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Naracoorte, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Magnificent scenic road out to station but the man at desk was absolutely sick of tourists. I wasn't sure if he was just joking or plain rude, it appeared to be the latter i am afraid. Just stick to magnificent gorges on the way and remember to read signs.

Thank gofid
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write to us and letting us know your experience. As the manager I was not on the property during this time that you mention, and the person concerned has been addressed. I am very sorry for the experience you received. The East Mac Donnell ranges are a magnificent location and not on the...

Glenbrook, Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had the good fortune to spend a couple of days camping at Ross River Resort. A beautiful place with all the amenities you need for camping. There are many beautiful walks in remote valleys to explore with a definite sense of the outback!

Thank David B
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our beautiful location. We think our campground is pretty special and gives you an opportunity to soak up the magnificent East Mac Ranges and explore. Some grass, basic amenities and an amazing backdrop! I think that is what it is all about :)

Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were at Ross River for an event but when we arrived there were only a few people there. It is a lovely spot. Over the weekend, the numbers rose to 700+ people but you could still get a hot shower and have room to move. The staff worked closely hard to keep everything clean and functioning and we had...

Thank yeti5
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

The World Rogaining Titles were an amazing event to host at Ross River Resort and we had people from all over the world converging on us for a few days and then trekking off into the outback for a full on 24 hour event! Glad you had such a great time and it was a pleasure to be of service...

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Arrived late afternoon looking for a powered site to find the place fully booked by Rogaine for the weekend. However they allowed us to camp on the grassed area in front of the main building (this is a big thing as grass is not something these places will usually let vehicles onto) and connect to a power source with access...

Thank BrisbaneRaewyn
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Hosting World events and then accommodating individual travellers where we can is not a daily event but our approach is to try and look after ALL those who wander to the end of the Ross Highway and come across the Homestead and facilities. Glad you had a great time despite the huge influx of people we had, (bit busier than...

Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is worth the 78 km drive to the end of the East MacDonnell Ranges. Staff very friendly and helpful. No need to book in for powered site at 40 dollars per night. Lots of space in lovely setting with clean toilet area and lots of showers. Homestead is beautifully perserved with large dining area and bar full of lots...

Thank markmik
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. So glad you enjoyed your Ross River experience and there really is so much to see in the East Mac Donnell Ranges you have to stay longer than a night! Currently unpowered sites are $25 per night and powered $33. With a grassed campground it can be a...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The original homestead built around 1890 is the hub of this rustic resort. Located about 80km east of Alice amongst the East MacDonnall ranges, the trip out on an excellent road is a beaut experience in itself. We called in for lunch and can recommend the burger, with the lot! Didn't need dinner.... The resort has a caravan park as...

Thank jaybee754
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Our burgers do have a great reputation! Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Make sure you come back for longer and stay next time :)

Maryborough, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a beautiful place to stay. They have walks available from moderate to very easy. You can have a fire if you wish. Fire wood is available if you don't bring your own. The Homestead is beautiful and you can sit back in comfort while having a drink. The food and all staff are very good and helpfull. There...

1Thank GregRita
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Glad you enjoyed your stay and I am suspecting that the shower issue, came from the ladies showers as the showers have been plumbed back to front to normal, and we do have signs up warning ladies on the outside of the cubicles but sometimes habit and even...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Beautiful drive through East McDonnell Ranges en route - lots of good walks along the way. Cabin very basic, forgot to put towels in room, but cheerily fixed. Central communal eating area very big with one intimate dining room for hire. Food very basic. It's fine as long as you don't expect much. It's the outback, so apparently an occasional...

Thank Fra P
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The large dining room that houses the bar can seem large when not many people in there. We are lucky that there are three smaller intimate rooms in the historical homestead that people can utilise so as not to be "lost"in the larger space. They are actually not required to...

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights a this lovely resort with our family and friends. Beautiful spot with lovely views. Clean facilities. Staff very friendly and helpful. Did day trips around the area to all the gorges. Highly recommend a stay for a few nights rest. Thanks Jodie and Mel!

Thank Kylie W
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed our little bit of paradise here in Central Australia!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Stayed in a twin share cabin for the Big Sing in 2016. Decent cabins with good hot showers. A wonderful family service, loving and welcoming, every single person who served us. The stars at night are the best entertainment, the sunshine on the surrounding hills in the morning is the best wake up call. A definite glimpse of heaven.

Thank mez6580
Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I totally agree that this is heaven! And your days were full of song! What more can you ask for!

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ross River Homestead is situated 85km east of Alice Springs and is set amongst the awe-inspiring East MacDonnell Ranges. Take the time to discover what is a magical part of the great Australian Outback and enjoy friendly,homely hospitality. Ross River Resort offers: -Rustic cabins with ensuite and air conditioning -Bunkhouse accommodation (seasonal) -Camp ground and caravan park with powered and unpowered sites (bookings not taken except for groups) -Swimming pool and spa -EFTPOS facilities -Dining room in historical homestead -Conference facilities and group catering -Stockman's bar -Bird life -Bushwalking -A haven for artists and writers -Fuel, ice and gas bottle refills -1.4 Km airstrip and helipads - Aviation clubs welcome ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ross River Resort

Address: Ross Hwy, Via Alice Springs | P.O. Box 3271, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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