Black's Gap Camp | Flinders Ranges
Bed and Breakfast
1x Deluxe Swags
Elder Camp | Flinders Ranges
Bed and Breakfast
1x Deluxe Swags
Arkaba | Flinders Ranges
Homestead Guest rooms
Our five ensuite guestrooms have been beautifully restored in line with the property’s pioneering history, the rooms are rustically chic and supremely comfortable. Four bedrooms are located in the homestead while the Coachman’s Cottage in the corner of the garden provides a fifth guestroom and is ideal for honeymooners. The rooms are air conditioned and have been designed with the homestead's heritage in mind, a mix of king and twin beds have premium mattresses, organic cotton sheets and a choice of pillows to ensure a comfortable night's sleep. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom and opens out onto a shaded veranda with individual views of the surrounding ranges.
Activity Desk, Bar, Communal Dining, Library, Malaria Free, Pool, Restaurant
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Verandah
Get the African experience in Australia as you explore the vastness of Arkaba’s 60,000 acres on an open-top 4WD safari. Arkaba’s picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines provide a huge variety of habitat for wildlife and on any given day a game drive will reveal Arkaba’s hidden treasures.
Arkaba’s picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines provide a huge variety of habitat for wildlife and on any given day a game drive will reveal Arkaba’s hidden treasures.
Get a completely different perspective of Arkaba’s magnificent wilderness on an included walking safari. Our expert field guides pull together the incredible geological history, wildlife and pastoral heritage of this region that will deepen your connection with the land.
Our expert field guides pull together the incredible geological history, wildlife and pastoral heritage of this region that will deepen your connection with the land.
Walking safaris are individually tailored to your interests and cover some of the best bushwalking territory in Australia.
Arkaba’s new wildlife viewing Hide a complimentary experience and an ideal place for a spot of morning or afternoon tea as you admire wildlife behaving naturally in the wild just three meters away from you at eye level.
The Hide continues to deliver a hive of exciting activity including 36 different bird species, Western Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, Common Wallaroos, an Echidna, Sand Goannas, Bearded Dragons, Shingleback Skinks and the Tawny Dragon endemic to Australia.
Learn about the challenges Australia faces in saving its biodiversity and join one of Arkaba’s field guides on a conservation activity. Wildlife conservation on the property is an ever changing and ever improving endeavour which has immensely enhanced the wilderness experience.
Gaining a true insight into what’s involved in conservation is one of the most rewarding experiences to be had and guests can join our mission to restore Arkaba’s biodiversity with some hands-on conservation activities. These can include tracking a radio-collared feral cat with a telemetry device, setting up the trip cameras that monitor key sites across the property, looking for signs of vegetation critical to endangered animals, or joining a biologist on land surveys.
From mobs of emus, Australia’s largest flightless bird, to wedgie-tailed eagles soaring high, to the tiny Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo perched in the trees, spotting birds at Arkaba will delight any serious birders. We can arrange for private experiences with ornithologists who specialise in this region of Australia.
For some of the best birds-eye views in Australia you can’t miss an air safari over Arkaba and surrounds. It’s one of the best ways to get a real sense of place and the scenery is spectacular. Whether it’s a heli safari of Wilpena Pound or a small aircraft flight over Lake Eyre, this opportunity is not to be missed.
Available to be booked throughout the year. See your agent ahead of travel or your field guide while at Arkaba.
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.
Available to be booked as an additional experience from March to October. See your agent ahead of travel or your field guide while at Arkaba.
Arkaba has adopted a 'buy local' principle and the head chef uses South Australia's produce to craft the food program with a few native elements to add a unique intrigue and interest.
The menu may include mouth-watering dishes such as: Twice cooked Berkshire pork belly served on port wine braised radicchio, apple Perry puree and glazed muntries (native cranberries); panfried scallops served with pea puree, champagne sabayon, Yarra valley caviar and Barossa valley prosciutto; or butternut pumpkin and goats cherve tortellini served with a walnut Beurre noisette and crisp sage.
Arkaba's real luxury comes with the fact that it is small and therefore intensely personal. 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. 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.
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. The bar is completely open and the chef will adapt very specifically to guest tastes and needs.
Dining around an old wool classing table on the outdoor terrace with the ever changing light and sounds of the bush all around is a special and uniquely Australian experience. A firepit in the corner of the garden provides an excellent spot to retire to after dinner with a glass of wine or port to watch the stars appear over the ancient landscape.
Bed and Breakfast
1x Heritage Homestead - Luxury Lodge
Spoken Languages: English
No. Rooms: 5
Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine