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Curtin Springs Station

Lasseter Highway | Via Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Curtin Springs Station
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok place to stay. Basically shipping containers converted. Think very basic campground cabins. Had I known drive from Coober Pedy was so easy we would've continued on to Yulara and skipped Curtain Springs. You're sort of hostage there, as its the only option between Erlunda and Yulara. Food servings are modest, and everything is overpriced. Some poor tourist needed oil... More 

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CurtinSpringsStation, Manager at Curtin Springs Station, responded to this review

Good evening Leopat29 There are actually 2 stops between Erldunda and Yulara, both of us with accommodation and meals and fuel and a few basic options for travellers, who are wishing to enjoy this amazing part of the world. At Curtin Springs offer a different experience for travellers to the full resort options that are available 85km down the road.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another lucky find for us. We planned to camp at ayres rock but they were fully booked even though they said they would find us a spot. With that info we decided to find another camp spot. Came across curtin springs and we are just so glad we didn't go to the hyped up spot. Basic showers, no power, toilets,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On route to Ayres Rock we stayed in this station one night. This location is pretty remote. Its a good location as they have a complete package on site. The accommodation we choose was a one bedroom en suite unit. It was comfortable with good A/C. We dined in the local eatery and had some beers there. There is also... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed at Curtin Springs Station during a recent self drive visit to the Centre before flying back to Sydney and joining a cruise. We chose to stay Curtin Springs Station as we wanted somewhere less touristy than what is available closer to Uluru, somewhere clean and comfortable but in keeping both physically and spiritually with the Outback. Curtin Springs... More 

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CurtinSpringsStation, Manager at Curtin Springs Station, responded to this review

Thank you LoneKaurilodge for taking the time to say such positive things. These are the hits that we try and achieve with visitors and I'm very glad that you appreciated what we offer. I know you had such high hopes for your visit to the Red Centre and I hope we were able to deliver a small part of that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

went here to have a night at free camping before heading to Uluru, nice place, relaxing can have a camp fire and the staff are nice and are willing to talk to you just for a chat or to even answer your questions. great place for free camping and not that far from Uluru

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Shepparton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Good place to have a rest before the rest of your journey to either Alice or Ayers. Pies are $7.40 and pasties $5.70. Unleaded petrol $1.92 per litre. Showers and toilets available also. Nice staff there also.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

For the slight savings you will get from staying here as opposed to Yulara, trust me it is not worth it. The place was still a total rip-off for what you get. The room wasn't all that clean, the top blanket looking like someone sat on outside on the dirt prior to placing it on the bed. And the staff... More 

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CurtinSpringsStation, Manager at Curtin Springs Station, responded to this review

It seems that we couldn't do much right for MMwanderlust, which is disappointing for them and for us. Our bedspreads have a patterned appearance with have swirls of different colours and if you didn't know it could give the illusion of charcoal or smudges. The bedspreads are washed on a regular cycle and adhoc if need be. The Room Information... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great place to stay for a few days while exploring around Uluru - Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta - The Olgas, which is about 45 minutes drive away (not very far in this area). Clean, terrific price for the area and friendly staff.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friendly staff, plain food, sweets etc. in shop, loos, showers, petrol - basic but all necessities covered. I did not have time to stop over but it was such a friendly place I think it would be fun. Currently one of the staff is rearing a joey whose mother was shot, so if you haven't seen one in the wild,... More 

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CurtinSpringsStation, Manager at Curtin Springs Station, responded to this review

Thank you Pippa65 for making the time to say such nice things about us. We do know that some of our visitors are doing quick stop during their visit to the region, so it's lovely to hear that you found it a pleasant break. We encourage drivers to have a short walk and break during what can be long drives... More 

Castlemaine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were dubious about what the accommodation might be like at this location but were pleasantly surprised. The room was basic ( we had an ensuite room) but clean and air conditioned which ended up being a must on a 44 degree day. The staff were some of the friendliest we have come across and could not do enough for... More 

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CurtinSpringsStation, Manager at Curtin Springs Station, responded to this review

Thank you s13gill for taking the time to say nice things about us. The summer has been long and hot and all our air-conditioners have been bowed and scrapped to...for travellers during this time of the year, they are essential. I have passed on your lovely comments to the staff - it's always pleasant to be able to give them... More 

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