Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Charles Carlow


Each year at the Tasmanian Tourism Conference we invite a Legend of Tourism from across Australia to come to Tasmania and share with us their inspiring story of creating and operating exceptional tourism. The dreams, the struggles, the successes, and the lessons they've learned over a lifetime in tourism.

Over the years we've been fortunate to host the likes of Dayelsford pioneer, Alla Wolf-Tasker; Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb founder, Paul Caves; Little Creatures Brewing Founder, Howard Cearns; EcoTourism icon, Peter Gash, and many, many others. It's always a highlight of the annual Conference Program.

This year we've invited the visionary behind arguably Australia's best example of Regenerative Tourism in Practice.

The Arkaba Conservancy. A Case Study in Positive Impact Tourism

Charles Carlow and his team have transformed an ecologically degraded 160 year-old Sheep Farm in the Flinders Ranges into a regenerated 60,000 acre private wildlife conservancy - powered by high-end tourism.

Wild Bush Luxury's Arkaba is an exceptional global example of tourism with a purpose.

A bucket-list destination that immerses visitors within the Australian landscape through a range of nature based visitor experiences, Arkaba is an example of world class tourism that is both commercially very successful, and invests directly into the rehabilitation and conservation of the environment it operates within.

Charles Carlow will share the story of Arkaba. The vision of balancing conservation and commercialism in tourism in a challenging, remote destination.

About Charles

Charles Carlow is Owner of the Arkaba Conservancy, and founder of Wild Bush Luxury, which operates Arkaba a private wildlife conservancy in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, and Bamurru Plains in the Top End of the Northern Territory.