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Flinders Ranges, South Australia


Discover one of the most exclusive stays in Australia – Arkaba Conservancy, a Wild Bush Luxury property in the Flinders Ranges.

Just ten guests at a time share this remote homestead on the 63,000 acre private wildlife conservancy dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s unique wildlife and birds. Mobs of kangaroos, emus and other abundant wildlife will delight on safari through spectacular ancient landscapes, where expert field guides support our guest’s own immersive journey in the bush.

Craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums are a quintessential Australian scene, while the geological amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound lies on the northern boundary of the property.

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A historic homestead

Arkaba Homestead is an oasis of comfort and style amidst a harsh and rugged landscape. The restored 1850s Homestead pays homage to its rich pastoral and exploration heritage in a manner that is both rustically chic and utterly exclusive.

Your hosts ensure a friendly and personal level of service 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.

Five guest rooms

The original layout of the 1850s Homestead has been retained, maintaining the original character of the property now blended with modern day comforts. Each of the five guest rooms have ensuite bathrooms and open out onto a shaded verandah with individual views of the surrounding ranges.

Four rooms are located in the original homestead, while the separate Coachman’s Cottage provides a private fifth guest room ideal for honeymooners.

Each room can accommodate king or twin-share bedding.

Wine & dine

Meals and drinks are all-inclusive. Nightly hosted dinners over shared stories with field guides and fellow guests provides an atmosphere more akin to staying with good friends in the country or in the remote wilds of a safari lodge.

Dine by an old wool classing table on the outdoor terrace, as the ever-changing light bounces off the mountain-scape with a uniquely Australian bush soundtrack (care of the local wildlife). A garden fire-pit is the ideal vantage point to watch the sun go down and the stars appear, over a glass of fine wine or port.

The destination

One of the world’s oldest landscapes

Nestled within South Australia’s Flinders Ranges and framed by the walls of Wilpena Pound and the Elder Range, Arkaba offers some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery and a chance to reconnect with nature and the plethora of wildlife that call the property home.