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Murchison House Station

5618 Ajana-Kalbarri Rd, Kalbarri, Western Australia 6536 Australia
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Murchison House Station is one of the oldest pastoral stations in Western Australia. We welcome visitors from April 1st - October 31st each year. Murchison House Station is located just 12 kilometres east of Kalbarri Western Australia. Come and visit a working station with over 150 years history. Camping is available at the Homestead Campground or for those equipped with a 4WD you can Bush Camp out on the station on the North side of the Murchison River.
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Free parking
Lazy river
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Bree M wrote a review Aug 2023
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Absolutely amazing! Nothing to fault, we did the bush camping and it was perfect. The staff were amazing and very approach The place itself is breathtaking. Definitely will be coming here a lot more! Place is perfect, river front camping is amazing and the animals are great.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We came end of august and wasn’t too busy at all. It’s amazing. The bush camping was great and...
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Shirley T wrote a review May 2023
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We camped in the Homestead camping area, right next to the river, great spot. The showers and toilets were a few minutes walk, depending on your site, but were clean with good hot water. We just used the camp kitchen for washing up, it was inside and very well equipped, with a large sitting/dining room adjacent. We had four nights there, a good amount of time to explore the area.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RachealP wrote a review Apr 2023
Wanneroo, Australia200 contributions61 helpful votes
Stayed here over the Easter weekend in the homestead area. Nice quite spot. Few animals around for kids to see. The river was a bit high and flowing fast so no swimming at that time. Showers and toilet are great as well. Communal fire area also has sink etc.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Apr 2023
Hi Racheal Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay! I'm glad you enjoyed the quiet as we were fully booked once again! The river is beautiful when it's flowing but I agree it's a shame about swimming! We're so lucky the beautiful beaches of Kalbarri are only a few kilometers away!
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Wayfunner wrote a review June 2021
Sydney, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
On the positive side it was a lovely camp site on the river which happened to be flowing while we were there. It’s a good location for exploring Kalbarri. On the negative, the amenities are very poor - quite filthy and a long, long walk from camp. I’m sure the slimey old shower curtain is due for a change…expensive for what it is - no water no power no laundry but charge s/as those who do provide these.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shane H wrote a review Sept 2020
Fremantle, Australia113 contributions73 helpful votes
We arrived with 2 vans, to be told park anywhere, even though you have to book, can't book where you want to camp, not many spaces and couldn't park near each other. Everyone else had parked parallel to the river but we couldn't so had to reverse in, our friends van is not off-road and couldn't get it level, so had to move to other side of road. $30 per night 2 toilets 2 showers per gender which are rough as guts, 400 mts from van, no dump point but you must be self sufficient? The road in was great but the road inside the property was not. $50 to go 4WDing and a $20 deposit for mud map very expensive seeing we were staying there. This place could be the best place out but needs lots of work.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrywombat wrote a review Aug 2020
Greater Perth, Australia13 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved the quiet serenity of the place. Booked early, no dramas, above the river, fire. Showers barely adequate but if you want 5 star don't go camping! Definitely need to book ahead. You can camp anywhere on the station if you have 4x4 or camp near Homestead with hard road access. No power, water.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessica wrote a review Aug 2020
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We spent 3 days / 2 nights here. First night we stayed on the homestead. It was nice and yes like others have commented it was quite busy / a little cramped but we found everyone friendly and managed to get ourselves a nice spot just back from the river. The facilities were okay, I only used the toilets (old but what you expect in the bush/camping) not the showers. The bush camping - on the other side of the river - was excellent. While you need a 4WD and would be more limited with a caravan or trailer (rough - but very fun terrain!) we were able to drive an hour and 10 minutes into the property to find a beautiful spot right on the river, not another camper in sight! Will definitely come back again and just go straight for the bush camping. My only slightly negative feedback - was that the staff weren't overly friendly/welcoming. We understand we were there in a very busy time (post covid 19 restrictions lifting) but as first timers it felt a little disconcerting to receive a bit of a brisk welcome and not a lot of information beyond the bare essentials. Also getting told off quite rudely for mistakenly picking up some wood by one of the owners wasn't exactly what I would call hospitality - popped it back and apologised and understand there are probably lots of visitors who push the boundaries/rules but in our case it was an innocent mistake and just left a bit of a bad taste from what was otherwise an incredibly beautiful place.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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John M wrote a review Oct 2019
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The station itself is ok to stay overnight, but the amenities were far below standard. Camped and dirty. There were spacious camp sites along the Murchison River. The cost I believe was excessive considering the poor condition of amenities.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Don T wrote a review Oct 2019
western australia27 contributions5 helpful votes
Camped for 3 nights during October 2019. Not what was expected. Opted for bush camping hoping to find a nice spot near the river upstream of the station but the tracks were so bad had to backtrack to a more easily accessed spot not far from the homestead or risk vehicle/trailer damage. After a few nights there the ticks found us. Ticks in our bedding, ticks crawling on us, ticks burrowing into our skin, my poor wife just about went insane! We took a rough unmaintained rocky track to the mouth of the river to turn around on a safe spot on the beach (about 50m from the end of the track) to come straight back again as we knew that beach driving was verbatim . We didn't do any beach driving (though there were plenty of tyre tracks leading off into the distance from those who obviously have). A couple of hours later we get a phone call from someone from the station accusing us of driving on the beach and that we had been reported by the Shire! That was very upsetting as we had done the right thing and had only turned around to come straight back! One wonders where the $50 access fee goes? Obviously not on track maintenance? There are tracks going everywhere with little or no signage so it is very easy to get lost. The map (which you have to leave a $20 deposit for) is near on useless. Took a rough sandy track exploring the property only to be met by a herd of cows and an annoyed looking bull probably bigger than the size of our car! It was eying us off so quickly into reverse for us and outa there! Driving through the homestead area itself is an eye opener. Everything looks very run down. With the amount of old machinery and cars/trucks in various state of disrepair the whole scene is like something out of Mad Max! If you love ticks, getting lost, angry bulls and accused of wrong doings you haven't done then this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Colin wrote a review Oct 2019
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A great place to get back to nature. We stayed in the one of the many camping areas on this 350,000 acre station, the caravan parking was full but this did not deter us. All the camping information was presented in a friendly and low key manner which I always appreciate. There is just so many open spaces to pitch the camper and no one within coo-ee of you. Unusually there was ad-hoc campfire rings in some areas and if you followed the advice given and picked up the deadwood around, you could spend a few pleasant hours sitting around the fire just talking sh*t as is normal. Highly recommended for the true "Back to nature experience' as in no water and no toilets to hand. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is mandatory if you go further than 1Km into the property and past the initial 'Army Camp' spot. The roads further on degrade quite a bit but are not that daunting with the proper kit and low tire pressures.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murchison House Station
Which popular attractions are close to Murchison House Station?
Nearby attractions include The Loop and Z Bend Gorge (3.9 km), Nature’s Window (1.4 km), and Murchison River (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Murchison House Station?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a lazy river, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Murchison House Station?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Murchison House Station?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Murchison House Station?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.