Arkaba Station

Arkaba Station


The Arkaba Station is located in South Australia, near the stunningly beautiful Flinder Ranges National Park, approximately 35 kilometres from Wilpena and four and a half hours’ drive from Adelaide.


A working sheep farm, the gracious estate commands a stunning view of craggy sandstone cliffs and mountain ranges. Your hosts are the Australian couple Dekan and Lizzie Rasheed, who personally run the small but exquisite Arkaba Station with tender love and an almost religious dedication to warm-hearted read more » and personal service.


Founded as early as 1856, the Arkaba Station still continues the more than 150 year old tradition of farming sheep. Certainly one of Australia’s most romantic sheep homesteads, more than 8000 Merinos and 150 Herefords graze peacefully on the surrounding land.


Sheep are one of Australia’s foundation stones: And amidst the rugged outback, the glaring sun, red sand and painted landscapes, you will learn more about the old tradition. The Arkaba Station is the perfect setting, combining history with modern comforts.


Small but exquisite, Arkaba offers only three guest rooms for a maximum of six guests at any one time. Dekan and Lizzie Rasheed welcome every guest personally and are always available for a yarn on the art of raising sheep.


Join one of the four-wheel drive tours introducing you to the rugged surroundings. Visit the shearing shed and admire the local flora and fauna. Come night time, settle down with a cool drink at hand and admire the grandeur of the outback glowing vividly in all shades of red against the backdrop of the setting sun!


Adventure, nature, refined comforts and a welcoming ambience – the Arkaba Station in South Australia has a lot to offer! We recommend a stay of at least two or three nights in order to settle in and relish the magical outback flair. A memorable experience!


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The Arkaba Station’s romantic homestead offers two master bedrooms, one of which is equipped with a queen-size bed, the other with two single beds. On your request, two extra beds can be set up in the read more » lounge.


The second option is the Coachman’s Cottage, which has been renovated only recently and accommodates two guests in all style. The generous bedroom offers a cosy king-size bed, which may be split into two large single beds.


The Arkaba Stations contemporary facilities include a TV with DVD player, CD player, small kitchen and luxury bathrooms with a separate tub and shower. Moreover, a washing machine and dryer are at your disposal.


Taking the edge out of a hot summer’s day, the air-conditioning and ventilators send a refreshing breeze blowing through your rooms. In a cold night, heaters and electric blankets keep you snug and warm.


Those who would like to spend a night open-air, admiring the star-strewn skies, may request to have a bed prepared at some lonely hut out on the vast property. The southern hemisphere’s night sky in the dark Australian outback is simply mesmerising!


Refined comforts and an authentic setting! However, the icing on the cake is Lizzy’s and Dekan’s warm-hearted attention. The charming couples takes perfect care of its guests, making you feel truly at home!


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The Arkaba Station set in the romantic wilderness of South Australia is just the right place to unplug, leaving the stress and tension of everyday life far behind.


Grab a good read and settle down on read more » one of your veranda’s sunloungers. Or treat yourself to a slow, foam-topped bath after having spent an exciting day exploring Australia’s great outdoors. Refreshed, surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner for two.


The surrounding landscape is overwhelmingly beautiful! The Flinders Ranges National Park is incredibly diverse: bizarre mountains ridges are cut by deep valleys, which peter out into sun-burned plains. It is not just the landscape - the species diversity is equally plentiful.


Exploring the park on your own, a sturdy 4-wheel drive is highly recommendable. It is also advisable to listen to the weather broadcast. Especially in the southern regions, the climate is known to change quickly.


Heavy rains can quickly turn some of the national park’s secondary roads to bog, which becomes impossible to pass. However, the beauty of the park is more than fair compensation for the rough going.


Scan the bizarre rock formation for ancient fossils, reminders of long gone past. The Flinders Ranges were furthermore attributed spiritual importance by the Aborigine population, who has left traces of its inhabitancy.


The Arkaba Station and the Flinders Ranges National Park … go hiking, enjoy a bumpy ride in a jeep, observe the wildlife or learn about sheep farming! Relaxation and rural thrills at their best!


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