Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary offers unique resort accommodation in the Flinders Rangers.
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is home to the most rugged mountain range in the entire Australian Outback. The inclusion of Arkaroola to your itinerary will add some of the most breathtaking scenery you are ever likely to see anywhere across the world.
You'll be surrounded by a timeless land that reveals the secrets of the last two billion years on Earth. A journey back in time, to before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. A fascinating land of Aboriginal Dreamtime myths where legendary serpent Arkaroo carved a gorge through the mountains.
Within this very special environment a holiday retreat has been created in harmony with nature, which ensures all who visit a truly unique experience.
Man with a vision...
The greatness of Arkaroola has been preserved for the world, thanks to one of Australia's greatest ever geologists and conservationists, the late Dr. Reg Sprigg, A.O., D.Sc., h.c. A.N.U and Flinders Uni. Reg's appreciation for the region dates back to 1940 when he studied the area as a student of the great Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. In 1967, Reg and Griselda Sprigg purchased what had become Arkaroola sheep station, re-establishing native plant and animal life and transforming this special place into a wilderness sanctuary.
Arkaroola is located in a very special part of the world. It is both within the majestic Flinders Ranges of South Australia and also very much a part of the vast Outback, the spirit of Australia's soul.
Arkaroola lies 600km north of Adelaide. It is also well located to other central Australia and Outback locations. Drive your own vehicle, rent a vehicle including 4WD's or take a tour. The nearby Balcanoona Aerodrome features an all-weather scaled runway of 1200 metres for charter aircraft.
There are five self-guided walking trails through Arkaroola, with each
covering a different type of terrain. Comprehensive self-guide maps
produced by the Royal Geographical Society are available for each of
Unique in the world, this is considered by many to be the most spectacular tour in Australia. Journey to the
depths of an ancient sea-bed and across the peaks of the Flinders Ranges most rugged mountains to the
climax at Sillers Lookout. Here you'll feel on top of the world and enjoy awe-inspiring views to Lake Frome.
You can even enjoy Lunch with the Eagles, a unique mountain-top dining experience, while majestic
Wedgetail Eagles soar in the skies above.
Banquet in the Bush
Arkaroola's Banquet in the Bush is a grand celebration of the great
outdoors and al that the Australian Outback has to offer. Enjoy a
sumptuous three course meal in a magnificent seting on the banks
of the Whywyana Creek. Here, we've created a unique Outback
restaurant under canvas, at the base of Griselda Hill which is softly
lit in the night sky, creating a mystical aura.
Explore Deep Space
Arkaroola provides visitors with a rare opportunity to tour the
universe. Combining Australia's largest privately owned Astronomical Observatory with the new age Star Chairs, under the expert tuition of Arkaroola's guides, makes for the type of intergalactic experience that is not normally available to anyone but astronomers and scientists. Visitors young and old alike, will be enthralled as they see the heavens light up with the energy of worlds light years away.