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Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

Location: Namatjira Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
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Situated at the Western end of the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen Homestead Lodge is the climax to a spectacular and colourful scenic drive, a little over an hour from Alice Springs.

Glen Helen is surrounded by the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, and is a destination in its own right, with easy day trip access to the whole West MacDonnell National Park, including; Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge, Mt Sonder, Gosse Bluff (Tnorala) and many other outstanding natural attractions. There are amazing hiking options throughout the region, with the world famous 'Larapinta Trail' on our doorstep, there's plenty of opportunity to observe the local wildlife including many bird species, rock wallabies, dingoes and lizards. Enjoy an adventurous drive along the Finke River or get a bird's eye view of the amazing natural landscape on a scenic flight from The Homestead. A one night stay is never enough!

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Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 10:00
Hours: 7:30am til late, 7 days a week

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Description

There are well maintained camping facilities with powered and un-powered sites available or simple, motel style rooms. For the budget conscious travellers, we also have dorm style accommodation in the 'Bunkhouse'.

While staying with us enjoy hot showers, use of a free communal BBQ, gas cookers and a fridge freezer. Swim in the swimming pool or the natural waterhole of Glen Helen Gorge, in the refreshing waters of the mighty Finke River.

Indulge in a cold beer whilst relaxing at sunset on the back veranda of the restored station homestead, then treat yourself to an excellent meal in the Award Winning, Namatjira Gallery Restaurant. After dinner, enjoy the warm atmosphere of an authentic outback pub, with free, live entertainment from talented Aussie musicians.

Facilities

  • Barbeque
  • Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 48 hours of check in will incur 100% of the accommodation fees.

Map

Directions

Driving Directions from the East (Alice Springs):
•Follow Larapinta Drive west following signs to Hermannsburg. Travel approx 50km
•Turn right onto Namatjira Drive at the Glen Helen sign
•Follow the sealed road (Namatjira Drive) 80km to the signs to Glen Helen Gorge.
•The Glen Helen Gorge/ Homestead entrance is on the left.

Driving Directions from the West (Kings Canyon- 4WD ONLY):
•Drive North from Kings Canyon on sealed road (12km) which then becomes the unsealed Larapinta Drive( Mereenie Loop Road.) Travel approx 120km.
•Turn left onto Namatjira drive, a sealed road, at signs to Tnorala and Glen Helen.
•The Glen Helen Gorge/ Homestead entrance is on the right after approx 100km.

Awards

WINNER- 2016 BROLGA NT TOURISM AWARD: HOSTED ACCOMMODATION
Glen Helen Homestead Lodge is a hosted style outback accommodation property of long-standing. The spectacular surroundings enhance the atmosphere of uniqueness and authenticity and allow hosts Shelagh and Colin and their staff to interact with guests at the level of information they require.

WINNER- 2015 BROLGA NT TOURISM AWARD: HOSTED ACCOMMODATION
WINNER- 2013 GOLD PLATE AWARD: BEST WAYSIDE INN DINING
WINNER- 2012 GOLD PLATE AWARD: TOURISM/ THEMED RESTAURANT
WINNER- 2012 GOLD PLATE AWARD: CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT
WINNER- 2008 TOURISM CENTRAL AUSTRALIA: PRIMARY TOURISM OPERATOR

Rooms

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Standard

All motel rooms feature:

- Double, Twin, Triple or Rooms

- Air conditioning

- Private En-suite

- Refrigerator

ALL INCLUDE SPECTACULAR SCENERY!



Infant cot available upon request for an additional $5 per stay, paid direct upon check-in.

Room Configuration: Standard Room
Max # of Persons: 3

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Family Room

An ensuite motel room with 1 queen bed and 2 single bunk beds, suited to a family of 2 adults and up to 2 children. Due to the room design 4 adults in this room is not recommended for comfort. It features:

- Ensuite Bathroom

- Reverse cycle air conditioning

- Full Linen

- Small Fridge


Price includes the first two persons. Extra adults $25, extra kids $12.50. Infants 0-4 yrs free of charge- Infant cot available upon request for an additional $5 per stay, paid direct upon check-in.

Room Configuration: Family Room
Max # of Persons: 4

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Sunset Canape Package

The Sunset Canape Package includes a minimum of 2 nights for 2 adults, in a Standard Room, with wine and canapes on arrival and continental breakfast each morning.


Relax upon arrival, with a selection of wine and delicious canapes, fresh from our award winning kitchen, whilst admiring the spectacular escarpments of Glen Helen Gorge. Then, ease into your mornings with a full continental breakfast, served in the homestead and sure to get your day off to a great start!

Room Configuration: Standard Room
Max # of Persons: 2

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Bunkhouse

As the original accommodation on the Glen Helen property the bunkhouse offers budget dormitory accommodation in quad share rooms.



Ideal for backpackers, school and tour groups, walkers on the Larapinta Trail or even families the accommodation is basic but includes all linen and clean shared bathrooms and is conveniently located near the camp kitchen and guest laundry.



This reasonably priced accommodation is perfect for those who don�t need all of the facilities of a motel room but would prefer a comfortable bed over a site in the campground. Stay a few days to enjoy all the great sites in the West MacDonnell Ranges.



Each rooms contains 2 sets of single bunk beds.

Room Configuration: Dormitory
Max # of Persons: 4
No infants permitted.

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Powered Site

With powered and unpowered sites all types and sizes of vehicles are catered for. Please tell us your vehicle requirements when booking, so that we can ensure you have an appropriate site reserved.


Guests wishing to have campfires must supply their own firewood as collection is not permitted within the Glen Helen property or the West MacDonnell National Park.



As Glen Helen Homestead Lodge is a licensed venue BYO alcohol is not permitted in the caravan park. There is a large selection of reasonably priced beer, wine and spirits available at the bar for your convenience.



Well behaved pets are welcome in the park but guests are reminded of the restrictions for domestic animals in the surrounding National Park area.



Sites are available year round and reservations are recommended between April and October.

Room Configuration: Powered Site
Max # of Persons: 8

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Un-powered Site

With powered and unpowered sites all types and sizes of vehicles are catered for. Please tell us your vehicle requirements when booking, so that we can ensure you have an appropriate site reserved.


Guests wishing to have campfires must supply their own firewood as collection is not permitted within the Glen Helen property or the West MacDonnell National Park.



As Glen Helen Homestead Lodge is a licensed venue BYO alcohol is not permitted in the caravan park. There is a large selection of reasonably priced beer, wine and spirits available at the bar for your convenience.



Well behaved pets are welcome in the park but guests are reminded of the restrictions for domestic animals in the surrounding National Park area.



Sites are available year round and reservations are recommended between April and October.

Room Configuration: Powered Site
Max # of Persons: 8

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 48 hours of check in will incur 100% of the accommodation fees.