Walking the Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges have drawn tens of thousands of walkers to their stunning red peaks, gorges and valleys.

Perhaps the best-known walker has been the late C. Warren Bonython, the first person to walk the Flinders from end-to-end. In his 1971 book – Walking the Flinders Ranges – he revealed they had caught his imagination before he ever saw them. He wrote…

 

…they took hold of it well and truly when at one magical dawn I first glimpsed their tilted ramparts through the parted flaps of the tent… 

 

…I was at once intrigued by the skyline profiles, fascinated by the warm reds of rock faces grading into blue and purple distances and excited by the steep and rugged mountains themselves."

 

Let us show you the Flinders Ranges

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Bonython's words still ring true today for walkers who flock to Rawnsley Park Station, the hub of Flinders Ranges bushwalking.

Our five-day and three-day Flinders Ranges Walking Tours introduce walkers to the best the Flinders has to offer.

Wilcolo Loop with Wilpena RampartsWhen walkers step out with our experienced guides they are instantly immersed in the beauty and rich history of the area which is dominated by the mighty saw-tooth ramparts of Wilpena Pound.

We range far and wide as we showcase the flora, fauna and geology of an ancient land which had its beginnings 1.5 billion years ago.

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It’s a land of great change, constantly reshaped over hundreds of millions of years.It is also a land that holds many secrets which will be unveiled day by day on our walking adventures.

Our walks are led by experienced guide, Kym Tilbrook – author of three books on bushwalking in South Australia and general nice guy.

Tanderra Saddle1Explore the splendour of the mighty Flinders – from the delightful tracks on Rawnsley Park Station to the towering sandstone ramparts of St Mary Peak and the stunning Blinman Pools.

Blinman PoolsWe access the Heysen Trail in Flinders Ranges National Park as well as exclusive trails on privately owned land.

Kym also introduces walkers to a spectacular sunrise over the Flinders.

Rawnsley Sunrise webThe climb to the top of the 943m high Rawnsley Bluff starts in the early hours and reaches an historic cairn atop the Wilpena Pound wall in time for a coffee as the sun peeps out over the horizon to signal a new day.

Wilpena Pound Summit webAfter the day’s walking return to your accommodation to relax, before dining each night in the Woolshed Restaurant.

 Our 3 day walks provide a good introduction to walking, averaging 8-12km per day.

New in 2017 on the last night of both the 3 and 5 day walks, is a helicopter flight to the top of the Chace Range to watch the sunset.  You will then enjoy a dinner under the stars and spend the night in a swag on top of the range.  After breakfast the following morning your guide will lead you down the Chace Range, back to your accommodation on the station.  You will then have time for a shower before a late checkout.

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