El Questro - The Station
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El Questro - The Station

1 Gibb River Road, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743 Australia
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River View
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Free parking
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Hiking
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NinAndrew wrote a review July 2022
Perth, Australia81 contributions74 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had 2 nights at the Station in a River View Room - the room itself was nice with a spacious bathroom and a nice deck but for what we paid (around $500/night) it was very expensive and not worth the money. Check in was ok, the staff were not overly friendly or helpful. The only food on offer was at the Cantina and it was average at best; we were told the Steakhouse was opening the following week. We walked Emma Gorge and did a sunset tour, and did a drive ourselves. In terms of the Station, they have jammed in more tents than you can poke a stick at and it would be pure bedlam once the season cranks up. The cantina could barely cope with orders in the first week of the season. Personally the new owners are all about the $ and they will spoil this place with the amount of tents they have put in. I understand that it is extremely remote and would be hard to get staff and of course, you pay a premium due to the location but it isn't value for money. We were lucky and moved on to the Homestead for 2 nights after The Station. I wouldn't go back to the Station I'm sorry to say.
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Date of stay: April 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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FellowTraveler555817 wrote a review May 2021
18 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky enough to go out the El Questro for the day. We booked the day trip directly through El Questro. It was a big day with pickup at 6.30am and drop off around 6.30pm, but well worth it. We were picked up from our accommodation in Kununurra and driven out the the park about a 1hr journey. First stop Emma Gorge. The walk is approx a 3.2km return trip. Towards the end the walk get little difficult but as long a your have a general level of fitness you will be fine and it is all worth it when you make it to the Falls. The water is beautiful and clear and cold which is refreshing after the walk. Once you get back from walk you get some morning tea at the resort. (If you have someone in your group that cannot do the walk they are ok to sit at the resort and wait). Next you jump back on the bus and head up the Zebedee Springs, its amazing to see little tropical paradise in the middle of nowhere. The water is warm which feel amazing after the big walk earlier in the morning. You can just sit back and relax. From here you hop back on the bus and head to the Steakhouse for lunch. It is an alternative drop of steak or barramundi. Both were delicious. There are also toliet and shower facilities close by that you can freshen yourself up at. Lastly after your beautiful lunch you are back on the bus to be taken down to the Chamberlain River for a cruise were you get to feed the fish and keep and eye out for crocodiles. There is also champagne, juice and fresh fruit. One final stop at the station for a toliet break then back on the bus for the return trip to Kununurra, this is approximately 1.5hrs. It is the perfect way to experience this magnificent place when you don't have a 4wd to get you there
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Response from Benjamin Pratt, General Manager at El Questro - The Station
Responded 7 June 2021
Hi There FellowTraveler555817 It is so nice to hear your positive feedback . This is such a popular product for day trippers and visitors unable to make it out from Kununurra in their own vehicle . We think its the perfect tasting platter for experiences this wonderful place has to offer. Hope you had a safe journey home . Take Care Ben
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Wynnuman wrote a review July 2021
Redcliffe, Australia322 contributions269 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place but hot and dusty. Our accommodation was like a tent with rigid walls and fly-screen/stiff materials. It's very dusty outside and unfortunately a little dusty inside. The room is comfortable and adequate. The homestead/park is very large but only has 3 washing machines and 3 dryers in the outside guest laundry. A tour bus or two arrives and next thing you know, there's laundry rage.

