Camping on the Murchison River at Murchison House Station is a truly wonderful experience
The Homestead Camp Ground offers unpowered 2WD accessible bush camping and stretches for about 200m along the rivers edge.
Our camp ground situated on the Murchison River provides camping which is accessible to everyone, provided they have at minimum a basic tent, cooking gear and are not reliant on power. It can provide a suitable spot for people that have a little car with a tent and basic camping facilities, to those with a bigger off-road van or Motorhome.
It is real camping, no power, but with access to basic ablutions with hot showers not far from the camp ground. Bush camping with a few modern conveniences. The number of camp sites is restricted so that each camp has enough space to enjoy the experience.
There is also access to the camp kitchen at the shearers quarters if needed, plus there is plenty of fresh drinking water. A communal fire pit, with free barbecue is available , where you can relax under the stars and share stories with other campers if you like.
Relax with lovely walks along the river, or you can enjoy fishing, swimming and kayaking. Or, of course you can just chill out in your chair and soak it all in.
Please be advised that CHAINSAWS are not permitted on the station. You are allowed to use small pieces and kindling that is on the ground but no chopping down of tress. Firewood is provided for the communal fire however you are required to gather your own for individual camp fires. Alternatively, bags of wood can be purchased from the office.
You can use a generator if you please but be mindful of other people around you. Generators must not be used between 8pm and 7am.
Friendly happy Dogs are permitted on the station. Please leave them in your vehicle until you arrive at your camping destination. Please don't walk your dogs up near the office and Homestead grounds. Please keep them with you and clean up their mess. No chasing of livestock.
Motorbikes, Quadbikes and ATV's are not permitted on the station.
Flying of UAV's (Drones) is strictly prohibited.
You can also join a quad bike safari, canoe safari or book on for a self guided walk around the historic homestead grounds (morning tea included) . 4WD passes are also available for those wishing to explore the station.
And Kalbarri is not far away - only a 10 minute drive. You have all the conveniences and activities that Kalbarri has to offer, and then you can come back to your own little piece of paradise.
Bookings are essential for peak times such as school holidays and long weekends (public holidays). Please call or contact us to book your spot by the Murchison River.
If you are planning a stay with us at the homestead campground you might find this information useful for your preparation.
I think Kaitlyn had her best ever camping holiday. Thanks for your hospitality.
Shane (click and check out Shane's detailed blog)
THe homestead camp ground will remain open this year through the summer months. (Closed from December 21st - January 4th)
camping fees (please be advised that camping fees will increase as of 01/01/20)
Adults $12.50 per person per night
Child 6-16yrs $5.00 per night (Warning - this camp ground is on the edge of the river. All children must be closely supervised)
Single $15.00 per night
School holiday minimum site fee is $25.00 per night
Peace & Quiet
Separate male & female ablutions
Basic Campers Kitchen
Free gas barbecue
Open Fire Pit