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Arkapena Homestead opens in April 2010

New luxury accommodation in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Travellers to South Australia seeking a traditional, yet luxurious outback experience will be able to stay at two-bedroom Arkapena Homestead when it opens in April 2010.

Featured as an extension of Rawnsley Park Station’s existing accommodation options, Arkapena Homestead dates back to the 1950s. It will offer all the ambience of a traditional Australian Outback home, including wide verandas, thick walls and galvanized roof, combined with a spacious, contemporary interior renovated in the same style as Rawnsley Park Station’s eco-villas.

Highlights include:
– Spectacular views of the colourful Chace Range
– Completely self-contained property with living area, gourmand’s kitchen, dining room and two queen bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
– Private outdoor shower
– Al fresco entertaining area with barbecue
– Ideal for one or two couples holidaying together or a family
– Full access to Rawnsley Park Station’s facilities including the Woolshed Restaurant, 4WD tours, scenic flights and bushwalking trips

The homestead is located on 9,000-hectare Arkapena Station – a sheep station neighbouring Rawnsley Park Station which was acquired by the owners in May 2009. Now, Rawnsley Park Station comprises 12,000-hectares of land in a prime environmental zone of the Flinders Ranges.

Fourth generation Flinders Ranges residents, Tony and Julieanne Smith are passionate about the Flinders Ranges and represent one of the first tourism operators in South Australia to gain official eco-tourism accreditation, as well as being active in the development of the region’s ‘geo-tourism’ sector. The Smiths have also contributed significantly to the Flinders Ranges’ recent declaration as a ‘National Landscape’ by Tourism Australia.