Nice reception, bar, pool and restaurant. Excellent friendly staff. Nice dinners. Breakfast not so good, particularly the gristly bacon. Scrambled egg was more like egg soup. All in all, it was a bit of an adventure.
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Date of stay: May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lynette B wrote a review May 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a lovely hike in the early am up to Emma Gorge, was beautiful, one group member stayed at the restaurant and was treated well by the staff. We then went onto the station for a dip at Zebedees, again beautiful. Thought we’d go into the station for a look and lunch. Wish I’d known I have to sell a kidney first to afford the 🤢 hamburgers! The bread rolls were last weeks, so stale, the ‘barramundi’ (definitely was not barramundi) was over cooked and the $10 chips were cold and revolting!
Hurry up Home Valley Station and open up!!! $65 for 2 burgers and chips WTTAF!!!
And no they’re not that remote really!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Benjamin Pratt, General Manager at El Questro - The Station
Responded 10 May 2021
Hey There 556lynetteb Thanks so much for taking the time to pass on your feedback. I am delighted to see you enjoyed some of our incredible natural attractions here in this beautiful part of the world. We are re-open for the 2021 season after 18 months off and this type of feedback is critical so we can continue to iterate and ensure we hit the mark for our guests. We have opened this new outlet “the Cantina” only a few weeks ago to complement the existing Steakhouse restaurant and the Swinging Arm Bar to ensure we catered for all those visiting with as many different price points and options as possible. With so many Aussie's on the road this we wanted to deliver on a product that was built around quality. Our burger range is geared as a premium offering, from homemade Wagyu Beef, Crocodile, Camel, Fresh Barramundi, Kangaroo and Buffalo. We have tested extensively and sourced some of the best protein, the best buns and fresh fillings to create something special and the feedback in the most part has been fantastic. I can assure you the burger was Barramundi. We also offer our visitors a range of affordable salads, pizzas and sides from this outlet, a range of value driven grab and go premade items in the Swinging arm Bar and a premium à la carte offering covering all price points at the Steakhouse restaurant. Emma Gorge has also just re-opened with menus we are incredibly proud of also at very reasonable prices. All this being said we don’t always get it right and I take on board your comments. I have reviewed some of the pricing and will implement some bundle options for families. I really hope you get the chance for another day trip to give us another try. If you do, please let me know it would be our pleasure to compliment your next meal on us. Hope you have a great year ahead.
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Ozzy_trav wrote a review Aug 2021
Melbourne, Australia472 contributions242 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We thought our stay at El Questro in the Garden View bungalow would be a beautiful luxury escape in the incredibly beautiful and rugged landscape of The Kimberley. It was priced as a high end experience but it did NOT deliver. The room was ok, not amazing, but ok. The restaurant was closed for the whole season so we had to buy junk food at the canteen. We were among the hundreds of campers which wasn’t what I expected, and was not a high end experience. The room was never serviced or towels changed.
At $790 for 2 nights, it was priced high but delivered low.
The following 2 nights we stayed at Emma Gorge which I actually preferred.
The service, restaurant, food, ambience snd lack of crowds was much more refined.
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t mind a more rugged, fun experience, but I do mind paying for an exclusive experience and getting a semi attached cabin in a crowded camp site for $400 per night, with no service and only crap food available.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ElQuestro Reviews, Owner at El Questro - The Station
Responded 25 Sept 2021
Hi Ozzy_trav, thank you for joining us at El Questro - The Station and taking the time to provide your comments. We’re so sorry to read you were unhappy with your stay and felt our service didn’t match the cost of our property. With Australian’s not being able to travel overseas we have seen record numbers visiting the Kimberley this year, we do our best to ensure a positive guest experience and are disappointed to know we missed the mark in this case. Unfortunately, we had to close the Steakhouse early this year due to staffing shortages, which has impacted the tourism industry across the country. Please know we’ve passed your feedback on to our management team. Kind Regards, the El Questro team.
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phillipa g wrote a review June 2022
13 contributions
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Station in the Garden View room next to the steak house for 4 nights. Family of 6, beds were so comfortable, bathroom is massive and you can store your bags in to give you space. Cantina fed us only wish that it wasn’t the same menu every day but understand why it’s like that as it gives quick fast service . Steakhouse was booked out, was on wait list every night but didn’t get a spot.
Creek was a highlight for the kids and there is heaps of grass areas for the kids to run free so bring a ball.
Overall the staff, tours, amenities are great. Some say it’s expensive however the up keep of the area would cost a lot to do year after year after the wet season has finished. Bucket list ticked off but will definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Walk ins for campsites is 11.30am Bring dry food snacks if staying in accommodation as no cooking...
