Arkaba Station, South Australia
The Flinders range forms a furrow of folded sediments across South Australia. One of the area's most dramatic sights is the Wilpena Pound, a crater-like rock formation that carves a natural amphitheatre into the arid landscape. At its southern edge is Arkaba, a working sheep station with five rooms set in a traditional homestead and Coachman's Cottage. Free from telephones and televisions, this is a place where emus roam and wallabies walk the parched earth.
Arkaba Station, Wilpena Rd, Flinders Ranges, South Australia (00 61 2 9571 6399; arkabastation.com). Doubles start at A$1,580 (£1,503), all inclusive.