Comment: Ross River Tourist Camp

Ross river tourist Camp is not very far out of Alice Springs.
After some feedback from Member Kevin S, I am after further feedback as to whether this location would be a good place to hold a National Gathering. I know the 2014 one has finished yet but I am keen to see one held annually and am looking for locations that have a capacity for large groups as well as have some other destinations within reach for attendee's to visit whilst there.
I have emailed the managers and am yet to recieve a reply.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated :)
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Reply By: baznpud (tassie) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 09:29

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 09:29
Morning Kev,
Pud and i stayed there several years ago, at that time there was a large camping area, but if you had the number that are attending this year, doubt if they would all fit in, with showers etc, also had a restaurant at the Homestead.
As said was several years ago, may have changed.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 09:43

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 09:43
I reckon it will look good on my wall at home, tell Pud thanks for the Christmas pressie hehehe

Will see what response I get from the current managers. The photos Kevin S sent me indicate that they may have upgraded the amenity block. So will just have to wait and see :)

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 10:58

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 10:58
Hi Kev,
We have stayed there a few years ago and it would be a great location with plenty of nearby gorges, historic sites etc to visit, and its an easy run into Alice itself. I think though that it was badly damaged by a bushfire a couple of years ago?
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 03:55

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 03:55
Val, you wouldn't know that a bush fire had been near the place. Having been there before and just recently I couldn't see any significant loss of facilities. All the cabins near the homestead seemed to still be there. From memory that is where the fires were shown on telly.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:26

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:26
Gday Kev,

It would be a great place for it..........
I don't particularly like the management over the last few years but as far as accommodating a large group, and places to visit goes it would be hard to beat.

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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 20:09

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 20:09
Had my first trip to the Red Centre a couple of years back and was told from several sources not to expect much in the way of hospitality from the owners of this place. I kept an open mind and visited anyway. They were right. I wonder how this bloke keeps a viable business going with his attitude.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 23:22

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 23:22
It was apparently bought out by some very wealthy company (from Melbourne I believe)who obviously had no lack of money with no need of business?
But......its a great location with the facilities to cope with a national gathering......
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 23:35

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 23:35
Kev,

The Bushtracker Club held their annual muster at the Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs.

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They fitted in about 100 vans.

I've heard similar comments about the old Ross River Resort since the fire there too.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 23:40

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 23:40
Try this link:

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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 09:04

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 09:04
Gone Bush...I just had a look at your link, I see an unsecured loading offence with the old 44 gallon drum ready to fall out..but they sure do have some interesting vehicles there.

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