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The Ark­aba Walk and homestead The four-day Ark­aba Walk op­er­ates from the end of March to mid-Oc­to­ber, with de­par­tures from Ade­laide on Thurs­days, plus more on Fri­days dur­ing April, May, Au­gust and Oc­to­ber. Walks op­er­ate with a min­i­mum of two guests and a max­i­mum of 10. The pack­age costs from $2,400 per per­son twin share, which in­cludes two nights’ camp­ing in deluxe swags on Ark­aba’s “star beds”, one night in the homestead, all meals and drinks, ex­pert guid­ing and lug­gage trans­fers be­tween camps. Also in­cluded is a one-way flight from Ade­laide to Whyalla and re­turn by scenic drive through Clare Val­ley with lunch en route. Ark­aba homestead is open year round for stays, with sa­fari drives and ac­tiv­i­ties. 1300 790 561, ark­abawalk.com South­ern Ocean Lodge On the south-west coast of Kan­ga­roo Is­land South­ern Ocean Lodge has 21 suites from $1,200 per per­son per night (two-night min­i­mum stay). This in­cludes all meals, open bar, sig­na­ture ex­pe­ri­ences and air­port trans­fers on the is­land. The new Kan­ga­roo Is­land Wilder­ness

Trail passes the lodge, and a range of self-guided and guided hikes are eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble. (02) 9918 4355, south­er­nocean­lodge.com.au Get­ting around To dove­tail stays at South­ern Ocean Lodge and Ark­aba, Chinta Air op­er­ates char­ter flights from Ade­laide to Hawker in the Flin­ders Ranges, close to Ark­aba homestead, and from Hawker to Kan­ga­roo Is­land’s air­port at Kingscote (chin­taair.com.au). Rex op­er­ates fre­quent sched­uled flights from Ade­laide to Kingscote, and to Whyalla, about two hours’ drive from Ark­aba. Qan­tas launches thrice-weekly di­rect flights to Kan­ga­roo Is­land from Ade­laide on 4 De­cem­ber, and from Mel­bourne on 17 De­cem­ber un­til 28 Jan­uary, 2018. southaus­tralia.com

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