Restaurant and Bar
After a day of adventure out in the sanctuary relax in the Pick and Shovel Bar before dining in the Native Pine fully licensed restaurant.
Enjoy our Al a carte menu or a traditional Sunday Roast (on Sunday evenings of course) and the famous Arkaroola Wednesday Night BBQ.
We also have special events from time to time such as presentations from visiting Geologists, Astronomers, Paleontologists and the occasional theme nights and musical performances. You just never know what might happen at The Ark.
Shop, Fuel, Phone and WiFi
Basic takeaway food and drinks are available (including ice creams) from the shop. Please note that Arkaroola does NOT stock tobacco products.
Diesel, unleaded and premium fuel supplies and mechanical repair workshop, including tyre repairs.
LPG available for gas bottle refills (Sorry, not for motor vehicles).
We now have Telstra mobile service but for those with other Telcos we do have normal landline services using Telstra pay phones (coins or Telstra Card) and WiFi service.
Airstrip shuttle service and AvGas available by arrangement.
You can also enjoy the outdoor BBQ area which is available for your use. (Swimming Pool is temporarily closed for maintenance until further notice.)
The Greenwood Lounge is available for use for all patrons and is a fantastic venue for groups and individuals alike.
Camping sites have access to kitchen and preparation area, picnic tables, bbq’s, fridge / freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, communal fireplace, toilets, showers, laundry, rainwater and toilets.
Campers – please bring as much drinking water as is practical as you will be unable to fill water tanks with rainwater. Arkaroola and a number of places further north have limited potable water.
There are no dump facilities at the Arkaroola Camping Grounds – the nearest is at Copley, 130 km to the east.
Arkaroola Dog Policy
As part of Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary’s feral animal management, 1080 fox baits are laid on Arkaroola. This is a poison to kill the foxes and wild dogs that threaten the population of Yellow footed Rock Wallabies, and other small mammals, lizards and birds. The poison is a natural plant extract and Australian Native animals in this part of the country are not harmed by it, however it is very toxic to dogs and there is no antidote.
Arkaroola does not encourage visitors to bring dogs here, however if people do so, we ask that they keep them restrained on a leash or tied up at all times. While there is a 2 kilometre exclusion zone from baiting around the village, birds of prey have been known to pick up and drop baits within this zone. If you bring your dog to Arkaroola please keep him or her under control and on a leash at all times (in all areas on the property). If complaints are made by other guests about barking dogs, regretfully we will be forced to ask the dog owners to leave with their pet.
Under no circumstances are pets allowed in motel rooms. This is against health regulations.
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary accepts no responsibility should your dog ingest a 1080 bait. Please help us to help you look after your pet.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you and your pet within the restrictions of our policy.