Flinders Ranges - Rawnsley Park Station

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  • Getting here by bus

    Take a Stateliner Bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta and then rent a car to get to Rawnsley Park Station. Journey time between Adelaide and Port Augusta is approximately five hours.


    Rent a car from Port Augusta. Rawnsley Park YHA is 136 kilometres from Port Augusta. It should take approximately two hours to get there. Alternatively, you can drive direct from Adelaide - a distance of 576 kilometres, which will take about five hours.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Wilpena Pound
    • Heritage Blinman Mine
    • Wilpena
    • Arkaroo Rock

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery
    • Blinman Scenic Flights
    • Kanyaka Waterhole
    • Leigh Creek Lookout
    • Yourambulla Caves

    Find us...

    Address: Wilpena Rd
    Wilpena, SA 5434
    Email: caravanpark@rawnsleypark.com.au
    Phone: (+618) 8648 0008
    Hostel Manager: Tony & Julie Smith
    Payment: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

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  • Flinders Ranges - Rawnsley Park Station

    It looks like you want to travel to somewhere we don’t have a YHA hostel. We’ve partnered with properties around Australia to ensure we don’t stand in your way of exploring. This property is a not member of the YHA network however you can still book your accommodation here. Standards may vary and YHA member discounts do not apply.

    Rawnsley Park Station is a multi-award winning property that adjoins the Flinders Ranges National Park and overlooks Wilpena Pound. Rawnsley Park Station offers the experience of a working sheep station combined with top-class tourism facilities - making it a real hostel with a difference. Situated on a 3000 hectare property at the base of Rawnsley Bluff, the Rawnsley Park Station looks out onto the vivid colours of the majestic Flinders Ranges. Don't miss this unique hostel.


    • Sleeps 20 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms


    • Air conditioning
    • Barbeque
    • Bicycles
    • Cafe/Restaurant
    • Food Store
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Television


    • 4WD tours
    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Flying
    • Mountain Biking
    • National Park
    • Swimming


    94% customer rating, based on 50 Reviews
    • We booked a double room and turn out to a cabin with full cooking facilities. Great! However, bathroom and toilets are located in another building. The staff is very friendly and recommended us the places we can visit. There are some walking tracks on the site. We chose a short hike to see the beautiful sunset. The starry night is excellent. The surroundings is beautiful and we love our stay.
      YUEN KI ANITA L August 2014
    • The Rawnsley Park Station YHA comprises cabins in the Caravan Park. Everything needed was provided in the cabin, the amenities block was excellent, the staff were friendly and the location superb.
      Richard W May 2013
    • We had a great Stay there. Liked it very much. Definiteley recommend that.
      Julia G June 2017
    • Office staff very welcoming. Gave orientation and map of site with facilities. Also maps of local walks and recommended car touring according to present conditions.
      Fiorella P June 2012

    Find us...

    Address: Wilpena Rd
    Wilpena, SA 5434
    Email: caravanpark@rawnsleypark.com.au
    Phone: (+618) 8648 0008
    Hostel Manager: Tony & Julie Smith
    Payment: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:00am to 6:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily 
    Check out until 10:00am daily
    Things to do in Wilpena
    There are seven marked walking trails ranging from 1/2 hour to 5 hours return (Rawnsley Bluff) that wind through the station, revealing abundant wildlife, birdlife and local native plants. Other activities include scenic flights over Wilpena Pound, 4WD tours to the National Park, guided breakfast walk, sheep shearing wood displays and morning hike tours with breakfast.
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