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3.9 out of 5

"We enjoyed the glamping tent " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 12 May 2022

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Hotel Description

At Wilpena Pound Resort you'll be steps from Wilpena Pound and 0.1 km (0.1 mi) from Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Highlights at this resort include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy TVs, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards, featured in all 60 rooms. Additionally, refrigerators and free toiletries are available.

The restaurant, Capt Starlight Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Poddy Dodgers Bar/Bistro is the resort's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Enjoy access to bike rentals and hiking/biking trails. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/cafe, and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Flinders Ranges resort include Mallonga Falls Hike Trailhead and St Mary's Peak.

Standard Room (Brachina)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$194* Per night/room 4 Jun. - 5 Jun.

Deluxe Room (Heysen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Tent (Safari)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Tent (Safari)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room (Edeowie)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Wilpena Pound Resort ratings based on 340 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Wilpena Pound Resort

Everyone (163) Couples (117) Family (46)
4 out of 5
We enjoyed the glamping tent

Posted by on 12 May 2022

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5 out of 5
Great location

Posted by on 1 May 2022

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2 out of 5
Very disappointed. No reservations left for guests. It was a busy time of year but with no other options available expected better

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2022

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4 out of 5
Great location. Scenery was amazing. Tents well maintained

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Lovely and enjoyable. Staff excellent

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2022

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4 out of 5
Nice resort in a lovely location. Restaurant was very good . Staff were friendly but not very informative.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2022

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2 out of 5
Room where i stay wasn’t good condition carpet need to be changed While we entered we see there is a big giant spider on the wall And find few insects insects in the room which makes me very disappointed

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Feb. 2022 by Alistair

Hi Jatin, Thanks for taking the time to submit your review following your recent stay with us at Wilpena Pound Resort. The resort is located within the environment of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, and we share this outback environment with many animals - large and small (including kangaroos, wallabies, quolls, possums, spiders, and insects). While we endeavour to prevent insects entering rooms as much as we can, we cannot totally stop this occuring. If you were extremely concerned about the spider or other insects I trust that you advised our reception team at the time to assist you further. Did you get the opportunity to visit other areas in the National Park? Old Wilpena Station is very close to the resort, and features many historic buildings and information on the history and culture of the area - the walk around the area is very easy and a great way to introduce yourself to the area. Best regards, Alistair Rasmussen, Deputy General Manager.

2 out of 5
This property is now rather tired and tatty and not value for money. I trust the NRMA will spend some money and upgrade it to a standard that the location deserves.

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jan. 2022 by Alistair

Good morning Trevor, Thanks for taking the time to submit a review following your stay with us at Wilpena Pound Resort, in the heart of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges. I am sorry to read your comments in regards to the resort. I am pleased to let you know that we are in a process of investing in the resort, and the gradual changes will be noticeable to our return guests. I trust you had the opportunity to explore the special area we are located in, and perhaps enjoy one of the magical sunrises or sunsets that occur in this area. Best regards, Alistair Rasmussen, Deputy General Manager.

5 out of 5
Expected a lot more bird and animal life but nice overall. Great food.

Posted by on 20 Nov. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Nov. 2021 by Alistair

Good afternoon Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to provide your 5/5 review following your stay with us at Wilpena Pound Resort. I am pleased to read that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the food produced by our hardworking kitchen team. Birds and animals are around the resort and the surrounding Ikara-Flinders Ranges - they can be shy at times but they are definitely around the area! We have a family of an Emu Dad and 10 chicks who spend a lot of time around the resort and are a real hit with our guests when they are able to spot them. Thanks again for your time, Best regards, Alistair Rasmussen, Deputy General Manager.

3 out of 5
Beautiful location but generally unfriendly reception staff, and expensive for what you got

Posted by on 8 Nov. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Nov. 2021 by Alistair

Good afternoon Karen, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback following your recent stay with us at Wilpena Pound Resort. We are in a great location for exploring the wider Ikara-Flinders Ranges and I trust you had the opportunity to get out and see some of the spectacular environment that we are located in. Thanks again for your review. Safe Travels, Alistair Rasmussen, Deputy General Manager.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/cafe on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Wilpena Pound Resort. The resort can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Flinders Ranges resort is smoke free.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Wilpena Pound Resort offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Capt Starlight Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Poddy Dodgers Bar/Bistro - This bar serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive lockbox information.

Personal cooking equipment is not permitted onsite. This property has a shared kitchen facility including microwave, toaster, sandwich press, and refrigerator.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 7:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive lockbox information.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 25 for adults and AUD 12.5 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Wilpena Pound Hawker
  • Wilpena Pound Resort Hawker
  • Wilpena Pound Hotel
  • Wilpena Pound Resort Flinders Ranges
  • Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Wilpena Pound Resort Resort
  • Wilpena Pound Resort Flinders Ranges
  • Wilpena Pound Resort Resort Flinders Ranges

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 8 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.