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Mt Hart Homestead
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Gibb River Road, within King Leopold Range Conservation Park | The Kimberleys, Western Australia 6728, Australia (Formerly Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge Hotel)   |  
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Ostersund, Sweden
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“Greate place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

Great place, we really enjoyed this place. Food, room, location and service is great . Hope we can come back soon. Gibb river road is a great drive

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

We spent one night at the Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge in July 2010, a group of four travellers, in the newer of the two homestead buildings. Kim and Taffy, who run the place, are charming, and clearly have a sense of humour, as evidenced by signs welcoming visitors to Mt Hart International Airport.

The accommodation in the two homestead buildings comprise rooms surrounded by enclosed verandahs, with toilets and showers a brief walk away. There's an open-air bar for guests for drinks, a dining room, and plenty of gardens to wander in. There's a lovely waterhole in which to swim and cool off.

The property has several gorges on site, and we visited one of these: there are few guests about, so it's quite likely you'll have a gorge to yourself. It has it's own airstrip if that's important to you.

Dinner and breakfast was included: the dinner was a buffet. There's a buffet continental breakfast, but hot breakfast is also included in the tariff. Dinner was pretty good, with a selection of five desserts on the night we stayed. Breakfast was a little better, in my opinion. Alcohol is not included in the price, but you can buy wine, beer and other alcohol at the bar.

I really enjoyed this place, and would have loved to stay another day or two, but unfortunately we had to continue on our road trip. Taffy has narrated a 10 minute video on the history of Mt Hart, which is a must to watch. It's not a luxury lodge, but is unique and special. It was one of my favourites on the Gibb River Road.

Visitors should note that Mt Hart is a 49 km drive from the Gibb River Road. Despite some saying that it's a 45 minute drive, I think it'd be wiser to allow a full hour to negotiate it.

The delightful Bell Gorge doesn't look very far on the map, but the drive down to the Gibb River Road and back off the road to Bell Gorge will take just over 2 hours, including the walk.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

We were taking a short driving holiday along the Gibb River Road and didn't want to camp - the excellent Mt Hart website convinced us to stay here for a few nights - and what an oasis of outback hospitality! Wonderful friendly hosts, great homecooked meals, and a generous hospitality, all in the midst of the spectacular scenery of the King Leopold Ranges. The rooms are basic, but all that you need in the outback - shared facilities are wonderful - great showers and all scrupulously clean. Rooms are air conditioned, and the dinner and breakfast meals are a treat.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

It's remote and isolated and cut off by rains for months of the year and so, given that, it's probably wrong to expect a lot. Hence, when I say it's serviceable, you will not be disappointed if you don't get your hopes up too high. The (very) new chef was clearly a bit stressed, but his food (buffet style) was great. I hope he sticks the season out. Lunch wasn't available (I think it is for tour groups flying in) and there was a buffet breakfast for overnight guests.
We did not see the inside of homestead accommodation, but perhaps it is swisher than the "cottage", a euphemism for a shed divided into two rooms with a bathroom separating them.
The birdlife on the road in was lovely (but at 50 km each way to the homestead, you probably wouldn't just detour off the Gibb River Road for a squizz).

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gibb River Road, within King Leopold Range Conservation Park | The Kimberleys, Western Australia 6728, Australia (Formerly Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge Hotel)
Location: Australia > Western Australia
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 723 Specialty lodging in Western Australia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mt Hart Homestead 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be welcomed with open arms to Mt Hart Homestead, conveniently located just off the Gibb River Road. The property offers a charming place to relax and recharge, and its proximity to many of the Kimberley's spectacular gorges makes it an ideal base from which to explore this stunning region. Mt Hart Homestead comprises two accommodation sites, the original working cattle station homestead and the second homestead, which has been carefully recreated to match the unique style of the original. Both exude a rustic ambiance and offer exceptional hospitality. Accommodation features comfortable double or twin bedded rooms, which are close to shared facilities, all in a secluded Kimberley setting. Stay in a remarkable location, close to the spectacular King Leopold Ranges and just a short drive from APT's Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, making Mt Hart the perfect next stop on your Kimberley journey. The land on which Mt Hart is built enjoys a fascinating rich Indigenous and pastoral history. Mt Hart Homestead offers shared bathroom facilities, a library, a dining room, a licensed bar, and a guest laundry, all the comforts of home at your fingertips. Hearty home-cooked breakfasts and delicious three-course dinners are served in a licensed dining room. Lunch is also available upon request (additional cost). ... more   less 
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