Glen Helen Homestead Lodge is located within West MacDonnell National Park, 6.8 mi from the Ormiston Gorge. It offers an outdoor barbecue area, a beer garden and an outdoor pool with a natural swimming hole.

Guests can choose to stay in a lively dorm room or in the comfort of their own private room. Some rooms offer air-conditioning and views of Glen Helen Gorge.

The staff at the information desk can arrange for personalized tours with an experienced guide. Helicopter flights and nature tours can also be arranged.

Namatjira Restaurant and Gallery features a cozy outback setting. Guests can relax by the open log fire while enjoying local cuisine.

Glen Helen Homestead Lodge is located 81 mi from Alice Springs. The property serves as a great base to explore the surrounding areas.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Discovery Parks - Glen Helen has been welcoming guests since Aug 23, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Parking Available On Site


Pool table


Entertainment staff


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 bunk beds
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • is there going to be a fun-time new years party?
    G'day thank you for your enquiry. Glen Helen will be open for New Years Eve but unfortunately there are no plans for any events this year.
    Answered on 26 November 2021
  • fridge in the room?
    Bar fridge supplied
    Answered on 30 January 2022
  • Hi Is there a restaurant in the lodge that serves lunch to guests and guests public visitors? Thanks!
    Hi, we have restaurant for inhouse guests and public visitors. Regards
    Answered on 15 July 2022
  • Hi, in the event of covid related border closure within the 14 days would the lodge be able to offer free cancellation?
    Thank you for your enquiry. Yes a full refund would be offered for any Covid related cancellations.
    Answered on 21 October 2021
  • I'm a 65 year old teacher who will be travelling to Alice with my husband John in late June 2020. We would like to spend 3 or 4 nights at Glen Helen R..
    Hi Kerry, There are plenty of walks in the area ranging from mild to moderate in ability. These are sections of the Larapinta Trail on Namatjira Drive..
    Answered on 2 January 2020
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • The Namatjira Gallery Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Australian • Local
Resort Facilities at Discovery Parks - Glen Helen
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2
Most popular amenities
Outdoor swimming pool
Non-smoking rooms
Free parking
Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Entertainment staff
  • Hiking
  • Pool table
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
No internet access available.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Air conditioning
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Fenced pool
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Discovery Parks - Glen Helen takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos Cash is not accepted Discovery Parks - Glen Helen accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Glen Helen Homestead Lodge in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that there is a 1.5% charge when you pay with Visa or Mastercard credit cards.
Please note that this property does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Discovery Parks - Glen Helen of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Discovery Parks - Glen Helen

  • Discovery Parks - Glen Helen is 1,500 feet from the center of Glen Helen.

  • The prices at Discovery Parks - Glen Helen may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Discovery Parks - Glen Helen include:

    • Family
    • Triple
    • Double

  • Guests staying at Discovery Parks - Glen Helen can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Check-in at Discovery Parks - Glen Helen is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Discovery Parks - Glen Helen offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Swimming pool
    • Entertainment staff

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Discovery Parks - Glen Helen has 1 restaurant:

    • The Namatjira Gallery Restaurant

  • Yes, Discovery Parks - Glen Helen is popular with guests booking family stays.