Arkaba’s history is a blend of Indigenous heritage, European settlement, pastoralism, and contemporary conservation efforts. Today, it serves as both a reminder of the past and a testament to the importance of preserving Australia’s unique wilderness areas.
Before European settlement, the land on which Arkaba now stands was inhabited by the Adnyamathanha (Hill People).
In 1856, the Historic Arkaba Woolshed and the five bedroom heritage Homestead was built and retains its original Flinders region settler lines.
Arkaba conservancy today has become a model for conservation tourism where guests can enjoy the historic accomodation, guided wildlife experiences, learn about the indigenous heritage and engage in immersive encounters.