Ross River Homestead

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The stone building has walls of rubble construction with a large stone cooking fireplace at the western end. The building which contains three main rooms was originally erected as a one-room hut. The former end wall is still visible in the mid section of the present roofline. Floors are of flagstone with areas of applied concrete. The main room contains no ceiling. The roof frame is bush timer. The roof has been re-sheeted and the north verandah enclosed. The historical and architectural integrity of the homestead has been lessened by recent additions. However the main stone rubble wall sections remain basically unaltered. The building now forms the centre point of a commercial enterprise.

Facilities

Birdwatching Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Hiking Picnic Area Public Toilet Scenic Drives Swimming Walk Walks

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N’Dhala Gorge Nature Park

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General view of Ross River Homestead, the old homestead building (white walled) visible to the right-hand side of the photo incorporated into a larger tourist complex.

Ross River Homestead

Hale, MacDonnell

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