An ancient landscape moulded by millions of years of geological activity, the Ikara-Flinders Ranges offers some of Australia’s most striking outback scenery. Arkaba’s former sheep station turned thriving wildlife conservancy is home to a wondrous variety of bird and wildlife. The real luxury at Arkaba comes in the privilege of sharing this spectacular 60,000 acre private conservancy with just ten guests. Arkaba’s homestead pays homage to a rich pastoral heritage in a style that is rustically chic and utterly exclusive.
The homestead’s five rooms provide an oasis of comfort and style amidst a harsh and rugged landscape, where guests enjoy a taste of classic Australian country hospitality on a fully hosted, expertly guided Wild Bush Luxury experience in the outback. Bush walks take you on a visible journey through time among creek beds riveted with seemingly immortal River Red Gums. Safari drives reveal craggy sandstone bluffs and the beauty of prehistoric mountain ranges. Track native wildlife with one of Arkaba’s conservationists or take a walk with one of the first inhabitants, the Adnamatna people, who have a connection with the land that emanates long before any European explorers or settlers appeared.
Take a scenic flight over the ancient ramparts of Wilpena Pound and the salt pans of Lake Torrens or embrace your inner explorer and Heli-Hike along the spine of Arkaba’s rainbow-hued Elder Range. Swag out under star studded skies on an overnight Heli-Swag experience or enjoy a sundowner drink atop your own mountain as the sun sinks behind one of the world’s most incredible land formations: Wilpena Pound.
“You might come to Arkaba for the wild, open spaciousness of the outback, the sense of being far away from everything, the chance to dine under the stars. But your presence here is not just about you. It’s helping to fund a transformation … returning the land to its natural state, and turning a 150-year-old sheep station into a private wildlife reserve” Louise Southerden, – Sydney Morning Herald.