Rawnsley Park to Willow Springs

This section is mostly on unsealed roads and station tracks in firm condition. There is a total climb of almost 200m so it is a long day for an average cyclist (allow 7-8 hours). Pugilist Hill at 10.1km offers a great view of the surrounding ranges. Sacred Canyon at 31.1km offers a short detour to see Aboriginal Rock Engravings. Old Blinman Road at 52km is a steady climb with the chance to see numerous red kangaroo. Appealinna Ruins at 66km (mining & pastoral heritage site) is a good final rest stop for the day. The final 3km in to Willow Springs is an easy coast on a moderate descent. This section can be broken into two easier 40km days by using Wilpena as an overnight stay.