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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Accommodation in Arkaroola is very basic all around. You get a good meal at the restaurant. friendly service and good tucker. They are Motel rooms. These are clean rooms and offer tea/coffee/cookies, and milk. They are clean and spacious.

Thank viaggiatrice1963
Broken Hill
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is truly a remote and beautiful location. Very harsh location so don't go expecting gardens and lawn areas , this is the bush. Dirt and flys. We stayed 3 nights in an unpowered camping site. First reaction was a bit disappointing and I thought that the whole place could do with a bit of TLC however the staff were...

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The most isolated self sufficient village in Australia! What a great title to have and still offer a service where everyone feels comfortable as soon as they walk in from that long dusty drive/ride! A place that offers a bar to drink, a restaurant that runs like clockwork and a clean room to stay. You wouldnt go this far without...

Thank Kim G
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place, do the Ridgetop tour and the night sky observation tour, both spectacular.... We also stayed in the powered site in the camp ground and dined in the Restaurant. Even though it was busy the food was good and generous. Well worth the road trip on the unsealed roads with a caravan.

Thank Lynette W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Every day was a wonderful experience. Our tour group (Truely Tribal) stayed for three nights which was not long enough. The 4WD tours a total joy for amazing scenery and animal sightings. Great viewing of the sky thanks to Doug's presentation in the observatory (even with a near fun moon which floods the sky with light) plus his piloting skills...

Thank LyndaTate
Orange, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful and amazing place full of adventure and beauty. Not for the 'princess' variety but for those who seek something completely different. Yes it is a very long way from plumbers, carpenters, electricians so there are occasional glitches! These are promptly seen to when reported! This is my 9th time here as it is such great fun!...

Thank Joy E
Nelson, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Cleanliness and Maintenance is pretty poor. Flies on window sill, unclean windows, poorly cleaned room. The staff that interact with the tourists were friendly and helpful though. I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay.

Thank simsonlandingsaccom
Murray Bridge
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to stay overnight at short notice due to a forecast of heavy rain putting our camping plans in doubt. We had a choice of basic dormitory accommodation, a motel type room at a modest rate and luxury cabins at a very high price. We went for the motel room. Modest is the operative word here. A tiny room...

Thank Liz P
Erina, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We spent 3 nights in the caravan park at Arkaroola and loved it. Uncrowded, well set out, clean and tidy.....everything you could ask for. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, with the reception area including a bar and restaurant (nice food) and shop (that needed restocking when we were there....but given the distances completely understandable). Fuel is also available. There...

1Thank HakkaChrissa
Paradise Point, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We visited Arkaroola and stayed in the Callitris Lodge for 3 nights. The room was adequate however there were some plumbing issues that needed to be addressed as well as a bit of TLC required for the bathrooms, but again, quite adequate for our needs. The included breakfast was a welcome bonus so that we could spend more time getting...

Thank Kent M

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Even though it is quite remote from the nearest town, with the Native Pine restaurant, the friendly Pick & Shovel Bar, in ground pool, high speed Wifi and BBQ facilities you won't miss much in the way of comfort when staying at Arkaroola. The Resort offers a wide variety of motel-style accommodation to suit most budgets, self catering cottages, caravan park and bush camping. Arkaroola can be reached by air and conventional 2wd. With its well marked walking trails, 80kms of scenic drives and 2 astronomical observatories, Arkaroola is a mecca for bushwalkers, four wheel drivers, nature enthusiasts and star gazers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Address: Arkaroola, South Australia 5732, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Arkaroola
Price Range: $80 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Mawson lodge rooms would be the best option”
 of 5 bubbles 702kentm, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Contact the staff at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and chat with them about what accommodation is best suited to your needs.”
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 of 5 bubbles Gahmania, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Be prepared for rundown facilites”
 of 5 bubbles Colleen13291, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Mawson lodge did have the views(over the helipad)”
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“Rooms closer to the main lobby may be in range of Wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles jeremys491, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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