15 April 2024

If the idea of escaping the neighbours, interacting with farm animals, and immersing yourself in genuine country hospitality resonates with you, then it's time to dust off your boots and embrace a bit of red dirt.

Australia’s Coral Coast has an abundance of station stays from Nambung (2 hours’ north or Perth) to Exmouth. These authentic station stays offer the perfect holiday getaway for those seeking a taste of rural life without straying too far from civilisation. Hosts are passionate about sharing their love for the land and creating a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home away from home.

Here some reasons why you need to add a station stay to your travel bucket list.

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Unique Accommodation

Offering a diverse range of accommodation to suit every traveller's preference, station stays along the Coral Coast vary from charming cottages and historic homesteads to rustic shearers' quarters and luxurious glamping tents. Whether you're seeking a cozy retreat, a taste of outback history, or a unique camping experience under the stars, station stays not only add novelty to your travel experience, but also allows you to immerse yourself fully in the beauty and serenity of the Coral Coast.

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Authentic Outback Living

You can’t come closer to authentic outback living than by staying at a station stay. These station stays are a true representation of the traditions of outback life, providing guests with unique amenities such as outdoor showers at Bullara Station Stay and Warroora Station, and hot artesian bore baths at Wooramel River Retreat. These rustic features add charm and authenticity to your stay, connecting you to the land and its heritage in a meaningful way. Imagine showering under the vast outback sky or soaking in a natural bore bath while surrounded by rugged landscapes – nothing beats it.


Local cattle & wildlife

One of the most captivating aspects of staying at a station stay along the Coral Coast is the opportunity to interact with the local cattle and wildlife. Majority of these properties often boast vast expanses of land where cattle roam freely, providing guests with a firsthand glimpse into the life of a working outback station. Meet Eulalia and Steven, the local dingos at Wooleen Station, or if you’re a goat lover, visit Murchison House Station to encounter a tribe of goats.

Yarra Yarra Lakes stargazing


We can guarantee that one of the best places to witness the breathtaking beauty of the dark night skies along the Coral Coast is at one of our station stays. Far removed from light pollution of urban areas, these remote properties offer unparalleled views of the shimmering skies, celestial constellations, and Milky Way galaxies above. Step outside your accommodation on a clear night to behold an expanse of twinkling stars stretching from horizon to horizon. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or simply a lover of natural beauty, the sight of the star-filled heavens above are sure to leave you awe-inspired.


Where the red dirt meets the sea

Experience the best of both worlds where the rugged red dirt of the outback meets the shimmering turquoise waters of the sea. Station stays along the Coral Coast are situated in stunning locations that showcase the diverse landscapes of the untouched region. Picture waking up to panoramic views of rolling red hills, dotted with iconic Australian flora, before venturing out to explore pristine beaches and rocky coastlines, just moments away. Alternatively, choose to adventure in the bush during the morning and relax by the ocean by midday, station stays along the Coral Coast provide the perfect balance between inland tranquility and coastal charm.


A-grade hospitality

Station stays promise an A-grade hospitality experience that characterises the warmth and generosity of outback living. From the moment you arrive, you'll be welcomed with open arms by friendly hosts who go above and beyond to ensure your stay is unforgettable. Sharing stories around the campfire, enjoying home-cooked meals made with locally sourced ingredients, or receiving personalised recommendations for exploring the surrounding area, are just some of the wholesome hospitalities you can expect. Hosts are passionate about sharing their love for the land and creating a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home away from home.

To find out more about station stays along the Coral Coast, or to book your stay, visit our Station Stays hub here.