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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wilpena Pound is a natural amphitheatre roughly 17 by 8 kilometres in size in the Flinders mountain ranges. The resort sits inside the Pound and caters for all comers, with hotel standard accommodation through to camping in its most basic form. The restaurant provides a good quality buffet breakfast and good food well prepared at dinner. The members of staff...

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tony B, Thank so much for sending through your feedback, it’s so rewarding for our team to hear just how much you enjoyed your stay at Wilpena Pound Resort. It’s great that you had the opportunity to experience so much of our amazing location, the walking and guided tours give such great insight and knowledge, and then to see...

Bridlington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 5 days here in September and the staff couldn't have been more accomodating if they tried. Wonderful selection of food at breakfast (hot, cold healthy and not healthy!!) and evening meals to cater to differing budgets with reasonable prices given the remoteness of location. The rooms were clean and tidy and comfortable with great storage for all of...

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rachel H, Thank you so much for your amazing 5 star feedback! It is so rewarding to read comments such as yours that reiterate the hard work of our amazing team here at Wilpena Pound Resort. I will most definitely share your feedback with the team, as we continue to drive and exceed our guest’s expectations. Our kitchen team...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful place to enjoy the outback. Fabulous visit to the Pound by 4x4 - guides were so informative. Accommodation is basic but the welcome is warm. Good food too! We stayed in a superior bungalow which we thought was better value for money than the tent option.

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear 562tina, Thank you for your amazing feedback, it’s great to hear you enjoyed our destination, and that it was one of the highlights of your Australian trip. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our tour guides, who always appreciate such positive reviews. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Wilpena Pound Resort in the future....

Aldinga Beach, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a bush setting on a powered site for 4 nights. Abundance of wild life around the park. Facilities were average. Friendly helpfull staff. A very relaxing place to stay as it was not too busy.

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Peter A, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback, and agree with you that the Wilpena area is an amazing place for a relaxing stay. I greatly appreciate your comments on our friendly helpful staff, as it is always our goal to deliver the best possible service to our guests. I also appreciate your feedback on...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Wilpena Pound Resort for our 20th wedding anni. Originally we were booked into a permanent tent in the campground. On checking in at the campground, we were given directions to our tent and not much else. When we arrived at the tent, we had no key to open it up and no linen supplied. But to our rescue...

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Allison B, Thank you for your recent feedback, and firstly congratulations on an amazing achievement of your 20th wedding anniversary. It’s so rewarding to hear that you enjoyed your special weekend away with us here at Wilpena. We have shared your feedback with our team regarding your positive service experience with Barry, reiterating the importance of our guests always...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Flinders ranges is a magical place and we will definitely return. However, Wilpena Pound resort did not live up to our expectations and was a real let down. Our safari tent was simply not serviced at all before or during our stay. This is the tent for which they charge $320 per night during off season! The reason given -...

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear jolz001, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, and discuss in detail over the phone with myself this morning. As discussed, I have followed up directly with our housekeeping department regarding the servicing of your room, to ensure our high standards are consistent on a daily basis, and do apologise for the inconvenience that this caused....

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a Safari tent at this resort and it was a cool experience. The price was also decent during the off peak season (setting aside the downside of several hikes being off limits). The tent and the resort are generally clean and tidy although I found I had to wash the glasses in the tent again as they...

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear courtneywkc, Thank you for providing your feedback from your recent Australia day stay, its fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay in our amazing safari tents, and the location here in Wilpena. Thank you for feedback regarding our breakfast and bar food offerings, I must agree the Angus beef burger is delicious! I do apologise for the inconvenience regarding...

Cambridge
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A very disappointing hotel set in a wonderful place. The whole resort comes across as unloved and very tired and in urgent need of renovation. The toilet roll holder in our bathroom was broken and the shower drain was blocked with weeks worth of other guests body hair - ugh. In addition the food is expensive but not great. Would...

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear DB1605, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, although it is extremely disappointing to learn and read of your negative experience. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your feedback with you in more detail, as all feedback is extremely valuable in continually improving service standards. Please feel free to contact me directly on 08...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed in the Safari Tents on my last trip to Wilpena, and they were awesome. A bit on the pricey side, but they did come complete with everything you get in a hotel room including power and water. And the views of the Pound each afternoon as the sun sets on the side is absolutely stunning. Will stay again.

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve W, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay, its great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in our safari tents, and the amazing views that we have of Wilpena Pound. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Cameron Baker General Manager

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing much to mention except that it is getting old and in need of maintenance or renovations. The swimming pool needs a good clean, the ordering for food and drinks in the restaurant is really long, long, long. Breakfast never changes? The bedroom are spacious but servicing the room daily would be appropriated. The term 'resort' is misleading, the surrounding...

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WilpenaPoundResort, General Manager at Wilpena Pound Resort, responded to this review

Dear Philclem61, Thank you for providing feedback of your recent stay, while disappointing to read I do appreciate you making us aware, as only through feedback such as yours can we continue to improve upon our standards and service delivery for guests. I will most definitely share your feedback with our management team, to ensure we meet the expectations of...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wilpena Pound Resort is the only accommodation in Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park. All rooms are non-smoking. Brachina and Aroona Rooms suit individuals and couples while the Heysen and Edeowie Suites are larger and suitable for families or people needing extra space. Some rooms offer cooking facilities. All rooms are en-suite, have TV, mini fridge, air-conditioning, tea/coffee tray. On site restaurant serving hot meals, bar and bistro. Resort also offers Ikara Safari tents for a great glamping experience as well as powered and unpowered sites for camping. An on site store sells supplies and a visitors center to advise on information about the area and guided walking as well as 4WD tours. Air Wilpena at our private air strip, takes you on air safaris around Flinders ranges and Lake Eyre. RESORT RECEPTION HOURS ARE 7AM TO 6PM DAILY. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilpena Pound Resort

Address: Wilpena Road | via Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Flinders Ranges > Flinders Ranges National Park
Price Range: $169 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wilpena Pound Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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“The Safari Tents are lovely with en-suite. The tents have their own area that is accessible only to those staying there.”
 of 5 bubbles AlliB79, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get the 2 person tents in the middle as they are the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles V1037LCstevew, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the normal rooms, wouldn't waste $$$ on the glamping.”
 of 5 bubbles littlemissgiggles379, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Would recommend staying in the safari tents. Beautiful to wake up in nature with a little comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles karencM2204WV, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further away from reception, facing sunrise as by afternoon rooms could be warm with so much glass.”
 of 5 bubbles varib, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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