Check In: 14:00|Check Out: 10:00
Hours: 09:00 - 15:00 Hrs

Escape the ordinary when visiting the amazing ancient landscape of Central Australia with its rich indigenous culture. Saturate yourself in local colour and be inspired by the power of aboriginal art in a living gallery environment.

Vatu Sanctuary and Vatu Homestead are two separate properties offering conveniently located, self catering apartments, set in an inspiring artistic environment with the concept of indoor/outdoor living, surrounded by natural beauty - a perfect oasis in the heart of Alice Springs.

We have created six gorgeous residences, varying from studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedrooms. Perfect for professionals coming to work in Alice Springs or for travellers wanting to experience more than a boring room in an anonymous hotel which could be anywhere in the world...

We have provided for everything you need. Just unpack your bags and start living!

Both properties are located on the north side of Alice Springs, 2.5 kilometres from town, towards the Telegraph Station. They are both discreetly tucked away behind fences with locked gates to ensure privacy and security. We love to create beautiful living spaces and we pride ourselves on having many repeat clients.

We are perfect for small groups, conferences and special events where we offer the exclusive use of the Vatu Sanctuary property.

Food baskets are optional extras. We also can refer you to local caterers.

Subject to availability, we are available for one week to a couple of months bookings. Bookings of 2 weeks or more include linen and apartment general clean.

Executive styled, fully self-contained and furnished apartments, with kitchen and laundry facilities.

Free wifi and access to pool.

Free Foxtel - Premium package.

The Bure has a spa.

The Bure, the Kingfisher and the Pond have off-street parking.

Food basket can be ordered.

Check out our 5 star rating on TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Cnr 18 Knuckey Ave & Babbage Street, Braitling NT, Alice Springs 0870


We are located just over 15 km from the Alice Springs airport. If you were driving from the airport, you just follow the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs CBD (just 2 km pass the town centre). On the left hand side you will see the Northside Shops. Take the first left after the shops onto Tietkens Ave, then the first right onto Babbage Street. Follow the street to the end. Our property is on the corner on the left hand side. There are 2 gates on Babbage Street, one gate is marked "Kingfisher/Studio" and the other gate is marked "Pond". If you are staying in the "Bure", at the end of Babbage Street you turn left onto Knuckey Ave and you will see the Bure gate on your left.

If you are staying at "Vatu Homestead", follow the same directions from the airport above. Follow the Stuart Highway. Immediately passing the Northside Shops, turn left on to Tietkens Ave, first right onto Babbage Street, then the first left on to Harvey Street. The Homestead is located on the left hand side, number 12.

Cancellation Policy

We recommend that you have travel insurance.

A cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel or terminate your confirmed accommodation booking for any reason.

Deposits are non-refundable.

For confirmed bookings cancelled less than two weeks prior to your arrival date no refund is payable.

In the event of non-arrival or any unused nights there is no refund.

There is no refund for early departure.

The owner and operator of Vatu Sanctuary and Homestead has absolute discretion in applying the cancellation fee.

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