Arkaba is 500 million years old. Hike through its fossil-filled landscape and you’ll spot red kangaroos, echidnas, goannas, bearded dragons and shingleback skinks, among others.
One must-visit spot, which practically guarantees a great sighting, is the gum tree-lined Arkaba Creek, where local creatures gather to drink. Here, you’ll also find two weathered headstones, marking the graves of two of Arkaba’s first settlers – a reminder of the area’s rich history.
The one-hour hike to the top of Arkaba Hill is worth doing, too. It offers fantastic views and you will learn about the amazingly resilient wildflowers which somehow take root in the conservancy’s rocky soils.
Best time to go: September, October and November
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