Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort
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7.8

Very good

94 reviews

94 reviews

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Housekeeping2
Breakfast1

Evening meal was also good.

ANDREW
- Jan 14, 2021
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Port Augusta Airport 137.2 km
Whyalla Airport 197.5 km
Port Pirie Airport 198.1 km
Olympic Dam Airport 201.0 km
Holiday park/caravan park

Wilpena Pound Resort

Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, Australia - See map
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Value for money6.8
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at Wilpena Pound Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Safari Tent
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Standard
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Edeowie Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 3 bunk beds...
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Family Safari Tent
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Heysen Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Aroona Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Deluxe
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Superior
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  • Courtyard view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Safari Tent (1 King Bed / 2 Single Bed)
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Wilpena Pound Resort?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The caravan park offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Wilpena Pound Resort?

    A stay at Wilpena Pound Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the caravan park. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Wilpena Pound Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

    Is breakfast offered at Wilpena Pound Resort?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Wilpena Pound Resort. There's an additional charge of 34 AUD for adults and 10 AUD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the caravan park.

    What are my dining options at Wilpena Pound Resort?

    Wilpena Pound Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Wilpena Pound Resort?

    Wilpena Pound Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about Wilpena Pound Resort

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Evening meal was also good."

      ANDREW

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      January 14, 2021

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Spotless bathroom with toiletries."

      ANDREW

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      January 14, 2021

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "A spacious clean comfortable room was welcome after a hot day if driving and walking."

      ANDREW

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      January 14, 2021

    Overall rating:

    7.8

    Very good
    94 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.6
    Facilities
    7.4
    Location
    9.4
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    What travelers say they love:
    We had a lovely time staying at the Wilpena Pound Resort.
    Noam from Australia
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    More about Wilpena Pound Resort

    More about Wilpena Pound Resort

    Wilpena Pound Resort is a unique, family resort offering a full range of accommodation to suit every budget. This property in the spectacular Flinders Ranges provides everything from well-maintained camping grounds to luxurious, self-contained villas. All the refurbished rooms of this resort provide luxury and utmost comfort to explore the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Resort facilities include a solar-heated swimming pool, a laid back bar and restaurant offering mouthwatering dishes, communal BBQ areas, and a small general store. Some of the best preserved Aboriginal rock art can be found throughout the park, and the visitor center at the park headquarters provides maps and information on all the places of interest, making Wilpena Pound Resort worth the visit.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.4

    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining

    7 mentions

    Internet

    2 mentions

    View

    2 mentions

    Housekeeping

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Billiards
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    • Swimming pool [indoor]
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Happy hour
    • Restaurants
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

    • Cash withdrawal
    • Concierge
    • Convenience store
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Fireplace
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Ironing service
    • Laundromat
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids meal

    Access

    • Exterior corridor
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Closet
    • Complimentary tea
    • Desk
    • Free bottled water
    • Free instant coffee
    • Heating
    • Individual air conditioning
    • Ironing facilities
    • Linens
    • Mirror
    • Non-smoking
    • Refrigerator
    • Shower
    • Swimming pool [direct access]
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • American
    • Continental
    Location
    Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, Australia, 5434
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.4

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-3 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 4-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Please note that The Visitors Centre opens daily from 8.00 am - 5.00 pm.
    • Reception is open from 07:30 AM to 07:30 PM. Guests arriving outside these hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
    • A surcharge of 2% applies when using a credit card. Please contact the hotel for further details.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until19:30

    Getting around

    • Travel time to airport (minutes)320

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)34 AUD

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 75
    • Room voltage240
    • Most recent renovation2009

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee0 AUD

    Reviews of Wilpena Pound Resort from real guests

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    7.8
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    10
    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities7.4
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.1
    Value for money6.8
    High score for Flinders Ranges
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    8-9 Excellent (14)
    7-8 Very Good (24)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (12)
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    Mar - May (10)
    Jun - Aug (14)
    Sep - Nov (21)
    Dec - Feb (22)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jackline from Australia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

    The heart of Wilpena Pound”

    Great location in the heart of Wilpena Pound, where most of the trails start/end. The resort has camping facilities, hotel rooms, self contained rooms and glamping tents to suit any budget. There is a Tourist Info centre, a good IGA (with IGA prices, so not bad for a remote location), and a fuel station. The bistro/pub serves decent food, and a huge variety of alcohol. The pool is a bonus after a long day of hikes in the Summer heat.

