Hunted almost to extinction by the Indigenous and European settlers (A very tasty treat!), the Australian Bustard is Australia's heaviest flying bird, weighing in on average at about 14kg.
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Arkaba Station, Bamurru Plains & Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef have all been featured in the UK Telegraph’s renowned Ultra Australia travel supplement. This is a quarterly luxury travel supplement, and Tourism Australia in London have worked with the Ultra Travel team to create a bespoke supplement focusing entirely on Australia. Enjoy the sneak peak! bit.ly/tn8EZE
"How do I begin to thank the staff at Sal Salis for such a magical experience. It is impossible to pick a single highlight when there are so many to choose from…. In the mornings as we ate breakfast on the deck, we watched dozens of humpback whales breaching and playing as they migrated south. The guides snorkelled with us each day (armed with a child each) which allowed me to enjoy the wonders of the reef rather than constantly watching the children. The guides were so knowledgeable about the reef and they inspired us all to learn and explore. We spent half a day on the fishing boat where we came close to the whales and giant turtles. A shark even tried to eat my tuna as we were about to pull it onto the boat! The kids tried their hand at fishing too. Between them they caught 7 different species of fish in under an hour (of course returning them all to sea where they belong). We had drinks and canapés as the sunset provided us with the most magnificent of displays. The food was amazing and we were treated to a feast every night. We walked the Mandu Mandu gorge and Yardi Creek and saw some incredible views and lots of wildlife. We look forward to visiting again".
The Australasian Pipit is found in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. It is a small, slender bird growing to 16 to 19 cm in length and weighs about 40 grams. The plumage is mostly pale brown above with dark streaks and its underparts are pale with streaks on the breast. They have a pale stripe over the aye and dark malar and moustachial stripes. Their tails are long with white outer-feathers which often wag up and down and their legs are long and pinkish-brown.
Feral animal control on Arkaba Station:
Australia wide, feral animals have caused the extinction of and continue to threaten our native species, feral cats are one of the guiltiest culprits. Being preditors that not only hunt for their meals but also play and torment native wildlife without the desire to eat it, cats are a major player in the destruction of Australias biodiversity.
Having 104sq miles of Arkaba to manage, it is our responsibility to take into hand the damanging affect of feral species on Arkaba, and work with the community to proactively protect and ultimately increase the native wildilfe of the Flinders Ranges. Trapping of foxes and cats is a regular and extremely effective method of feral species removal.
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