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Brisbane
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...

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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...

Sydney
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...

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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 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 22 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...

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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 18 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...

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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 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...

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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. 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 6 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!

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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. 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.

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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!

New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic staff made us very welcome and attended to our questions and requests promptly and efficiently; no mean feat considering they were booked out with a workshop we were attending. Food was excellent and the whole experience was uniquely Australian and highly recommended. Small note to management: you might consider replacing or finding a way to make the single bed...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for the heads up on cabin 15 single bed!! We will get it sorted. We try hard to make the experience a unique one and memorable of the outback. Thanks again for your kind words!

Gordon, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2016

A must stay and do for anyone exploring the east Macdonnell ranges. Wonderful sights and a geologists dream. The Pool was cleaned while we there and just what ne needs to cool off when in high 30's. The drive around the property and then 70 kms to Althunga heritage gold areas was also special.

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

It is a great place to base yourself to see the East Mac Donnell ranges and if you have a 4 WD you can definately spend an easy 3 days out here. I marvel on a daily basis how our predecessors were so tough and resilient to come through this area and do what they did!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016

After a fantastic day exploring the East Mac Ranges, we decided not to camp at Threphina Gorge as it may rain and we were nervous we could get flooded in. So we arrived at the Ross River Resort, excited to explore the gorgeous homestead and its bar and take a well earned dip in the pool. Upon arrival at the...

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

Dear LeaseP Firstly I would like to sincerely apologise making you feel unwelcome as that would never be our intention. We work long and hard hours to make people feel welcome at Ross River. My reaction from my perspective would of been one more of surprise, as in our off peak season we close at 430pm due to the very...

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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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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: $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“some are pool side, good for families others quite and away from pool.”
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