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Hale River Homestead at Old Ambalindum

Hale River Homestead is a peaceful, scenic station stay situated on the Binns Track in the East MacDonnell Ranges.

We offer camping, powered caravan sites, and fully equipped self-contained accommodation. Live like a 1900's pastoralist in the Old Homestead, The Cottage, The Gen Shed or experience life as a station-hand in our Bunkhouse (perfect for the budget traveler).

Surrounded by some spectacular scenery, there are interesting bush walks and mountain biking trails passing picturesque waterholes and a large lake. Visit Arltunga Historical Reserve and learn about the gold rush of Central Australia, drive to Frederick's Lookout for a spectacular view of the surrounding ranges, visit the natural beauty of Ruby Gap, or just relax and enjoy the tranquility of the wide-open spaces.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

  • Information


    • Bar
    • Barbeque
    • Camp Kitchen
    • Family Friendly
    • Non Smoking
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Outdoor Furniture
    • Swimming Pool
    • Kiosk


    • Birdwatching
    • Walks


    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


    • Quality Tourism Accredited Business
  • Rooms

    Self-Catered Homestead

    The original historic homestead, dating back to the early 1900s and recently renovated, offers airconditioned comfort in one queen and one double bedroom, one twin room, two single rooms and a double bunk, suitable for accommodating up to 12 people.

    The large country-style kitchen with modern gas range, all utensils and crockery, makes this self-catering option so easy. Alternatively, dine outdoors in the shaded Bough Shed area where a gas barbecue is available for your use.

    Please note indicative rate shown is for two people, per night.


    Sleeps 10 guests

    The former workers' quarters are situated close to the homestead and feature five separate bedrooms, each opening onto a large airconditioned common room incorporating the kitchen, living area and television. An adjacent shared shower room offers two showers, laundry tub and washing machine.

    Each bedroom contains it's own small refrigerator, with a large, communal refrigerator and separate freezer situated in the kitchen.

    Please note indicative rate shown is per room, per night.

    Self contained Cottage

    Sleeps 9 guests

    The cottage was the original homestead dating back to the early 1900's. Beautifully renovated, the cottage maintains all the charm of an old style homestead but with modern comforts such as split system air conditioning.
    There are three bedrooms (one queen, a double and the third room containing two sets of bunks and a single), a fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom with bath and shower.
    A perfect choice for a romantic weekend, as a getaway with a group of friends or a family holiday.


    Gravel areas and a limited number of grassed sites, are available for tents, campervans and off-road caravans. Shared shower room and toilet, are situated close by. There are powered and unpowerd sites available.

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