    Reviewed December 26, 2020

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    Thank you so much for your great review. It's great to see that you made the most of your stay with us. Our pool is certainly proving to be popular this summer. We look forward to welcoming you again one day.

    Responded January 06, 2021
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    8.0
    Excellent
    Noam from Australia
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Expensive, but great stay!”

    We had a lovely time staying at the Wilpena Pound Resort. The staff were lovely, the rooms were cleans and the fact there was a local IGA supermarket on-site was fantastic. The wifi did not reach our room (we were maybe 30 metres from reception) and we were forced to hotstop my phone’s internet as Optus has no reception out there. If you are going to book here make sure you ask for a room close to reception/bistro for guaranteed wifi OR make sure someone you’re with is NOT with Optus (Telstra had full 4G access until about 3km from the resort on a hike). The cost for the room was quite expensive even with the Agoda Discounts we received. Half the hikes/trails are closed from Mid October - February because it’s too hot and dangerous. This was the main reason we wanted to stay in the national park but we feel it should have been cheaper considering these trails were closed - there isn’t much else to do up there! Otherwise we had a great time, great room, facilities and trails!

    Reviewed January 08, 2019

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    Hi Noam, Thankyou for your review, we are pleased to hear that our staff were friendly during your stay. As we are located in a national park this limits our WIFI ability. As we are not able to cut down trees to give us a wider wifi range. In regards to the hiking trail closures, this is enforced by National Parks. Kind regards, Kiah Morgan - Sales & Marketing

    Responded January 22, 2019
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ian from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    The Only Show in Town”

    Wilpena Pound resort is the only accommodation in the national Park, so there is no choice. Obviously the location is perfect, the room was comfortable and the breakfast very good. A couple of aspects reflected the need for maintenance and the service was also in need of sharpening up.

    Reviewed October 03, 2016

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    8.3
    Excellent
    John from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Excellent stay”

    Location, friendliness of staff and wildlife

    We took some overseas visitors there so they could see for themselves how awesome the Flinders Ranges are and they weren't disappointed. The rooms were very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a delay in getting our dinner one night and they more than made up for the inconvenience that night and the following morning. I'd recommend Wilpena Resort and we will be be back.

    Reviewed September 25, 2015

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    6.7
    Good
    Jean-Nicolas from France
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

    Convenience in amazing location but...”

    Location, wildlife, peace, convenience

    The resort offers a nice and clean facility that is ideally located for bush walking, hikes and cycling at different fitness levels. Rooms are sufficiently spacious, offer all modern facility and offer a good alternative to camping, especially for refreshing or relaxing after a day in the (very hot and dry) Flinders ranges region. Wildlife was also litterally at door step which is great for all the family. AWDs tracks were very accessible and within short driving distances. We loved most aspects of our stay but if there were some weak points, these would be: - Food: although portions are of a good size, the quality of food requires improvement. There are very few 'healthy choices' and most dishes are quite heavy. Also we tried a light option on 1 night with the soup of the day which was an ideous 'tomato and bacon soup', more like spaghetti sauce than a soup. - Prices: rooms, restaurant and shopping centre (yes, there is a small convenience store within the resort, which we found very good) are pretty pricey for the service and quality. But there is not much around for competing... - Information centre: the lady at the information centre definitely had not done much around and further. She was confused and could barely suggest any good option for a day, - Room refresh: we stayed 3 nights and bathroom soap and shampoos had never been re-filled, not really acceptable when you pay a premium price. There are areas for improvement but overall our stay was very pleasant and I would recommend the Wilpena pound resort for whoever wants to explore this magnificient region.

    Reviewed December 30, 2012

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    6.7
    Good
    Jean-Nicolas from France
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

    Convenience in amazing location but...”

