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Over Wilpena Pound Resort
Ten noorden van Adelaide, op ongeveer vijf uur rijden, strekken de Flinders Ranges zich uit. Het gezellige Wilpena Pound Resort ligt aan de Wilpena Pound, waar u onder meer kangoeroes, de Rock-wallaby en wilde bloemen aantreft. Nog nauwelijks door toeristen ontdekt is dit een heuse 'Aussie Outback'-ervaring.
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Airco, televisie, koelkastje, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, strijkplank en -ijzer, badkamer met douche en föhn.
Zoals Brachina Unit, met meer slaapplaatsen.
Zoals Aroona Room, ruimer, badkamer met bad/douche.
Gelegen in het Flinders Ranges National Park, in het zuiden van Australië.
De Flinders Ranges vormen de grootste bergketen in Zuidelijk Australië. De Flinders Ranges is een van de oudste landschappen ter wereld en wordt gevormd door scherpe kliffen en toppen, kloven en riviertjes, gecombineerd met de typische rode grond van de Outback.De Flinders Ranges strekken zich ongeveer 200 kilometer ten noordwesten van Adelaide uit over een lengte van wel 430 kilometer.De Flinders Ranges is een gebied van ongekende schoonheid en daarom vinden wij dat een bezoek aan of een verblijf in de Flinders Ranges niet mag ontbreken tijdens uw reis door Australië.
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Wilpena Pound is a natural amphitheatre roughly 17 by 8 kilometres in size in the Flinders mountain ranges. The resort sits inside the Pound and caters for all comers, with hotel standard accommodation through to camping in its most basic form. The restaurant provides a good quality buffet breakfast and good food well prepared at dinner. The members of staff I encountered were all intent on giving the best service possible and went out of their way to be accommodating towards their guests. The resort offers a range of activities including walking trails ranging from easy to challenging, 4wheel drive tours, 4wd roads for self drive exploration and a range of scenic flights. In my day and a half at the resort I managed 20 km of mostly easy walking among gum trees and more open country, a sunset trip with wine and cheese at a superb lookout site and Ã flight around the area in a light aircraft flown by a pilot who gave a running commentary on the geography and history of the area. Only two or three kilometres from the resort centre is a preserved homestead abandoned 90 years ago and an old station with all its buildings intact. Wildlife abounds and an active programme to reduce the impact of introduced species and so allow native species to survive is ongoing. I felt that my short stay here was an experience not to be missed and I regretted that my itinerary did not give me longer in this amazing place.
"One of the highlights of our trip to Australia"
Delightful place to enjoy the outback. Fabulous visit to the Pound by 4x4 - guides were so informative. Accommodation is basic but the welcome is warm. Good food too! We stayed in a superior bungalow which we thought was better value for money than the tent option.
"4 night stop over in caravan park"
Stayed in a bush setting on a powered site for 4 nights. Abundance of wild life around the park. Facilities were average. Friendly helpfull staff. A very relaxing place to stay as it was not too busy.
"A wonderful weekend away"
We visited Wilpena Pound Resort for our 20th wedding anni. Originally we were booked into a permanent tent in the campground. On checking in at the campground, we were given directions to our tent and not much else. When we arrived at the tent, we had no key to open it up and no linen supplied. But to our rescue came Barry in his little cart (he did not serve us originally). He raced back to reception to retrieve our key which was not given to us, our linen, a couple of wine glasses I requested and a few bottles of cold water! As it was very hot, my husband decided that he'd like to see if we could get an upgrade to a Safari Tent. Upon arriving at resort reception, Barry was there to help us. He was amazing once again and gave us a discount on the upgrade to the Safari Tent, complimentary buffet breakfast each morning and a bottle of wine. Not only that, but while we ate dinner in the restaurant he went to the tent himself to put our wine in the fridge, switch on the aircon and make sure the tent was tip top! We were thrilled with our Safari Tent and would recommend it to anyone, and thanks to Barry who made our weekend extra special. Unfortunately we did however go on a Sunset Tour and found it left a lot to be desired. This tour cost us $110 for the two of us, but the amount is not the issue. We were hurtled along in an old van, glasses and bottles falling over because of the speed and lack of care in packing, to a public viewing area that anyone can access. We sat with all the other tourists that had come on their own to view the sunset and there was really no finesse or care taken with the set up. Why not have set a little table up separate or taken us to a special viewing place only accessible to those who'd booked the tour? We could have done this on our own for the price of a bottle of wine and a little fuel. We'd gladly pay the price for something that makes it special. We're going to come back with our children and stay in a Safari Tent, but wont be booking that tour again if it hasn't changed. In saying that, the Sunset was amazing! I would give the weekend a 5/5 star review based on Barry's service and the Safari Tent experience. But will only give 4/5 considering the service at the start, which was very slow, the key situation etc and the somewhat unprofessional Sunset tour.
"Even the staff are in holiday mode"
Flinders ranges is a magical place and we will definitely return. However, Wilpena Pound resort did not live up to our expectations and was a real let down. Our safari tent was simply not serviced at all before or during our stay. This is the tent for which they charge $320 per night during off season! The reason given - housekeeping knocked off early today, sorry. Manager also knocked off early and there is no one in charge. There are limited options of this kind of accommodation in the area and they know it, so the staff just don't care. The restaurant was great and the scenic flight over the Pound we took was 10/10.
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