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

NYE roundup

Our Rio Carnivale themed New Years Eve was a great success Fireworks, costumes and an outback BBQ, what a great way to welcome 2014. Keep an eye on our blog for this years theme and other events throughout the year.   “>

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May 28, 2015
 

A working holiday at Glen Helen – the real experience

Glen Helen Homestead Lodge has always attracted staff from around the world, and with so much to offer who wouldn’t want to spend a few months working in paradise? One of our staff members has shared her experience, in her own words, after working at Glen Helen in 2013, maybe it will inspire other workers…

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May 28, 2015
 

“An oasis in the middle of nowhere” A staff testimonial

Glen Helen: an Oasis in the middle of nowhere (October-November 2009) Hi! My name is Simone Natali Tanci and I spent a year in Australia with a working holiday visa. Before leaving my country I planned my stay a little bit but once there everything changed. What didn’t change was the desire and willing to…

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May 28, 2015
 

Summer Rain in the West Mac’s

It’s that time of year when we’ve had just the right amount of rain to get the Ormiston Creek flowing across the road and into the Finke River. Although this part of Australia isn’t considered part of the tropical wet and dry season we do receive considerably more rain during summer which comes as welcome…

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May 28, 2015
 

The music returns to Glen Helen

Well it’s been a long, hot (and wet) summer here in Central Australia and I can hardly believe how quickly April has come around. As things begin to wind up for the busy season so comes the return of our in house musicians. This year we welcome back some regular voices and add a few…

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May 28, 2015
 

Glen Helen welcomes Jeanette Wormald to the stage

Jeanette Wormald returns to Glen Helen this week for her first performance of 2014. Catch her in the homestead Friday 11th to Sunday 13th of April. This will be the first of several performances by Jeanette at Glen Helen in 2014. See our in house performances page for the full 2014 musicians calendar. Jeanette Wormald’s…

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →