Homestead Stay

Slip off your farm boots, and make yourself a cuppa. Add a slice of warm, freshly baked banana bread and it’s time to make a choice: curl up in the hammock with a cool breeze to rock you into a siesta, or relax in the lounge with fellow guests to share the day’s adventures. If this sounds like a dilemma you’d like to have on holiday, then a Homestead Stay at Wooleen Station is for you.

The ultimate immersion in station life, a Homestead Stay is the iconic Wooleen experience. You’ll live under the same roof of owners and hosts, David and Frances, as they share their National Trust listed home with guests and offer a glimpse into working station life. Expect a visit filled with personal touches and the attention to detail that is synonymous with relaxed luxury.

With seven spacious Edwardian-style bedrooms and three luxurious bathrooms, a maximum of ten guests are taken at any one time to ensure a personalised and intimate experience. This historical home was built in 1918 and has been lovingly restored over the decades to include a multitude of living spaces, reading nooks and dining areas. You can also relax outdoors, with colonial verandas wrapping around the home and lush gardens providing an oasis in the middle of the 153,000ha property.

Mealtimes are shared around the table with Frances and Dave, and your fellow guests. Breakfast and lunch are casual – Dave will likely be popping by in his work gear -  so you’ll gain a true insight into the nuts and bolts of a working station. Dinner is a special affair, in the formal dining room by candlelight. Plenty of produce is grown in Frances’ station veggie patch, and bread is baked fresh daily.

A Homestead Stay means slowing down and reconnecting with the important things in life. You’ll leave refreshed and inspired after learning firsthand from your hosts about the important conservation work that Wooleen is all about. Every station stay makes a difference and directly impacts the sustainable work that Frances and Dave have undertaken as custodians of the land.

What is there to do here? Here’s a sample 4 day itinerary to give you an idea of how to fill your hours. Of course, napping and reading in the breezeway is also a totally acceptable pastime when it comes to station life!

A Homestead stay includes:

  • Maximum of 10 guests accepted at any one time.
  • Delicious home-style cooking: three meals a day and freshly baked afternoon tea *
  • Long table dining each evening in the formal dining room
  • Daily pre-dinner cheese platter in the communal lounge
  • Tastefully appointed outback rooms, capturing the heritage of the property.
  • An underground cellar of carefully curated West Australian wines
  • Full-sized Billiard table
  • Free (limited) WIFI and television-free bedrooms
  • Landscaped gardens surrounding homestead
  • Complimentary mountain bike hire and self-guided hiking and biking trails

*dietary requirements catered for – please ensure you note this when booking

Tariff includes all home-cooked meals. Drinks and tours are an extra charge. The Homestead has seven guest bedrooms (King, Queen or Twin) with three shared bathrooms.

Homestead Exclusive Private Use

Wooleen Station accepts 10 guests at a time. If your requirements exceed this limit for a special event or function, please contact us as we'd love to talk about exclusive use of the entire homestead. Up to 14 guests could be accommodated under special arrangements.

2024 Rates

$289 Single Occupancy per night (1 person)
$459 Double/Twin share per night (2 people)
+ $20 per night for King Room.

Homestead Closed Tuesday and Wednesday each week 2024.

The tariff includes dinner, bed, and breakfast daily. Stays of two or more consecutive nights include daily lunch. Drinks and tours are an extra charge. The Homestead has seven guest bedrooms (King, Queen or Twin) with three shared bathrooms.

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Relaxed 4-night Ideas

Day 1

  • Arrive and checkin
  • Complete 2.3km walking-trail
  • Dinner and bed

Day 2

  • Self-drive adventure to the southern attractions
  • Lunch
  • Sunset tour
  • Dinner and bed

Day 3

  • Enjoy a different 2km walk-trail
  • Lunch
  • Visit historic sheds
  • Dingo Encounter from 2pm
  • Dinner and bed

Day 4

  • Visit Murchison Settlement and Errabiddy Bluff
  • Lunch
  • Relax with a good book or magazine in the atrium or garden
  • Self-guided sunset to Sharpe Memorial
  • Dinner and Bed

Day 5

  • Time to check out and say your farewells!

Active 4-night Ideas

Day 1

  • Arrive and checkin
  • Complete 2.3km walking-trail
  • Dinner and bed

Day 2

  • Complete the 10(or 20)km Breakaways hike(or bike) trail.
  • Lunch
  • Sunset tour
  • Dinner and bed

Day 3

  • Complete 4km walking-trail
  • Drive to the Murchison River and explore Gradagullya Pool by canoe.
  • Lunch
  • Visit historic sheds
  • Dingo Encounter from 2pm
  • Sunset from the Homestead garden
  • Dinner and bed

Day 4

  • Self-drive adventure to southern attractions
  • Lunch
  • Visit Murchison Settlement and Errabiddy Bluff
  • Self-guided sunset to Sharpe Memorial
  • Dinner and Bed

Day 5

  • Time to check out and say your farewells!

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