4WD Rawnsley Park Station Discovery Tours

  • Children catered for
  • 2013 South Australian Tourism Awards - Ecotourism
  • National Tourism Accreditation Program

4WD Rawnsley Park Station Discovery Tours take in the most spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges, and showcase the wildlife, geology and European history of the region. All tours are conducted by experienced local guides in modern four wheel drive vehicles.

Most tours are available as half day tours. Full day tours depart at 8:30am, return at 4:30pm, and include morning tea and lunch. Half day tours are 8:30am to 12:30pm or 1pm to 5pm and include morning/afternoon tea. Or come on a Sunset on the Chace tour which departs one and a half hours before sunset. You can watch a Flinders Ranges sunset as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and delicious canapés.

Contact Details

4WD Rawnsley Park Station Discovery Tours
Rawnsley Park Station, Wilpena Road
Rawnsley Park
South Australia 5434

Toll Free Number
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Telephone
+61 (08) 8648 0030

Fax
+61 (08) 8648 0013

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  • Rawnsley Park Station: Flinders Ranges Discovery Tours, South Australia
  • Rawnsley Park Station: Flinders Ranges Discovery Tours, South Australia
  • Rawnsley Park Station: Flinders Ranges Discovery Tours, South Australia

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Guide
  • Waiting Area

Activities

  • Animal Viewing

Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges Four Wheel Drive Half Day Tour

Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges are the iconic geological features of the Flinders Ranges National Park with stunning views and spectacular rock faces. Learn how the geology explains both the ancient fossils and today's astonishing biodiversity.

Operates: Daily, 8.30am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 5pm.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge

Tour duration

4 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:30-12:30
Tue 8:30-12:30
Wed 8:30-12:30
Thu 8:30-12:30

Fri 8:30-12:30
Sat 8:30-12:30
Sun 8:30-12:30

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $85.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

Wallabies, Rocks and Copper

This comprehensive tour takes you to the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park - Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges. During the day you'll see creek beds lined with majestic river red gums, ancient landscapes, some of the world's oldest fossils and local wildlife, and hopefully you will catch a glimpse of the rare yellow-footed rock-wallaby. For lunch you visit the old North Blinman Hotel in the historic copper mining town of Blinman. After lunch you will have the option to go on the Blinman Heritage mine tour which shows how the Cornish miners worked in this area (mine opening times permitting). The last stop of the day is at Stokes Hill lookout, where you get fantastic 360 degree views of the Flinders Ranges. Morning tea, lunch and Blinman Mine Tour included.

Operates: Daily, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge, Blinman

Tour duration

8 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:30-16:30
Tue 8:30-16:30
Wed 8:30-16:30
Thu 8:30-16:30

Fri 8:30-16:30
Sat 8:30-16:30
Sun 8:30-16:30

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $145.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Meal
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

Daybreak Walk - Three Kilometre Loop

Join our experienced local guides on a three kilometre circuit walk in the foothills of Rawnsley Bluff. Learn why the Flinders Ranges are such an important habitat for both temperature zone and arid zone plants and animals. Learn about feral animal control through Operation Bounceback. This is an interactive experience that shares the diversity of the 'high life' of Wilpena Pound. Concludes with a cooked breakfast in the bush.

Operates: Daily, 1 September to 30 April 7am to 10am and 1 May to 31 August 8am to 11am.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Rawnsley Park Station, Rawnsley Bluff

Tour duration

3 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $35.00

Transport mode

Walk

Facilities

  • Commentary
  • Meal
  • Pickup
  • Toilet

Central Flinders Explorer Day Tour

A comprehensive full day tour taking in the animals, plants, geology, history and spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges National Park then continuing on to the historic town of Parachilna. Lunch is included in the renown Prairie Hotel with their famous "feral" fare then on to the historic copper mining town of Blinman, highest town in South Australia.

Operates: Daily, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Flinders Ranges National Park, Parachilna, Blinman

Tour duration

8 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:30-16:30
Tue 8:30-16:30
Wed 8:30-16:30
Thu 8:30-16:30

Fri 8:30-16:30
Sat 8:30-16:30
Sun 8:30-16:30

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $185.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Meal
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

Sunset on the Chace

Experience a private four wheel drive treck over some Rawnsley Park tracks to our exclusive hill top summit. View the ramparts of Wilpena Pound and the rugged Chace Range bathed the light of a brilliant Flinders Ranges sunset as you enjoy sparkling wine and delicious canapes prepared by the Woolshed Restaurant. Sunset on the Chace tours depart one and half hours before Sunset.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Tour duration

2 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $95.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Meal
  • Pickup
  • Seat belts

Flinders by Foot - Three to Five Day Guided Walks

Rawnsley Park are now offering either three or five day guided walks in the Flinders Ranges. Each trek is accompanied by an experienced guide. Accommodation at Rawnsley Park and meals are included in the price.

Tour details

Tour destinations

St Mary's Peak, Rawnsley Bluff, Bunyeroo Valley, Parachilna Gorge, Blinman Pools

Tour duration

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $1,875.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Walk

Facilities

  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Meal
  • Pickup

Arkapena Scenic 4WD Tour

The Arkapena tour gives you breathtaking scenery and an off-road four wheel drive experience. This half-day tour takes you around Rawnsley Park Station, past the Ulowdna Range and along the foothills of the Chace Range. You will drive among spear-grass plains and red-gum filled creeks and experience stunning views back towards the Chace Range and Wilpena Pound. The 360 degree views of the Flinders Ranges from the top of Prelinna Lookout - 680 metres above sea level - is a highlight of the tour. Morning or afternoon tea is provided.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Prelinna Lookout

Tour duration

4 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 13:00-17:00
Tue 13:00-17:00
Wed 13:00-17:00
Thu 13:00-17:00

Fri 13:00-17:00
Sat 13:00-17:00
Sun 13:00-17:00

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $85.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

Station Run

Rawnsley Park Station is an operating sheep station covering 12,000 hectares which runs approximately 2,000 sheep for wool and meat. This tour takes you around the station and you will learn about the pastoral history of the area and visit the bores that provide stock with water all year round. You will also visit the ruins of Baldoura homestead via Wilpena Creek before returning to Rawnsley Park. Morning or afternoon tea provided.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Creek

Tour duration

4 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:30-12:30
Tue 8:30-12:30
Wed 8:30-12:30
Thu 8:30-12:30

Fri 8:30-12:30
Sat 8:30-12:30
Sun 8:30-12:30

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $85.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Seat belts

Daybreak Walk - Five Kilometre Ridgetop Hike

Your experienced local guides will introduce you to the unique plants and wildlife of Rawnsley Bluff. Learn how the ancient sea floor has been uplifted and subsequently eroded to create this amazing landscape.

An extended version of the loop walk - and feel like you have 'earned' your bush breakfast! Walk to the rim of Rawnsley Bluff and marvel at the magnificent views of Rawnsley Park Station and the Flinders Ranges.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Rawnsley Park Station

Tour duration

5 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:00-12:00
Tue 8:00-12:00
Wed 8:00-12:00
Thu 8:00-12:00

Fri 8:00-12:00
Sat 8:00-12:00
Sun 8:00-12:00

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $55.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Walk

Facilities

  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Pickup
  • Toilet
 
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