Rawnsley Park Station Launches Walking Expeditions

Rawnsley Park Station, home to a collection of eco-villas in the heart of South Australia’s Outback, has announced that it now offers a team of destination guides who lead new walking tours for trekkers. Located in the Flinders Ranges—an iconic Outback region of South Australia—the three- and five-day excursions titled “Flinders by Foot” starts in May 2013 and will be held through October 2013.

The multi-day guided bushwalking itinerary begins and ends each day at Rawnsley Park Station and in total covers nearly 40 miles across the Flinders Ranges National Park, including a climb to the top of the highest point on the Wilpena Pound. Features include: champagne, afternoon tea and breakfast in the bush; and visits to waterfalls, river red gums, and a sunrise hike along the ridges of Wilpena Pound.

Rawnsley Park Station’s “Flinders by Foot” walking expeditions include all overnights in luxury eco-villa or cabin-style accommodation and all meals. Dinner each night is served at the station’s Woolshed Restaurant.

The one and two-bedroom luxury eco-villas are set on secluded areas of the property. The villas have been designed to complement the natural environment, and guests have views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges from their private verandah and can watch the stars from their bed via the skylight above.

South Australia is home to Kangaroo Island (known as the “Galapagos of Australia”), the famed Barossa wine region, and Adelaide, the capital city. The fourth largest of Australia’s six states, South Australia is located in the southern half of the country. Adelaide itself is a jumping off point for exploring the region. Surrounded by parklands, the capital is home to just over one million people and the CBD is one square mile. South Australia is a haven for wine lovers. Over 60% of all exported Australian wines come from the state’s top wine regions—the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley, the Coonawarra, and others. Known as the “Gateway to the Outback,” South Australia is also home to Coober Pedy, the world’s opal mining capital.