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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
  • 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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 

Sydney
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58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We've stayed in a family cottage for the reason of getting 2 separate beds as I was travelling with my mum. The place is central to lookouts and walks in the park - think it's actually the best accomodation available location wise. apartments are a bit aged but clean and maintained well. We haven't used the restaurant but the atmosphere... More 

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

Hi TravelTheWorld44, Thanks for your detailed review. It is great when our guests share details of their experience as it ensures that readers know what to expect when they come. You are right, the resort is a little older and we absolutely do our best to ensure that the rooms are clean and well maintained. It is great to know... More 

Tokyo
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We loved taking an American friend to see the beauty of the Flinders. We really enjoyed 'glamping' in the Ikara Safari tents. Outside they look like a very stable tent, inside they have a floor, heating, comfortable beds and a hotel standard en suite. The breakfast in the dining tent was great. Individually prepared hot breakfast plus cereals, juice, coffee,... More 

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

Hello O986, Thanks for staying and sharing your experience at Ikara Safari Camp. It is great that you enjoyed your stay with your friends. It is great to know that you enjoyed the meals as well. Kind Regards, Jason Purton Wilpena Pound Resort and Ikara Safari Camp More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a refreshing place to stop. Plenty of space between each campsite can have your own fire but bring your own firewood or buy some there. Showers are hot and it is a good campsite to relax in. You are surrounded by trees lots of bird life with kangaroos on the grounds.

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

Hi Peter T, Thanks for spending some time with us at the Wilpena Pound Resort Campground, and also for writing a great review. We are glad that we could help you enjoy a great holiday. Kind Regards, Jason Purton Wilpena Pound Resort and Ikara Safari Camp More 

Adelaide
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed in the Safari tents for 6 nights in June of this year. It was cold on the outside but we were so cosy in our luxury tent. We enjoyed a buffet breakfast each morning of our stay and it was such a wonderful way to start our days . We were warm and comfortable and had all that... More 

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

Wow Jenylee, what a great review. It sounds like you really got to spend some good time at Wilpena and we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Jason Purton Wilpena Pound Resort and Ikara Safari Camp More 

Sunbury, Australia
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A lovely spot to camp at the base of the walk. The ameneties are clean and good. The pound cafe is a a short walk away to have lunch or drink. Also stocked with general store supplies if needed. You can have a open camp fire at certain times of the year and can purchase wood from the store. In... More 

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

Hi donnamaree2015, Thanks for your time writing a review and for coming and staying with us at the campground. Being inside the national park definitely has its advantages when it comes to seeing the wildlife. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Jason Purton Wilpena Pound Resort and Ikara Safari Camp More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We spent 2 nights in Brachina and enjoyed the Wangara walk and some other lookouts that can be accessed by our 2wd car. For the room, heater was not warm enough, shower room is small, service was slow in the cafe.

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

Hello Moral101, Thanks for coming to stay with us. We are glad that you got out to enjoy the Flinders Ranges. Thanks for letting us know about the heater, we are going through and testing them and so any issues should be resolved. Kind Regards, Jason Purton Wilpena Pound Resort and Ikara Safari Camp More 

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85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The camp site for school groups is okay, but try and get bus bay 1 or 2 as they are better for coaches with kitchen trailers. The showers can be warm but if too many people are in them they tend to go cold very quickly. Lots of nice walks around but be aware of the roos that wander through... More 

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

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We appreciate that when there is high demand, facilities such as the camp ground hot water system may struggle to keep up. We are currently looking at plans to upgrade the camping facilities and hopefully this will be complete by the next time you visit. Thanks also... More 

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