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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Located at the end of a sealed road in the East MacDonnell Ranges, Ross River Resort is in a very special location. The surrounding scenery is spectacular and it is a lovely place to spend a few days. Graeme, Lee & team work hard to make sure you enjoy your stay The campground is large, has large shady trees, lots...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly the couple running to place are really welcoming, and make heaps of time for you. We stayed here for a couple of nights, the facility are basic. The swimming pool was a real welcome sight after a day exploring the East Mac Donald's rangers. They have a bar and meals areas. Also heaps of memorabilia around as the home...

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Lee D, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed time at Ross River and in the glorious East Mac's.

Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed here for three nights to be closer to some of the local attractions. The staff who manage the place are friendly and have great tips about local attractions, and the campground is peaceful and well tended. Great value and blissfully quiet.

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Lee D, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our campground - we like it as well!

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited Ross River after Trephina Gorge, as it is a short distance & it was lunchtime. Ross River is a working NT station, but in the old original homestead, which have the thickest walls, & historical information, is a country pub providing basic but fresh meal choices till 2pm & in the evenings. You can sit outside to eat...

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Lee D, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review
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Glad you enjoyed your quick visit.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed at Ross River for 3 nights in early September using it as a base to explore the East Macdonnells - Trephina Gorge, Ndala Gorge and Arltunga historic gold mining town. The location is great for this purpose and the 'resort'/homestead setting is very pleasant, nestled against a hill, with lots of shady trees. There are also a few...

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Lee D, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't feel as though you had value for money. Could have fixed the light and the water if I had known at the time. A lot of people enjoy getting away from the TV and other technology. We are slowly upgrading our bathrooms - many now have vanity units - I'll note shelving as we do the others.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great grassed camping area. Lots of trees and shade plus good fire pits. Day trips to N'dala Gorge and Arltunga and the gorges out in the East MacDonnells are worth a look. Easy 4wd stuff and not as crowded as the West side with Uluru, Kings Canyon et al. Ablutions are old but ok. Shower heads need attention. Night meal...

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Lee D, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the East Mac's. All our shower heads are done now, we do 'de-calcify'' them on a regular basis, but our water gets the better of us sometimes. Sorry you didn't enjoy your meal.

Orange, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Took my wife to this place recently and it was pretty good. A quick , friendly check in and we were off to our quaint little cabin. The cabin contains a double and single bed, large wardrobe, mid sized fridge, a small table and couple of chairs and a reasonable sized shower/toilet area. The shower was piping hot. The cottage...

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Linda Z, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write and review us and your kind words. We think it is a pretty special part of the world and happy to share it with you!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is a practical place to stay. If you want to explore the East McDonnell ranges without having to return to Alice then this is perfect. The use of the word resort is, however, not a true representation. The website says the options for accomadation include "or a bit of outback luxury with an Ensuite rustic cabin..........". Rustic is...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Ross River. The term homestead in the trading name would be more appropriate I would agree, as the resort badge is used rather loosely in these parts. Our find our ensuite cabins are outback luxury to those who have been camping or roughing it or just in search of...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were there for an event with over 700 attendees, but I had my 3 young girls with me too. It has some magic this place, in beautiful surrounds and only a short ride out of Alice. The cabins are rustic but we were very comfortable! We all slept so well! Very clean. If we go through Alice again I...

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

Thank you for your response and it is great to hear that you really enjoyed your time at Ross River. We try very hard to make this a unique experience. It is really important to get kids (and ourselves!!) back to nature and away from all the modern day life that is thrown at us. I hope we can welcome...

Naracoorte, Australia
Reviewed 1 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.

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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Review was for the resteraunt area.”
jaybee754, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Cabins probably vary significantly - ask Qs when booking. Keep away from pool area.”
281frap, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“some are pool side, good for families others quite and away from pool.”
JennyS511, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bring your own wood and water, and check the hot water system is working!”
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