Be one of only nine guests to join one of Australia's most celebrated chefs, Christine Manfield, on a three-night / four-day South Australian safari packed with purpose, bursting with culinary delights, brimming with outback adventure.

“I want to tell you what a huge success the tour was. It was a great group expertly led by Christine and the Arkaba component was faultless.”

P. Murray

It’s no secret that South Australia packs a flavourful punch when it comes to good food & wine. Add Christine’s passion for tuning into the cycles of nature, eating seasonally & supporting the people contributing to the food on your plate. Her continuous thirst for learning about & giving back to the biodiversity of the land that sustains us and her well-seasoned appetite for adventure travel combine on this safari to give you this in spades.




Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs – a curious cook and a perfectionist inspired by the culinary melting pot of global flavours. As an award-winning author, her books – A Personal Guide to India & Bhutan, Dessert Divas, Tasting India, Fire, Spice, Stir, Paramount Cooking and Paramount Desserts have spiced up the lives of keen cooks everywhere. She regularly contributes food and travel features to magazines.


As one of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her professional culinary life as a restaurateur culminated in three groundbreaking, highly acclaimed restaurants: Paramount in Sydney 1993 to 2000, East@West in London 2003 to 2005 and Universal 2007 to 2013.

Her diverse work portfolio includes mentoring and collaborating with chefs and industry colleagues, hosting pop-up events in Australia and overseas and lending her experience as a national judge for the Delicious Produce and the Appetite for Excellence Young Restaurateur Awards. In addition, Christine is a consultant to Pearl Catering for specific events and, in the past, Brand Ambassador for Byron Bay Cookies – developing new flavours to broaden their range and profile.

A love of spices and an understanding of the home cook’s need for authentically flavoured, simple, sustaining food led Christine to develop the Christine Manfield Spice Collection range of spice pastes and condiments – widely available at retail stores throughout Australia (since 1999).

Christine continues to broaden her global interests as an inveterate traveller, hosting bespoke gastronomic tours to exotic destinations including India, Africa, Bhutan, France, SE Asia, Italy, South America, and Tasmania.

Giving back is an integral part of Christine’s work portfolio, and she lends her support to the following charities.

Outback Spirit Foundation

Room to Read

Harding Miller Education Foundation

Cambodian Children’s Trust

Visit www.christinemanfield.com for more.

A clever and engaging food tribe that champion their excellent local resources bringing diversity to the plate. 

It’s travelling off the beaten track to find this enticing place to stay that is so rewarding, to immerse yourself in the mesmerising landscapes and ancient indigenous culture, to fully appreciate the commitment to a sustainable environment and regenerating the land.

Experiencing the extraordinary beauty of Flinders Ranges and surrounding landscapes, exploring the hidden beauty of Brachina Gorge and being immersed in local indigenous history, finding a sense of place – all these experiences come together to make for a deeply satisfying outback adventure.

Please reach out if you have any questions about this or any other Wild Bush Luxury experience at Arkaba.