Don't be fooled by the name. It's a resort in terms of spread out bungalow style accommodation. It does not have lots of attractions within the facility.
We travelled the "back route" to get there - from Alice Springs to Hemansburg and then via the Meneerie Loop. Note that you need a permit for this road (available at Hemansburg's freindly Petrol station/general store). However this is no road for the faint hearted. From Hermansbug it is mostly gravel and was quite corrugated most of the way. It's not a road for the inexperienced driver and needs a reliable vehicle (4WD preferably) and is very isolated and can be extremely hot -we saw ~3 other cars in 300 km. So carry lots of water and be prepared to pay dearly for fuel $2.33 per litre.
The resort has quite nice rooms which were spacious, quite well appointed and clean. The outdoor balcony could use an extra couple of chairs as we had a family unit.
Pool wasn't much but thats not what we went for. Eating options are severely limited - only place was the Tavern. Food was OK but don't expect anything fancy.
Staff were all friendly and helpful though the breakfast waiter still seemed half asleep (maybe hungover).
Don't know if they have busy and low seasons but there weren't many people there when we visited. There was a big restaurant near the pool but it wasn't open - does it ever open?
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Canyon Hotel Kings Canyon
- Kings Canyon Lodge