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What to expect

The Arkaba Walk operates weekly from March to October with a maximum group size of 10.  The three day guided walk is graded moderate (some steep inclines, uneven surfaces) and covers approximately 10 to 15 kilometres each day.

Experience a fully hosted and expertly guided walk which includes all meals, unlimited beverages, two nights swag camping at Arkaba’s signature walking camps and accommodation in the beautifully restored 1850s Arkaba Homestead.

Review the itinerary

Highlights on The Arkaba Walk include visiting the following…

  • Ikara/Wilpena Pound basin
  • Black’s Gap & our signature swag camp
  • Elder Ranges
  • Mallee and cypress forests
  • Red Range
  • Arkaba Creek
  • Arkaba Homestead

Gourmet wine & dine

Indulge in freshly-prepared meals at each of the off-grid walking camps complemented by beverages including water, beer and top-notch South Australian wines.

Dining on the Arkaba Walk is typically al fresco, allowing you to savour your meals in the great outdoors. Campsites are nestled within the environment so you can enjoy your food and wine with breathtaking views of the Flinders Ranges as your backdrop.

We can cater to different vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary needs if informed in advance.

What is included?

  • Expert field guides
  • Deluxe swags with all the comforts
  • All meals including trail snacks
  • All drinks including premium South Australian wines
  • Large overnight duffle bag for transporting your main luggage between camps via a support vehicle 
  • Backpack with hydration reservoir and room for personal items to walk with during the day
  • Walking essentials (Sock guard gaiters, walking poles, head torch, fly net)
  • Amenities at camp – body wash, handwash, shampoo and conditioner
  • Bath towel
  • Composting toilets and forest bathing showers at each star camp
  • Ikara-Flinders National Park entry fees
  • Arkaba Conservation Levy of at least 2% to go towards conservation projects

Disconnect to re-connect

Mobile service coverage is not available at Arkaba Conservancy. Guides have satellite phones and radios that can be used in an emergency. There is no power at the bush camps so please make sure cameras are fully charged and spare batteries packed if necessary. We recommend bringing your own solar power bank.

At first, it might be confronting to not have easy accessible to technology – though over the few days, it becomes the aspect that our walkers love the most. A complete disconnection from the everyday, reconnecting with themselves and nature.

By joining a walk on the private wildlife conservancy, you’re not only witnessing an environment in recovery, you’re actively participating its revival. You’ll see and hear the results of active conservation as you walk through the landscape and meet the wildlife in the company of passionate field guides.

Watch: Redefining The Aussie Bush Walk



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Arkaba Walk acknowledges the Aboriginal Communities and Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and we recognise their continued connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present, as we seek to understand their history and learn from their knowledge.