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Located in the spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges, moulded by centuries of geological activity, Arkaba Station provides luxury accommodation in an authentic Australian homestead.

With just five stylishly-appointed rooms, all with en suite bathrooms, Arkaba Station is an oasis of luxury within a rugged landscape. The homestead itself has been carefully restored to showcase the property’s pioneering history, dating back to the 1850’s. As the original layout has been retained, each room features rustic and authentic Australian furnishings, with a character of its own, reflecting the early settlers, explorers and property owners who would have once resided there. 

Amenities include a swimming pool overlooking the Arkaba Creek and a library where guests can relax in comfortable leather armchairs around a large stone fireplace.

Set in a 60,000 acre private conservancy, the surrounding outback wilderness is a haven for wildlife, with nearly 300 bird species recorded. Three of Australia’s largest macropods - red kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and common wallaroo - are all regularly seen in Arkaba, while the near-threatened yellow-footed rock wallaby has recently returned to the range following successful conservation efforts in the area. 

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South Australia in Style

Staying in luxury properties at Kangaroo Island and Flinders Ranges, explore the picturesque landscapes of South Australia in search of its wildlife, including Australia’s largest macropods: red kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and common wallaroo, as well as fur seal colonies and prolific birdlife.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges is South Australia’s largest mountain range and one of the region’s two ‘National Landscapes’ – famous for dramatic rock formations, national parks, aboriginal rock art, wildlife which includes yellow-footed rock wallabies, and flora specially adapted to the semi-arid environment.

  • Where: South Australia
  • Ideal for viewing: yellow-footed rock wallaby, wedge-tailed eagle, Lake Eyre dragon, emu, common wallaroo