If you are looking for a unique and authentic outback experience, look no further than a station stay in Western Australia's Coral Coast.
Station stays are generally working cattle or sheep stations located in a range of breathtaking coastal and inland locations, offering visitors the opportunity to experience authentic station life. These stations offer a range of accommodation from cottages, homestead accommodation and rustic shearers quarters, to glamping and spacious camping facilities. Some stations have hosts to look after your during your stay, and all provide a true taste of outback Western Australia.
Nambung Station Stay, Nambung (inland of Cervantes)
The southernmost station stay in the region, Nambung Station Stay is a farming property located in the Shire of Dandaragan, just 2 hours' drive north of Perth, and inland of Cervantes and the iconic Pinnacles Desert. The station is a working sheep and cattle station that is open to the public year-round, offering unique B&B Farmhouse accommodation as well as accommodation for caravanners and campers. All spacious camp sites have onsite ablutions, and there are 10 new powered sites.
Whether your interest lies in wildflowers, native birds, bushwalking, camping, farming, photography, stargazing or just relaxing in a peaceful rural setting, Nambung Station Stay enhances your holiday experience. The station also hosts various events, including the Nambung Country Music Muster 2021.
Big River Ranch, Kalbarri
Saddle up for an adventure through the scenic heart of Kalbarri and create unforgettable memories for you, your friends and family as you enjoy the serenity and tranquility on a once-in-a-lifetime horse ride through Kalbarri's picturesque landscape. Immerse yourself in spectacular camping grounds or farm stay accommodation. Facilities include a swimming pool, campfire, fully equipped camp kitchen and BBQ area, all overlooking the ancient Murchison River. The accommodation offers a great chance for serenity whilst being close to Kalbarri's township, beachfront and other tours and activities.
Murchison House Station, Kalbarri
Enjoy unique local history, wildlife and wildflowers (in season) on this 150-year-old working station. Open to visitors between the months of April and October, Murchison House Station is situated 12km east of Kalbarri, on the southern banks of the Murchison River and set amongst hundreds of large shady gum trees. Follow 4km of well-maintained gravel road to the historic homestead, where visitors can camp on the river's edge. The station has over 60km of rugged Indian Ocean shoreline and over 30km of Murchison River flood plains; thanks to this plentiful supply of water, with many permanent soaks and springs, the wildlife and birdlife is abundant. The terrain is rugged, spectacular and varied, ranging from coastal sand plains and dunes to river gorge country featuring the stunning red tumblagooda sandstone that Kalbarri National Park is known for. Camp for a night or more on the shores of the Murchison River, or set off in your 4WD to camp out bush.
Wooleen Station, Murchison
In the heart of the dramatic Murchison region, Wooleen Station represents the very heart and soul of Australia's outback. Wooleen Station is a working cattle station playing a leading role in preserving and sustaining the unique ecology of the region. Listed by the Australian National Trust, the homestead and self-contained guest houses offer an authentic way to experience the Australian outback. Caravanners and campers can enjoy outback camping at one of the station's 3 campsites.
Hamelin Outback Station Stay, Shark Bay
Hamelin Outback Station Stay, on the shores of Hamelin Pool in the UNESCO Shark Bay World Heritage Area, is a 202,000 hectare property located in an area of outstanding conservation value. The station stay offers two accommodation options for guests to immerse themselves in the outback experience of Shark Bay: the historic shearers quarters, rustic on the outside and cleanly modern on the inside; or a range of appealing sites for caravanners and campers in beautiful bush settings.
Wooramel River Retreat, near Carnarvon
A unique station campground nestled under majestic gumtrees on the banks of the Wooramel River, 120km south of Carnarvon and just 2km off the North West Coastal Highway, Wooramel River Retreat offers accommodation for caravanners and campers along with eco-tents and converted shearer's quarters accommodation. Relax in the naturally heated, therapeutic artesian bore baths filled with water from the Birdrong aquifer and enjoy the birdlife and wildlife, camp fires, amazing night skies and friendly outback atmosphere.
Ella Valla Station, near Carnarvon
Located in the Gascoyne region, 87km southeast of Carnarvon, Ella Valla Station is a family run, working cattle station on almost 100,000 hectares. Diversification permits allow tourism in the form of station stays for shooting and hunting enthusiasts.
Red Bluff Quobba Station, near Carnarvon
Quobba Station, approximately 1 hours' drive north of Carnarvon, was established in 1898 is a working pastoral station with 80km of harsh, unpredictable and remarkable coastline. The station incorporates the Quobba Homestead, with an array of campsites and accommodation in converted shearer's quarters, and Red Bluff, the southernmost tip of the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, with offers camping, shack accommodation and eco-glamping. Quobba is popular for its land-based game fishing, isolated beaches, world-renowned surfing, snorkelling, whale watching (during season) and abundance of marine life and native wildlife.
Warroora Station, near Coral Bay
Warroora Station (pronounced 'Warra'), is a family run cattle station adjacent to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef's coastline, offering eco-friendly wilderness beach camping and authentic station stay accommodation. Situated between Carnarvon and Exmouth, approximately 1 hour south of Coral Bay, the station is an ideal place to experience the Australian outback in its most natural state.
Bullara Station Stay, near Coral Bay
Perfectly located between Coral Bay and Exmouth, Bullara Station Stay is a working cattle station providing a first-hand experience of rural Australia at its best. Take a step back from the daily grind and enjoy the serenity of an untouched environment. Enjoy interactions with animals that roam freely and the uninterrupted night skies that will blow your mind, along with fresh homemade scones and barista-made coffee. Accommodation includes converted shearer's quarters, glamping tents and camping.
Giralia Station, Exmouth Gulf
Giralia Outback Stay offers a variety of accommodation from camping through to homestead rooms. Established in 1888, the station has aesthetic, historical and cultural significance. The original section of the station is a prime example of construction in remote locations before the turn of the century, and provides insight into the lifestyle of pastoralists in the north of Western Australia. Exmouth Gulf is located 45 minutes' drive from the homestead, and the station is popular for fishing, bird watching, fossil hunting, 4WDing and bush walking.