STOP PRESS JULY 2021
As well as a devastating fire in 2020, Adels Grove has had a recent change of management. I have not visited since the change, so do not have first hand experience of how the resort is currently being run.
I like more than anything to maintain transparency and honesty on this site, and thus will disclose that, via many accounts I have heard, the new management is having teething problems. My own attempts at communicating with them to discuss details of our imminent booking confirm this. I have not had an email nor a phone message returned in two months.
I suggest you undertake thorough research before visiting this property. But in the meantime, I will leave my original narrative on Adels hereunder ... until I have returned for a visit myself, and have good reason to withdraw it from my recommended properties.
My original review
We've visited Adels Grove many times over the past 15 years and it's always a stunner of a stopover. Located in the beautiful Lawn Hill National Park, between Mt Isa and Burketown, it's warm and gorgeous in the winter months and is so worth a visit.
If you haven't found Adels yet, you are in for a treat. Take time out whilst you're here to do the little canoeing safari on the nearby gorge, which in a nutshell takes you to heaven and back. A perfect way to spend a few hours if you love clear air, pristine waterways, rugged and untouched landscapes either side of your paddle-path and can drive a pretty battered canoe in a straight line if you put your mind to it.
These first couple of pics are taken on various stages of the gorge adventure.
The laid-back feel of the resort has earnt Adels a well deserved reputation with road travellers and pilots, and they have repeat visitors all the time. You'll come across the rest of the guests over a cuppa or a beer at the casual outdoor bar and dining deck and there's always a handful of itinerant staff to look after you, feed you, and suggest any extra tours you might enjoy, like their sunset drive with wine & nibbles.
The permanent tents or air conditioned rooms you'll be sleeping in are in the most gorgeous position, neatly lining the banks of the nearby babbling stream, where you can also swim with confidence that nothing's going to eat you. Adels is an absolute favourite of mine, and I hope to keep returning for many more years.