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About Wild Bush Luxury

Wild Bush Luxury comprises The Arkaba Walk and Homestead in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia,  Bamurru Plains in the Top End of Northern Territory, and Maria Island Walk in a historically significant national park location off Tasmania’s east coast.

The Arkaba Walk is a founding member of the Great Walks of Australia and both Arkaba and Bamurru Plains are members of Luxury Lodges of Australia.

Wild Bush Luxury aim to provoke, inspire and reconnect guests to the bush through experiences that are exclusive, natural and quintessentially Australian. Our mission is ultimately to conserve the environment that sustains us and this philosophy guides everything that we do.

The concept of ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ is to bring a touch of style to an experience of Australia’s diverse habitat including: a humble, yet attentive level of service; an appreciation of good food and wine; and above all a team of hosts and field guides who are passionate and skilled in Australia’s environment, wildlife and culture.

About Our Founder

Wild Bush Luxury was founded by Charlie Carlow, with a concept of bringing a touch of style to each of its Australiana experiences that showcase our country’s extraordinarily diverse habitat.

A few words from Charlie…

What should guests expect from a Wild Bush Luxury experience?

“Rather than staying in a typical luxury lodge, we’re showcasing Australia’s unique habitat in a style that is genuine, down to earth and understated in its luxury. This means getting off the beaten track, escaping the mainstream tourists and spending time with people – field guides in particular – who have a real love and knowledge for the country, and the passion to share that with guests.”

What five words best describe Wild Bush Luxury?

“Understated, natural, down-to-earth, passionate and contributive.”

What does the “luxury” in Wild Bush Luxury mean to you?

“True luxury is the unique position of being able to switch off from the outside world – literally. With no mobile reception, wi-fi or telephones in rooms, you cannot be stressed by events in the outside world. With no check-in, an open bar to help yourself at any time, and meals around the dinner table with other guests and members of our team, it feels more like staying with friends in the country rather than a formal hotel or lodge experience. This in turn allows you to immerse yourself in the stories of the bush, free of the distractions of the outside world.”