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Hale River Homestead

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you truly want a beautiful outback experience, Hale River Homestead is the place to go. It has a wide range of accommodation as listed on their website. We took our off road caravan there for 5 nights. There is so much to see and do such as drives to Ruby Gap, D\Nhala Gorge and Arltunga Historical Reserve to name... More 

Thank Rose R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

There's something very special about this beautiful place - the expansive sky, excellent tracks, the smell of the dirt, the lake that's walking distance from the campground. I spent much of my time walking around the lake and it's quiet & peaceful. Stay for 2 or 3 nights because one just isn't long enough to really breathe it in. Yes,... More 

Thank noodlegoat
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We travelled here in early May, not totally sure of what the homestead would be like. Getting there was something of an adventure as the property is located well out at the end of the East Mac ranges and is quite remote. The last 50 or so Kms were over a rough but reasonable unsealed road with great views of... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We spent three nights at the Homestead in the self-contained cottage. It was great to experience life on a real cattle station in the middle of Australia, even for a short time. Our host, Maggie, was lovely - so friendly and helpful. The sunrise and sunset each day was spectacular and we could hear dingoes howling in the wee small... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

The trip out to Old Ambalindum Homestead requires a vehicle with clearance......irrespective of which way you go (Stuart Hwy or Ross Hwy). Travelling in on the Ross Hwy is quicker and you get to travel through Arltunga which is worth a look. When you get to the Homestead it's all rustic.....rural......and really, really good. Our accommodation was in the 'Cottage'... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It's a bit of a trip in, but well worth it. Lovely quiet, grassed campsites for two or three vans ( we were there by ourselves for 2 of our 3 nights. Great base from which to explore NSW's first town - Arltunga & the spectacular Trephina Gorge. Unfortunately with the rains Ruby Gorge was closed when we were there... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hale River Homestead, dating back to the early 1900s, has been renovated recently and is open for visitors. A range of accommodation is available, from camping sites and bunkhouse to the air-conditioned comfort of the Old Ambalindum homestead itself. Hale River Homestead is surrounded by a working cattle station of more than 3000 sq km about 135km northeast of Alice Springs. It is one of the original cattle stations settled in Central Australia and its immediate surrounds feature some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Australia. Activities include 4 wheel driving, bushwalking, mountain bike riding and bird watching. Hale River Homestead at Old Ambalindum is off the Arltunga Loop tourist road to the east of Alice Springs on the Binns Track. Part of the road is unsealed and is accessible by AWD or 4WD, please contact us for road condition before travelling. Comfortable, affordable and friendly, Old Ambalindum offers a true outback experience with a host of options whether staying for a night or longer.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hale River Homestead

Address: Arltunga Tourist Drive | Ambalindum Station, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia (Formerly Old Ambalindum Homestead)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: $22 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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