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Hale River Homestead
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We made the trip from Alice today for lunch at Hale River Homestead and were greeted at the car by Sophie and BJ who noticed we had had a flat tyre on the way in as we had a useless space saver tyre on the car.
We were shown in and offered a cold drink and something to eat.
We had the most amazing hamburgers with the works.
After lunch BJ asked for my punctured wheel to see if he could fix it while we had a chat with Sophie.
We then had a walk around the grounds and a look at their accommodation.
Next time I’m in Alice I will be sure to make the effort to stay here as it looks fantastic.
After our walk around BJ had fixed our tyre ready for us to change before hitting the road back to Alice.
I can’t recommend this family and homestead enough.
Make the effort and head out even if it’s only for lunch.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Gordon I
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Hale River H, Owner at Hale River Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thanks Gordon for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us on your East Macs road trip! Your patronage is appreciated and in true 'Outback Hospitality' BJ could not let you drive off with that tyre! I will pass on your gratitude. Hope to see you on your next journey to the Red Centre.
Lynne

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

As a large organised group of 12 hot, sweaty motorbikers we camped within the grounds with our swags. The toilet and shower facilities were great and the hosts most welcoming. The rooms and rental apartments looked very special indeed. We visited their bar in the evening, with its relics from the past and were educated about the area and farming background of our hosts. Other guests that we saw eating there appeared to be very well looked after. In the morning it rained as we were packing up and the various verandahs and shelters helped us to keep our kit dry before setting off. A great place and well worth searching out.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Hale River H, Owner at Hale River Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks Dobby for your review. What a surprise it was to have 12 motor bikers from all over the world just drop in! It was our pleasure to put you all up for the evening and we are glad that you enjoyed your time at Hale River Homestead. Next time a bit longer perhaps!
Lynne

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were looking for a weekend escape from Alice Springs to celebrate our anniversary and found absolute perfection at Hale River. The owners - Lyn, Sean, Sophie, BJ and young David make you feel part of the family from the moment you arrive, and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. We treated ourselves to a night in the Gen Shed and were blown away by the gorgeous room and beautiful surroundings. A hidden gem - we are looking forward to finding an excuse to come again!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Hale River H, Owner at Hale River Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you Ellie for your lovely review of Hale River Homestead. It was our pleasure hosting you, Hamish and Rosie at our home in the stunning East Macs. We are pleased that you felt the magic that this beautiful area offers visitors. See you again soon!
Lynne

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't know this place existed but figured we would stop for the night. Upon coming to the gate, we were greeting with a warming wave. Lynne was so very helpful and informative making us feel at home. As we were camping and things at the homestead were quite, we were offered the luxury bathroom where we could shower as a family making life mug easier. The facilities were perfect - no issues. Vet clean and tidy!

Our children were offered to attend school the following morning which was very exciting. They got to check out the Air School and spend time with David.

The camping area was lovely and green with lush grass. A nice treat from the dirt.

Although our stay was short, this was our favourite place to stay.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank Emmie-Lou H
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Hale River H, Owner at Hale River Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thanks Emmie-Lou H. Good to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us here at Hale River Homestead. Our aim is to make people feel at home and part of the place in this magical part of Australia and when our guests tell us they feel that way we know we have achieved our aim. It was our pleasure having you and your family stay with us. We hope the rest of your adventure has been enjoyable.
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Lynne

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Hale River Homestead and because of the friendly welcome we stayed for a couple of days. Small number of powered sites and unpowered sites available. Amenities are basic but clean. Fabulous ambience and one can really feel the serenity. Road in is a bit rough but we got there with an 18 foot van.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Hale River H, Owner at Hale River Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks Adrian for your lovely review and rating of your recent stay at our home, Hale River Homestead. As many before you have stated the road is the trade off to this beautiful part of the world, that is the East Macs! Your comments about the ambience and serenity brought a smile to my face as that is exactly the feeling we hope people experience here at Hale River Homestead. Wishing all the best with your future travels.
Lynne

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Additional Information about Hale River Homestead

Address: Arltunga Tourist Drive | Ambalindum Station, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia (Formerly Old Ambalindum Homestead)
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Alice Springs
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hale River Homestead is more than just a farm stay - a station stay with a difference is a better description! Comfortable, affordable, and friendly, Hale River offers a true outback experience. With self-catered accommodation, camping, historical sites and fossicking tours. It is the perfect get-away for a relaxing couples retreat or a family adventure. Ambalindum Station is a working cattle station which is situated approximately 135km North-east of Alice Springs and is one of the original properties settled in Central Australia in the early 1900's. At well over 3,000 square kilometers, the station and its immediate surrounds feature some of the most spectacular scenery the Red Centre has to offer. Hale River Homestead has a range of accommodation available including the original Old Ambalindum Homestead, the Cottage, the Bunkhouse and a shaded, grassy camping area with powered sites and toilet and shower blocks. While you're staying at Old Ambalindum there are many places close by and many things to see and do . •Visit Historical Arltunga and visitors centre. The original town built before Alice Springs existed, started by the Gold Rush in the late 1880's •Do a Gem and Station tour and take home you findings •Short cut through Station road to beautiful Ruby Gap. Take a picnic to enjoy while you're there •Explore by foot or bike on our remote, rugged Station tracks •Go on an exciting 4WD track (upon request and subject to Station work) •Grab a map and follow the Station bore run to admire the cattle and the scenery •Relax and enjoy the Homestead and surrounds ... more   less 

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