    Location, wildlife, peace, convenience

    The resort offers a nice and clean facility that is ideally located for bush walking, hikes and cycling at different fitness levels. Rooms are sufficiently spacious, offer all modern facility and offer a good alternative to camping, especially for refreshing or relaxing after a day in the (very hot and dry) Flinders ranges region. Wildlife was also litterally at door step which is great for all the family. AWDs tracks were very accessible and within short driving distances. We loved most aspects of our stay but if there were some weak points, these would be: - Food: although portions are of a good size, the quality of food requires improvement. There are very few 'healthy choices' and most dishes are quite heavy. Also we tried a light option on 1 night with the soup of the day which was an ideous 'tomato and bacon soup', more like spaghetti sauce than a soup. - Prices: rooms, restaurant and shopping centre (yes, there is a small convenience store within the resort, which we found very good) are pretty pricey for the service and quality. But there is not much around for competing... - Information centre: the lady at the information centre definitely had not done much around and further. She was confused and could barely suggest any good option for a day, - Room refresh: we stayed 3 nights and bathroom soap and shampoos had never been re-filled, not really acceptable when you pay a premium price. There are areas for improvement but overall our stay was very pleasant and I would recommend the Wilpena pound resort for whoever wants to explore this magnificient region.

    Reviewed December 30, 2012

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Noam from Australia
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Expensive, but great stay!”

    We had a lovely time staying at the Wilpena Pound Resort. The staff were lovely, the rooms were cleans and the fact there was a local IGA supermarket on-site was fantastic. The wifi did not reach our room (we were maybe 30 metres from reception) and we were forced to hotstop my phone’s internet as Optus has no reception out there. If you are going to book here make sure you ask for a room close to reception/bistro for guaranteed wifi OR make sure someone you’re with is NOT with Optus (Telstra had full 4G access until about 3km from the resort on a hike). The cost for the room was quite expensive even with the Agoda Discounts we received. Half the hikes/trails are closed from Mid October - February because it’s too hot and dangerous. This was the main reason we wanted to stay in the national park but we feel it should have been cheaper considering these trails were closed - there isn’t much else to do up there! Otherwise we had a great time, great room, facilities and trails!

    Reviewed January 08, 2019

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    Hi Noam, Thankyou for your review, we are pleased to hear that our staff were friendly during your stay. As we are located in a national park this limits our WIFI ability. As we are not able to cut down trees to give us a wider wifi range. In regards to the hiking trail closures, this is enforced by National Parks. Kind regards, Kiah Morgan - Sales & Marketing

    Responded January 22, 2019
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    8.3
    Excellent
    John from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Excellent stay”

    Location, friendliness of staff and wildlife

    We took some overseas visitors there so they could see for themselves how awesome the Flinders Ranges are and they weren't disappointed. The rooms were very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a delay in getting our dinner one night and they more than made up for the inconvenience that night and the following morning. I'd recommend Wilpena Resort and we will be be back.

    Reviewed September 25, 2015

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Noelene
    Couple
    Safari Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Unexpected experience”

    From our first greeting to our final farewell the team at Wilpena were amazing. The awesome scenery and many activities made this short trip a memorable one.

    Reviewed August 02, 2018

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    Hi Noelene, Thankyou for the great review, we hope to see you again soon. Please feel free to spread the word. Kind regards, Kiah Morgan - Sales & Marketing.

    Responded August 22, 2018
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ian from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    The Only Show in Town”

    Wilpena Pound resort is the only accommodation in the national Park, so there is no choice. Obviously the location is perfect, the room was comfortable and the breakfast very good. A couple of aspects reflected the need for maintenance and the service was also in need of sharpening up.

    Reviewed October 03, 2016

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    7.7
    Very good
    Jorg from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

    ADEQUATE AND COMFORTABLE”

    CLEAN ROOMS , COMODIOUS , FRIENDLY STAFF

    GENERALLY GOOD...........GOOD LOCATION CLOSE TO THE ENTRANCE TO WILPENA POUND.

    Reviewed March 17, 2014

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Rudolf from Netherlands
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2012

    Good location within the park”

    Good room, swimming pool, location

    The hotel is in the Flinders Ranges National park. You can do nice walks from there. Unfortunately we had bad weather when we stayed there. Not much to do then. We had twice dinner, which were good.

