Fly, feast, swag and walk

03 Apr 2017

A helicopter flight to the top of the Chace Range, followed by a campfire dinner and overnight stay in a swag have been added to Rawnsley Park Station’s ‘Walking the Flinders Ranges’ guided walks itinerary.

The new-look itinerary will see guests take a late afternoon helicopter flight to the top of the Chace Range on the last night of their walk. A camp oven dinner will then be served, before guests slip into their swag and sleep under a star-filled Outback sky.

The next morning guests will enjoy a cooked breakfast atop the Range, before embarking on a nine-kilometre bushwalk back to Rawnsley Park Station.

Owner of Rawnsley Park Tony Smith said the helicopter ride and overnight swagging option would make the Station’s guided walk an unforgettable experience for both local and international travellers.

“The new additions are available on both our three and five-day walks, which showcase some of the most spectacular scenery in the Flinders Ranges, including towering ranges, red-gum lined creeks and valleys covered in native pine,” Mr Smith said.

“Walking also offers the perfect way to see the region’s wildlife, which includes red kangaroos, emus, euros and wedge-tailed eagles, up close in its natural habitat.”

 

On the five-day walk, the tour starts with a walk to the beautiful rock pools of Blinman Pools, while day two features a trek to Rawnsley Bluff for stunning views over the surrounding ranges. On day three guests walk across Wilpena Pound to Bridle Gap and on to Black Gap, where they are collected by vehicle. On day four guests walk the Wilcolo Track, before taking their helicopter ride to the Chace Range. Day five starts atop Chace Range followed by the walk back to Rawnsley Park Station, with a late check-out until 12.30pm.

Guests on the all-inclusive tours, escorted by experienced bushwalking author and guide Kym Tilbrook, can choose to stay in either Rawnsley Park’s luxury eco-villas or 3.5-star holiday units. The three-day walk provides an introduction to walking in the Flinders Ranges, while the five day option requires a moderate level of fitness.

“Transport to and from each day’s walking location and all meals, including dinner nightly in the Station’s Woolshed Restaurant and the camp oven dinner on the final night, are also included,” Mr Smith said.

 

Three-day walks start at $1835 per person, twin-share (eco-villa accommodation), while five-day walks start at $2750 per person, twin-share.  All prices are per person, twin-share, however single travellers are encouraged to contact Rawnsley Park Station to discuss their needs.

Rawnsley Park Station is offering 20% discount on all ‘Walking the Flinders Ranges’ tours when bookings are made and paid for before April 30, 2017.

Five-day walks will depart on May 8, June 5, August 7, August 21, September 11, September 18 and October 16.   

Three-day walks depart on May 10, June 7, August 9, August 23, September 13, September 20 and October 18.

Additional dates are available on request.

For more information on ‘Walking the Flinders Ranges’ and Rawnsley Park Station visit www.rawnsleypark.com.au or phone (08) 8648 0030.