During our time here in the Wilpena area we are staying at Rawnsley Park Station, a sheep station that branched out into tourism to supplement their income in leaner years. It has become an award winning tourist park and a gateway to the Wilpena Pound.
We started with a simple climb up to Alison Saddle to get a scenic overview of the caravan park, eco cabins and surrounding ranges.
Late afternoon we took the short trip to Pugilist Lookout to take photos of the Chace Range and sunset over the Elder Ranges.
Exploring the walking trail into Wilpena Pound was a great experience. We wandered past creek beds, water holes, narrow winding paths that lead upwards until we saw the whole pound open up before us. Magnificent!
The aerial view of the pound gives you a good idea of the size….some 15 km long and 7 km wide.
And the view from Wangara Lookout into the Pound was great.
If you get the chance to visit Wilpena Pound I would recommend you do so at this time of the year as the weather is mild and still green from the winter rains. I think summer would be extremely hot and in winter the rains would see many of the roads impassable.