Outback stations

Take the road less travelled to outback station stays in Western Australia’s two world heritage sites - Shark Bay or Ningaloo - it’s well worth the journey!

Set in stunning coastal wilderness areas, working pastoral stations with homestead accommodation and camping at Ningaloo Region - Quobba, Gnaraloo, Warroora, Bullara and Giralia invite you to enjoy the great outdoors. Some of Western Australia’s best kept snorkelling, fishing, wildlife watching and even surfing secrets are waiting to be discovered on these huge outback stations.

On your drive north to Ningaloo, why not stop at Shark Bay?

Hamelin Station Stay

Hamelin Station Stay is on the doorstep to the Shark Bay World Heritage Region and just five minutes from the Hamelin Pool stromatolites. The property was established at the beginning of the last century and is very much a working sheep and goat property. Guests are able to walk around the lake where animals, birds and stock abound (and is a birdwatcher's paradise).

Outback Station stays of the Ningaloo Reef, starting south outside of Carnarvon, going north to Exmouth.

Quobba Station

Spanning 80 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline on the southern tip of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, Quobba Station is a working pastoral station beside the striking cliffs of Red Bluff. It’s one of the most famous outback station stays in Western Australia for world-class game fishing, surfing and snorkelling. Quobba camping facilities and accommodation options range from swags under the stars, fish shacks and cottages to luxury eco safari tents on the clifftop. Read more about Quobba Station.

Gnaraloo Station

Surfers come from all corners of the planet to test their skills against the size and power of the waves at Gnaraloo Station, providing spectators with a thrilling spectacle. In summer, the consistent South Westerly winds make it one of the world’s top destinations for kitesurfing and windsurfing too. For serious anglers, this is one of WAs best fishing spots, providing the only access between Carnarvon and Coral Bay for larger boats. And for snorkellers of all abilities, this stunning coastline is rich in marine life. End your perfect day with a magnificent ocean sunset at Monument Cliffs.  

Gnaraloo camping at 3 Mile Camp puts you right on the beach. You can also stay at the homestead in self-contained accommodation, or lay a swag under the stars. Read more about Gnaraloo.

Warroora Station

A Coral Coast wilderness in every sense of the word, Warroora Station stretches along 50 kilometres of pristine coastline beside the Ningaloo Reef. Walk along the white sand beach and find a stretch all to yourself for you and your family to swim, snorkel and fish. A real get-away-from-it-all outback station stay in Western Australia. Read more about Warroora Station.

Bullara Station

Nestled between Coral Bay and Exmouth, near the Ningaloo Marine Park in WA, Bullara Station invites you to immerse yourself in the rugged landscape and life on a working cattle station. Bullara offers a fully self contained cottage, a stylishly renovated shearer’s lodge, as well as a fabulous campground in a spacious bush setting where you can enjoy sunset drinks and star-gazing beside the fire pit. Read more about Bullara Station

Giralia Station

On the trail of the old Wool Wagon Pathway, where the outback meets the ocean, this unique station stay operated by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) is conveniently close to all the marvels of the north Coral Coast and central Pilbara, from Coral Bay, Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef to Karijini National Park. It’s also just a 40 minute drive to Giralia Bay for year-round world-class fishing. Pitch your tent or park your caravan at the bush camp, stay at the homestead and get dinner and breakfast cooked for you, share a budget room in the Quad or book the self-contained family cottage.

To view all outback station stays in Western Australia’s Coral Coast region, including farm stays, see the station stays accommodation page.

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