Flinders Ranges is a beautiful, rugged country with a unique landscape of vivid red , yellow and green colours, a paradise for hikers and a good opportunity to explore the outback of South Australia.
Rawnsley Bluff Hike
From the top, Rawnsley Bluff rewards you with a bird eye view over Wilpina Pound.
An interesting historic fact is that Rawnsley Bluff was named after surveyor Harrold Rawnsley.
Harrold Rawnsley bluffed his way to the colony in 1850 as a surveyor. He was found incompetent and discharged from his duties after three months.
The hike is classified as hard.
It starts at Rawnsley Park Station which is 37 km from Hawker in the Central Flinders Ranges.
Rawnsley Park Station is owned by Smith family. Rawnsley Park Station has different types of accommodation, eco villas, holiday units and a Caravan Park. A small shop which is well stocked, can be found at Rawnsley Caravan Park. You can have a good meal at the rustic Woolshed Restaurant.
Best time to hike is from April to October.
Start of the hike= Rawnsley Park Station
Distance= 15.9 km
Walk Time = 5 hours and 30 minutes
Total climb was 498 metres with maximum elevation of 910.5 metres
Ensure appropriate foot wear and carry enough water.