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

Our Staff

A Working Holiday in The Red Centre

The staff at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge are a mix of international backpackers, adventurous Australians and grey nomads looking for a place to stop for a while.

Staying for 6 weeks to 6 months there are always new and enthusiastic people ready to welcome visitors and offer advice on how to get the most from your visit to Glen Helen and the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Want to join the Glen Helen team? Read below to see if working in this unique environment is for you

We employ International Working Holiday Visa holders regularly, for periods from 6 weeks to 6 months, and have had staff from Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Estonia, USA, Korea, Hong Kong, so far in the last few years. Many Australians travelling have also worked for us for short or longer periods.

Some older working/travelling Australians and Grey Nomads have also called Glen Helen home for a few months.

Every staff member brings their own special personality to their job, and we relish the variety and diversity of backgrounds that our staff display.

We are a remote property so all staff live on site, occupying shared or single accommodation units, each with their own bathroom.

An attractive Staff meals and accommodation package makes it possible for staff to save up some funds for the next leg of their journey. Our Chef keeps us all healthy with great meals. We are all living pretty close together and so have a family atmosphere with its fun and also its lack of complete privacy! You can see on the staff photos page that we do have plenty of fun!

If you do not have transport, we pick you up in Alice Springs when you arrive. Trips to ‘town’ can be coordinated with other staff on times off.

Work may be Outdoors, in the grounds, or in one of many other roles, such as kitchen hand, housekeeping, restaurant or bar service, reception and general customer service. All positions entail cleaning of one sort or other, and the least popular jobs are shared as fairly as possible. We offer 30 hours minimum per week in our roster, with one and sometimes two days off per week.

Many staff come to us with no hospitality experience, and we are more than happy to train you on the job. The only thing we do require is a positive, teachable and pleasant attitude and good English skills, spoken and written. Glen Helen frequently has guests from European countries with limited English, and they will need to be able to understand the staff both in person and on the phone. If you have a strong accent, even if your vocabulary is good, it may be difficult for you to make yourself understood with the clients. So please consider this before applying

Please also consider if you are prepared for living in a remote situation without TV, Mobile phones, and regular internet access, without nearby shopping, movies, nightclubs etc. If you love the outdoors, swimming, bushwalking, exploring, getting away from it all, then Glen Helen may be just the place for you!

Please note: We do not have primary industry status so we are not able to help with the 3 months farm work to claim a second visa.

 



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 →