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See what’s happening in and around Glen Helen Resort

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.




The Ormiston Pound walk

Recommended as one of the must see walking tracks in the West MacDonnell Ranges, the Ormiston Pound walk is a 3-4 hour loop starting at the Visitor Centre, through the pound and back via the waterhole at Ormiston Gorge. The area is particularly good for spotting dingoes, rock wallaby’s,...

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New Years Eve at Glen Helen Resort

I can hardly believe it is that time again, we are getting ready for our big New Years Eve Celebration here at Glen Helen Resort. This years theme is Rio Carnivale, so get your costumes ready and be sure to book your tickets and accommodation.  

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With summer comes rain

I have noticed over time that some people have the perception that here in the desert we have only one temperature, Hot!  Infact most people are surprised to find that in winter we can experience temperatures below freezing over night and in summer what was hot and dry can...

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Planning for The Larapinta Trail

With summer upon us a visit to The West MacDonnell Ranges is now more about swimming in the natural water holes than long treks on The Larapinta Trail however, now is the perfect time to plan ahead so that you are ready for the big walk when the cool...

Read More

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...

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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,...

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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 Resort 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...

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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...

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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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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...

Read More

  • blog
Bookmark and Share

See what’s happening in and around Glen Helen Resort

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.




The Ormiston Pound walk

Recommended as one of the must see walking tracks in the West MacDonnell Ranges, the Ormiston Pound walk is a 3-4 hour loop starting at the Visitor Centre, through the pound and back via the waterhole at Ormiston Gorge. The area is particularly good for spotting dingoes, rock wallaby’s,...

Read More

New Years Eve at Glen Helen Resort

I can hardly believe it is that time again, we are getting ready for our big New Years Eve Celebration here at Glen Helen Resort. This years theme is Rio Carnivale, so get your costumes ready and be sure to book your tickets and accommodation.  

Read More

With summer comes rain

I have noticed over time that some people have the perception that here in the desert we have only one temperature, Hot!  Infact most people are surprised to find that in winter we can experience temperatures below freezing over night and in summer what was hot and dry can...

Read More

Planning for The Larapinta Trail

With summer upon us a visit to The West MacDonnell Ranges is now more about swimming in the natural water holes than long treks on The Larapinta Trail however, now is the perfect time to plan ahead so that you are ready for the big walk when the cool...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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 Resort 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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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.  

Read More

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...

Read More