The Flinders Ranges is one of Australia’s most accessible Outback destinations, and this historic homestead offers a taste of luxury amidst the rugged landscape. It’s the ideal Australian bush adventure.
A guided wilderness programme is included in the cost, with expert field guides showcasing the region’s geological history, wildlife and pastoral heritage on 4x4 safaris and guided bush walks. The local wildlife watching is excellent, and various birdlife, emus and populations of red and western grey kangaroos can be spotted around the property. An eco-friendly approach is taken to minimise the impact on the land.
The experience at Arkaba is an intensely personal one – think staying with friends in the country, or a private safari lodge. Meal times are a highlight, with hosted dinners around an old wool classing table on the outdoor terrace, and the very best local produce. There’s a South Australian wine cellar, and a premium open bar adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Rooms are named after early settlers, explorers and property owners. Each room is individual in design, but all have an elegant heritage feel, with plush en-suite bathroom and shaded terrace. There are no telephones or televisions; the focus here is on the experience offered by this beautiful property and its breathtaking surroundings.