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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stayed three nights here with initially little expectation of what the place will be like in the remote outback area of South Australia. However, we were not only surprised that the rooms are not only sizable but are complete with good amnesties, save a television and wifi. We were served gourmet breakfast, light lunch and sumptuous dinners everyday...

Thank Eric L
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a small , only 5 couples max, homestead! With a fantastic staff who are very knowledgeable about the history as well as the various creatures found on this 100 square mile station (Australian for ranch). The accommodations were exceptional as was the food.

Thank rassociate
Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 19 January 2017

As part of a 3 week family vacation to the South Pacific we spent 2 nights at Arkbaba (wife and 11 year old son). Terrific experience. Service and food were off the charts. Everyone was exceptionally helpful, engaged, friendly. Would gladly return. I had high expectations and they were fulfilled and then some.

Thank Gordondd9
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a 3 night stay here with a friend in a twin room which also included a free 6 hour flight over Lake Eyre all inclusive for $2670pp. This was an extravagant spend for me but the flight has always been on my bucket list and considering that all meals, drinks and excursions were included, seemed it might be worth...

1Thank Trish B
Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

What a treat our 3 night visit was! From the moment we walked in the door we were welcomed and looked after beautifully. The helpful staff, the delicious meals and great wines plus stunning surrounds and abundant wildlife made a perfect package! We can't thank Brendan enough for his nothing is too much trouble attitude and his fantastic knowledge of...

1Thank Linley C
Mosman, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a truely breathtaking example of eco-tourism. A former sheep station that's being transitioned back from the damaging European sheep farming practices to its original state where soft footed indigenous animals roam. We enjoyed two superb nights at the Station and completed the famous 3 day Arkaba Walk. The whole experience was bush luxury at its best. Brendan, Meagan,...

Thank CDTaylor80
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there for our 20th anniversary to enjoy walking around the spectacular Wilpena Pound and Elder Range. From the moment of entering the property, you are welcomed and cared for. The staff are amazing. They think of everything and nothing is too much trouble. The walk is spectacular. Each day is through different terrain and vegetation....

1Thank stephens066
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I was pleasantly surprised with this stay. Reading the available literature about the place I was not expecting to see so much wildlife. I saw more kangaroos in Arkaba than anywhere else in Australia. We stayed in a little cottage tastefully decorated and a few steps from our outdoor dinner table. The staff was fantastic. The safaris well worth it....

1Thank Ze C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Exceptional place and people. Just in the middle of nowhere the best service ever encountered. Fantastic, prepared on the spot by chefs food. All drinks included. Guided tours by professional guides. Luxury rooms. And the best of the best: at night, amazing sky above you with the millions of stars. Simply breathtaking experience.

Thank polonia2000
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The staff were amazing! Our guide on the three day walk was knowledgeable, friendly, capable and interesting. The walks were tough, but that was mainly because we were unfortunate enough to have temperatures in the mid to high 30s. The food (and wine) were of a high standard - both at the homestead and on the walks. Attention to detail...

2Thank cazzamataz

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arkaba is a 60,000 acre private conservancy set in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. With just five rooms the Arkaba homestead is an oasis of comfort and style amidst a harsh and rugged landscape, where guests enjoy a taste of classic Australian country hospitality. The Flinders Ranges is in a class of its own for taking in the sheer size and scale of Australia's outback offering the chance to immerse oneself in 600 million years of geological history. Arkaba's conservation management program has seen a transformation in bird and mammal species on the property and offers guests a unique insight to the challenges that Australia faces in saving its unique and diverse natural heritage. Activities include bush walking, photography, safari drives, visiting ancient Aboriginal sites, or just soaking up the sights and sounds of the bush. Enjoy bush picnics underneath magnificent River Red gums, track native wildlife, learn the stories of early European settlement or take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the salt pans of Lake Torrens. The real luxury at Arkaba comes in sharing this spectacular conservancy with just a handful of other guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arkaba Station

Address: Wilpena Road | Near Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Flinders Ranges > Flinders Ranges National Park
Price Range: $1,747 - $1,859 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arkaba Station 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Definitely choose the Homestead if available.”
 of 5 bubbles 961EricL, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All good rooms as best I could tell.”
 of 5 bubbles Gordondd9, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay at the separate cottage - you will love it.”
 of 5 bubbles ZeC_13, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are amazing but the cabin at the back of the property was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles cazzamataz, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Pull your swag out onto the platform and indulge in the night sky”
 of 5 bubbles Steffen1950, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
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