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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016

After a fantastic day exploring the East Mac Ranges, we decided not to camp at Threphina Gorge as it may rain and we were nervous we could get flooded in. So we arrived at the Ross River Resort, excited to explore the gorgeous homestead and its bar and take a well earned dip in the pool. Upon arrival at the...

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Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Dear LeaseP Firstly I would like to sincerely apologise making you feel unwelcome as that would never be our intention. We work long and hard hours to make people feel welcome at Ross River. My reaction from my perspective would of been one more of surprise, as in our off peak season we close at 430pm due to the very...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2015

If you feel like getting away from it all, this is a great place to go, rooms are spacious, clean, excellent air con, real outback feeling with good food, swimming pool and great location. Just remember it is outback and bush so if you like city living - it will not be your dream!

Thank JennyS511
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Jennys511 We think that the East Mac Ranges are pretty special and glad you do too! Hope you are able to come back one day!

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2015

It is so worth going out to see this place. So much History, plenty of photos to see in the Resort/Hotel. Staff are friendly and would help and with share information. The is also Artunga to explore. More history out here didn't have enough time in one day wished we had stayed at Ross River Resort with our van, road...

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Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Loretto34 The East Mac Donnell Ranges are a must see and there is easily 2-3 days of things to do out this way if you have the time. Ross River is a great place to base yourself. A 4WD is required for some areas :) I am glad that you enjoyed your trip.

Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

The first time when i went there with friends was last year in July for one night camping. After the first night we decided to extend our stay and stayed there for 6 more nights. The campground is lovely with fire pits and clean amenities. I also came back with my friends in February this year and we decided to...

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Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

The campground is lovely and with grass and the basics it is easy to want to stay longer! Sandycandysunshine, you have seen it across all the seasons and you are right to get a cabin in February as it is a bit hot for camping! We might see you back here for WOS festival this year!

Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the resort and found it to be five star service and hospitality surrounded buy some of the McDonald ranges best views . We stayed there at the truck hall of fame reunion time and found it to be a great base . Lovely home cooked meals and a great bar ... If you want an outback experience...

Thank Michael R
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

What a great week you had with the Hall of Fame, and for what was probably a strike of luck, town was booked out for you and you came further afield! With a magnificent 50 minute drive to town from here, it really isn't a hardship! Thanks for the lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Malanda, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is a well run camp ground and accommodation facility. The camping area is quite separate from the remainder of the accommodation and the homestead. This may or may not be a good thing depending on whether you intend of availing of the restaurant and bar facilities. The roast dinner meal was pretty good and all of the staff were...

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Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

The bar and dining room as just a short drive or 5-10 minute walk from the campground. The only time it is hard is when the river flows and the campground becomes an island for a couple of days - but rest assured this is only in our low season so very rarely does it affect any customers because we...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had been touring around the outback for two weeks & this was an oasis with the best hamburger and potato wedges ever - thank you so much. Its a really interesting building - like a museum with lots of artifacts and photos from the previous owners and families who have made Ross River their home.. (we didnt stay here...

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Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Our burgers do have a good reputation!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We stayed at Ross River Resort for one night, camping at a powered site. Our site cost $39 per night, and was a large grassy area with amazing views of the surrounding gorge. The camp had some nice campfire areas set up, wood needed to be collected prior to entering the campsite. There are no camp kitchen facilities, and there...

Thank Alex T
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit with the family not far from Alice Springs only 85 km so great short trip for a holiday or if you are a visitor and alternate place to stay for the weekend. The amenities are old and the showers are too cold in the cool weather but it is nice to have a shower and toilets....

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Living in Alice springs we've been coming to Ross river for over 30 years, stayed in the campground, cabins and eaten from there restaurant. This time as we have a new baby we thought we'd bring a picnic lunch as it's easier with a baby and buy a couple of drinks. NO PICNICS, seriously you own an outback homestead, we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ross River Homestead is situated 85km east of Alice Springs and is set amongst the awe-inspiring East MacDonnell Ranges. Take the time to discover what is a magical part of the great Australian Outback and enjoy friendly,homely hospitality. Ross River Resort offers: -Rustic cabins with ensuite and air conditioning -Bunkhouse accommodation (seasonal) -Camp ground and caravan park with powered and unpowered sites (bookings not taken except for groups) -Swimming pool and spa -EFTPOS facilities -Dining room in historical homestead -Conference facilities and group catering -Stockman's bar -Bird life -Bushwalking -A haven for artists and writers -Fuel, ice and gas bottle refills -1.4 Km airstrip and helipads - Aviation clubs welcome ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ross River Resort

Address: Ross Hwy, Via Alice Springs | P.O. Box 3271, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: RM288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Review was for the resteraunt area.”
 of 5 bubbles jaybee754, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Cabins probably vary significantly - ask Qs when booking. Keep away from pool area.”
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“some are pool side, good for families others quite and away from pool.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyS511, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bring your own wood and water, and check the hot water system is working!”
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