Glen Helen Homestead Lodge an outback oasis...
Glen Helen Homestead Lodge
an outback
oasis...

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See what’s happening in and around Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

With the ever changing environment of the West MacDonnell National Park there is always something new to see and experience. Keep up to date with local events and amazing natural wonders from anywhere in the world.

 

 



May 28, 2015
 

The Many Views of the Glen Helen Gorge

Given the long history of the area it is not surprising that many people from all over Australia have memories and attachments to the Glen Helen Gorge. Almost every day we hear the recollections of guests who had visited the area as children or saw pictures of the visits of family members as they grew…

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Glen Helen on Coxy’s Big Break

If you missed the Glen Helen segment on the recent episode of Coxy’s Big Break you can check it out at the link below. Thanks to our Head Chef Mark Jones for his starring role, and for showcasing his ever impressive menu.

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May 28, 2015
 

The Wonders of Mt Sonder

There is no shortage of spectacular scenery out here in the West MacDonnell Ranges but one of my personal favorites is the spectacular Mt Sonder. Section 12, the final section of the Larapinta trail takes walkers on an adventurous 16km return trip from the Redbank gorge car park to the summit of the fourth highest…

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Glen Helen Gold Plate Award winner for the second year in a row

This time last year I had the pleasure of announcing that Glen Helen Homestead Lodge had won 2 golden plate awards and I am once again to announce that we have taken out the award for a second year running. See below the news article and photograph of our head chef Mark Jones, courtesy of…

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May 28, 2015
 

Great feedback and photohraphy from our recent visitors

We always enjoy hearing feedback from our visitors and recent visitors Paul & Jeanette had some very kind words to share and some spectacular photography as well Just a quick e-mail to say how much we enjoyed our recent stay at Glen Helen, such a stunning location, friendly atmosphere, super service and great food –…

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May 28, 2015
 

The magic of scenery

While the beauty of Glen Helen and the West MacDonnell Ranges is often caught in photos or explained in words sometimes seeing it in motion is the best way to really understand the true wonder of the area. The video below shows a Glen Helen visit from start to finish including music from some of…

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Testimonial1

Of all the places we stayed during our one week trip around Alice Springs this is the only place I would love to go back to. I do not care that there is no television, no air con and pretty simple accommodation. The atmosphere is lovely and personal, there was a roaring fire and live music in the evening, a toy box in the reception area for children, old books and magazines and after days of eating over priced chewy pizzas the restaurant was like arriving in heaven! Proof that you can have nice food in a remote location – we were looking forward to dinner every night and enjoyed kangaroo, camel sausages and crocodile spring rolls matched with great Aussie wines. It was the one place we would have loved to have stayed longer – the images speak for themselves. Will be back for sure.

Loved it – great food in the outback!!!

2015-05-12T10:06:47+00:00

Loved it – great food in the outback!!!

Of all the places we stayed during our one week trip around Alice Springs this is the only place I would love to go back to. I do not care that there is no television, no air con and pretty simple accommodation. The atmosphere is lovely and personal, there was a roaring fire and live View Full →

Testimonial4

Just a quick e-mail to say how much we enjoyed our recent stay at Glen Helen, such a stunning location, friendly atmosphere, super service and great food – and accommodation, while as advised was basic, we found it spotlessly clean and all we really needed was there for an overnight stop. The highlight was the Ormiston Gorge Helicopter flight, just jaw droppingly beautiful – I think the pilot thought our microphones weren’t working, when in fact we were just speechless!

Jaw droppingly Beautiful

2015-05-22T10:50:57+00:00

Jaw droppingly Beautiful

Just a quick e-mail to say how much we enjoyed our recent stay at Glen Helen, such a stunning location, friendly atmosphere, super service and great food – and accommodation, while as advised was basic, we found it spotlessly clean and all we really needed was there for an overnight stop. The highlight was the View Full →

Testimonia2

Glen Helen Resort was one of our stops on our travels through the Outback. all hotels were pre-arranged and we didn’t really now what to expect. Glen Helen Resort was out first Outback stop along the red centre way, and provided us with a with a real outback feeling. The Resort is very simple, the rooms small and cozy, but very clean and the staff were really friendly and kind. The evening meal was superb, the music in the evening was very fitting and could be enjoyed outside on the patio as well. The sandwiches we got the next day to take with us were the best sandwiches we had all trip. All in all avery simple but very nice and authentic resort.

Authentic Outback

2015-05-12T10:07:21+00:00

Authentic Outback

Glen Helen Resort was one of our stops on our travels through the Outback. all hotels were pre-arranged and we didn’t really now what to expect. Glen Helen Resort was out first Outback stop along the red centre way, and provided us with a with a real outback feeling. The Resort is very simple, the View Full →

Testimonial3

We arrived from the west, so the place felt like the middle of nowhere, but really it is only 45 minutes easy drive from Alice Springs. The staff were friendly and helpful; the room was cozy but small and not real flash, however this is an unpretentious place and the value was there. We were amazed to find a terrific restaurant here and had a fabulous meal which would be worth driving out from Alice for, even if you weren’t staying over. Thoroughly recommended. PS Please ask the tour bus operators not to de-stone their dual wheels in front of the bowser!

A friendly oasis

2015-05-22T10:49:48+00:00

A friendly oasis

We arrived from the west, so the place felt like the middle of nowhere, but really it is only 45 minutes easy drive from Alice Springs. The staff were friendly and helpful; the room was cozy but small and not real flash, however this is an unpretentious place and the value was there. We were View Full →