We visited this most interesting place because we don't have a 4WD (I know! we're so ashamed .. sorry) and didn't see making it to Arkaroola as being easily achievable or necessary. We had travelled up to Lake Eyre from Melbourne in our VW Golf.
We're really glad we did!
Terrence and his family (the Coultards) were very welcoming and we learned a great deal about the area and it's history from the traditional owners point of view. We spent hours sitting with Terry enthralled by his stories and truths. He's done a lot in his life!!
The place was a little run down and in need of some spucing up, but that lends to the charm so it's no big problem. In fact we're hoping to return to help out at a bit of a working bee at some stage.
We agree about the mossies ... make sure you have some spray with you!!
If you only like 4 star plus don't go here! but if you want a real experience and are willing to see things in a new light, a night or two stay here is a must .. you will not regret it.