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

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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 27, 2015
 

Barry Skipsey returns to Glen Helen for 2014

Barry Skipsey, Alice Springs based singer, songwriter and photographer is no stranger to the stage at Glen Helen and is received with great enthusiasm on each and every visit. Kicking off his 2014 season Barry will be at Glen Helen from this Friday the 18th of April playing right through the Easter and Anzac day…

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May 27, 2015
 

A wedding celebration at Glen Helen

Glen Helen Homestead Lodge recently had the privilege of hosting the wedding of the hilariously creative Mick and Bernadette Cassidy. The guests were entertained by this video about the trials of getting between the ceremony venue of Ormiston Gorge and the reception venue at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge and Mick and Bernadette have given us…

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May 27, 2015
 

Managing Customer Expectations For Glen Helen

I thought it was timely to write a post about the old chestnut: Reviews and how to manage them. Most hotels must work with Trip Advisor in receiving reviews and responding to them. We find from conversations with our visitors that many people read reviews and interestingly many take special note of the responses we…

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May 22, 2015
 

The Homestead

Bar and outdoor beer garden Namatjira Gallery Restaurant Bar meals served 11am – 2.30pm Outdoor BBQ areas Guest laundry Fuel – Diesel and Unleaded Swimming pool Local tour and walking information desk Live entertainment five nights per week 4WD tours and transfers Scenic helicopter flights Natural swimming hole Gift shop Limited grocery supplies Open fires…

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May 22, 2015
 

Campground

Powered and Unpowered campsites Grass tent sites Powered caravan sites Fire places Camp Kitchen Shared bathroom facilities Swimming pool Laundry facilities

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May 22, 2015
 

Celebrations

Birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions celebrate at Glen Helen with an intimate dinner in the Namatjira Gallery Restaurant, or a barbeque, buffet or cocktail party under the stars. Enjoy the sounds of our talented in house musicians or make it a real adventure with a night in the safari tents and a drink around the…

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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 →

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 →

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 →