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Barkly Homestead

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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pick your spot. Thats what we got told when we pulled up to find our accommodation for the night twice we stayed here. Beautiful sites amenities were great clean. Food was absolutely great entertainment one night then the next time we just watched the footy. Happy hour was from 4 until 5 and great price for a beer and wine... More 

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Thank Sandra S
Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Sandra S! Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so pleased to hear you had 2 great stops with us here and have managed to make use of our bar and restaurant where we often have live music, and most definitely the footy! Our happy hour beers and wines are actually $4 which is an even... More 

Mount Barker, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in a cabin for one night, and while the facilities are basic, we enjoyed a comfortable and quiet night that enabled us to get an early start in the morning. The roadhouse food was reasonable (but it's pretty noisy if you're tired...) Overall though, much better than we expected but pretty expensive for what you get.

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Thank scrubby1249
Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Scrubby1249! Thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear you had a comfortable stay with us here in one of our cabins and managed to join us for dinner. I believe for a modern en suite, air conditioned cabin with fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a personal veranda, $150 is more than fair and reasonable compared... More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The homestead is a very big place with lots to see inside. Facilities good and clean and the park fills up very quickly with vans, motorhomes and tents. Considering that it is on a major road there was little or no truck noise over night.

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Thank Lengie45
Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Lengie45! Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here and had a quiets night sleep in our caravan park. Enjoy the rest of your trip and we hope to see you again in the future! More 

Wurruk, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived mid afternoon, still a few sites left but filing fast, was able to find a good drive through site in the shade. Toilet and showers a little dated but clean and functional. Had dinner at the restaurant which was excellent and some good live entertainment. Will stay again.

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

Hi Gpcarro ! Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us and managed to join us for the live music. We've had and still have some great musicians coming through this year! Enjoy the rest of your trip and we look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

Cairns, Australia
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92 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling solo from Darwin to Cairns I stopped here for breakfast. Had to do a double take, the place is full of backpackers who all ahve the same hair and are the same height - only the accents differed! I ordered a bacon burger - as I have at all my brekky stops so I can rate the best ones... More 

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

Hi Bucketlist14! Thank you for your review, although I am struggling to make sense of it. I'm not sure what the appearance of our staff has to do with tripadvisor, I can only assume tall blondes aren't your forte, as among our 20 something staff members, we have 3 blondes who I presume you are referring to as nobody else... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are on a round Aus trip. Needed a place for the night and booked into the Barkly Homestead for the night in the cabins. We weren't expecting much but what a surprise. Great great food. Bar prices were ok. Live music "Pepper Jane" was really good. Cabins are roomy and very clean.

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Thank BGS2013
Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your kind review! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to join us for the live music. She was great and we enjoyed her too, a little dance is always welcomed after a busy day! Pepper is actually back this week for around 10 days which is great news!... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barkly Homestead looks like a very well kept oasis with green lawns and tidy shrubs. However, the caravan park is often full to overflowing during the tourist season and it seems the septic system cannot keep up. We had to move our motorhome twice to try and (unsuccessfully) avoid the smell of sewage. Awful and most unacceptable.

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

Hi Travelwriter2016! Thanks for your review. I'm glad you approve of our gardens, we work very hard to keep them that way. And as you said, we are very busy during peak season. But i am not sure about the smell of septic you mention? Our systems are designed to cope with over load, and do so well. I am... More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped overnight travelling from Darwin to Townsville and then return. They have a monopoly position (the nearest competitor is almost 200 km away) but the cost of a motel room was very reasonable, and the quality was as good as could be expected. Likewise the restaurant had good food at prices comparable to less remote places. Staff were friendly and... More 

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Thank Keith J
Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Keith J! Thanks so much for your kind review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here and very much hope to see you again in the future! Enjoy the rest of your trip, and thanks again! More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were delighted with the cabin we stayed In last night, after a long drive from Mt Isa. The staff were most helpful and the character of the hotel/ restaurant was well worth the visit. The owners have obviously worked hard to make this a pleasant oasis in the middle of nowhere!! Carol M

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

Hi Carol M! Thank you so much for your great review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in one of our cabins! Enjoy the rest of your travels, we really do hope to see you again in the future! Thanks again! More 

Melbourne
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105 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not really much choice between Tennant Creek and Mt Isa if you want power, but this is a satisfactory stopover. It's a big roadhouse that actively pushes it's bar and meals but it's caravan and camping site is big too. Many sites are drive through and have a convenient concrete strip with faux grass with which to line... More 

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Thank yeti5
Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It s shame you didn't like our amenity blocks. We work very hard to keep them clean and tidy which is a lot of work with the amount of use they get. We checked the shower/toilet cubicles (a total of 6). We found a tap to be missing on one however couldn't find anything wrong... More 

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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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