Wilpena Pound Resort

1 Wilpena Rd., Hawker, South Australia, 5434, Australia

You couldn't ask for a more idyllic and civilized nature outpost than this popular resort at the entrance to Wilpena Pound. Here are well-equipped, spacious motel-style rooms (10 with kitchenettes); luxury "glamping" safari tents with king-size beds and en suites (from A$90) and campsites (from A$24) with and without electrical hookups. Kangaroos laze on the lawn by the kidney-shape pool to a relaxing sound track of birds singing and chirping. A restaurant serves meals throughout the day, and you can stock up on goods at the small supermarket. The resort runs four-wheel-drive tours, guided walks, and scenic flights, and the visitor center is a major attraction.

PROS

  • quiet and peaceful rooms
  • perfect for animal lovers

CONS

  • campsites can be overrun with school groups
  • permanent tents are overpriced

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 08-8648–0004

HOTEL DETAILS

60 rooms including 10 suites, 15 safari tents, 2 permanent tents, 44 powered sites, unlimited unpowered sites
Rate Includes: Some meals

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