Curtin Springs – A very special part of Central Australia, owned by a family who have made this remote place their home. Curtin Springs has been the home to the Severin family since 1956, when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn and their toddler son Ashley.
Curtin Springs is over one million acres in size and stands as testament to the passion and commitment Peter, Ashley and Lyndee Severin have made to Central Australia and the pastoral and tourism industries. We invite you to share the wonders of our home.
Curtin Springs is on the Lasseter Hwy 85km east of Ayers Rock (Uluru), 220km from Kings Canyon or 360km of Alice Springs.
Wayside Inns are a name given to remote businesses in northern Australia that have long histories and have developed to provide a full range of services to visitors, many wayside inns are still family owned and operated.
As the first Wayside Inn in Central Australia, Curtin Springs offers a perfect base from which to visit the Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon areas.
Stay a while longer and ‘peel back the layers’ by including our experiences, tours and hospitality in your travel plans.
Enjoy our authentic homestyle meals, our lovely gardens and take an opportunity to unwind in what visitors refer to as an oasis.
The historic Bough Shed offers the perfect place for a cold beer, hot cuppa or a meal. Take the time to look through our family history and general information about what it takes to live in such a remote place, raise a family and run a business here.
The store is open from 7am until late every day of the year. We sell petrol, diesel, soft drinks, ice creams, food, souvenirs, tea and coffee as well as alcohol both to drink in or takeaway.
Accommodation: There are 27 accommodation rooms ranging from our budget rooms with shared bathroom facilities up to the family rooms with disabled bathrooms.
Meals: Our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with meals served under the historic Bough Shed, the original homestead. Meals vary around the age-old favourite of a good steak. When possible we use our own meat in the multitude of delicious homestyle dishes that our cooks create. Please ask what dishes are made from Curtin Springs Beef today.
Curtin Springs Paper: We make handmade paper from the native grasses found on Curtin Springs Station. We run 1 hour tours of the production area of Curtin Springs Paper run at 10.30am and 4pm every day. Tour participants have exclusive access to the full range of Curtin Springs Paper products and The Gallery.
Campground:We have a small number of powered sites and unlimited unpowered sites. There is no charge for unpowered sites.
We provide a range of services for tour groups from full dinner/bed/breakfast options to providing meals on their way through. We pride ourselves in helping tours to keep to their schedules.
What else is here: We have a wide range of native birds and parrots in our large aviaries. The birds are our legacy to Dawn (Peter’s wife, Ash’s Mum). After arriving in 1956, there was a 9 year drought. Dawn was known to have said during that time; “I need to hear something that is not a crow or a galah”. Peter acquired some parrots for her and the collection has grown ever since. They are highly prized members of our family.
Singles, Families, Couples, Business Travellers, Groups
Bird watching, Crafts, Historic area, Indigenous culture, Outback Australia, Wildlife, Wildflowers
360km Alice Springs
Self Contained With Catering - Cabin
Breakfast optional for extra charge,Other meals available
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