Tony and Julie Smith are well-known South Australian tourism operators, having owned and managed their iconic family property, Rawnsley Park Station, in the Flinders Ranges for many years.
Following their love of tourism and good Barossa Shiraz, they purchased Barossa Shiraz Estate in 2017. Since then, they have enjoyed getting to know the Barossa and sharing their property with visitors to the region.
Rawnsley Park Station is an award -winning tourism complex located 30 kilometres north of Hawker the the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia. Established as a tourism business in 1968 by Clem and Alison Smith, the property has been managed by their son, Tony, and his wife, Julie , since the 1990’s, and recently celebrated 50 years of tourism.
The property offers a range of accommodation, including five-star eco-villas and the luxurious Rawnsley Homestead, holiday units, a caravan park and campsites. Rawnsley Park Station also offers scenic flights, heli-swagging, 4wd tours and guided walking tours, and is home to the Woolshed Restaurant and a licensed shop.
Though tourism is the main industry on the property, the Station is also a working sheep station, currently running 2000 head of Dohne/Merino sheep, producing lamb for the Woolshed Restaurant.