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Bendleby Ranges Secures Silver at Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

Bendleby Ranges, an esteemed adventure and eco-tourism destination located in the Southern Flinders Ranges of South Australia, has been honored with a silver medal at the recent Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

This recognition in the Adventure Tourism category underscores the destination’s exceptional contributions to outdoor exploration and sustainability practices.

Owned by Charlie and Kylie Luckraft, Bendleby Ranges spans over 37,000 acres, offering a unique mix of natural beauty, historical significance, and adventure activities. 

The property, which once played a pivotal role in the Sydney to Perth mail route and was part of the extensive Coonatto and Pekina pastoral runs, now serves as a beacon for those seeking to immerse themselves in nature and history, as reported by Glam Adelaide.

The Luckrafts’ commitment to “blending sustainability, self-challenge, and the power of nature to nurture,” as Charlie Luckraft has stated, is evident throughout Bendleby Ranges. 

This philosophy not only guides their stewardship of the land but also enriches the guest experience, offering a rare balance between adrenaline-pumping adventure and tranquil natural beauty.

Bendleby Ranges is renowned for its wide array of adventure tourism offerings, including challenging 4WD tracks, serene bushwalking trails, and pristine camping sites. Accessible by both 2WD and 4×4 vehicles, the property caters to all levels of adventurers, from those seeking a gentle immersion in nature to seasoned off-road enthusiasts craving their next challenge.

The significance of the Qantas Australian Tourism Award extends beyond individual achievement, highlighting the Southern Flinders Ranges’ growing reputation as a premier destination for eco-conscious travelers and adventure seekers. This accolade is a testament to Bendleby Ranges’ dedication to offering memorable experiences that are both exciting and environmentally responsible.

Guest testimonials frequently laud Bendleby Ranges for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse recreational activities, and the warm hospitality provided by the Luckrafts. 

One visitor remarked, “Absolutely stunning property! Kylie and Charlie were wonderful hosts and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend staying at Bendleby Ranges!”

This sentiment is echoed by many, who also praise the property’s ability to accommodate families and provide an enriching outdoor experience for visitors of all ages.

Looking ahead, the Luckrafts are focused on building upon their recent success, continually seeking ways to enhance the visitor experience while preserving the natural and historical integrity of Bendleby Ranges. 

This ongoing commitment ensures that the property will remain a cherished destination for those drawn to the adventure and beauty of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

As Bendleby Ranges basks in the glow of its national recognition, it stands as a shining example of how sustainable tourism and adventure can coexist, providing enriching experiences that connect visitors with the awe-inspiring landscapes and rich heritage of South Australia.

For those inspired by the rugged beauty of the Flinders Ranges and the promise of adventure, Bendleby Ranges awaits, ready to offer an unforgettable journey into the heart of South Australia’s natural wonders.

Featured image grabbed from https://glamadelaide.com.au/

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April 1, 2024 11:23 am

Isn’t it amazing how Bendleby Ranges offers hidden trails for a nature-filled adventure? The themed weekends hosted by the Luckrafts add excitement to an already vibrant experience!

April 1, 2024 6:22 pm
Reply to  Inquisitive881

The themed weekends hosted by the Luckrafts add excitement to an already vibrant experience. It’s truly incredible how Bendleby Ranges has those hidden trails waiting to be explored.

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell
April 1, 2024 6:48 pm

Isn’t it cool how Bendleby Ranges won silver and focuses on nature conservation? They offer awesome experiences like guided bushwalks and stargazing. It’s a gem in the outback!

April 2, 2024 12:18 am

For sure! Bendleby Ranges nailed that silver and shines with their nature conservation. They’re all about eco-friendly tourism. Pretty cool, huh?

April 2, 2024 1:37 am
Reply to  HarveyBlaze

I wonder what other sustainable initiatives they have! When I visited a similar spot, I loved learning about their conservation efforts.

April 1, 2024 10:21 pm

Isn’t it awesome that Bendleby Ranges snagged a silver medal for Adventure Tourism? The place, owned by Charlie and Kylie Luckraft, is a hidden gem in South Australia. It’s perfect for nature lovers and thrill-seekers, offering a mix of adventure and relaxation. I love how they focus on eco-friendly tourism, too!

April 2, 2024 8:51 am

I just wanted to share that Bendleby Ranges is not just about awards. it offers guided tours to uncover the region’s history and nature. And if you’re into peaceful getaways, their glamping spots let you soak up the beauty of Southern Flinders Ranges. Such a gem to explore!

Quinn Ocean
Quinn Ocean
April 2, 2024 12:28 pm

Let’s talk about Bendleby Ranges, a place that truly blends adventure and nature. It’s like stepping into a world of excitement and tranquility 🌿.

Steven Carter
Steven Carter
May 16, 2024 5:46 am

Did you know that Bendleby Ranges earned a silver medal for their top-notch Adventure Tourism efforts? It’s awesome how they blend eco-consciousness and cultural experiences for a truly unique adventure getaway.


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