Spend a night under the stars!


“There I stand in a little open-fronted corrugated iron shack beneath a big tin bucket of hot water, beer in hand, facing the pound set ablaze by the setting sun.”

Helen Anderson – Gourmet Traveller

Your Arkaba safari just got wilder. When you book Arkaba Homestead on select dates for three nights over summer, on your middle night we'll give you the option of swag camping under the stars at one of Arkaba's Wilderness Camps.

Get the best of both worlds. Enjoy two nights in the comfort of Arkaba’s beautifully restored 1850s Homestead, member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, plus a magical evening dining and sleeping out under outback starry skies at Arkaba’s Wilderness Camp.

  • Your Wild Bush Luxury experience at Arkaba is fully hosted with daily guided safaris included - immersive bush walks and safari drives showcase the abundance of wildlife & our conservation mission to protect it. All 60,000 private outback acres of Arkaba is yours to explore with no more than nine other guests. We dial up on wide-open space and keep numbers to a privileged few.
  • 2 nights' Arkaba Homestead (member of Luxury Lodges of Australia) plus 1 magical night sleeping out under the stars at one of Arkaba's Wilderness Camps.
  • Of course, bush-inspired meals are part of the package too.
  • All beverages, a range of spirits & non-boozy refreshments are covered. Arkaba's wine list is entirely South Australian, and we will match wines with each of your evening meals. It's our Wild Bush Luxury way.
  • Our precious natural world needs an injection of love too. By joining any Wild Bush Luxury experience at Arkaba, you contribute to biodiversity conservation for future generations. Over five million native animals (and counting!) thank you from the bottom of their fluffy, feathery and scaly reptilian hearts.

3-night Lodge | Swag | Lodge Itinerary

DAY 1 : Make your way to Arkaba Homestead from 2pm for check-in to your Homestead Guestroom. There will be time to freshen up before your guided lay of the land safari experience.

DAY 2: Leave the civilisation of Arkaba Homestead behind and enjoy a magical evening dining and sleeping out under outback starry skies. White-winged Fairy-wrens wake you as day breaks and wildlife stirs.

DAY 3: Stretch out in one of the world’s oldest landscapes , learn about Arkaba’s 500-million-year journey and how we are protecting and allowing natural processes to reassert themselves in this country.

DAY 4: Morning at leisure to relax in the library or by the pool with a book, take an optional scenic flight over the ancient ramparts of Wilpena Pound or perhaps retreat into nature from Arkaba’s wildlife viewing hide.