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Wildlife Region

Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges

Arkaba is nestled amongst the ancient landscapes of the Flinders Ranges, famed for beautiful sculpted ranges, spectacular deep gorges, and striking river red gum creek lines. The intriguing blend of semi-arid to temperate habitats within these mountain ranges that cut into deserts of outback South Australia, has encouraged a huge diversity of wildlife and plant life, with about 1,200 species of plants and nearly 300 species of birds recorded within the ranges. 

The geological history of the area is world-renowned and combined with the Aboriginal rock art, impressive fossil remains and European settlement history, is one of the most fascinating regions to visit across Australia.

Arkaba is one of the best locations in Australia to see Macropods due to the year round pockets of water and limited population of Dingoes. The largest living marsupial, the Red Kangaroo, is in very healthy populations, as are Western Grey Kangaroos and Common Wallaroos, which is uniquely adapted to rock out-crops of the Flinders.

The Flinders Ranges is famous for hosting Australia’s largest population of the endangered Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby with Brachina Gorge providing guaranteed sightings of this incredibly rare and beautifully decorated species. 

Experiences

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    Arkaba

    Arkaba is nestled amongst some of the most ancient mountain ranges on earth and is regarded by many as the most picturesque outback station in Australia.

    Wild Bush Luxury bought the stunning property in 2009 with the African safari model in mind, to blend tourism and conservation in a mutually beneficial relationship. Under the leadership of founder Charlie Carlow, the property implemented a destocking program to remove sheep from grazing the region.  By the year 2013, all sheep had been removed from the 60,000 acre property and Arkaba...

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