Arkaba joins Luxury Lodges of Australia

Nov 04, 2014

Luxury Lodges of Australia is pleased to welcome Wild Bush Luxury property ‘Arkaba’, located in South Australia’s magnificent Flinders Ranges, as the latest addition to this collection of high-end lodges and camps located across the vast Australian continent.

An ancient landscape moulded by hundreds of years of geological activity, the Flinders Ranges offers some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery. Arkaba’s 60,000-acre private conservancy is home to a wondrous variety of bird and wildlife and a remarkable conservation story.

Owner Charles Carlow commented “Arkaba has undergone a significant transformation from sheep station to private conservancy in the last 2 years and we are thrilled to be sitting alongside the rest of the best of Australia’s high end experiential lodges.”  Arkaba has an Aboriginal history going back thousands of years and a geological history that dates back hundreds of millions of years. Arkaba’s European settlement dates from the 1850s, and the Arkaba Homestead pays homage to a rich pastoral and exploration heritage in a style that is both rustically chic and utterly exclusive. With just five rooms the homestead is an oasis of comfort and style amidst a grandscale and rugged landscape.  Mr Carlow went on to say, “the real luxury at Arkaba comes in sharing this spectacular conservancy with just a handful of other guests.”

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. Guests track native wildlife, learn the stories of early European settlement, take bush picnics underneath magnificent River Red gums or a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the salt pans of Lake Torrens.

James Baillie, chair of LLOA said “Arkaba is a great addition to a superb South Australian luxury lodge itinerary – outback and conservation combining with food and wine at The Louise in the Barossa, and the laidback luxe of Southern Ocean Lodge and wilderness experience on Kangaroo Island.”  Mr Baillie said “As a gateway to Australia and a multitude of outback, wilderness, luxury lodge itineraries taking guests across the country, access via Adelaide has never been better.”

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