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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.

Featured Events

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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Sun, 9 June

McMahons Reunion II

Last year's sold out McMahons Reunion was so much fun, let's do it all again! Join DJs Hoops and James Ingram playing their special mix of pop, retro, house and techno which made the McMahons formula so popular
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Thu, 13 June

Mollydooker | Blend A Hand Masterclass

Join us for a Blend A Hand Masterclass hosted by Mollydooker Wines. You will get the chance to create your own red wine blend and compete for the evening's best blend. Try many different wines and learn how to do the Mollydooker Shake.
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Sat, 15 June

Sing It Live – In Concert

Popular YouTube phenomenon Sing It Live will rock the stage in a one night only live music spectacular, featuring South Australia’s live music industry elite.
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Fri, 21 June

Counterfeit as The Feits

COUNTERFEIT has rebranded as THE FEITS and after a decade of touring Australia in the 80’s they're back to rock the Ark for one show only!
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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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Sat, 5 October

Morpheus 50 Years Anniversary Concert

Morpheus rocked around Australia in the 70s and are ready to do it all again for their 50 Years Anniversary Concert! Playing Thin Lizzy, Bad Company, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Steve Miller Band, Rolling Stones, Doobie Brothers just to name a few.
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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.