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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

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Arkaroola Rd, Arkaroola, South Australia 5732 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews flinders ranges self drive dirt road caravan park remote location wheel drive tour guide beautiful area walking trails four hours his knowledge recently spent nights well worth the effort scenic flight outback experience staff were pleasant and helpful acacia ridge
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

We took the outback road to go into Arkaroola and it was the most challenging road we've ever done so far on this trip. The sign on the main road did say it's recommended for 4WD only and that was correct! Each sign has destination...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Staying here is an experience of outback lifestyle. The rooms reflect the local colours and features. The remoteness and isolation from urban services mean you will experience local joys and challenges of outback life. Wallabies grazing outside your room, really really dark skies at night...More

Thank Carol L
Response from M_Sprigg, Front Office Manager at Arkaroola Wilderness SanctuaryResponded August 4, 2018

Hello Carol, First of all thank you for your time to review us! Second of all thank you for visiting, and we are so glad you enjoyed our part of the outback. It is guests like you who enjoy the full spectrum of conditions and...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We spent a week at Arkaroola and were just blown away by how friendly the staff were! Doug was amazing and went out of his way to help my partner out to make his astrophotography experience one to remember. The observatory tour was great and...More

Thank Alicia L
Response from M_Sprigg, Front Office Manager at Arkaroola Wilderness SanctuaryResponded July 26, 2018

Hello Alicia, I just wrote back to your other review first, thank you for reviewing us not once but twice! That makes us feel really special, and is much appreciated. We really enjoyed your stay, it is so wonderful to have guests like you and...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were privileged to be able to visit this remote location and learn about the history, geology and geography of this beautiful area in the remote northern Flinders Ranges area. The Sprigg family battle the remoteness and have created a beautiful conservancy resort. The accomodation...More

Thank Fergo51
Response from M_Sprigg, Front Office Manager at Arkaroola Wilderness SanctuaryResponded July 26, 2018

Hello Fergo51, Thank you for your visit, and thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you had a few nights with us and that we were able to accomplish a terrific time for you, you are right we do...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018

If you are into geology, remote bush walking, 4wd driving and enjoying stark, desert scenery and flora, then this is the place for you. We stayed in the caravan park where the facilities are a little tired and in need of some TLC, but functional...More

Thank st0ney1949
Response from M_Sprigg, Front Office Manager at Arkaroola Wilderness SanctuaryResponded July 26, 2018

Hello st0ney1949, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate that you made the trip to stay with us! We are also happy to hear about the range of activities you took part in during your stay, it is wonderful to get...More

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Description
Even though it is quite remote from the nearest town, with the Native Pine restaurant, the friendly Pick & Shovel Bar, in ground pool, high speed Wifi and BBQ facilities you won't miss much in the way of comfort More when staying at Arkaroola. The resort offers a wide variety of motel-style accommodation to suit most budgets, self catering cottages, caravan park and bush camping. Arkaroola can be reached by air and conventional 2wd. With its well marked walking trails, 80kms of scenic drives and 2 astronomical observatories, Arkaroola is a mecca for bushwalkers, four wheel drivers, nature enthusiasts and star gazers. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
US$62 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > South Australia > Arkaroola
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
US$62 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > South Australia > Arkaroola
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Traveller (96)
Room & Suite (20)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Battyjules
April 3, 2015|
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Response from 4travelingvics | Reviewed this property |
Don't know where you were but where we stayed it was fine, in fact it was just being cleaned when we arrived, so maybe you should have spoken to the management if you had issues prior to making your comment.
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MargaretY3257
September 7, 2014|
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Response from Noel T | Reviewed this property |
(08) 8648 4848 Everything is handled through the ONE shop The main web page is at dot Arkaroola (but I cant answer that way here)
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"Mawson rooms were quite spacious and lovely and warm."
Teapotty1
Jun. 23, 2018
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"Not the one we had at the rear of Mawson facing the 'helipad' right at the far end away from..."
rdusyd
May 14, 2018
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"Make sure you check with the sanctuary which room you have, if you have booked online and ask what..."
Dizy58
Jan. 4, 2018
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"We had Backpacker accommodation which was like a basic motel room - comfortable with no frills."
PAL4706
Sep. 30, 2017
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