Arkaba Conservancy

Location: South Australia | Australia

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Backed by the craggy scenery of the Elder Range, Arkaba Conservancy is a classic country homestead offering wild bush luxury. Dating back to 1851, this former sheep station lines the remote Arkaba Creek and is perfect for retreating after a day in the outback.
Perfect forWildlife watching, bush walking and photography.
In the knowTry some of South Australia’s fantastic wines from Arkaba’s wine cellar, where you can select the tipple of your choice to accompany your dinner.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly
  • Lodge

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Arkaba Conservancy sits on the southern edge of Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges National Park.

Rooms at Arkaba Conservancy

Arkaba has a warm, homely atmosphere and houses just five guest rooms: four in the main building and the Coachman’s Cottage in the corner of the garden. Inside you’ll discover traditional Flinders interiors, with stone fireplaces, cosy arm chairs and artworks by a local painter. In order to maintain its peaceful charm, the rooms come without televisions, telephones and other such distractions.

Food & Drink

Framed by the rugged Ranges, the dining terrace offers gorgeous views in the outback. Here, the resident chef cooks up traditional station cuisine with a native flair. 


Enjoy a post-dinner tipple poolside, or retreat to the crackling fireplace in the library on a chilly evening. 

Activities at Arkaba Conservancy

Spend your days exploring the wildlife, walking trails, and undulating scenery of the Flinders Ranges. Hikers can follow the acclaimed Arkaba Walk, an exhilarating expedition that takes you along creek beds, past flat plains and over rocky mountainsides. Alternatively, go in search of kangaroos and emus on a wildlife trip, or take a 4WD drive to Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges or old mining towns.

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Hotel location

Arkaba Conservancy is a 4.5-hour drive or 1-hour flight from Adelaide.

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