Station Stays: The New Must-Do

By: Glenn Marshall , Photography by: Glenn Marshall and The Blonde Nomads


Heading to Western Australia's Coral Coast next year? Station stays are your best bet for a great holiday.

Presented by Caravan World

You would have to agree that Western Australia’s Coral Coast is the most spectacular stretch of coastline. It certainly pulls the crowds during the cooler months and then ramps up again during school holidays. Finding a site to park your caravan without feeling like a sardine can seem impossible, but there is a solution — station stays.

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Besides offering cheaper accommodation options, different experiences, access to restricted areas, alternate activities and more freedom, station stays are also helping to keep struggling farming properties viable. With the effects of drought, the end of live exports, cyclones, fire, flood and bureaucratic meddling, many properties are struggling to keep afloat. By opening their properties to tourism, they’re adding a vital revenue stream and visitors will certainly get their money’s worth.

You won’t find jumping pillows, swimming pools or Xbox games, but you will find a good old fashioned nature and the opportunity to make your own fun. Here are three properties that I checked out on a recent journey and heartily recommend (click the links to read the full story).

Bullara Station, Exmouth

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Warroora Station, Ningaloo

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Tamala Station, Shark Bay

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