Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Formerly an outback sheep station, now a world-class wildlife conservancy, Arkaba provides the opportunity to be immersed in the story of the Australian bush and the chance to get ‘hands-on’ with meaningful conservation programs.
On the edge of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Arkaba is approximately 400km (or a one-hour scenic charter flight) north of Adelaide.
Here, the true luxury is 60,000 awe-inspiring acres shared by a maximum of just 10 guests. Surrounded by the ancient landscapes of the Flinders Ranges, Arkaba’s elegantly restored 1850s homestead provides an oasis of comfort and genuinely warm Australian hospitality in a remote and breath-takingly rugged outback setting.
The Arkaba Homestead hosts four en-suite guestrooms that open on to the shaded veranda; whilst a fifth guest room in a separate stone cottage is ideal for those who prefer a little more seclusion.
With its deep verandas and flagstone floors the character-filled Arkaba Homestead also houses a cosy guest lounge and library. Meals and stories are shared around a communal table on the outdoor terrace, with menus focused on fabulous local produce accompanied by fine South Australian wines. Arkaba guests can also enjoy canapes and sundowners on a spectacular outback range and relax around the campfire with new friends and a glass of South Australian red.
Take a walk on the wild side and sleep under the outback stars in a real Aussie swag. We highly recommend the Arkaba Walk (March to October), a fully-guided four-day hike traversing breathtaking ancient landscapes in the epitome of bush luxury to provide a personalised, authentic and very memorable outback experience.
All meals, most beverages and a selection of guided safaris are included with a fully-hosted stay at Arkaba homestead. The luxury outback lodge welcomes children 12 years and older; and can also be booked for exclusive-use. There is no WiFi or mobile coverage at the property.
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