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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped for 2 nights in our camper van under the trees by the green lawn at this outback working station. The bathrooms were austere but had fabulous showers(essential). We cooked one meal and ate with the family in the workshop/ kitchen meals area for the other meal.. A treat to meet some "hands on" locals, and a fabulous meal... More 

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Hale River H, Owner at Hale River Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you Rosemary for your lovely review. Our aim here at Hale River Homestead is to make our guests feel part of the 'place' for their stay, experience the magnificent surrounds and relax, we are so pleased that your experience matched your expectations. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Hale River H, Manager at Hale River Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We hope you had a wonderful time when you stayed here and hope to see you again soon. More 

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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hale River Homestead is more than just a farm stay - a station stay with a difference is a better description! Comfortable, affordable, and friendly, Hale River offers a true outback experience. With self-catered accommodation, camping, historical sites and fossicking tours. It is the perfect get-away for a relaxing couples retreat or a family adventure. Ambalindum Station is a working cattle station which is situated approximately 135km North-east of Alice Springs and is one of the original properties settled in Central Australia in the early 1900's. At well over 3,000 square kilometers, the station and its immediate surrounds feature some of the most spectacular scenery the Red Centre has to offer. Hale River Homestead has a range of accommodation available including the original Old Ambalindum Homestead, the Cottage, the Bunkhouse and a shaded, grassy camping area with powered sites and toilet and shower blocks. While you're staying at Old Ambalindum there are many places close by and many things to see and do . •Visit Historical Arltunga and visitors centre. The original town built before Alice Springs existed, started by the Gold Rush in the late 1880's •Do a Gem and Station tour and take home you findings •Short cut through Station road to beautiful Ruby Gap. Take a picnic to enjoy while you're there •Explore by foot or bike on our remote, rugged Station tracks •Go on an exciting 4WD track (upon request and subject to Station work) •Grab a map and follow the Station bore run to admire the cattle and the scenery •Relax and enjoy the Homestead and surrounds ... 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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