Saving wildlife through immersive outback safaris

Discover one of the most exclusive stays in Australia – Arkaba Conservancy, a Wild Bush Luxury property in the Flinders Ranges. Only ten guests at a time share this remote 63,000 acre private wildlife conservancy dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s unique wildlife and birds. Abundant wildlife will delight you on safaris through spectacular ancient landscapes, where expert field guides will immerse you in the story of the bush. 

Step back in time to an ancient landscape

“We just spent 3 days in Arkaba and it was an amazing experience! Outbacked, you have nothing to take care of, it was a tier one service from the reservation, to the hosting, to the comparable 1 star Michelin food, to the excursions that we have done! You spend 3 days surrounded by Kangourous everywhere in a stunning nature. They make everything to make you happy to to give you the best out of the experience (moonrise breakfast, sunset drinks on the top of the mountain, sur-mesure dinner as we were on Honeymoon). Huge shout out to Guilia who arranged our trip last minute, to The chef for the incredible food, and to Monica who made us discover Arkaba with her heart! I will definitely go back there when I am back to Australia!”

Guest – January 2023

Emu chick at Arkaba

Nature's paradise

For wildlife watching, bush-walking, photography or just soaking up the sights and sounds of outback Australia, the Flinders is in a class of its own.
Arkaba sundowners

True Luxury

Arkaba's true luxury is delivered by the fact that 60,000 acres (roughly five times the size of Sydney harbour) is shared by just ten guests, taking the definition of exclusivity to a new level in Australia.
Wilpena Pound

Flinders Ranges

Explore some of Australia's most spectacular outback scenery.

Nestled within the Flinders Ranges and framed by the walls of Wilpena Pound and the Elder Range, Arkaba offers some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery.

Here, surrounded by the arid wasteland of the great salt lakes, you’ll discover an ancient seabed that has been sculpted by millions of years of rain and sun into a fractured, furrowed landscape of deep valleys covered with casuarinas and cypress pines which fall into creek beds lined with river red gums.  Learn more about Arkaba’s unique location >

Become truly immersed in the story of the land.

Your stay with us is a fully hosted, fully guided experience and we aim to provoke, inspire and reconnect you to the bush. Our all-inclusive rates feature daily activities that showcase the magic of Arkaba such as bush walking, 4WD safaris, tracking native wildlife, visiting ancient Aboriginal sites or just soaking up the sights and sounds of the Australian bush.  Discover Arkaba’s range of experiences >

Expert field guides

Rates include approximately 7-hours of daily guided exploration across the property.

Incredible wildlife

Arkaba's wildlife is now prolific with Australia's three largest macropods (Red Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo and Common Wallaroo) all regular sightings.

Game drives

Explore the vastness of Arkaba’s 60,000 acres on a wildlife-viewing safari drive.

Taste, sip and dream the finer details

Expect great food, exceptional wine and a supremely comfortable night’s rest. Our concept of ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ brings a touch of style to an experience of Australia’s extraordinarily diverse habitat: a ‘down to earth’ yet attentive level of service; an appreciation of the finer details; and above all a team of hosts and field guides who are passionate about Australia’s environment, its wildlife and culture.

Your accommodation is in one of only five guest-rooms at the beautifully restored 1850’s Arkaba Homestead whilst hosted dinners and sharing stories with field guides and fellow guests provide an atmosphere more akin to staying with friends in the country or a private safari lodge, than a typical luxury hotel. Learn more about a stay at Arkaba >

Arkaba Homestead

Arkaba Homestead is an oasis of comfort and style amidst a harsh and rugged landscape.

Arkaba Homestead

Only five guest-rooms

Each of the five guest-rooms have their own character.

Arkaba sundowners

South Australian wines

Enjoy a purely South Australian wine cellar.

Arkaba Through Adnyamathanha Eyes

A walk with Pauline McKenzie is an opportunity to connect you with stories of Australia’s first people, the Adnyamathanha , who have long looked after the landscape and wildlife of South Australia’s Ikara-Flinders Ranges. 

Fly the Ikara-Flinders Ranges

Spend immersive days exploring Arkaba’s 60,000 acre grand scale private property and expand your horizons from the air with a three hour helicopter experience and lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel, one of Australia’s finest outback pubs.

Helicopter experience at Arkaba

In addition to providing exceptional Australian travel experiences, our mission is ultimately to conserve the environment that sustains us. This philosophy guides everything we do. Since 2009 our focus has been to reverse the impacts of over 150 years of livestock-grazing and restore the land to its pre-European settlement bio-diversity. In just seven years our hard work has payed off with the return of native species and the regeneration of native habitat. Learn about this amazing transformation >

"What a wonderful place, we really enjoyed our stay with you. Everything was perfect and our thanks to each of you for making our visit memorable. The trips to the bush were amazing, wonderful to see the wildlife roam free and safe. As to the food and wines, simply excellent."

Arkaba Homestead

"Fair dinkum! Care, conservation and compassion for a beautiful initiative in a beautiful place. Food, wine and comfort perfect. Our good wishes for the Arkaba cause."

"This would have to be the ONLY way to truly experience the Flinders Ranges. Charlie and Louisa were excellent guides, food was sensational, the accommodation perfect. We will most definitely be telling all our friends to come and visit. Thank you so much for the hospitality. "