Arika is a 400 hectare property located in the Central Kimberley region of the far North West of Australia. The rangeland property is dominated physically by the Black Elvire River and the Albert Edward Ranges, andlies directly adjacent to Old Halls Creek, the site of Western Australia’s first gold rush and the terminus of the Canning Stock Route. Arika is one of the closest gateways to the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, 75km to the North.
The goal of Arika is to transform a degraded rangeland property into a model for sustainable organic agriculture.
The project comprises multiple operational and accommodation facilities that are being implemented in stages, each with a unique design that responds to site-specific considerations.
The first facility that is currently under construction is the "Lodge" - a predominantly steel residential structure that sits perched atop the highest point on the site, looking down over the junction of the Black Elvire River and Halls Creek.