Immerse yourself in the starlit serenity of the new Wooleen Station Murchison River Camping, perched on the edge of the stunning Murchison River.
Wooleen Station is pleased to announce the opening of their new Riverside Campgrounds; a camping experience never offered on the 127-year-old station before.
The four exclusive sites have been developed in line with Wooleen Station owners David Pollock and Frances Jones’ rangeland regeneration goal. The couple’s bold pastoral rejuvenation strategy caught the attention of TV producers for ABC’s Australian Story in 2012, which saw them feature in two episodes and capture the hearts of thousands of viewers.
Campers will be joining Frances and David in their commitment to preserve and restore the mulga shrub land countryside on Wooleen, which has been significantly degraded through years of overgrazing.
“We love this land and we are working on bringing it back to life,’ says Frances Jones.
“While enjoying a stay on the river, campers will be able to gain a better understanding of Wooleen’s fragile environment and will be contributing to rejuvenation both financially and through improved awareness.”
The campgrounds are dog-friendly, and the location on the river has been specifically chosen as it’s a flood-free zone even during peak flood periods.
“It’s a very special part of the river as it consistently holds a generous amount of water, even without recent rains and if the river isn’t flowing,” says Frances.
Countless birds flock to the spot as it’s a key water source on a relatively arid property. If you wander amongst the gums on the riverbank edge and you’ll likely see ducks bobbing in the water, red-capped robins flitting amongst the branches or even a wedge-tail eagle circling overhead.
“It’s one of Wooleen’s magical places and we are pleased to now share it with guests, whether they choose to spend just one night or a whole week soaking up its beauty and tranquility,” says Frances.
The Riverside Campgrounds are located 17km from the Wooleen Station homestead, enabling a divine sense of remoteness for campers, which is, in Frances’ opinion “what the outback is all about.” There are sites suitable for caravans, camper trailers and tents, and they are all spaced more than 50 metres apart, ensuring privacy and quiet during your stay. Each site also has its own charming stone wall campfire.
As for facilities, two impressively rustic composting toilets are available. Their corrugated iron roofs are recycled from other Wooleen Station buildings and have been rolled in Wooleen’s antique iron roller, in keeping with the distinctive historical architecture of the Murchison district.
“These new campgrounds are not just about providing travellers with another place to camp for the night,” says Frances.
“They are about giving our guests further opportunity to understand this beautiful place and ultimately play a role in contributing to the environmental regeneration vision that Wooleen Station has become known for.”
For more information please visit the ‘Camping’ page on our website or phone 08 9963 7973. To make your booking quickly and easily online visit the Book Online page. We look forward to welcoming you soon!