station located on the edges of the infamous Wilpena Pound in the centre of the Flinders Ranges National Park, about a 3 hour drive north of Adelaide. The One and Two Bedroom Luxury Eco Villas are ideal for independent travellers, self-driving to the flinders as they have every creature comfort you could wish for as a base including stunning 360 views of the ranges. The ranges are easy to get around but once you get there you can always join one of their local rangers for a private guided walking tour, 4WD out to the gorges or take a scenic flight over some of the most unusual rugged scenery you can imagine.
Rawnsley Park Station
The individual Eco Villas are fully equipped with their own kitchen, spacious living area and over-bed skylights which are perfect for stargazing. Sit with a glass of South Australia wine on your wrap around veranda whist watching the vibrant red colours change as the sun sets over the surrounding landscape. Cook up a treat on the barbie (Rawnsey park will provide BBQ packs for guests who prefer to self-cater) or head toThe Woolshed, a classic Aussie pub style restaurant serving delicious fresh local food in air-conditioned comfort.
A visit to the Flinders Ranges is a taste of classic Australian outback but with a difference, it doesn’t have the crowds of the red centre and there is such a variety in the terrain you can easily spend 3 or 4 days exploring. Our top five Flinders highlights include:
Wilpena Pound - The best way to truly experience this incredible natural amphitheatre is by scenic flight or take on of the walking trails that criss-cross the Pound.
- Wildlife Spotting - In the Flinders Ranges you’ll see brilliantly coloured parrots, yellow-footed rock wallabies, kangaroos and emus, while Australia’s largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle, soars above.
- Scenic flight over Lake Eyre - Lake Eyre, a vast saltpan in the middle of outback South Australia, rarely fills with water. When it does, dazzling carpets of colour transform the surrounding desert, as dozens of vein-like creeks bring life to the parched earth attracting wildlife and birdlife.
- Food & Wine - Explore the Southern Flinders Producers Trail to find surprising fresh and native produce. Try some Quandong (native peach) pies, Golden North Icecream, Blue Gum Honey and World Class Wines.
- Stargazing – The Flinders Ranges offer some of the best astronomical viewing conditions in the Southern Hemisphere because of the clear dry atmosphere. Allow at least 2 – 3 nights in the region to ensure you have time to see them at their best!
Where is Rawnsley Park Station?
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