The Outback Way - Australia's Longest Shortcut

Accommodation

The accommodation list that follows provides a general guide to establishments from Townsville QLD to Southern Cross WA via the Outback Way. For accommodation at Cairns, Perth or Alice Springs travellers should enquire at visitor centres or search online as the range of options is too great to cover here. The list is sorted into four types of accommodation available along the Outback Way including:
  1. ROOMS, CABINS & UNITS
  2. STATION STAYS
  3. MANAGED CARAVAN & CAMPGROUNDS
  4. ROADSIDE CAMPS (i.e. OVERNIGHT REST BAYS)
ROOMS, CABINS & UNITS
Southern Cross: Railway Tavern, 90 - 92 Sirius Street, P: 08 9049 1030

Southern Cross: Southern Cross Motel, Canopus Street, P: 08 9049 1144

Southern Cross: Club Hotel, Antares Street, P: 08 9049 1202

Southern Cross: Southern Cross Railway Tavern, Sirius Street, P: 08 9049 1030

Southern Cross: Palace Hotel, Corner Antares Street and Great Eastern Highway, P: 08 9049 1555

Coolgardie: Railway Lodge, 75 Bayley Street Coolgardie, P: 08 9026 6238

Coolgardie: Coolgardie Tourist Village, 99 Bayley Street, P: 08 9026 6009

Coolgardie: Coolgardie Motel, 43 Bayley Street P: 08 9026 6080

Kalgoorlie: Best Western Hospitality Inn, 560 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, P: 08 9021 2888 F: 08 9021 1237 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.hospitalityinnkalgoorlie.com.au

Kalgoorlie: Quest Yelverton, 210 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie, P: 08 9022 8181 Tollfree 1800 228 181 F: 08 9022 8191 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.questkalgoorlie.com.au

Kalgoorlie: Quality Inn Railway Motel, 51 Forrest Street, Kalgoorlie, P: 08 9088 0000 F: 08 9088 0290 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.railwaymotel.com.au

Kalgoorlie: Tower Hotel Motel, Corner Bourke & Maritana Streets, Kalgoorlie, P: 08 9021 3211 F: 08 9021 7115 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.towerhotel.com.au

Kalgoorlie: Overland Motel, Lower Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, P 08 9021 1433 F: 08 9021 1121 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kalgoorlie: Bel Eyre Motel, 4-5 Great Eastern Highway, P: 08 9021 4455

Kalgoorlie: Hannans View Motel, 430 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, P: 08 9091 3333 Tollfree 1800 668 351 F: 08 9091 3331 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.hannansview.com.au

Kalgoorlie: Albion Shamrock Motor Hotel. Corner Lane & Piesse Streets, Boulder, Kalgoorlie, P: 08 9093 1399 F: 08 9093 1502 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.albionshamrock.com.au

Laverton: Desert Inn Hotel 08 90311800

Laverton Home-Style Accommodation 08 90311498

Laverton Chalet Accommodation 08 90311130

Tjukayirla Rooms & Units 08 90371108 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warburton Rooms & Units 08 89567656 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warakurna Rooms & Units 08 8957344   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yulara:
Voyages Ayers Rock Resort 1300 134 044 / 08 8957 7888 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.voyages.com.au Five accommodation establishments at Yulara including Sails in the Desert, Desert Gardens Hotel, Emu Walk Apartments, Lost Camel Hotel and Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge.

Curtin Springs Hotel / Motel 08 8956 2906, www.curtinsprings.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Family, Budget & Ensuites rooms.

Mt Ebenezer Motel & Backpacker Accommodation 08 89562904, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.ebenezergallery.com.au Ensuites & single rooms.

Erldunda Desert Oaks Resort 08 8956 0984 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.desertoaksresort.com; ensuite, family & budget rooms.

Stuarts Well 08 89560808 Ensuite Cabins & Budget rooms;

Alice Springs – contact the Central Australia Tourist Information Centre 1800 645 199 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.discoverca.com.au

Gem Tree Cottage Accommodation 08 89569855 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.gemtree.com.au Self-contained cabins & onsite van.

Australian Hotel / Motel, Boulia, 07 47463144, budget and ensuites rooms, meals available.

Desert Sands Motel, Boulia, 07 47463000, standard & self-contained units.

