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.
- 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