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

Delights of Summer at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

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This Perentie shows little fear of humans as he strolls around the campground looking for a meal. They will feed on pretty well anything, so regularly patrol places where humans may have left some treats.

It is one of the special times of the year in Central Australia. Hot weather is the norm, and we have had some spells over 40 degrees C. But the atmosphere is very relaxed and evening drinks on the back verandah and swimming in the Glen Helen Gorge are the order of the day.

The swimming pool sparkles and suits those who really like to see the bottom of where they are swimming!

Guests arrive to a very quiet homestead and sometimes ask, ‘what on earth is it like, living out here all the time?’ They get shown to their Air Conditioned Motel room and gasp with pleasure at the coolness. We have time to chat in summer, to share our life experiences with our visitors from all parts of the world, learn about their lives and their current holiday. They cannot believe we are so happy and relaxed living somewhere so remote!

We often share the summer sports on the Television, sharing the Australian Open, and the International Cricket, and so on.

There are interesting reptiles around. Currently we have a medium sized Perentie hanging around, looking very regal and impressive at over 1 metre long. Stimsons Pythons show up and cooperate with some handling and display for visitors, many of whom have never touched any reptile in their lives.

We have some special functions, such as our Australia Day dinner, Valentines Dinner which are well supported by our local guests, whose repeated custom we appreciate so much.

But most days are just simple days of quiet customer service, relaxed atmosphere along with our great meals.

Most visitors come in the cooler months, but there is a special summer atmosphere that is worth the experience, so come soon and enjoy the great vibe!!

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 →

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 →

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 →