Day Walks and Trails
Rawnsley Park have walking experiences to suit all ages and abilities. Book a guided tour, or make your own way around our marked walking trails
From a family-friendly stroll to a five-hour trek through gorges and ancient creek-beds, Rawnsley Park Station is a walker’s delight. We have seven marked walking trails, ranging from easy to moderately difficult, starting at three separate points on the property. Details and map are available at reception, or download our Walking and Cycling brochure here.
For walks and maps of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, maps are now available for download on your smartphone or tablet. Download the Avenza PDF Map app from the app store whilst still in range. And it's free!
Guided day walks
Choose from an easy stroll through the foothills of Rawnsley Bluff or a challenging trek to the top of the Bluff. Both walks start at 7am and finish with a cooked breakfast in the bush.
Daybreak Loop Walk (approx. 3 hrs, Easy)
Discover the unique native flora and wildlife in the foothills of Rawnsley Bluff with your experienced local guide on this three-kilometre loop walk. Learn how the ancient sea floor has been uplifted and eroded to create this amazing landscape, and hear about Operation Bounceback – the feral animal control program established in 1993.
- Cost: $90 per person
Daybreak Summit Walk (approx. 5 hrs, Moderate to Hard)
This eight-kilometre walk is an extended version of the Daybreak Loop Walk, with the additional challenge of a climb to the top of Rawnsley Bluff. From here there are magnificent views of Rawnsley Park Station and the Flinders Ranges – you can even see into Wilpena Pound.
- Cost: $170 per person
One-day Wilpena Pound Guided Walk ( Moderate)
This tour departs Rawnsley Park Station at 7.30am for the short drive to Wilpena Pound Resort. From here, you’ll walk with your guide along the Heysen Trail across the floor of Wilpena Pound before an easy climb to Bridle Gap. The 15-kilometre walk returns to the Resort via Wangarra Lookout. Includes morning tea, packed lunch and 4WD transfers.
- Cost: $280 per person
Heli Hiking from Gregory Gap on the Chace Range (moderate)
After a 10 minute heli flight, land on the specially built heli-pad, and take the time to make the 150m walk into our Chace Range swagging campsite. The views from high on the Chace Range are stunning – the Elder Range, Ulowdna Range and Wilpena Pound all beckon. It's then time to head off with your guide for the Chace Track, cut by bulldozer by the Gregory brothers several years ago to give them access to the eastern side of the range. From here, we follow the steep, rocky track downhill on to the plains country where Rawnsley Park station runs it Merino/Dohne cross sheep. Watch out for red kangaroos, emus, wedge-tailed eagles and the beautiful Mallee ring neck parrots.
Cost includes 10 minute helicopter flight to the Chace Range, guide and packed lunch/snacks
- $540 per person (March to October 2020)
- Minimum 2 persons