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Glen Helen

Glen Helen Gorge
Glen HelenSituated at the Western end of the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen Resort is the climax to an adventurous and colourful drive, a little over an hour west of Alice Springs.

Glen Helen is surrounded by the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, and is a destination in its own right, with easy day trip access to the whole West MacDonnell National Park, including Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge and Mt Sonder; a one night stay is never enough.

The Internationally renowned Larapinta Trail is right on our doorstep, making it possible to walk sections during the day while sleeping in a comfortable bed at night.

Glen Helen Resort offers many experiences for the visitor. Relax and enjoy comfortable Motel Accommodation, Powered Sites or “rough it” under the stars in well maintained campgrounds.  Glen Helen has a long history as a popular tourist location, and could possibly be better described as an Outback Lodge.  Glen Helen takes its charm from its traditional bush welcome and atmosphere.  The view of stunning cliffs and riverbed is dominating and impressive as guests relax outdoors on the back veranda, or sit more comfortably in the lounge area.  Their specialty is good old fashioned Australian hospitality, and you can look forward to a warm welcome. The Glen Helen Homestead captures the authentic Outback style. This restored and enlarged Station Homestead has a charming atmosphere, with photos of the surrounding natural features and memorabilia of the early years of the business.

Glen Helen GorgeEnjoy a cold beer at the bar before dining in the renowned Namatjira Restaurant and Gallery, or cook a barbeque outdoors while enjoying the sunset.  In winter relax in front of a cosy open fireplace, and in summer laze by the swimming pool or the Glen Helen Gorge waterhole.  Hike through the ranges on the Larapinta Trail, swim through Glen Helen Gorge, take a Lilo up Redbank Gorge or really get a bird’s eye view from a Scenic Helicopter Flight.  For most of the year you can enjoy quality entertainment five nights a week in the Homestead, with a variety of resident musicians bringing even more Australian flavour to your stay.

The compact non-smoking motel rooms offer full linen and towels, ensuite bathrooms and modern reverse cycle air conditioning.  The configurations offered are either queen and single bed or queen and double bunks, enabling up to 4 persons per room and all rooms offer close access to lovely views of the Glen Helen Gorge.

The motel surrounds an inviting swimming pool, and is also less than 10 minutes’ walk from the stunning Glen Helen Gorge Water Hole, which has water in it year round and is safe for swimming.  Guests are often rewarded with sightings of wildlife including many bird species, rock wallabies, dingoes, lizards, and hosts Colin and Shelagh can help with many identifications.

Wonderful star viewing is available directly from the resort.

Glen Helen GorgeMany International visitors have discovered the charms of Glen Helen Resort, and vowed to return for a "longer stay in the future.''

After your stay at Glen Helen, travel on south-west along the Mereenie Loop road (permit required) and visit the spectacular Kings Canyon and Australia’s iconic rock... Uluru.

Glen Helen also offers customers a serene perspective of the West Macdonnell Ranges from the air. For as little as fifty five dollars per person, you will see the renowned and spectacular Aboriginal dreamtime story formations, Caterpillar Dreaming via helicopter.
Other flights include soaring overhead Ormiston Gorge, Ormiston Pound and Mount Sounder for a true understanding of the enormous scale of some of the most ancient landscape in the world.
We also offer the chance to visit a blast from the past, Gosse Bluff. A five kilometre diameter comet crater and regarded as the oldest extra-terrestrial impact site in the world. It has to be seen to be believed.
Alternatively if you don’t want to take a bumpy rough driving tour into Palm Valley, we offer private charter flights, allowing you a smooth and comfortable flight through seemingly martian landscapes.
Our reliable Kawasaki KH4 and Bell 47 provide unrestricted panoramic views, don’t forget your camera!

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Alice Springs Airport Precinct
Davis Drive
Alice Springs
NT 0870