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Pia C wrote a review July 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We are currently staying in the Crocodile family room. There are cracks in the ceiling, holes in the bathroom wall we have stuffed up with toilet paper for privacy from the adjoining room's bathroom, and a door that could not close on our check in. Maintenance was called and they were pleasant and did their best over an hour to remedy the door so we could actually get in and out of our room but it is still not right. We cannot open our blinds as there is no privacy from passers by and "live music" has commenced again at 9am full kilter after ceasing at 10pm last night on the otherside of our wall. Hardly appropriate for a "family room" accommodating young children trying to sleep at night so we can enjoy all the area offers. When a change of room was requested because of the noise and lack of privacy (I did not even go there with the cracks and holes and broken door that could not initially close) I was told very rudely there was nowhere else available and nothing that could be done. No offer of a reduced price considering we were paying close to $500 a night like the other family rooms but they were not having the same issues as us. Appalling offering, appalling service and an absolute rip off. If you must stay, stay at a camp site - at least the experience would be more on par with what you are paying.
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Date of stay: July 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Avoid crocodile family room.
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Ruth & John wrote a review June 2021
Adelaide17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
El Questro Station is a magical place. We stayed in the bungalows, and they were perfect for our needs. As a base for tours to Emma Gorge, Zebedee Springs and Chamberlain Gorge there is no better place. A super highlight was the helicopter tour to Miri Miri Falls. Worth every cent. The bookings team and the guides provided classic friendly Australian service with a smile and a laugh. We spent quite some time at the Swinging Arm bar- great coffee, nice cold tap beer and Stewy playing some tunes in the evening kept us coming back. On night 2 we were lucky enough to get a booking at 'The Steakhouse' and had a great night, food and beautiful wines to match, and the staff were bright and energetic which was a real positive. We were lucky enough to witness the full lunar eclipse from the station on a perfectly cloud free night. Given the very remote location, this place is like an oasis in the outback and we can't wait to get back. Having travelled through some other parts of outback Australia, I know getting staff is a huge challenge but the crew at El Questro Station give the impression that it is one big team doing great things, and we wish them all the best.
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Date of stay: May 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The River View bungalows provide a tranquil setting with the sound of running watering the...
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Response from Benjamin Pratt, General Manager at El Questro - The Station
Responded 10 June 2021
Hi There Storyteller292343 Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review . This has really made our day!. I see first hand how hard the team work each day to deliver such a memorable experience to all our guests and I am delighted your experience was such a memorable one. We are lucky to have such a spectacular backyard to work in and feel privileged to be able to share it with so many great people each day . Safe travers home , we hope to see you again soon
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John T wrote a review Aug 2021
370 contributions44 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had only four days to visit and take in all that El Questro Station stay could offer, but we filled every minute.
From the exciting, but quite simple water crossing into the Station area, to the many interesting and exciting sights, walks, 4WD and horse trails across this vast place, we wrung every bit of it.
They have a number of arduous walks into wonderous pools and gorges that will both test and enthral any who are brave enough. A case in point is El Questro Gorge, with an 80m long 4WD water crossing up over the tyres, but a solid base, so easy, then a 1.3 km walk across river stones through a beautiful creek in the gorge, to come to....an enormous rock that you need to climb in order to undertake the second 1.2 km trek up to Mac Micking Pool for a swim and a rest, before travelling back.
4WD? Every great lookout requires a 4WD, but the views and experiences are first class.
Horses? Yep, you can undertake short or longer rides around the Station Ranges.
At end of day the Cantina and Swinging Arm Bar provide food and drink, while the Musician in Residence sings of this land and people. We had Chris Matthews, a long-time and fantastic guitarist and storyteller for our time here.
You must visit El Questro and breathe in the Kimberley dust, and immerse yourself in this wonderous land.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Visit the Reception area and prebook your experiences to ensure you don't miss out.
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Response from ElQuestro Reviews, Owner at El Questro - The Station
Responded 8 Sept 2021
Hi John, thank you for staying with us El Questro Station and taking the time to leave such a lovely, detailed review of the property, it’s much appreciated. We’re happy to read you had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed so many of the amazing attractions we have to offer in the heart of the Kimberley. It's a stunning destination and we can’t wait to welcome you back! Kind Regards, the El Questro team.
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ROBERT A wrote a review May 2022
19 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I write this with mixed feelings on the first night I ordered a pizza 5 minutes before ordering closed not cooking time.
With what was obviously a rush by staff to finish my pizza was produced within minutes and the kitchen closed.

