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 1850's homestead and private guiding while a few of our renowned Wild Bush Luxury touches ensure comfort, style and a truly memorable outback experience.
Dating back to the 1850s, Arkaba Homestead's five ensuite 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.
Your hosts 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.
With just five rooms the homestead is an oasis of comfort and style amidst a harsh and rugged landscape, where guests enjoy a taste of classic Australian country hospitality. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and opens out onto a shaded verandah with individual views of the surrounding ranges. With decor by wildlife artist, Rosie Woodford-Ganf - think bedheads fashioned from recycled fence posts and fleeces, curtains tied back by gumnut tassels, lights perched on explorers' tripod theodolites - the guestrooms retain a sense of history and place.
As the layout of the original homestead has been retained, each room has a character of its own and has been named after early settlers, explorers or property owners. Four bedrooms are located in the homestead, while the Coachman's Cottage in the corner of the garden provides a fifth guestroom. The rooms are air conditioned and have been designed with the homestead's heritage in mind, a mix of king and twin beds have premium mattresses, organic cotton sheets and a choice of pillows to ensure a great night's sleep. With no telephones, televisions, minibars or the typical features of a hotel room to distract, the focus is on the experience and one of the most beautiful properties in Australia.
Arkaba has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.
Our all-inclusive package offers the complete Wild Bush Luxury experience and full access across the property, with all chef-prepared meals and beverages as well as daily guided wilderness safaris included in your clients stay. Our expert field guides pull together the incredible geological history, wildlife and pastoral heritage of this region with 4WD safaris, guided bush walks and a chance to take in the sights and sounds of the bush. Guests can expect around seven hours of guided safaris each day that are tailored around specific interests of the group.
Checking In & Out
Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am
Adult – single occupancy: $1335.00
Children 16 & under - sharing with adults: $445.00
Children 16 & under – in own room – sharing: $801.00
Scenic Flights over Wilpena Pound to gain an aerial perspective of this ancient mountain landscape
30 minute scenic flight by single engine aircraft (1-2pax): $390.00
45 minute scenic flight by single engine aircraft (1-2pax): $550.00
60 minute scenic flight by single engine aircraft (1-2pax): $750.00
Additional guests per person (max 4 guests): $195.00