Dreaming of a Coral Coast road trip? Of course you are! To help you plan, we’ve gathered 8 unique stays you should consider looking into for your 2022 (or beyond) Coral Coast getaway. Consider a different experience and put your feet up at a luxury eco tent, park up at an outback station stay or live your best island life with these truly unique stays on the Coral Coast.
Renowned for its spectacular landscapes, natural beauty, and history, Dirk Hartog Eco Lodge is an incredible place for an island adventure. Located exclusively by the water, this rustic luxury retreat with a castaway atmosphere offers the ultimate unique stay. Sip on a cocktail by the bar, pocket the last pool ball, paddle the waters of Dirk Hartog, or enjoy marshmallows by the fire pit, this place is your home away from home. And if you don’t think it gets better than that, Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge even offers amazing views of Shark Bay back to the mainland. Take your 4WD and camp or fly across from Monkey Mia airport - Check out some great packages.
Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge operates seasonally and is closed from the 11th of December 2021 through to the 1st of March 2022.
A family-run cattle station where you can experience the red-rust landscape and unique soul of the outback.
Warroora (pronounced Warra) Station is a 265,000-acre working pastoral station with an array of wildlife including, kangaroos, goannas, and of course cattle. Located 1 hour south of Coral Bay, 23km's off the highway, Warroora Station is a unique campground ideally placed to explore the magnificent Ningaloo Reef. You’ll learn to live a genuine outback lifestyle with food and water at your own duty. Make sure you grab an insta photo of the iconic 'WARROORA' sign, then put your phone away so you connect with the land. You’ll leave feeling energised and excited for what the rest of the Coral Coast has to offer. Stay in one of their self-catering villas or cottages or go completely off-grid and camp under the stars. See all accommodation options!
Did someone say Homestead Bush Camping?
At Giralia Station Stay you can set up your campsite overlooking the beautiful unfolding red sand dunes of the Coral Coast outback of Ningaloo. Let that sink in for a minute… Looking for water views? Giralia Station Stay offers beach front and creek camping too meaning the Exmouth Gulf is just a few steps from your campsite. Established in 1888, Giralia Station has historic and cultural significance, providing an insight into the lifestyle of the pastoralists in the Gascoyne Region.
They offer a variety of activities for their guests such as Fossil Hunting along the Giralia Range, exploring the many Bush Trails, Fish and Mud Crabbing at Giralia Bay, stargazing the Coral Coast night sky, and guess what? You can kayak down the bay, horse ride in the bush or go for a cycle- bit it is BYO! You’ll fall in love with Giralia Station Stay – check them out!
Explore the roads less travelled in a 4WD camper that you can take just about anywhere for a truly unique experience along the Coral Coast.
RedSands Campers are equipped with everything you’d need so there is no need to wander the aisles of a camping store!
Experience the best of life on the road, find out more!
Naturally heated therapeutic artesian bore baths? Say no more!
Wooramel River Retreat is a unique station campground nestled under the gorgeous gumtrees on the banks of the Wooramel River. The property is a working cattle, sheep and goat outback station stay stretching over an area of 1,430 square kilometres.
The four artesian bore baths originated from the drilling for artesian water in the 1920’s, which created 3 bores with a few hundred kilometres of open bore drains, opening up previously unused country for stock. Poly pipes are now used to transfer the water to troughs around the station to water stock. The bores are perfect for unwinding with a glass of wine after a busy day and maintain a constant temperature of approximately 33 degrees. How cool is that?! Or should we say 'How warm is that'?
Experience the ancient waters of the birdrong aquifer under the stars, or start up your private campfire encircled with abundant bird and wildlife. This really is the Aussie dream.
Wooramel River Retreat is open yearly from the 1st of March through to the 22nd of December.
Add a stay at Bullara Station to your bucket list- literally by showering under a tin bucket. Can you picture yourself sitting by the camp fire on a working cattle station? It doesn’t get much Aussie than this. Situated perfectly between Coral Bay and Exmouth on the Ningaloo Coast, Bullara Station is surrounded by epic scenery and wildlife. Make friends with genial horses, sheep and goats. Oh and Maggie, their friendly kangaroo.
This is the rustic charm and first-class country hospitality you are looking for.
Bullara Station is closed from the 22nd of October 2021 through to the 1st of April 2022.
Sleep under the stars and experience eco-friendly glamping at it's finest.
Just an 8-hour drive from Exmouth, nestled in the heart of the spectacular Karijini National Park, with surroundings of native bushlands, Karijini Eco Retreat ensures ecologically sustainable practices for a truly unique stay.
You’ll even have an outback style restaurant at your doorstep so you can eye off you dinner options while being tempted by the aroma of the chef's tantalizing delights.
Karijini Eco Retreat is closed from the 1st of January 2022 through to the 1st of March 2022.
Wake up to the relaxing sounds of the many birds and the sun shining through your eco-luxe safari tent.
With the ancient Cape Range landscape behind you and the Ningaloo Reef in front of you, disconnect from the everyday pressures of life and connect with nature.
This is Sal Salis, where the outback meets the reef, a unique experience like no other. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Sal Salis is closed from mid-November 2021 through to mid-March 2022.