We invite you to 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 60,000 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 you on safaris through spectacular ancient landscapes, where expert field guides will immerse you in the story of the bush.
Join one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Christine Manfield, on a five-day South Australian safari full of flavour, outback adventure & purpose 28 May – 1 June 2021. This exclusive Wild Bush Luxury experience immerses you in Adelaide’s bars and restaurants, the scale, space and majesty of the Flinders Ranges, and the abundant Clare Valley wine country.
Our native garden rewilding project, inspired by field guide Melissa Robertson, pays homage to the vast ranges that tower around Arkaba. Old cypress pine fence posts and recycled farming relics are being reimagined into a new guest space. Native fluffy and feathery friends also welcome.
Don’t know your Western Grey from your Common Wallaroo, your Fat-Tailed Dunnart from your Western Quoll? Well, things are about to change! This is a unique opportunity to experience South Australia’s Ikara-Flinders Ranges with your family next April and July school holidays. Join this Wild Bush Luxury experience exclusively for families and one child travels free!
Charge your camera, pack your safari gear and join Canon Master Richard I’Anson on our Capturing Arkaba & Lake Eyre Photographic Safari 8 – 12 June 2022.
Embrace your inner explorer and ‘Heli Hike’ along the spine of our very own rainbow-hued Elder Range. Lose yourself in the landscape and drink wine fireside on our new private overnight ‘Heli Swag’ experience in the wilderness. Or enjoy a sundowner drink atop your own mountain as the sun sinks behind Wilpena Pound.
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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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.