After reading earlier reviews I was a bit apprehensive, but found this place to be a real gem and if the reviews keep the whingers away, all the better for those of us who found it so very special.
I travelled with a group of 4 camper trailers and assorted tents (17 adults, 2 children 2 and 4) The reception was welcoming and each camping area is separate from others so lovely and private, the showers were hot and clean. This place is for people who really want to be part of the landscape and to stay here was a pleasure. We went on a guided quad bike ride which I thoroughly recommend. We also bought a BBQ pack which included the most delicious eye fillet of camel! I have ever eaten. The Conway family supports the local community with the Conway Foundation, which enables aboriginal children to attend high school in Adelaide.
If you want the fancy resort head further down the road and leave Kings Creek Station to those of us who really love and appreciated this amazing country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ian and Lyn Conway established Kings Creek Station in 1981. The station lies 36 kilometres from the magnificent Kings Canyon (Watarrka) and is set amongst majestic desert oaks. Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping, accommodation and an opportunity to experience the outback either by quad (4 wheel motorbike), helicopter or camel. Basic supplies, meals and drinks can be bought at the station shop. You could even try one of our famous Kings Creek camel burgers!!!! The station is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia and sells camels for live export, live domestic sales and meat. 37 documentaries have been filmed at Kings Creek and the station hosted Australian Geographics' fourth expedition. In 2001 the world famous Australian Safari travelled through and stayed at the station. Kings Creek Station has also been featured on 7 Sunrise Weather hosted by Grant Denyer in 2012. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kings Creek Station Hotel Alice Springs