Murchison House Station – May 2019

The Murchison House Station/ Homestead makes the perfect stop on the way north from Perth. At about 580 Km from the CBD, it is certainly a good day driving to get one of the longer journeys to the warmer winter weather started.

We have stayed at the homestead twice and have always found a beautiful spot amongst the trees to sit and watch the river flow slowly by. For those of you with Solar power, being amongst the trees may present you with some issues so forewarned is forearmed!

The station provides hot showers, toilets and drinking water access all as part of a modest fee and, should you feel adventurous, an additional fee will see you onto the station proper for some 4×4 off-roading.  Sand dunes, sandy tracks and dried lake beds all present their own challenges.

Within easy reach is the picturesque town of Kalbarri, where supplies can be topped up or a good meal can be enjoyed at several of the local facilities. Or you can simply buy an ice-cream and enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach that follows the winding edges of the Murchison river mouth.

In the opposite direction from the station, and probably already passed on your drive to the station, are two entrances to the Kalbarri national park.” Natures Window” is well worth a visit providing spectacular views of the gorge and river below. The second entrance, nearest to the main north road, also has a walking track that snakes it’s way down to the river where we were lucky enough to see some local wildlife enjoying the peace and quiet.

This is a beautiful spot and always one of our choices for a quick break when heading northbound.

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