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Wilpena Pound Resort

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Wilpena Road | Via Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was very expensive, could not put 2 couples in adjoining rooms even though rooms were all empty. Accomodation is basic and outdated. For the money the accomodation should have been top class! We had better accomodation in Adelaide for $95 per night! meal was beautiful in Bistro

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Sally W, Thanks for letting us know about your experiences. We have given your comments to the respective departments to address. In relation to the costs for accommodation, unfortunately our remoteness means that it is a little more difficult to maintain the resort. We do our best to keep our prices competitive, while still being able to provide serviced for... More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a basic Brachina room after staying last year in an Ikara Safari tent (fully booked for our stay this year) and a Brachina room the year before that. Facilities are maintained well and are as clean as can be expected. There are so many people that visit Wilpena Pound! This time we climbed Rawnsley Bluff and Mt... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Awesome Stephanie B, Thanks for coming again this year and for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. Sounds like you had a great trip exploring the Flinders Ranges. We also look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards, Jason Purton, Wilpena Pound Resort and Ikara Safari Camp. More 

Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to 'self cater' for most meals, so had to choose an Edowie unit, the only ones with full cooking facilities. It is understandable that these units are expensive, as the Flinders Ranges is a remote location with an optimal time for visiting of less than half of the year. The Wilpena Pound Resort is the only accommodation very... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Thanks HK_Sydney2013, We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. You mentioned that it would be great to have additional WiFi facilities, and we agree. We are currently working to try and remedy this, but are currently limited by the lack of data connectivity being in such a remote location. For now we recommend that guests get out into... More 

Greater Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight went to the resturant/Bristro, now same menu, soup could not eat, bland, tasteless etc, husband had the 250g steak, asked for well done but blood coming out and tough, at $32 the food needs to be at a high standard. Have come here regularly but the food tonight was very poor as was the service as she mixed up... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kerry T, Thank you for letting us know about the issues that you had in the restaurant. The information has been given to the team and they are working on a number of ways that they can address your concerns. In any case we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Wilpena and hopefully we can show improved... More 

Malanda, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been on our 'to do list' and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We camped in our motorhome in an unpowered site as we are fully self sufficient. Upon arrival the weather was rather wet and windy so we chose a spot in the open away from the trees. If you are wanting shade there are... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Norm and Julie W, It sounds like you had a great time at Wilpena Pound Resort Campground and we really appreciate you taking the time to write us a positive review. It is great that you could come and spend some time in the Flinders Ranges and we look forward to seeing you again some time soon. Kind regards,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights July 2015 and a generally comfortable room with good heating, space and facilities - not to mention quiet. Staff were very friendly and accomodating to special requests, though the only thing I would recommend is more blankets on the beds as it gets very cold at night (it was consistently below Zero), and the only way to... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Hi Andy3031, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It does get very cold at the resort in the winter. The rooms should have additional blankets and if you ever need you can always call reception for more. We are glad that the cold didn't affect your overall stay and you had a good time. Thanks for... More 

England
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campsite is clean with hot showers. Chose your site powered or unpowered. Unpowered was $26 per night. Camp fires allowed and wood available for purchase. Lots of walks starting from visitor's centre. Beware the strenuous walk (the hardest) is a real challenge. It states it is 6 hours, usually these estimates are over generous, it is not the case... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Amanda100England, It sounds like you had a great time at Wilpena with lots of walks. You are right in that some of the harder walks are quite difficult. It is National Parks that grade the walks and we have had the same feedback a number of times. We hope to see you in the Flinders again some time soon.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with a group of friends. Staff were welcoming and showed us the rooms before we checked in. Rooms are older style and are definitely showing their age however they are clean and comfortable so I have no hesitation in recommending them. Just don't expect the latest and greatest. Dinner was good however breakfast was just average for a... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Thanks BMM01, We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and for the feedback you have provided in your review. The details you have given have been passed on to the team at the resort so that they can help to improve. You are right in that the resort is older, but we do our best to ensure that... More 

Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the motel accommodation. It is very small and basic, and reminded me of something suitable for school groups. The bathroom, despite and over powering smell of bleach on arrival, was not clean, the floor was the colour of the outside soil. with hair bunnies in the corners. The bedding was very old, and the blankets thin and... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Hi Chris W, Thank you for letting us know about your experience. Your comments have been passed on to the respective departments and team. The issues that you have mentioned are not what we would consider up to our standard and we apologize if we have caused any inconvenience on your holiday. We are always accepting of feedback as it... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly I would like to say that all of the staff here were most helpful and bright and cheerful, which made the stay comfortable enough. However, if you are expecting a high standard of accommodation you will be somewhat disappointed. The rooms definitely need a makeover and a very thorough clean, although I understand it is probably a difficult task... More 

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Indigenous_Tourism, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Hi cvatourist, It is great to hear that you had a wonderful experience with the staff at the resort. Your comments have been passed on to the operations team in relation to the meals and cleaning and they will definitely aim to address these as soon as possible. Thanks for spending the time to let us know your thoughts. Kind... More 

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