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Barkly Homestead

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dont have a streak at this place. I had to send my t.bone m.r back as i couldnt even cut it with a steak knife. They then cooked me a rump that was cook right like the first one but just as tough. Staff good but need buy the right quality of steak as these steaks were of some old... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi ! Welcome to trip advisor, I see that you have just signed up. We do in fact use a very high quality butcher, cook our steaks on a char grill, and sell plenty of steaks every week, so it is very disappointing that you found the steaks to be sub-standard. During the busy season we sell hundreds of meals... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tour all parts of Australia every winter by mobilehome for 2/3 months and last visited Barkly Homestead in 2014. This is the 4th time we have stopped here in the past eight years and each time we visit we notice the vast improvements that have been made. The owners (who I believe have owned the place since we first... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Andrew G! Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so pleased to hear that you choose to stop at us every time you tour Australia. Its so nice that you note the continued efforts we make to improve the business over the last 9 years we have been here. We very much look forward to welcoming... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stopped here a number of times over the years. Fantastic spot to break the journey the tableland. Food is good value with good serving sizes. Camp ground is good, showers and toilets are ok, using bore water. This last trip stayed in motel accommodation which whilst was not the Hilton was great for where you were. Happy traveler.

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi MarkCSyd !! Thanks so much for your kind review. We are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stays here with us and have had the chance to test out all of the facilities we offer. We do indeed use bore water, there isn't much else out here! We really hope to see you again in the near... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camp at Barkly Homestead often and it's never disappointing however do recommend you arrive early as they don't take bookings for powers campsites. Great overnight stopover with clean facilities and friendly service

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Liz P! Thanks so much for your kind review. We definitely agree it is wise to arrive early to secure a powered site as we operate on a first come first served basis, but we do of course have unlimited unpowered sites if you aren't able to get here in time. I'm so pleased to hear you always enjoy... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at Barkly Homestead several times and it is consistently good. We stay in the motel rooms and can't fault them. They are clean and bed is comfortable. There are plenty of options for dinner and prices are reasonable. All the staff are friendly. There is also free wifi in the dining area.

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Chris P! Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your many stays with us here and things were always at the standards we expect. We very much hope to see you again in the future! Thanks again ! More 

Tannum Sands, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meals and accommodation. Live music was great. Good place go stay to break up a long trip. Book a head in the dry season or you may not have accommodation as they are fully booked most days. Nice place to stay

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Marshy673 ! Thanks so much for your kind review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to get chance to enjoy some food over the live music we currently have. We are very lucky to have them here for the whole month! We agree that it is wise to book ahead for... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This isn’t a cheap place to stop at but that’s understandable as it’s very remote. I noted that 500litres of diesel was used every day just to keep the generators going so that electricity supply was available. We stayed in a cabin which consisted of the bedroom/basic kitchen and toilet/shower. The place was clean and quiet. Staff were friendly but... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and am glad you understand the difficulties and costs we experience due to our remote location. That being said, i'm not sure what information you required about the area, as there is really nothing here, but i'm sorry we could not have been... More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped overnight on our way to Mt Isa, the whole area is very clean and the staff are very friendly. Our room was very spacious with quality furnishings and a great modern bathroom, the hand basin is just outside the bathroom but this is not an issue. There is a great bar and restaurant and the food is large... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your great review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here and managed to take advantage of our restaurant and swimming pool! We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

Whitsunday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A clean and tidy park with a busy shop and service station. We stayed in the park on a powered site. Amenities are good particularly the combination toilet/shower blocks. Beer was cold and meals were excellent. Friendly backpacker staff were very helpful.

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi ! Thank you for your kind review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and everything was up to the standards we expect, especially the temperature of the beer!! Enjoy your trip and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Very clean only 1 night there travelling through, beautifully landscaped and well looked after property. Origin night the pub goes off. Food was very good I would not hesitate in staying here again, also great selection of white wine. We stayed in a cabin/room spotless a little out dated but nothing really to complain about. I would highly recommend the... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your kind review. I think you may have been in one of our budget cabins. Admittedly they are a little tired which is why they are budget cabins. Our other cabins are very modern although get booked up very quickly. I hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Barkly Homestead is situated 220km east of Tennant Creek on the Barkly Highway. The Homestead offers a variety of services including fuel, excellent accomodation and fantastic bar and grill. It is a welcome stopover on the long journey across the Barkly Highway. A true oasis in the desert. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barkly Homestead

Address: Corner of Barkly & Tablelands Highways | Barkly Tablelands, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0862, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Tennant Creek
Number of rooms: 21
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