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Welcome to the Ark

Proudly South Australian & Family Owned

Welcome to the Ark, where we believe in providing an exceptional experience across all aspects of your visit. Whether you’re looking for a wonderful wine and dining experience in our Restaurant, catching the latest live sports action in Sportys, enjoying a comfortable and convenient stay in one of our well-appointed accommodation rooms, being entertained by incredible live performances in the lively atmosphere of the Top of the Ark, hosting a memorable milestone celebration in one of our versatile function rooms, trying your luck in our Gaming Room or exploring our diverse selection of beverages at Arkaba Cellars, we truly offer it all.

Conveniently located near the Adelaide CBD, the Ark is easily accessible to both locals and visitors alike. And to make your visit even more enjoyable, we provide the convenience of free parking and free Wi-Fi for all of our valued guests.

We can’t wait to see you soon.

What’s On At the Ark

Featured Events

Fri, 8 March

Women in Wine Luncheon

To celebrate International Women's Day, we've invited four influential women in wine to talk about their experiences and showcase their family wineries.
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Sun, 17 March

The Crofty Show Live

David Croft (aka ‘Crofty’) is bringing his highly popular show to Adelaide to display his enormous talents, not only as the doyen of Formula 1® race broadcasting, but also as a true entertainer.
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Sat, 30 March

Troy Kinne: Made Wrong

MADE WRONG – A show where Kinne shares too much information about all of the things wrong with him. In a world where people only post perfect versions of themselves on social media,
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Sat, 13 April

The U2 Show Achtung Baby | 20 Years Tour

Regarded as THE No.1 U2 TRIBUTE SHOW in the country and internationally acclaimed across both southern and northern hemispheres, The U2 Show Achtung Baby are a must-see-act for any U2 fan and music lover alike.
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Fri, 19 April

Wild Berry: The Ultimate Chuck Berry Experience

Wild Berry pays homage to Chuck Berry's remarkable recording career in an outstanding concert performance. Featuring an 8-piece live band comprising the finest Australian session musicians, plus state-of-the-art sound and lighting. 
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Sat, 11 May

Nikki Osborne: Spectrum

After a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe debut, comedian, Just For Laughs – Uncut host and comedy columnist Nikki Osborne is back with her internationally renowned, ground-breaking show Spectrum.
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Sat, 11 May

Rudy-Lee Taurua: Special Filming

A proud voice for the Queers, the Brothers the Sisters and everyone in between, Rudy-Lee Taurua is in a class of his own. Don’t miss his fresh and unique perspective in this special FILMED live event!
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Fri, 17 May

The Sounds of Nashville

Sounds of Nashville Music City brings Americana – Country, Rock, Bluegrass and Gospel to the Arkaba Hotel in a 2-hour spectacular with triple British Country Music Awards recipient, Darcy Crawford, and Lyndel Gayle, accompanied by the Tennessee Five and Musical Director Quinton Dunne.
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Sat, 18 May

Ashes to Ashes: David Bowie Experience

Ashes To Ashes won the hearts of thousands of fans across the country on their 2023 tour and resulted in standing ovations and earning acclaim from enthusiasts that likened them to the late and great Bowie!
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Sat, 25 May

Red Faces 2024

Red Faces 2024 is a fundraising event that supports education and raises awareness around mental health issues in South Australia.
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Sat, 6 July

DJ JOSH: The Golden Years Ft. Karina Chavez

DJ Josh will be playing club classics from 4 decades ranging from late 80's to late 2000's including House, Trance, Club Classics, Euro, NRG and more! Plus, she'll be joined by the diva herself, Miss Karina Chavez.
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Sat, 13 July

The Beatles Experience

'The Beatles Experience' faithfully captures the music of The Beatles in an extraordinary show with tight harmonies, brilliant musicianship and some of the greatest songs ever written.
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Sat, 20 July

The Stones Aus: Australia’s Rolling Stones Tribute

Australia's Number #1 Rolling Stones tribute, The Stones Aus – unites Australia’s most experienced performers of The Rolling Stones’ phenomenal back catalogue. Fronted by “Australia’s Mick Jagger” Marty Jackson, The Stones Aus presents a Rolling Stones show like no other.
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All-day Dining

Eat + Drink

Experience an exceptional dining experience at the Ark, where we offer three unique dining areas that offer something different. Our menu boasts modern Australian cuisine, paired with an extensive selection of premium wines, tap beers, cocktails and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages. Unwind in our Restaurant with full table service, or opt for all-day dining in our relaxed Lounge Bar. Sports enthusiasts can revel in the excitement of live sports whilst enjoying a delicious meal in Sportys.

The choice is yours – savour your next meal in the atmosphere that suits you best.

Celebrate with Us


If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that we’re the perfect location for your next event. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the cutting-edge technology we’ve recently integrated into each of our function rooms, complemented by the addition of exclusive private bars with tap beer; rendering our spaces ideal for both celebratory occasions and corporate events.

You have the option to choose from six remarkable function rooms, five of which are located downstairs, while our showstopper, the Top of the Ark, awaits you upstairs.



Whether you’re visiting from afar or simply seeking a relaxing staycation in your own city, we believe that everyone deserves a night of indulgence. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring views of the breathtaking Adelaide Hills from our Loft Spa Suite, or unwind in the comfort of our well-appointed standard rooms.

With 62 spacious guest rooms to choose from, we are proud to offer accommodation that cater to a variety of tastes and budgets. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, ensuring that your stay with us is nothing short of exceptional.



Sportys is Adelaide’s home of live sport. 

With massive wall-to-wall screens, a redesigned interior, more space, custom audio zones and a new outdoor area with booth seating, you can expect expanded viewing, enhanced comfort and the same unwavering love for sport.



Discover Arkaba Cellars, nestled within the Arkaba Hotel. We offer a diverse selection of local and imported wines, craft beers, ciders and spirits to please every palate. Can’t find your favourite? Our team will happily order it for you.

Download the SipnSave app to conveniently order online for pickup or delivery within 1 hour. Enjoy exclusive online discounts and exceptional service at Arkaba Cellars.



Our Gaming Room is home to 40 machines including some of the latest and greatest, SA Lotteries (X-Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Keno), tea and coffee facilities and daily promotions plus a FREE Goldrush loyalty program.