Flinders Ranges National Park, Australia
Arkaba Station is located on the southern edge of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges National Park and the remarkable bastions of Wilpena Pound. Arkaba is a 60,000 beautifully restored homestead serving as a private wildlife conservancy. Its craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums are a quintessential Australian scene.
The Arkaba Homestead, dating back to 1856, is a classic Flinders Range building, with thick stone walls, deep shady verandahs and corrugated roofing all set against the backdrop of the rugged Elder Range.
Four traditional style bedrooms are located in the homestead, each with an en suite bathroom and access to the verandah for relaxing in the heat of day. The Coachman’s Cottage in the corner of the garden provides a fifth guest room with en suite bathroom. The homestead looks out onto the geologically and culturally significant Elder Range, which glows pink with the first rays of sun every morning, and the Arkaba Creek lined with River Red Gums alive with the chatter of hundreds of Galahs each morning.
Activities focus on early morning and late afternoon when the wildlife and the light are at their best. During a 2 night stay at Arkaba Station a guest would expect to participate in a number of included activities such as: four wheel drives in open top safari vehicles, wildlife viewing, sheep station activities, mountain bike riding and indigenous culture. Activities available at extra cost include scenic charter flights.
Arkaba Station Information
- Location: Arkaba Station is 1 hour flight from Adelaide or a 4.5 hour drive from Adelaide
- Accommodation: Exclusive use for two up to ten guests in 5 air conditioned ensuite rooms, designed with the homestead’s heritage in mind. A mix of king and twin beds have premium mattresses, 500 threadcount cotton sheets and your choice of pillows
- Activities: Wildlife viewing, sheep station activities, mountain bike riding and indigenous culture
- Facilities: Swimming pool, library with fireplace, wine cellar, lounge, terrace and a bar.
- Weather: The climate in the Southern Outback is generally dry and sunny year round. Over the summer months from December to February/March it can get very hot during the days and quite warm in the evenings. In winter months from June to August the days are warm and nights are cold, often dropping below 0°C.
- Children: Children over the age of 5 welcome.