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Flinders Ranges National Park, Australia
- Remote 60,000 acre private wildlife conservancy
- Unique wildlife and birds to view on guided tours
- Surrounded by spectacular ancient landscapes
Facilities includeChild Friendly Swimming Pool Restaurant Bar Library
- Bush walking
- Bush picnics
- Wildlife viewing & Safari drives
- Visiting ancient aboriginal sites
- Take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound.
Seasons in Australia
The Arkaba Homestead, dating back to 1856, is a classic Flinders Ranges 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.
A comfortable library with deep armchairs and a large stone fireplace provides some seclusion for enjoying a quiet drink and a good book, while dinner is hosted on the terrace overlooking the garden and ranges beyond. A 10m pool overlooks the Arkaba Creek and provides areas for relaxing in the midday heat of the summer months. An open bar with a selection of beverages is available to guests and the resident chef provides traditional station cuisine with some contemporary and native elements to jazz it up. Before dinner, guests can choose their wines from a cellar of premium South Australian wines or allow the chef to match with the three-course dinner.
Arkaba is located on the southern edge of South Australiaâs Flinders Ranges National Park and the remarkable bastions of Wilpena Pound. Arkaba is a 60,000 acre private wildlife conservancy, its craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums are a quintessential Australian scene, while the geological amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound lies on the northern boundary of the property. Arkaba is about 425km north of central Adelaide and about 130km from Port Augusta.
How to get there
By Air: Flights to Adelaide from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Alice Springs, Darwin & Perth. There are international flights from Singapore, Fiji, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong & Bali.
A scheduled Sharp Airlines flight between Adelaide and Port Augusta operates every day Monday to Friday with no service on Saturdays or Sundays.
Private charter flights to Arkaba can depart from Adelaide or Kangaroo Island. In Adelaide they leave from the General Aviation area of Adelaide Airport which is directly across from the Main Terminal. On Kangaroo Island flights can depart from Kingscote Airport or Vivonne Bay depending on where guests are staying. From Adelaide the flight is approximately 60 minutes. From Kangaroo Island the flight is approximately 90 minutes.
When to go
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 pleasant with nights getting cold, often dropping below 0 Degrees C.
Arkaba is open year round.
Please note that there is no mobile coverage available at Arkaba. In case of an emergency family or friends will be able to contact you on the Arkaba telephone number +61 (0)8 8648-4195. Please note that this phone is not attended 24 hours.
What to bring:
In summer months light clothing is more suitable in the day time. Long sleeves will offer better protection against the sun.
- Warm clothing for the winter months including a hat, scarf, gloves and thick coat
(May â August). Note: in mid-winter, the nights and early mornings can be very cold.
- A wide brimmed hat
- Insect repellant
- Light walking boots or trainers for bush walks
Travelling with children
The property is suitable for children 8 years and up.
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