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Wilpena Pound Resort


Wilpena Pound Resort is spectacularly located within the Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia, 430km north of Adelaide. This extraordinary landscape is 800 million years old and has been home to Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality with 60 hotel rooms, a picturesque campground, National Park Visitor Information Centre, restaurant, bar/bistro, swimming pool and general store. Plus, there is so much to see and do. We offer a range of 4WD tours, guided bush walks and the ‘must do’ scenic flights over Wilpena Pound. Stop and stay awhile as you soak up the incredible beauty of one of the earth’s oldest landscapes. Just 5 hours' drive from Adelaide at the base of the awe inspiring Wilpena Pound lies Wilpena Pound Resort, the only accommodation available within the Flinders Ranges National Park. Stop and stay awhile as you soak up the incredible beauty of one of the earth’s oldest landscapes.



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Room Information

At Wilpena Pound Resort you will find a wide range of accommodation to suit your needs. All 60 rooms have reverse cycle air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and Austar satellite television. When sharing with full paying adults children stay FREE (room-only).

The standard rooms - Brachina and Aroona Rooms - are best suited to individuals and couples travelling together. The deluxe rooms - Heysen and Edeowie Suites - are larger and have more extensive facilities suitable for families or guests who enjoy a little more space than a traditional hotel room.

Brachina (2 max.) and Aroona Rooms (4 max.)
These rooms are perfect for individuals and couples traveling together.  These come ensuite with shower.

Heysen (4 max.) and Edeowie Suites (6 max)
These larger suites are with more extensive facilities suitable for families or people needing a little more space than a traditional hotel room. All rooms have Austar satellite television providing a wide selection of channels free of charge. 

Edeowie Suites
These suites feature all of the above amenities, as well as a kitchenette area, microwave oven, and toaster.
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Things To Do

Dining

Hotel Restaurant: The Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily with a variety of dining options on offer. Choose from a light continental to a hearty country breakfast. In the evening, the menu offers a choice of modern Australian cuisine with a touch of the Outback.

Poddy Dodger's Bar: Poddy Dodger’s Bar is open from midday to late daily for drinks and refreshments, serving bistro-style meals and light snacks during the day. In the evenings, this is the hub of the resort where tales of the day’s activities are shared.

Activities

Air Wilpena Scenic Flights: A great way to see Wilpena Pound is from the air. This puts it into perspective and enables you to appreciate the vastness of its formation. Scenic flights operate daily from the Wilpena Pound Airstrip and are the "must do" experience for all visitors.  Flights come as 20-minute, half-hour, and full-hour scenic flights.

4WD Tours: Much of the Flinders can be accessed by road. Brachina Gorge is one of the most popular and spectacular destinations for visitors; its exposed rock walls have evidence of the evolution of this area over thousands of years and is today shelter to the rare and endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby. There are several vantage points offering views over the Flinders, such as Huck's Lookout that has an excellent view of Wilpena Pound, and Stokes Hill Lookout that offers a spectacular panorama of the surrounding ranges.

Walking Trails: Walking is one of the most popular activities in the Flinders Ranges and there are many trails allowing for varying levels of fitness and experience. These range from the leisurely hour-long Drought Busters Trail highlighting native plants to full-day return walks to St. Mary Peak, the highest point in the Flinders, or Edeowie Gorge and Glenora Falls. The famous Heysen Trail stretching from Parachilna to Cape Jervis, south of Adelaide, also passes through this region.

Mountain Bike Hire: Several trails around the resort are suitable for cycling. Mountain bikes are available for hire from the Visitor's Centre and Resort Reception on a full- or half-day basis. You could ride part of the famous Mawson Trail, which runs from Adelaide to Blinman passing behind the resort campground, or ride to Old Wilpena Station before taking the self-guided walking trail around the old buildings.
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.