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Curtin Springs Wayside Inn

0 Lasseter Hwy Via Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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#2 of 2 motels in Alice Springs
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They say home is where the heart is, even it it is spread over a million acres of remote Central Australia. Our lovely gardens provide an opportunity for you to take a break, unwind in what visitors refer to as an oasis. Our 27 accommodation rooms provide options for singles, families and groups in our en suite, family or budget rooms. Rooms with disabled access and full disabled bathrooms are available. We offer a perfect base from which to visit the Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon areas. Or stay a while and 'peel back the layers' by including our experiences, tours and hospitality in your travel plans. The historic Bough Shed offers the perfect place for a cold beer, hot cuppa or a lovely homestyle meal. A collection of our personal pictures and stories are available for visitors to share.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English

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0 Lasseter Hwy Via Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Curtin Springs Wayside Inn
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Connellan Airport
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Alice Springs Airport
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Bunny wrote a review 7 Apr
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Visited twice in last week. The first time with our caravan, on the way to Ayers Rock Campground and the second, as a rest stop for a tour. The women's toilets, all of them filthy and blocked, both times. More water ran out of the top of the cistern than into the toilet. On the tour rest stop, I entered the shop to see the owner telling an Aboriginal customer ( who was asking for something) ' I didn't hear a please after that' in a shockingly condescending tone. If you can avoid this place, do so. Fill up on fuel in Erldunda. Fuel is a lot cheaper there and in Yallara. If you need the toilet and you are towing a van, use your own loo. There is a dump point a couple of km outside of Yallara.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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BryanMah wrote a review Jan 2024
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions44 helpful votes
A more affordable option for those visiting Uluru. You know, accommodation can get really pricey at Yulara. Located around 100km away from Uluru, it makes a good base for anyone who wishes to visit Uluru and Kata-Tjuta. The rooms were clean and functional. People were friendly and helpful. As this place is really a cattle station, this is where you'll get an authentic Aussie experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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watermanIreland wrote a review Nov 2023
County Cork, Ireland62 contributions34 helpful votes
Curtin Springs is foremost a cattle station of a million acres that has evolved to offer budget accommodation, food, shop, and fuel. It is a perfect base for visiting Uluru and its surrounding national park. The food is simple but good and the staff are friendly and helpful. If you want a real Oz experience, then this is he place for you.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dennis B wrote a review July 2023
Brisbane, Australia84 contributions32 helpful votes
an amazing place in the middle of nowhere when we were there only the wife looked after us the husband was away but it was so interesting to hear how they run the cattle she is an amazing woman she also makes paper out of grass the food and accommodation were great
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Mzuri_2 wrote a review May 2023
Alice Springs, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
Hoping for something special from an Angus steak pie on a cattle station. But it was a Mrs Mac’s famous beef pie, still in its plastic wrapper. Three stars because at least it was Mrs Mac’s. And it was hot. Not five stars because it was $9. Lost points for value for money. I’ve heard the sausages are to die for.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Michael Ireland wrote a review May 2023
Bilgola, Australia4 contributions
Suggest a read about the history of this place before visiting. We left with an uneasy feeling about their relationship with the local Indigenous Community. The lunch served to our tour group was very average and chocolate cake served was very stale. Most members of our tour group were disappointed with our stopover at Curtin Springs.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Wesley C wrote a review Feb 2023
Tucson, Arizona9878 contributions961 helpful votes
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Good place for a break on the trip from Uluru to Alice Springs. You can fill up with petrol and snacks. Cute gift shop with some unique souvenirs like "effing" Good Port wine and SSSS bags of seeds, salt, sand and s**t. Located on the Curtin Springs Cattle Station, which covers 1,028,960 acres! From the parking lot, you can view Mount Conner aka "False Uluru" because it was often mistaken for Ayers Rock.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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devodevich wrote a review Dec 2022
Sydney, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
Decided to go to curtin springs for lunch and all I can say Wow the stockmen big breakfast was awesome the eggs,bacon and the homemade sausages to die for as for the burger one off the best I’ve had and I’m really fussy with my food trust me,the lady behind the store was lovely and very friendly and answered any questions I asked without hesitation I would highly recommend this place if you get a chance to go there 10/10 for me
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Dec 2022
Thank you devodevich for your lovely words and acknowledgement of our great team. It is so nice to feel appreciated!
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Shmitt S wrote a review July 2022
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OMG I haven't been treated so rudely since school days. I pulled up from exhaustion, was tired and couldn't carry on . Instantly I felt uncomfortable with the ginger guy mullet. He shouted the RULES and REGULATIONS to me. Dont do this, dont do that!! Very unsettling mannerism. Now reading the reviews before me I can see this guy needs to be removed, he is no good for their business. If he is part owner he needs to step back and out of customer service. Other problems I encurred was no toilet paper in shared toilets and the donga I stayed in cost me $120 for 1 night. No toilet no shower nothing. Sticky yucky floors. Probably cause they make you drink in your own wine in your tiny room. Your not allowed to drink outside your room. Imagine??? This forces you to buy their alcohol. Its just not a nice place to stay at. Keep driving and stay at Uluru. But make sure you fill up cause their the only service station also.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Lyndee Severin, Owner at Curtin Springs Wayside Inn
Responded 30 Dec 2022
Thank you shmitts for your review. I do hope you asked to speak to a manager about your experience with us, as this is not what we would expect or hope that customers feel about their time with us.
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jenni wrote a review June 2022
Sydney, Australia38 contributions13 helpful votes
Location is great for getting to Uluru. Rooms are very basic but comfortable. Expensive for what is provided however having to take into account the remote location is how the situation is put into perspective. To include breakfast would have provided better value for money. Having to ask for toilet paper for our room wasn't ideal.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 30 Dec 2022
Thank you jenandsteve2016 for your review. I hope you had a wonderful time during your adventure to Central Australia.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Curtin Springs Wayside Inn
What are some of the property amenities at Curtin Springs Wayside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Curtin Springs Wayside Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Curtin Springs Wayside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Curtin Springs Wayside Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Curtin Springs Wayside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.