Station Stays

Station Stay accommodation in the Kimberley

A stay in Kimberley cattle station country is like stepping onto a film set – from the epic backdrop of the Cockburn and Carr-Boyd ranges, to cattle mustering by horseback or helicopter. Yes, there are cattle stations the size of small European countries that often require helicopters to drive their cattle on their remote properties. And yes, Hollywood film directors and actors have been on set here too.

These vast stations are the manmade icons of the Kimberley. They stand as testament to the huge efforts expended by early pastoralists and their modern day counterparts. They offer you the chance to muck in and experience life on a working station, as well as some genuine outback hospitality.

Roll out your swag under a blanket of stars. Stay in historic homesteads. Or seek out some luxury at an outback lodge. Ride the old stock routes with skilled stockmen. Explore the property’s stunning gorges and ranges. Have a go at cracking a stock whip. Join the locals at a Kimberley rodeo. Visit the museum of WA pioneering history at Argyle Downs Homestead. Dine alfresco and listen to the orchestra of nature. Or enjoy long evenings sharing great food and epic tales around the campfire.

How to get there

The legendary Gibb River Road is your red-earth highway to the heart of Kimberley station country. Find out more about driving the Gibb River Road, and check out the list of station stays below for location information.

 

Vehicle hire and tours

Car and camper van hire companies are located in Broome, while Kununurra offers car hire only. Many  local 4WD tour operators also include visits to cattle stations in their Kimberley itineraries.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation options range from basic camping facilities and rustic shearers’ quarters, to quaint rooms in historic homesteads and luxurious suites in outback lodges. 

 

Road conditions

Road conditions on the Gibb River Road vary, from bitumen to natural rocky earth. This road is suitable for high clearance four-wheel drive vehicles only and is not recommended for towing caravans, trailers or boats.

 

Best time to drive

Weather permitting, the Gibb River Road is open from April to October. Prior to travelling, check road conditions and closures with Derby Visitor Centre and Kununurra Visitor Centre. 

    

 

Tick it off your Kimberley bucket list with: 

Mt Hart Safari Tent 

Mt Hart Homestead
Mt Hart Homestead, in the King Leopold Ranges offers camping, ensuited tents or homestead rooms. All rooms include dinner, bed and breakfast. More information and bookings.

Home Valley Station 

Home Valley Station 

Located on the iconic Gibb River Road, at the foot of the spectacular Cockburn Range, Home Valley Station provides the ultimate Australian outback experience. More information and bookings.

Brancos lookout at El Questro   
El Questro Wilderness Park

Stay in the heart of the Kimberley at El Questro Station for easy access to gorges, waterfalls, 4WDing, fishing, horse riding, hikes and stunning sunset spots.More information and bookings.

Drysdale River Station 

Drysdale River Station

A working cattle station on the Kalumburu Road, Drysdale welcomes you to stay on the homestead grounds and experience warm outback hospitality. More information and bookings. 

Adventure Wild Station Stay  

Adventure Wild
Explore the unique Kimberley in safety comfort and style.  An 11 night million star alfresco dining experience not to be missed. More information and bookings.

Sacred Earth Safaris  
Sacred Earth Safaris

Meet the locals and enjoy warm Kimberley hospitality on tour, staying on remote cattle stations, safari camps and wilderness lodges. More information and bookings.

 

On The Verandah Adventures 

On the Verandah Kimberley Creative Adventures

A true to life Kimberley cattle station experience combined with a creative adventure! Photographer and artist workshops, women only adventures and tailored trips. More information and bookings.

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