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Mosman, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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,... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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.... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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... More 

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Port Angeles, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My husband and I took the hike in late August. It was one of the highlights of a lifetime of hiking. If you love hiking but enjoy your creature comforts, Arkaba offers the opportunity of a lifetime. Here's a nuts and bolts perspective. The level of effort: moderate. We covered 12 to 16 kilometers each day, spread out over a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just had the privilege of undertaking the 3 day Arkaba walk with a night at the historic Homestead on either side. Our hosts and our guides went out of their way to ensure we had a superb experience throughout-food, wine, accommodation (in camp and at the Homestead), jaw dropping scenery, history, unique and ancient geology and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I did the 3 day Arkaba Walk in early August. We were the only two booked for that period. We stayed at the Lodge both before and after the walk. This was a good time with spring flowers starting to make an appearance and birds starting to mate, but a couple of weeks later would probably be... More 

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WildBush, Owner at Arkaba Station, responded to this review

Thank you for what must be the most detailed review we have ever had on Trip Advisor and my apology for the delay in responding. Your comments and review are very much appreciated and the team at Arkaba who, as you pointed out, are the ones who really make a difference, loved seeing it - thank you. It is a... More 

Yorkeys Knob, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This carefully crafted three day walk exceeded our expectations. The 45km walk was challenging but not overly arduous (for two 70 year olds, give or take), despite crossing two ranges. The diverse and spectacular scenery and wildlife delighted us. The unique blend of luxury with rustic touches at both the night camps and final homestead lodge suited us well. On... More 

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WildBush, Owner at Arkaba Station, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your walk and stay with us at Arkaba and I am delighted that the experience exceeded your expectations. Your comments are also very valuable in helping explain that the Arkaba Walk is not an 'arduous' hike and is aimed not so much at dedicated hikers as at people looking for a healthy holiday where... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed here after doing the Arkaba walk for the final night of the walk and then for an additional night. The walk was great and highly recommended with comfortable camps and great guides - Bronnie and Paul were excellent as was Claire who provided support. The homestead is lovely - and comfortable. Nice bathrooms and toiletries and hot water... More 

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WildBush, Owner at Arkaba Station, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and for coming to stay with us at Arkaba. I am glad you enjoyed the walk and had time spend an extra night at the homestead after being out on foot on the property. However, I am sorry that the food was not up to expectations at the homestead and your comments on the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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
Location: Australia > South Australia > Flinders Ranges > Flinders Ranges National Park
Price Range: $1,331 - $1,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arkaba Station 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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