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Hale River Homestead

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Arltunga Tourist Drive Ambalindum Station, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
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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 ...More 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 Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Formerly known as
Old Ambalindum Homestead
Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I and our 3 month old travelled here from Alice for a weekend getaway. We loved our time at HRH and can’t wait to come back and bring friends or family. The owners have put a huge effort into the property and...More

Thank Alex W
Response from Hale River H, Owner at Hale River HomesteadResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Alex for taking the time to write a lovely review for Hale River Homestead. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the old homestead. HRH is a labor of love for our family and we enjoy sharing this little patch in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small group of us are driving across Australia from Boulia in Qld to Laverton in WA. I researched accommodation in the NT to suit our schedule and Hale River homestead came up (aka Old Ambulindum). Phone contact was easy and the people very obliging...More

Thank john k
Response from Hale River H, Owner at Hale River HomesteadResponded 6 days ago

Thank you John for the kind review. We always hope our guests will be pleasantly surprised by what they experience at Hale River Homestead and we are glad you and your group enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Kind Regards and...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018

We camped here for 3 days, 2 nights during the July school holidays of 2018. The place is set in the east MacDonnell Ranges at the old station. The place is neat, well kept with all the ammenities. Sunday night roast is a cracker! Well...More

Thank Ben P
Response from Hale River H, Owner at Hale River HomesteadResponded 19 July 2018

Thanks Ben for the review! Great to catch up with you after many years. Hale River Homestead is a labor of love to us and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful East Macs, we would indeed enjoy the pleasure...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

This place place should be on everyone’s to stay list! Beautiful scenery, delightful hosts who are so welcoming and friendly, delicious and healthy food. We loved the walks and especially the ‘bore run’ learning about innovative cattle management! The bird life, gardens, pool and all...More

1  Thank Caroline B
Response from Hale River H, Owner at Hale River HomesteadResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you Caroline for your kind words and lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and Colin for your stay at Hale River Homestead. Missed your morning greetings from the deck at the Gen Shed following your departure! We hope the rest of your journey...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This special property is run by a family of long-term Territorians who know what friendly, old-fashioned hospitality is. The accommodation buildings are beautifully furnished - you’ll feel very much at home. The location is brilliant and they offer good traditional meals in a comfortable environment.More

2  Thank Rick M
Response from Hale River H, Owner at Hale River HomesteadResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you Rick for your review, simply put but so inspiring because that is exactly the atmosphere we are trying to create at our home Hale River Homestead. It is always a pleasure to share our home in the beautiful East Macs with our guests....More

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sandy M
28 July 2018|
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Response from Hale River H | Property representative |
Hello Sandy Unfortunately we are fully booked with a local group this August long weekend. Sophie
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"Visitors choose the old homestead, the cottage, dorm bunkhouse or the campsites"
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"There is a range of accommodation consisting of the Homestead, Cottages and camping sites."
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