ARKABA

Saving wildlife through immersive outback safaris

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. 

Stay Two, Swag Free!

Your Arkaba safari just got wilder. When you book Arkaba Homestead for two nights and travel before 28 February 2022, we’ll throw in an additional night swag camping under the stars at one of Arkaba’s Wilderness Camps on the house.

Native Garden Project

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.

A Feast For Your Senses

Join one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Christine Manfield, on a five-day South Australian safari full of flavour, outback adventure & purpose 29 May – 2 June 2022. This exclusive Wild Bush Luxury experience immerses you in Adelaide’s restaurant scene, the scale, space and majesty of the Flinders Ranges, and the abundant Clare Valley wine country.

Landscape Photography at its Best

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. 

Just for Families

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!

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. 

Step back in time to an ancient landscape

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 >

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.

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

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

Arkaba Homestead

Only five guest-rooms

Each guest-room its own character and all have ensuite bathrooms and open out onto a shaded verandah with individual views of the surrounding ranges.

Arkaba sundowners

South Australian wines

A purely South Australian wine cellar has been selected to showcase a cross-section of wine growing regions with the grape varieties for which they are best known.

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. "

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