Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Glen Helen with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen

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Property grounds
Local cuisine
Standard Room - Sleeps 3 | Terrace/patio
Standard Room-Sleeps 2 (Escarpment View)
Daily buffet breakfast for a fee

Overview of Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air conditioning
Namatjira Drive, West MacDonnell Ranges, Mount Zeil, NT, 0872
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Standard Room-Sleeps 2 (Escarpment View)

  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room- Sleeps 4

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Standard Room - Sleeps 3

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this property

Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen

Enjoy your visit to Glen Helen with a stay at Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Namatjira Gallery, which serves local cuisine and is open for dinner. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a garden are other highlights.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Namatjira Gallery – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 28.75 to 28.75 for adults and AUD 28.75 to 28.75 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Glen Helen Lodge Mount Zeil
Glen Helen Mount Zeil
Glen Helen Homestead

Frequently asked questions

Does Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing is available.
What is there to do at Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes helicopter/aeroplane tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen?
Yes, Namatjira Gallery offers local cuisine.
What's the area around Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen like?
Discovery Resorts - Glen Helen is located by the river, a short 6-minute walk from Glen Helen Gorge and 9 minutes' walk from Tjoritja-West MacDonnell National Park.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Good facilities and nice and quiet
Rick, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely setting with great facilities. Breakfast was amazing.
Andrew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

david, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lauren, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Fantastic view of the bluff from our room and the main dining deck which is very popular for pre dinner drinks and a great experience. Easy walk to the very scenic Glen Helen Gorge. Staff friendly and efficient. Room was comfortable and well appointed and modern. Only downside was the huge gap around the door which let the night cold compete with the air con. If you venture outside at night the sounds of tens of air cons competing with the porous doors to retain heat is matched by the throb of the diesel generator trying to keep up. The light pollution is a particular concern with garish fluorescent lights leaking light to the sky, so to look at the amazing stars out here you have to get in the car and drive several k’s down the road to appreciate this amazing spectacle Of particular concern though is the huge floodlight that points toward the gorge wall still blaring at two am and causing untold disruption to the wildlife there. Nobody to watch it - even if it was appropriate, so why? It would be great if management joined the 21st century in ecology and energy conservation which would make A great venue truly amazing.
Christopher, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Was really disappointed that even after I’d emailed the business 6 weeks ago and let them know their website and advertising was misleading- website indicated the park was located in Alice Springs that this was not amended. I requested a menu 2 days before we arrived to sort out whether we would self cater at all and then opted not as the 3 course menu option looked like really good value but then when we arrived 2 days later the staff knew nothing about this menu option. Likewise opted not to buy more bottled water as it was supposedly provided but this too was not available. There was no apology or options offered for these issues which I thought when you were paying $270 per night for a very basic room, there might have been. Would recommend requesting a room away from the generator side of the property as many of the bathroom windows don’t close properly and the noise is quite loud overnight
Robyn, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Paul, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfort & great food
Clean, comfortable, renovated deluxe escarpment view room for 2 nights while exploring the area - west McDonnell ranges. Continental breakfast was adequate but both our evening meals were terrific. Thanks chef.
carol, 2-night trip
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