I immediately noticed it was under cooked with the crust still doughy. Hungry as I hadn't eaten all night I consumed the pizza and found myself violently ill in the toilet within 20 minutes.

The disappointment was that after complaining the following day no refund or a free meal was offered as compensation instead it was simply a free beer.

From a bonus was that the head chef made contact with me and offered his apologies for what happened.

Aside from that the Chamberlain Gorge tour (not worth doing) had local beers advertised only to be told they didn't serve beers at all. So yet another disappointment having paid and expecting a cold one.
When I pointed it out to staff they just went oh I'll fix that advertising error.

So overall the experience left me quite disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Avoid the Chamberlain Gorge tour overpriced and not worth doing. All other gorges are worth...
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Response from ElQuestro Reviews, Owner at El Questro - The Station
Responded 11 June 2022
Hi Kuringal, thank you for joining us at El Questro - The Station and taking the time to provide your feedback. We’re sorry you’re disappointed with your experience at El Questro. We will pass your feedback on to the Head Chef who contacted you regarding your meal. We do our best to ensure a positive guest experience and our Chamberlain Gorge Cruise is our most popular and loved tour for all ages, which includes fresh fruit from the local Ord Valley and sparkling wine, we are unsure where you have read the tour includes local beer, please reach out if you would like to discuss your feedback further. Kind Regards, the El Questro team.
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Answer from liandi
Perth, Australia156 contributions72 helpful votes
access to both Gorge and Station is good in dry season, small creek at entrance to The Station no problem. Freshies will not attack you, only Salties (near the ocean). Both places have good camping and/or trailer facilities
Answer from Geddes_7
Sydney639 contributions499 helpful votes
We were totally underwhelmed with our stay at El Questro Station - very expensive for old 1970s motel style accommodation. The accommodation at Emma Gorge is newer, but they tents were closely spaced. The public areas at Emma Gorge looked nicer. The tours offered by El Questro weren't cheap and having a vehicle would certainly give you flexibility to do your own thing. The road for Kunanurra to the turnoff to both Emma Gorge and El Questro is sealed - thereafter unsealed and involves water crossings - although late in the dry season the levels are likely to be low. If you get a 4 wheel drive vehicle you could continue on to Home Valley Station which is about 90 minutes further along the Gibb River Road. We thought the Home Valley Station experience was more authentic (for a similar price to El Questro Station you received much more for your $ in both accommodation and food). We felt it delivered excellent price value. If you are planning a 7-8 night stay then I would strongly encourage you to hire a 4 wheel drive and include Home Valley - it was where the film "Australia" was filmed and the locations are stunning. Home Valley is owned by the Indigenous Land Council - the staff were excellent. I would suggest you split your stay. If you have time drive to Wyndham and its Port.
Answer from Lori L
Kununurra, Australia
Hello Chris, Glad to see you intend to visit El Questro. We do recommend off road caravans as the 16 km gravel driveway is very hard on other vans. Saying that many still do it and just take it very slow. The river crossing has a stony bottom that also needs to be approached with caution. Depending on time of year, the water varies from 200-400 mm. Private sites are not suitable for caravans unfortunately due to low hanging trees which can damage your van. The general campground offers both powered and unpowered sites and is quite a shady campground with river frontage. There are a number of gorges and El Questro and Emma Gorge are some of the most popular as the walks are beautiful and have swimming holes at the end. The Zebedee Thermal springs are always a must. I hope this assists.
Bremdog wrote a tip Aug 2023
Toodyay, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't come here"
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Unrealmccoy wrote a tip July 2023
Melbourne28 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid booking Station Tents"
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Simon H wrote a tip Oct 2022
Perth, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the station as you have to drive through a river"
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Lukesal37 wrote a tip Sept 2022
Perth, Australia77 contributions57 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ensure you have a 4x4 vehicle to get there."
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Jules wrote a tip Aug 2022
Bundaberg, Australia69 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do the El Questro Gorge, Emma Gorge is lovely - Zebedee Springs relaxing,"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$238 - AU$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaWestern AustraliaKimberley RegionKununurra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Questro - The Station
Which popular attractions are close to El Questro - The Station?
Nearby attractions include Ord River (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Questro - The Station?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at El Questro - The Station?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at El Questro - The Station?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does El Questro - The Station have airport transportation?
Yes, El Questro - The Station offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does El Questro - The Station have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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