Mt Dare Hotel
Mt Dare Hotel
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Like all hotels in SA, we can no longer allow people inside the hotel, but we can supply take away food from our menu, which you can eat in our beer garden (with appropriate social distancing) or take back to your camp. We can also supply take away drinks and supplies.
Travellers are no longer allowed to camp at Dalhousie or Purni Bore, but camping is still allowed in the Simpson Desert Conservation Reserve (a few kilometres past Purni Bore).
The road from Birdsville to Poeppel corner is still shut and will stay that way till the pandemic is over.

If you are able to legally travel to Mt Dare, the Simpson is still the best way to isolate yourself from others, and the weather is now becoming very user friendly.

Let's hope we can get over this period as quickly and safely as possible.

Mt Dare Hotel is ideally situated on the Western edge of the Simpson Desert just 10km south of the Northern Territory border. We are at a cross road for travellers, visit Ayers Rock to the west, Alice Springs to the north, Queensland via the Simpson to the east and the Oodnadatta track and the Flinders Rangers to the south.

There is a UHF Repeater for your safety, this covers from New Crown Homestead (north) - Stephenson Creek (south) and half way to Dalhousie, Mt Dare Hotel monitors this channel, use it only to contact the hotel or where long distance (greater than 10 km) communication is required, NOT for vehicle to vehicle communication.

Most tracks with the exception of the Simpson Desert require minimal 4wd experience and are accessible by popular all wheel drive vehicles. If you do wish to tackle the Simpson moderate 4wd experience and a high clearance 4 wheel drive are necessary.

A Park Pass is required to visit the Mt Dare Hotel and to visit or stay at Dalhousie Springs and can be purchased online or at Mt Dare. A Desert Pass is required for the Simpson Desert and can be purchased from the Pub.

We have a great range of services and supplies that we are constantly improving to meet the demands of the Outback traveller, so come and say g'day to Graham, Sandra and family & staff.

Road Conditions

Road Conditions
Road and track conditions (updated monthly, or when track conditions change).

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Mt Dare Accommodation
Accommodation consists of 6 basic cabins with no bathroom and 2 ensuite cabins.

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Mt Dare Camping
Native trees provide shade and privacy giving an air of peace and tranquillity.

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Mt Dare Hotel Dining
Meals are available from the Bar, the scotch fillet is a winner everytime.

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Within Australia: (08) 8670 7835
International: 61-8-8670 7835

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Alice Springs
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