    Reviewed March 02, 2012

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    6.8
    Good
    Geoff from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    Good”

    Flinders Ranges are an incredible place and well worth a visit. Being remote it's a bit pricey. Bar, Restaurant and reception staff friendly and effective. Unit was not well equipped or cleaned to expected standard...i know they are using local community members which i admire. To improve this they need to have a skilled supervisor with great teaching skills, a checklist to review that tasks and units have been completed would help. I would still recommend, but be aware.

    Reviewed September 29, 2017

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Joanne from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    Modern rooms & central location for hiking ”

    Location was key to start hiking from the resort on foot!

    Great fully equipped modern rooms and amazing location to start hiking straight from the resort. Surprisingly good food and options from the restaurant too. Very nice experience. Plus the Euro kangaroos on the resort are wonderful.

    Reviewed February 15, 2013

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Lin from Australia
    Couple
    Heysen Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2020

    Perfect location ”

    Great base for exploring Flinders Ranges and doing multiple hikes. Bed can be bit too soft.

    Reviewed August 28, 2020

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    Dear Lin, Thank you for posting your feedback on Agoda. We are really blessed to be so central to all the tracks in the Ikara-Flinders National Park. Wilpena Pound Resort.

    Responded October 26, 2020
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Claire from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

    Resort accommodation ”

    large room with queen size bed and two single beds. Kitchenette. Lovely large windows to see the outdoors/nature.

    thoroughly enjoyed our stay and booked another night there. room was large with plenty of light due to two walls of floor to ceiling windows. curtains were in front of windows to block out light when needed. kitchenette fridge was inside tv cabinet which made it initially difficult to find. the fridge was a decent size for a small one. the dining room and bar/bistro had good food at an affordable price. it was nice to look out the dining area windows and see kangaroos grazing under the nearby gumtree.

    Reviewed January 31, 2012

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Noelene
    Couple
    Safari Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Unexpected experience”

    From our first greeting to our final farewell the team at Wilpena were amazing. The awesome scenery and many activities made this short trip a memorable one.

    Reviewed August 02, 2018

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    Hi Noelene, Thankyou for the great review, we hope to see you again soon. Please feel free to spread the word. Kind regards, Kiah Morgan - Sales & Marketing.

    Responded August 22, 2018
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    9.6
    Exceptional
    susan from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Exceptional”

    The staff were excellent and in particular the pride of the tour guides in their culture and heritage added a lot to the overall positive impression we have gained of the resort. It is a wonderful location and well worth a visit. We wish the indigenous owners great success with their enterprise.

    Reviewed July 31, 2018

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    We're sorry we've taken a while to get to this but we'd like to thank you for your review. Our team will be pleased that you appreciated their efforts.

    Responded April 01, 2019
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    7.2
    Very good
    Olivier from Australia
    Couple
    Aroona Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

    Superb location, average value”

    Very nice and convenient location at Wilpena. Not really a resort - just a motel like accommodation. Whilst the rooms are comfortable, they are old and in need of renovation. The staff are friendly and willing. The restaurant offers a limited menu (especially noticeable if you return over several visits) - not overly expensive but pretty basic fare. Room for improvement.

    Reviewed November 01, 2020

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    Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased our team made you feel welcome during your stay with us.

    Responded December 05, 2020
    Wilpena Pound Resort
    5.6
    Shilpa from Australia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    The hotel was fine but...”

    The resort was fine but a group that was traveling for a wedding Parked their bus right outside their room which ruined the experience for me as I couldn’t sit outside in peace and enjoy the view, and the group started loading the bus next morning at 5 am, shuffling feet, laughing, greeting each other while we were trying to sleep! The staff were made aware of this thrice before they took action. The resort’s bus service to the lookout was abruptly stopped without notice (bus needed to go away to Hawker for a service) on the website which also meant we walked almost 7.5 km with 2 little cranky kids (not done!). Hotel wasn’t able to arrange any other arrangements even when we requested and advised we would be happy to pay for a smaller vehicle. Overall not the best resort experience of my life!

    Reviewed August 07, 2018

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    Hi Shilpa, Thank you for your comments. I apologize for the problems that you encountered during your last stay. This is not the type of review that we like to see, and I assure you that I will be looking into each point that you have made. Kind regards, Kiah Morgan - Sales & Marketing

    Responded August 22, 2018
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