Comfortably set up camp at the main caravan park of the Flinders Ranges
On the eastern side of the southern Flinders Ranges, just below the southern tip of the national park is Rawnsley Park Station, a large caravan park and campground with pristine, well-maintained and modern facilities that have an unspoiled view from the camping area of the ancient rock formations that the Flinders are known for.
Due to its location, Rawnsley Park Station is the main private caravan park of the entire Flinders Ranges. It’s less than 50 km from Hawker, 20 minutes from the Flinders Rangers National Park, including Wilpena Pound and an hour’s drive south from Blinman, which is a bit to the east of the famous Parachilna Gorge.
Plenty of short hiking trails start and finishing at the station, with longer walks and an abundance of vantage points, short drives and other attractions nearby.
Rawnsley Park Campground Facilities, Sites and Camping Areas
There are loads of facilities at Rawnsley Park Station that make for a comfortable stay at the Flinders Ranges.
Just as you pull into the caravan park, there’s a shop with plenty of necessities and a petrol station that has both unleaded and diesel.
Two large toilet and shower blocks can be found, one has a coin laundry beside and it’s all kept in a great condition, cleaned daily.
Unlike most other caravan parks, there’s a large and fully enclosed camp kitchen that has cookware and utensils that can be borrowed, as long as they don’t leave that building. There’s even a fire place and sitting area, which is a great place to meet other campers. Other than this building, there are a couple of smaller huts with barbecue areas.
Each powered caravan/camper trailer site is spacious with easy access and there are a bunch of communal fire places spread throughout the campsites, some sites even have their own. There are non-powered camping sites with an incredible view, then a bush camping area over the back for those that want to steer clear of the caravaners.
Getting to Rawnsley Park Campground
Rawnsley Park Station is hard to miss.
A little under 50 kilometres from Hawker on the way to Wilpena Pound and Flinders Ranges National Park entrance is a well-signed turn off. You don’t need to take any other road then the one coming out of Hawker, turn left at the big sign that’s right next the air strip – it’s as easy as that.
When coming from Blinman, drive south for an hour towards Hawker, you’ll see the Rawnsley Park Station sign about 500 metres before you need to turn off to the right.
The caravan park is less than a five minute drive down the dirt road and can’t be missed.