Arkaba

south australia, australia

From $634/ night
  • air conditioning
  • bar / lounge
  • bedside lighting
  • books / library
  • ceiling fan
  • coffee maker
  • community pool
  • fire pit / ring
  • fireplace
  • heater
  • lounge areas
  • patio / deck
  • shower
  • turndown service
  • wine cellar
  • basketball
  • bird watching
  • exercise
  • game drives
  • guided tours
  • nature walks
  • safari tours
  • wildlife observing
  • On-site dining
  • On-site chef
  • Bar
  • Wine cellar
    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      As a small property, our business depends on maximising occupancy and cancellations often result in empty rooms due to booking lead times. For cancellations the following penalties apply:

      • Within 60 days prior to arrival will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
      • Within 30 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited.
      • No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival or any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption.
      • We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance.

      Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in writing, facsimile or e-mail and will take effect from the date they are received in our Sydney Reservations Office. (See below.)

      Rates may be increased due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g fuel costs and National Park Fees or increased rates by third party operators). You will be notified of this in writing.

    How Do I Get There?

    The Flinders Ranges offer one of the most accessible Outback destinations in Australia—just a five-hour drive or a one-hour flight from Adelaide or Kangaroo Island, a four-hour drive from the hills and valleys of the Barossa, a three-hour drive from the Clare Valley wine region and little over an hour from Port Augusta. Arkaba is situated on the southern edge of Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges National Park.

    We are:

    A five-hours’ drive from central Adelaide (assuming no significant stops along the way)

    A 65-minute flight by private charter aircraft from Adelaide or Kangaroo Island.

    A 2-1/2 hour drive from Whyalla (Scheduled flights operate between Adelaide and Whyalla with Rex Regional Express)

    Private, guided road transfer hosted by a local guide passing through the Clare Valley and can include wine tastings and lunch.

    Private air and road transfers are available on request.

    View Google Maps

    Dating back to the 1850s, Arkaba Homestead's five en-suite bedrooms have been tastefully restored in tune with the property's pioneering history. With Wild Bush Luxury's understated Australian style, the homestead pays homage to this rich pastoral and exploration heritage in a style that is both rustically chic and utterly exclusive. 

    A comfortable library with deep leather armchairs and a large stone fireplace provides some seclusion for enjoying a quiet drink and a good book, while dinner is hosted on the terrace overlooking the ranges. In the heat of summer, the swimming pool overlooking the Arkaba Creek is a welcome retreat after a morning or day spent exploring the bush.

    As your hosts, we will ensure a friendly and personal level of attention that is typically "down to earth" but does not lose sight of the attention to the small details that are so important in delivering an outstanding outback experience. The real luxury at Arkaba comes in sharing this spectacular conservancy with just a handful of other guests.

    Arkaba's wildlife is prolific, with Australia's three largest macropods (red kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and common wallaroo) all regular sightings. The near threatened yellow-footed rock wallaby has also returned to Arkaba's range since the introduction of active conservation programs.

    For those keen to learn more of the challenges Australia faces in saving its diversity of wildlife, join one of Arkaba's field guides one evening to track a radio collared feral cat or set up the trip cameras that monitor key sites across the property. Wildlife conservation on the property is an ever-changing and ever-improving endeavour which has immensely enhanced the wilderness experience.

    Glamping Types

    • Luxury Lodges

    Great For

    • couples
    • families
    • honeymoon
    • romantic
    • small groups
    • solo travelers

    Setting

    • countryside
    • eco-reserve
    • forest / woods
    • mountain
    • national park
    • safari

    Total Accommodations

    • 5

    Minimum Night Stay

    • 2

    Rates Based On

    • per person, twin-share

    Best time to visit

    Open: Year-Round

    Summer: December–February/March, very hot during the days, warm in the evenings

    Winter: June–August, the days are pleasant with nights getting cold, often dropping below 0°C.

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    Accommodations

    • Arkaba Rooms

      From $634/ night
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    • Amenities
      • air conditioning
      • bar / lounge
      • bedside lighting
      • books / library
      • ceiling fan
      • coffee maker
      • community pool
      • fire pit / ring
      • fireplace
      • heater
      • lounge areas
      • patio / deck
      • shower
      • turndown service
      • wine cellar
    • Experiences
      • basketball
      • bird watching
      • exercise
      • game drives
      • guided tours
      • nature walks
      • safari tours
      • wildlife observing
    • Dining Options
      • On-site dining
      • On-site chef
      • Bar
      • Wine cellar
      • Policies
        • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

          As a small property, our business depends on maximising occupancy and cancellations often result in empty rooms due to booking lead times. For cancellations the following penalties apply:

          • Within 60 days prior to arrival will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
          • Within 30 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited.
          • No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival or any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption.
          • We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance.

          Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in writing, facsimile or e-mail and will take effect from the date they are received in our Sydney Reservations Office. (See below.)

          Rates may be increased due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g fuel costs and National Park Fees or increased rates by third party operators). You will be notified of this in writing.

      • Location

        How Do I Get There?

        The Flinders Ranges offer one of the most accessible Outback destinations in Australia—just a five-hour drive or a one-hour flight from Adelaide or Kangaroo Island, a four-hour drive from the hills and valleys of the Barossa, a three-hour drive from the Clare Valley wine region and little over an hour from Port Augusta. Arkaba is situated on the southern edge of Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges National Park.

        We are:

        A five-hours’ drive from central Adelaide (assuming no significant stops along the way)

        A 65-minute flight by private charter aircraft from Adelaide or Kangaroo Island.

        A 2-1/2 hour drive from Whyalla (Scheduled flights operate between Adelaide and Whyalla with Rex Regional Express)

        Private, guided road transfer hosted by a local guide passing through the Clare Valley and can include wine tastings and lunch.

        Private air and road transfers are available on request.

        View Google Maps

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      Inside Scoop

      • Arkaba has adopted a "buy local" principle and the head chef uses the very best of South Australia's produce to craft the food program with a few native elements to add a unique intrigue and interest. A firepit in the corner of the garden provides a great spot to retire to after dinner with a glass of wine or port to watch the stars appear over this ancient landscape.

      • Arkaba has an Aboriginal history going back thousands of years and a geological history that dates back hundreds of millions of years. It was in the Flinders that the very first soft-bodied multi-celled organisms (the Ediacaran fauna) were first discovered. Today, a walk on Arkaba is a walk through Australia's geological history, with the exposed rock strata revealing Australia's journey through time from an ancient seabed to a mighty mountain range.

      • An ancient landscape moulded by millions of years of geological activity, the Flinders Ranges offers some of Australia's most spectacular outback scenery. Arkaba's 60,000-acre private conservancy is home to a wondrous variety of bird and wildlife and a remarkable conservation story. Guests enjoy the five-bedroom 1850s homestead and private guiding while a few of our renowned Wild Bush Luxury touches ensure comfort, style and a truly memorable Outback experience.