Staying at a local homestead is the perfect opportunity to live out your dream of living in the outback. Imagine yourself sitting on the front porch and watching the sun set over the red dirt hills in the distance – what could be better?
Western Australia is home to many fantastic outback station stays. Here are three outback stations that should be at the top of your Western Australian itinerary.
Bullara Station Stay – Exmouth Gulf
Spend a few days in the Coral Coast at Bullara Station Stay. Bullara Station Stay has a variety of sleeping arrangements available, from newly built huts and the refurbished shearers lodge, to camping and caravan facilities. There are so many fantastic activities that you can do at Bullara Station, including feeding local animals like lambs and kangaroos, cooking damper, or hiking through the sand dunes to experience the breathtaking scenery. When night falls, grab a seat by the fire and gaze up at the starry night sky.
Melangata Station Stay – Yalgoo
Melangata Station Stay is a unique station stay experience in central Western Australia. This particular station is home to many different varieties of native birds and wildflowers, so it’s the perfect place for birdwatching or simply wandering through the blooms. Spend a night in one of the newly renovated rooms in the homestead, or park up the caravan at the campground.
Kirkalocka Station Stay – Mount Magnet
Located a 30-minute drive south of the town of Mount Magnet, Kirkalocka Station is the perfect place to see native wildlife and experience some true outback hospitality. Enjoy a home-cooked meal at the homestead and learn more about this impressive station by chatting with the owners over dinner. Kirkalocka Station even has its own small museum that visitors can explore for free. Spend a night in the shearing quarters or the charming homestead, or pitch a tent at the campground.
Pictured is Bullara Station Stay. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.