Middleton Hotel, Middleton, 07 46573980, budget rooms, meals available.

Australian Hotel, Elderslie St Winton, 07 4657 1214, budget & ensuites rooms.

Banjo's Overnight & Holiday Units, Manuka St Winton, 07 4657 1213, self-contained units, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Boulder Opal Motor Inn, Elderslie St Winton, 07 4657 1211, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.boulderopalmotorinn.com.au

Matilda Motel, Oondooroo St Winton, 07 4657 1433, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North Gregory Hotel/Mote, Elderslie St Winton, 1800 801 611 or 07 4657 1375, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.Babs.com.au/northgregoryhotel ;

Tattersalls Hotel, Elderslie St Winton, 07 4657 1309,

Winton Hotel, Werna St Winton, 07 4657 1519,

Winton Outback Motel, Elderslie St Winton, 07 4657 1422, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.wintonoutbackmotel.com

HughendenWright’s Motel Phone: 07 4741 1677

Charters Towers Motel. P: 07 4787 1366 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.charterstowersmotel.com.au

Townsville: Best Western Castle Lodge Motel. Cnr Warburton McKinley & Rose Streets, P: 07 4721 2290 F: 07 4721 1716 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.castlelodge.bestwestern.com.au

Townsville: Billabong Lodge Motel, 96 Bowen Rd, Rosslea, P: 07 4775 2055 Tollfree: 1800 627 757 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.billabonglodge.com.au

Townsville: Breezes By The Bay Apartments, P: 07 4772 3335 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.breezesbythebay.com.au

Townsville: Holiday Villas By the Strand, 89 Eyre Street, P/F: 07 4772 4891 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.townsvilleholidayvillas.com

Townsville: Seaside Apartments, 105 The Strand, P: 07 4721 3155 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.townsvilleseaside.com.au

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STATION STAYS
Laverton Downs Station Stay P: 08 9037 5998 M: 0429 375 998

Erldunda Station B&B 08 89560997; 3 rooms with fan / aircon, refrigerator & meals available.

Bond Springs Outback Retreat 08 89529888; www.outbackretreat.com.au This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained cottages (BYO food & provisions).

Carisbrooke Station 07 46573984; www.carisbrooketours.com.au This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Self contained units & rooms. Meals available.

Wirrilyerna Station Stay, 07 47461253, located 35km west of Boulia / 87km east of Georgina River, drive 6km into the Homestead, 40+ beds in 2 & 3 & 4 bed rooms, shade shelter, kitchen, bar, showers, toilets and meals available.

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MANAGED CARAVAN & CAMPGROUNDS
Southern Cross Caravan Park. Van sites powered, camp sites, cabins and budget rooms. P. 08 9049 1212 Great Eastern Highway, Southern Cross WA 6426

Coolgardie Tourist Village. Van and camping sites, powered and unpowered, budget rooms. P: 08 9026 6009 99 Bayley Street Coolgardie WA 6429

Kalgoorlie: Prospector Holiday Park. Great Eastern Highway, Cnr Ochiltree Street, P. 08 9021 2524 Tollfree 1800 800 907 F 08 9021 2968 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website www.acclaimparks.com.au

Kalgoorlie: Goldminer Caravan Park. Vans / camping sites, chalets and cabins. Corner Atbara Street & Great Eastern Highway, Kalgoorlie, P 08 9021 3713 F. 08 9022 4545 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kalgoorlie: Boulder Accommodation Village. 201 Lane Street, Kalgoorlie, P 08 9093 1266 Tollfree Enquiries 1800 001 266 F 08 9093 2781 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.bestonparks.com.au

Kalgoorlie Accommodation Village. 286 Burt Street, Boulder, Kalgoorlie, P: 08 9039 4800 Tollfree Enquiries 1800 004 800 F: 08 9039 4888 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.bestonparks.com.au

Kalgoorlie: Golden Village Caravan Park. 406 Hay Street Kalgoorlie P: 08 9021 4162

Laverton Caravan Park 08 90311072

Tjukayirla Campground 08 90371108

Warburton Campground 08 89567656

Warrakurna Campground 08 89567344

Kaltukatjarra campground – water, toilets, fire rings, designated bays, viewing platform, $5 per person per night, suitable for vans. Managed by Docker River Outstations Council.

