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Oakabella Homestead

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Address: 33 Kms North of Geraldton on the North West Coastal Highway | Northampton, Geraldton, Western Australia 6535, Australia
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+61 8 9925 1033
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Oakabella is set on 1100 acres of farmland. Diverse ancient landmarks.Rich...

Oakabella is set on 1100 acres of farmland. Diverse ancient landmarks.Rich in indigenous culture.The complex is rare in its entactness and comprising of a 13 roomhomestead, 2 storey buttressed barn. blacksmith shop, huge shearing shed and stables., because of the closeness of the stone buildings it works as a visual coherent whole.Lic cafe that is wheel chair friendly. Campers paddock.Open 9-4 daily.

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Perfect coffee break

Stumbled across this little gem on our way home to Perth. We were looking for a coffee fix and Oakabella Homestead exceded expectations, just a short 2min drive off the main road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jared P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem on our way home to Perth. We were looking for a coffee fix and Oakabella Homestead exceded expectations, just a short 2min drive off the main road took us to a nice historic tea room with welcoming staff. The Plain, Fruit and Bush Tucker scones were delish!!

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Thank Jared P
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to oakabella station early April and the sense of history was absolutely amazing!! There are a few different parts of the station to have a wonder around and look at and we also got taken through the house for a very reasonable price!! So glad we stopped into this place as was well worth it 😊 the only... More 

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Thank Mrsclair
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Msclair Flies, flies, flies and more flies, because in April it is the time for them!! Most people, especially locals are aware of this and wear appropriate head wear that we offer as in 'fly nets'. So sorry that a fly net wasn't offered to you. As it so happens, forty five paxs off the cruise ship were supplied,... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful walk back through history on this old homestead, fabulous chat with our guide Paul and a very yummy morning tea of hiy scones jam and cream, this is a definite stop if you enjoy a bit of history and wonderful stories of the olden days.

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Thank Susan M
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Susan M Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Oakabella Heritage Precinct which dates back to the mid 1850s, and that you enjoyed the conducted tour by Paul. I will tell him how much you enjoyed it, Our Oakabella scones are fresh everyday. More 

Hatherleigh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Absolulely wonderful insight into the history of this amazing place with Loretta, who is a fabulous guide and so obviously passionate about the homestead - interesting, and extremely good value. LOVED IT!

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Thank Josie L
Geraldton, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We headed north to check out the old and allegedly very haunted Oakabella Homestead - what an amazing historic location to visit, really give you an idea of how difficult things were for our first settlers out in the Mid West, that a side a nice little coffee/cafe/tea rooms with cold drinks (gets hot out there) and coffee, tea scones... More 

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Thank Brent R
Mandurah, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We came out for a hoon and get there and it was shut! Do not begrudge having a break, but "closed" signs on the highway would've been good. Will try again next time we're up this way.

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Thank Olesherxo
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

ROAD SIGNAGE IS just off NORTH WEST COASTAL HIGHWAY as MAIN ROADS DEPT does not permit any on the major highway. Two very large signs have been erected with other signage just left of Hatch road stating we are closed until March 1st as it is our annual holidays. Further down the 3 kms track is 3 other signs that... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were reading some reviews about this haunted campground, we were intrigued so we decided to spend a night at this place. We arrived around 8 o’clock at night, it was dark, windy and the place was empty, just the perfect scenario to give you the chills. While we were looking around someone arrived… it was the famous Loretta! She... More 

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2 Thank Barbarat4000
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We recently spent 2 weeks camped in the paddock at Oakabella. We didn't originally plan to stay that long but we have all the time in the world and we just felt so peaceful there. We learnt more and more about the property's history each day and was always greeted with a warm and hearty smile from our host Loretta... More 

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5 Thank GeelongFan65
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

Appreciate your bright and positive review of Oakabella Homestead & Tea Rooms. Creamed tea and fresh scones from the oven you can not beat especially as there are 4 types to choose from ! The fish & chips you also found yummy with fresh produce in season. Please come back and stay with us again. Seasons Greetings ! More 

Poulsbo
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here to get some history about the area, and about Oakabella itself. While we were mildly entertained by Loretta, we very disappointed in her extremely distracted delivery, lack of facts, and rather blasé way of answering questions. There was no overview, continuity, or cohesive account of the site's history, and when I asked if she... More 

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3 Thank Nancy K
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

I am a HERITAGE WARRIOR TWICE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE AWARDS WINNER 2009 and 2014 for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HERITAGE BY AN INDIVIDUAL: For bringing unbridled enthusiasm , long-standing dedication and knowledge in the conservation and interpretation of the Oakabella Heritage Precinct, and making a unique contribution to the promotion of heritage in Western Australia. Three years of hard work from... More 

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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A gracious host and interesting place come together at Oakabella Homestead. Loretta was very resourceful with all the information and stories about the place. My friends and I were so glad that we stopped by at this "haunted" place. Her special homemade sconnes were delicious and 'complimentary ghost' was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended for a visit when you are... More 

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