Emu Creek Station is a historic cattle station located in the Upper Gascoyne Region. The station is a short drive on a dirt track off the Northwest Coastal Highway and roughly 2.5 hours northwest of the Minilya Roadhouse if travelling north. For us, Emu Creek provided an ideal transit stop on our way from Mount Augustus to Exmouth.
Emu Creek Station was established in 1891 and is part of the Wool Wagon Pathway that weaves through the Pilbara and Murchison areas and explores the pastoral history of this region. Visitors to Gum Creek Station can still visit the Oregon woolshed, where over 20,000 sheep were grazed and shorn at the height of the wool industry.
These days, Emu Creek is still a working cattle station and offers a tranquil respite for travellers to this area. We found a beautiful spot beneath the river gums that nestle the 2km long permanent freshwater creek.
There’s always something peaceful about sitting on the banks of the river, listening to the gentle sway of the water and the chattering of the huge diversity of birds that make Emu Creek their home.
Visitors can make use of the paddle boat that sits on the bank of the river and enjoy the surroundings from the water. Alternatively, you can bring your own kayak, paddleboard or simply take a leisurely stroll along the river bank.
Emu Creek Station offers basic campsites for any kind of camping set-ups, including swags, camper trailers and large-caravans. All sites, however, are unpowered.
There are two toilets and showers with hot water available. It might not be to everyone’s taste, but we loved the rustic, open roof shower and toilet block seen in the photo below.
Most sites have a fireplace but it’s best to bring your own firewood. There’s no waste refusal on site, so all rubbish needs to be taken with you. There’s also no eftpos facility, cash only.
Well behaved pets are welcome.
Camping fees are $25 per night.
For bookings to more information visit the website here.
1 Nyang Road, Barradale, WA 6701 off North West Coastal Hwy, near Barradale Bridge
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I love spending sunset at places like this. And I love the shower and toilet block!
Same, was especially nice as we were the only campers. Agree, the shower block was one of the highlights.
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