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

Our FAQs

Accommodation

Q. Is it necessary to book campsites?

Reservations are recommended for all campsites, May to October are the busiest months and the majority of sites fill on most days. Bookings can be made via the camp booking form, email or over the phone.

Q. Is linen included in the rooms?

Yes, motel rooms and bunkhouse beds include all linen and towels required for your stay.

Q. What facilities are in the motel rooms?

All motel rooms have ensuite with shower and toilet. Rooms are air conditioned and have a small refrigerator.

Q. What time is check in?

Check in for the motel and bunkhouse is from 2pm.
Check in for the caravan park and camping is after 10am.

Q. What time is check out?

Check out for all accommodation is 10am.

General Questions

Q. Are meals available at Glen Helen?

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available 7 days per week along with a selection of snacks and refreshments. Dinner reservations are necessary.

Q. Are pets allowed at Glen Helen?

Pets are welcome in the Glen Helen camp ground. Pet owners are reminded that the surrounding areas are National Park land and restrictions apply to domestic animals. Pets are not allowed in the motel rooms.

Q. Does Glen Helen have Eftpos and credit card facilities?

Yes, guests can use Eftpos and credit cards. Credit transactions do incur a fee but those from savings and cheque accounts do not.

Q. Does Glen Helen sell take away alcohol?

Glen Helen Resort has a liquor license for on premise sales only. Guest are permitted to purchase alcoholic beverages for consumption in the bar, motel or campsites but may not remove them from the property.

Q. How far is Glen Helen Resort fromAlice Springs?

132km’s on sealed road. The property is easily accessible by 2WD vehicle or when towing caravans and trailers.

Q. What activities are there around Glen Helen Resort?

The West Mac Donnell Ranges offers an abundance of outdoor activities from easy day walks to overnight hikes, natural swimming holes, bird watching and sightseeing. There is information on all activities available from reception or see the suggested itinerary area of the website.

Q. What supplies are available at Glen Helen?

There are basic supplies available including bread, milk, ice and water. Some fresh food items are available on request subject to availability. Diesel and Opal Unleaded fuel are also available.

Q. What weather conditions can I expect during my stay at Glen Helen?

Autumn and spring are very comfortable with warm days and cool nights. Rain is not uncommon in the late spring months.

Summer is hot and dry with average temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius. The majority of rain occurs in the summer season and can bring about humidity and rapid temperature drops. The hot weather is an ideal time to make the most of the many swimming holes in the area.

Winter temperatures are normally in the high teens and low twenties with nights falling to below zero. Warm bedding is recommended for campers. The ideal time for walking holidays is during these cooler months.

Q Is drinking water available at Glen Helen?

Glen Helen relies on a bore water supply. While this is safe to drink it is high in minerals and has a distinct taste. We recommend guests bring a supply of fresh water or purchase drinking water from the bar.



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 →

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 →

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 →