Ayers Rock Campground 08 89577001 – full amenities including toilets, showers, laundry, camp kitchen, BBQ’s, fire rings (BYO wood), water, tent sites, powered sites and air conditioned cabins.

Curtin Springs campground 08 8956 2906 – toilets, showers, shade, suitable for vans.

Mt Ebenezer campground 08 89562904 – toilets, showers, BBQ’s, powered & unpowered sites,
suitable for vans.

Erldunda Desert Oaks Resort 08 8956 0984; powered and unpowered sites; full amenities & facilities.

Gem Tree Caravan & Campground 08 89569855; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.gemtree.com.au Unpowered camp & caravan sites, toilets, laundry, fire rings

Carisbrooke Station 07 46573984; Caravan and camping sites. Meals available.

Spotted Tiger Campground, enter via track 1km west of Harts Range Police Station, drive south 8km, past the race track to the campground. Unpowered caravan & camping sites, toilets, showers, water, fire rings, shade shelters & solar lights. Seasonal caretaker onsite. Fees payable via Atitjere store.

Jervois Station campground 08 89566307 Unpowered caravan and camping sites, toilets, fire rings and shade.

Tobermorey Station- Camping area and ablution block- no power. 0747484996.

Boulia Caravan Park, 07 47463122, powered and unpowered van and tent sites, toilets, showers, BBQ’s and shade shelters.

Matilda Country Caravan Park, Chirnside St Winton, 07 4657 1607, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.matilda-country.qparks.asn.au

Pelican Fuel Stop & Caravan Park, Elderslie St Winton, 07 4657 1478, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.pelicanfuelstop.com

Hughenden: Allan Terry Caravan Park. 2 Resolution St., van sites with power and sullage, shaded campsites, ensuite cabins and air-conditioned single rooms. P. 07 4741 1190.

Charters Towers: Dalrymple Tourist Van Park. Ensuited, fully self contained cabins, grass and slab powered sites, large camping area. P: 07 4787 1121. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.dalrymplevanpark.com.au

Townsville: Magnetic Gateway Holiday Village. P: 07 4778 2412 / 1800 004 366. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.magneticgateway.com.au GPS 19° 19.2South 146° 49.36East

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ROADSIDE CAMPS (i.e. OVERNIGHT REST BAYS)
Some of the sites listed below may not be signposted. Refer to maps in the Outback Way Atlas and Guidebook for the GPS coordinates or use the distance estimates to locate the sites.

The Pines campground – no facilities, no bins, no fire rings or water; several sites, many shaded, suitable for vans – 120km east of Laverton / 183km west of Tjukayirla, southern side of the road.

Camp Paradise - no facilities, bins, fire rings or water; several sites, some shaded, suitable for vans – located 90km east of Tjukayirla / 155km west of Warburton, northern side of the road.

Yarla Kutjara campground – water, toilet, shade shelter, 3-4 camp sites (suitable for vans) – 94km east of Warburton / 131km west of Warrakurna, southern side of the road.

Hunt Park - no facilities, no bins, no fire rings or water; 3-4 sites, some shade, suitable for vans – located 144km east of Docker River / 35km west of junction with Uluru-Kata Tjuta Hwy, northern side of road.

Desert Oaks 24hour roadside rest area, shade shelter, bins and fireplaces, several sites, suitable for vans and camping, located 31km north of Erldunda / 75km south of Stuarts Well, western side of road.

Finke River 24hour roadside rest area, shade shelter, tables, water, toilet, information panels and lookout, located 33km south of Stuarts Well / 73km north of Erldunda.

Avi Mud Tank campground1, no water, no bins, some shade, one toilet and several sites suitable for vans, tents and offroad caravans and camper trailers.

Arthur River Crossing, 65km east of Jervois Station / 156km west of NT-QLD border, southeast side of the river has several shaded sites, no facilities – no amenities.

Georgina River Crossing, 123km east of NT-QLD border / 123km west of Boulia, north-eastern side of the crossing has several camp sites, some suitable for vans, no amenities – no facilities.

1 Access is via the Plenty Highway 7.7km east of Gemtree Caravan Park, turn right (south) at Mud Tank Bore, signposted indicating the zircon fields, and drive 7.2km, veer left, drive 0.8km to a gate, the entrance to the Fossicking Area, the campground is on the southern side. Most tracks in the area lead to fossicking sites.

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