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Mataranka Homestead

Homestead Road, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Assisi, Italy
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just one night stay. Wonderfull and very kind girl at the front desk. The nature sorround you all round. There's a night accessible thermal pool in the middle of the jungle. Just about 1 min walk from the rooms. Average price are low and you can enjoy the company of a lot of animals all year round. And... what a... More 

Thank Brufy1
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night over the weekend with our baby and found the Homestead charming. The motel room was just what we were after - something cozy with air con, a clean bathroom and a nice vibe. This stay is what remote travel in the NT is all about: warm hospitality & the unexpected. In this case, the... More 

1 Thank topendreviewer
Kingston SE, Australia
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camped here overnight. Good flat site. ( some people needed extra power cords as points often a distance from site) Small kangas rooming. Spread out enough to have privacy and good nights sleep. Thermal pools great and should be enjoyed more than once. Meal good in all respects. (size, quality and time to arrive) Good after meal entertainment. Good stay.

Thank Emgeepee
Tuross Head, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the homestead for the second time and once again had a wonderful stay. Its all the outback should be, a different experience every day, great water holes for cooling off and a visit to the local pub is a must. The staff will do anything for you, all you need to do is ask! Great food is washed... More 

Thank rick m
Rochester, Australia
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed for a night on our way up to Darwin, and were keen to get back. Stayed another three nights on the way home. Powered sites have plenty of room and shade, amenities are very dated and in need of an upgrade. We are travelling with our three kids (6, 5 & 5 months), and there was plenty of... More 

Thank Jane R
Sunshine Coast
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290 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My husband visited this place in the 1970s and it has not had a cent spent on it since then. We stopped here for a mid afternoon break but the springs pool was crowded and the grounds had a family of feral pigs in it! The "We of the Never Never" house (used in the filming of the movie) could... More 

Thank Beetrootears

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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a must stop over for any traveller. The homestead offers accommodation cabins, powered and unpowered sites, a bar and bistro. During the peak seasons there's often free entertainment at night. The hot springs are a short walk from the park and easily accessible for everyone. The springs are delight and refreshing after a day of travel or if... More 

Thank Lorraine N
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This place has been left in 1990! I don't think a single cent has been spent on the place since then. The cabins were sad and run down. The main bar was OK if plastic chairs and tables are your thing. There *was* a restaurant attached, but it was not operating when were stayed there 1 night. There were flying... More 

Thank ICBM
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

One of our coach tours passed through here with 30 passengers and 2 staff members. Rooms were filthy with some absolutely uninhabitable. Our staff member was told to "f@#% off and go somewhere else" when he complained about the rooms, as were some of our passengers. They ran out of food at dinnertime and the cook did not show up... More 

Thank Alexandra K
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This park is close to the Mataranka thermal pool, you choose your own site, some have limited shade. There is entertainment every night and you can get a good meal here as well. The only downside is the amenities, they are old, tired,and not very clean.

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