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Bond Springs Outback Retreat

Bond Spring Station P.O. Box 4, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

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Bond Springs Outback Retreat is set in the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, just 16.5km north of Alice Springs. We are an elegant charming retreat for 4 discerning guests. At Bond Springs Outback Retreat we offer one delightful self contained cottage the "Wurlie Cottage." Here clients can relax unwind and enjoy the tranquil environment and surrounds. Guests can also enjoy walks, bird watching, swimming or a game of tennis.Gourmet breakfast baskets are delivered to the cottage in the evening. The Wurlie Cottage is fully self-contained with BBQ facilities located on the verandah. Bond Springs is steeped in history first settled in the 1870's. Take a wonder through the historic homestead experiencing and learning about these early pioneering days of Bond Springs Station. The Wurlie Cottage is an elegant and steamlined cottage and is perfect for one or two couples or a family, with a queen size bedroom and a twin bedroom. The bedrooms are separated by a large living area and kitchenette.
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Free parking
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint

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Bond Spring Station P.O. Box 4, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
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Alan G wrote a review Aug 2023
Bonita Springs, Florida82 contributions7 helpful votes
Food was cooked well. Ambiance typical for an Outback chain restaurant. The service was great. However ,the restaurant was empty because of summer in Florida. Price was good. All food was very good and my steak was cooked perfectly as shown in the menu diagram.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jen wrote a review Sept 2022
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Laura and Ben are so welcoming. The cottage is quaint, clean, comfortable and quiet. Short drive to town. After 5 weeks of travel the breakfast is the best we have had. Family enjoyed the breakie and separate rooms.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pinkypig99 wrote a review Sept 2019
Perth, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Bond Springs for 4 nights and wished we had more time to stay. The cottage is comfortable, spotlessly clean. Laura and Ben were excellent hosts. The breakfasts provided every day by Laura were amazing. Fresh bread, fruit, yoghurts, egg and bacon pies, the list goes on. A different feast every day. It was so quiet, just what we needed when we arrived in Alice. Bond Springs is easy to find and only a short drive from the town of Alice. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Jan S wrote a review Sept 2016
Bodegraven, The Netherlands121 contributions13 helpful votes
Our visit to this outback retreat ended in a big disappointment. Our travel agency booked the Wurlie cottage but after arrival we were told that the owners decide on arrival in which cottage you will stay. We were put in a room with no other facilities, no kitchen, no bbq etc. It was not even on the website. The food and drinks we bought we had to put in the fridge in the kitchen of the main house. Which was not what we had in mind for a self contained cottage. After an hour we left the premises and stayed in Alice Springs.....
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Date of stay: September 2016
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morehem wrote a review Dec 2015
New England74 contributions49 helpful votes
We stayed two nights here in a converted stockman's cottage. It was comfortable, had everything one needed - it was about 10 miles from Alice Springs, but seemingly nearly in the middle of nowhere. We had two wonderful breakfasts provided by Laura, and had the opportunity to "Barbeque" stopping at the supermarket in town for supplies on the way. We even had four cows just wander by the gate one morning, on their way to wherever. There was a small pool for the guests to use. Being so far away from unnatural light at night, the stars seemed to be very bright and the sunsets magnificent.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Amanda P wrote a review May 2015
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions11 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stay. Perfect hosts. Great breakfast. Peaceful surrounds. Fantastic scenery - what more can I say. Not hard to find and being out of Alice Springs is a bonus. A special place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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MarkIre76 wrote a review Jan 2012
Kells, Ireland84 contributions135 helpful votes
Had a lovely relaxing stay at Bond Springs. It really does feel in the middle of nowhere, probably because it is. It's about 8 miles out of downtown Alice Springs, partly on dirt road, this added to the attractiveness for us. Very old style, not phone, no TV, no internet. Very friendly people, we even got a bottle of good old rainwater.
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Date of stay: February 2011
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moraira wrote a review July 2008
UK874 contributions661 helpful votes
Bond Springs is self catering (they do not have a restaurant), but they do stock your fridge with a very good breakfast. It is only 15 km north of Alice Springs, so you can stock up with food in the supermarkets there, and do your own cooking in the accommodation kitchen, or the gas barbecue on the veranda. You stay in a modernized stockman's house on the Bond Springs cattle station. All the necessary bits for a comfortable stay are in place, and the house is well decorated. You are free to walk various station tracks (or use your 4WD if you have one) We enjoyed both the accommodation and the personal attention we received there. Other accommodation claimed to be on a cattle station, but I felt here that this actually was staying on one.
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Date of stay: June 2006
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kagriff4 wrote a review Feb 2007
London48 contributions103 helpful votes
We stayed here In May 06. It was a wonderful experience. The property was really lovely and very comfortable and yet still had a feel of 'yesteryear'. Woke up in the middle of the night and just walked out on the verandah...totally amazing night sky! The owners brought over a really well stocked hamper, which consisted of homemade bread, butter & fruit compotes. Different cereals, fresh milk, fruit juices and bacon and eggs (laid by the station's hens) for breakfast. A really special place and would absolutely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2006
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buchu444 wrote a review Apr 2004
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions5 helpful votes
Brilliant! If you're looking the "Outback Experience" then this is your destination. Loved it!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bond Springs Outback Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Bond Springs Outback Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bond Springs Outback Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bond Springs Outback Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bond Springs Outback Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.