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Glen Helen Brolga Award Winner

Glen Helen is thrilled to announce their success in winning the Hosted Accommodation award for 2015!


Owners Colin and Shelagh O’Brien have worked tirelessly over the years to create the memorable accommodation experience that is Glen Helen Homestead. This year that work has been recognized with the Norther Territory Brolga award.

“It’s such good reinforcement for what we do, interpreting the environment for our guests and making them comfortable in what is a pretty full on outback environment. It’s so special to be rewarded for that,”

Visitors to Glen Helen will be able to see the award on display  along with our earlier Gold Plate Awards



Music in the homestead


Resident musician Chris Aronsten is back at Glen Helen playing in the homestead 5 nights a week for a short time.


You can enjoy a drink by the fire and take in the music as Chris plays a whole range of instruments including  guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, spoons and stomp-box.

A typical concert includes original songs and a few selected covers played on the various instruments. He blends the songs with fiddle tunes, American-style bluegrass flat-picking on guitar, and instrumentals on mandolin.


Enjoy a taste of what we’ve been experiencing out here with these videos then come on out and enjoy it for you yourself. Make sure you call ahead though, even musicians need days off and we’d hate for you to miss him.

Chris Aronsten Video 1

Chris Aronsten Video Two

Conference at Glen Helen

Conferences and Events

With a wide range of accommodation and catering options available, Glen Helen Homestead Lodge can cater for short or multiple day conferences, team building exercises or specialised visits for groups of up to 50 people.

Make use of our indoor or outdoor meeting spaces followed by dinner in the Namatjira Gallery Restaurant or enjoy a sunset barbeque on the back veranda.

If it’s team building you are after try scenic helicopter flights, natural swimming holes, tag along four wheel drive tours or hike sections of the Larapinta Trail.

For more information download our conferencing information sheet or use the inquiry form to outline your specific requirements.

Conferencing Information