Defender Experience Arkaba: a modern luxury outback adventure

Defender 130 Outbound in the Flinders Ranges

Defender Experience – Demonstrating leadership in modern luxury, the Defender Experience Arkaba, will be hosted in a unique private wildlife sanctuary – in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, around five hours north of Adelaide. The Arkaba homestead is surrounded by 65,000 acres of natural bushland with beautiful views.

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  • Defender Experience: For the first time, the Defender Experience will be hosted at Arkaba, a private wildlife conservancy and homestead on the edge of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges in the Australian Outback.
  • For the adventurous at heart: An off-grid getaway with the ultimate off-road excursion behind the wheel of the latest Defender, promising a supreme combination of capability and comfort so you can go further and explore more with space for shared epic adventures.
  • Experience the impossible: The Defender 130 Outbound has been officially launched to the Australian market at the Defender Experience Arkaba for our most adventurous clients. An incredibly desirable addition to the Defender family showcasing a compelling blend of capability and practicality.

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Defender Experience –  Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges, Australia – guests will be invited to push the limits of their adventuring abilities with authentic Defender lifestyle activities. They will learn about the wildlife, sustainability projects, geology and geography of the Flinders Ranges from experts while travelling in the latest expedition-ready Defenders.

Towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty roads, wildlife roams and the sounds of birds echo in the air. Full of rugged off-road trails perfectly suited to Defender’s unmatched capability, guests will experience and get to appreciate a taste of life on the land, as well as elevated culinary experiences.

Defender Arkaba clients will enjoy three nights’ accommodation, including the historic Arkaba homestead and a Defender Rooftop Tent Experience to celebrate the tough luxury of the Defender adventure lifestyle.

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New Defender 130 Outbound

The new Defender 130 Outbound – the ultimate luxury explorer – takes pride of place at Defender Experience Arkaba. It embraces the impossible with an unprecedented combination of luxurious interior space and all-terrain capability. Available exclusively with five seats, it brings even greater potential for overland exploration and enables those with active and adventurous lifestyles to pack everything they need to get out and explore.

Defender 130 Outbound is designed for clients who know there’s always more to achieve. It offers the opportunity to explore any terrain in superior comfort, with a purposeful interior designed to accommodate everything adventurers can throw at it.

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The March 2024 programme sold out in a few days, and bookings are now being taken for the April 2025 programme.

This luxury adventure includes airport transfers, the use of a Defender for the duration of the programme, three nights’ accommodation in shared double rooms, a Defender-inspired welcome gift and sustainable, locally sourced treats in each room, culinary experiences each day (all meals, drinks and open bar), curated Defender drive adventures and time at leisure to explore the Arkaba property and participate in various activities.

Places are strictly limited. Tickets are available for $5,500 per couple. Book here for the 2025 Defender Experience Arkaba: Defender Experience: Flinders Ranges (