ACTIVITIES & TOURING
Use your time to experience a bit of station life. We have lots of activities to keep you busy.
ARTESIAN BORE HOT BATHS
One of the highlights at Wooramel River Retreat is definitely experiencing the naturally heated therapeutic artesian bore baths.
Waters from the Birdrong aquifer travel from a depth 240m below the ground to the surface under its own pressure and is then piped into free flowing pools for you to sit down and relax.
The water is approximately 33 degrees with a high mineral content that is reputed to have soothing effects on tired muscles.
EXPLORING HISTORICAL TIP
One person's trash is another person's treasure or so the saying goes. In the bush it was and often still is impossible to throw anything away, as you just don't know when it may come in handy. The early pastoralists simply choose a section of land not too far from the homestead and dumped everything they no longer needed.
Explore through the discarded detritus of 4 generations - from wool carts to pumps, bottles to cars and washing machines.
Sturdy shoes and adult supervision are a must. The only thing we ask: please do not remove any of our treasures, they are part our history.
RIVER WALKING TRAIL
Spend a morning wandering along the river bank, meandering through the gum trees, listening to the sounds of nature and watching the wildlife and landscape unfold. The Wooramel River walk is around 5 kms on a dirt track with sandy patches.
Please remember to take water and to slip slop & slap as even in winter the sun can be warm in the Coral Coast.
SELF- DRIVE TOUR
Get a taste of station life on our 70km self drive 4WD Station Tour. The track takes you out to the coastline where you can see the mouth of the river our 100 year old shearing shed than crosses over the highway and heads east along a windmill track before meandering back to the homestead along the river. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day in the bush.
The wildlife is abundant and bird watchers in particular will appreciate the variety of species of birds that are either permanent residents or visitors to the station. Grab your binoculars, and between dusk and dawn you will see some of the Gascoyne's most spectacular birds.
Join us for 12 hour smoked meat on Monday nights and or a traditional Australian camp oven dinner on Wednesday night.
Monday Night Dinner
12hour smoked pulled beef, served on a wrap with coleslaw, pickled veg, with a side of basil pesto pasta and charred corn on the cob.
$25 per person
Wednesday Night Dinner
Camp oven stew, served with a side of vegetables, rice and damper.
$25 per adult | $12 per child (12yrs and under)
**Menus are subject to available ingredients and may change from time to time.
BYO drinks, plate and cutlery.
Pre dinner drinks are at 5 O'clock , enjoy the sun set over the Wooramel riverbed and have a yarn with your fellow travellers. Dinner served around 6.30pm.
When: from May to mid-October
Bookings: Tickets are limited. Please email us with your booking reference number so we can add dinner tickets to your booking. Guests must first have an accommodation or campsite booking.