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Wilpena Pound Resort

3.5 of 5 Wilpena Road | Via Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars NEW

We visited Ikara Safari Camp at the end of February. After having read some of the reviews, and stayed in other rural accommodation in Australia, we were realistic with our expectations. But wow, what a wonderful surprise. The photos on the website do not do this accommodation justice. We arrived late on Friday and did struggle to find our tents... More 

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West Quantoxhead UK
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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive resort but well equipped. Fantastic rural surroundings. We stayed outside the National park but had to pay the entry fee to come in and walk up to the rim of Wilpena Pound. Few tourists around and appeared well run.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on what happened after we stayed laye Jan 2015 I've decided to edit my review. Absolutely beautiful location and surrounds, couldn't get enough of it! And that's where it stops. * Room - When we walked in there was a sewerage smell coming from the bathroom, there was a hole left in the wall from where the aircon had... More 

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Holt, Norfolk
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162 reviews 162 reviews
80 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It could be fantastic as the location is wonderful but....... The first but when I arrived was that there was a power cut which cut off the aircon, not a problem for me but the receptionist really couldn't be bothered to check me in efficiently because it was "too hot" and the computer was down, no idea when power would... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here for the weekend. The surrounding areas are breathtaking- we woke up to emus an arms length away and of course lots of kangaroos. the campground was average,we managed to find a nice quiet spot tucked away from all the noisy families.despite visiting in summer it rained the first day we got there but was very hot for... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
35 hotel reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Mixing Philanthropy and Business is a hard act to pull off. Toss in some tax payers subsidy and you might end up with a place like Wilpena Pound Resort where even the most dedicated of staff fail to deliver due to the lack of management. The online booking engine is cumbersome offering a baffling plethora of rates and special offers.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed 3 nights, having booked a Safari Tent, but the weather was against us. We managed a flight the first morning but I was disappointed on two counts. First I was told that there was a 10% special but I noticed from my receipt that I paid full price ($199) and secondly the pilot didn't cater for passengers on... More 

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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

What great staff you have. I got the impression that they are undervalued. We stayed 2 nights and had dinner and drinks both nights in the restaurant. Great casual friends and honest service and the food was beautiful. The three bar staff a man and a lady around 40 and a young English girl went out of their way to... More 

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Anthology-Team, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cree S, Thank you for sharing a candid account of your visit to Wilpena Pound Resort. I know that our team will be elated to hear your praise of their friendly nature and flexible service. I will be sure to follow up your comments regarding cleanliness and personally review our processes in this area. You will be very pleased... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Tent was very big and luxurious and we didn't not feel the effects of the 40 degree weather and 90km winds. Ensuite and King sized bed looking out towards the pound. Breakfast in the Main Safari Camp tent was BBQ based and the massive downside was they didn't open until 7.30 which meant we couldn't get a breakfast in before... More 

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Anthology-Team, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Junes04, Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback following your recent stay at Ikara Safari Camp. We have discussed your comments in detail at our regular management meeting. We look forward to welcoming you to Ikara Safari Camp on a return visit soon. Kind regards, Jason Purton Director of Sales & Marketing More 

Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

very clean good value accommadation staff excellent cant do enough for you breakfast was nice prices on tour we found expensive if you want to just chill do walking trails and look at animals this place is excellent

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Anthology-Team, Director of Sales at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm k, How wonderful to read your positive account of your visit to Wilpena Pound Resort. We could not agree more that our location is splendid for bush walking and those who wish to relax and unwind. I will be sure to pass on your kind words regarding our breakfast team and their attentiveness. Kind regards, Jason Purton Director... More 

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Address: Wilpena Road | Via Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Flinders Ranges > Flinders Ranges National Park
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wilpena Pound Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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