Murchison House Station

Farm Stay - Western Australia


Murchison House Station is a 350 000 acre property just a short drive from the coastal resort town of Kalbarri, 650 km north of Perth, Western Australia.

Closed to the public for many years, visitors can now enjoy unique local history, wildlife and wildflowers (in season) on this 150 year old working station. We welcome visitors between the months of April to October.

Four kilometres of well maintained gravel road provides access to the historic homestead which is situated on the southern banks on the Murchison River and set amongst hundreds of large shady gum trees. Camping is available here on the rivers edge or you can follow a self guided walk around the historic buildings followed by morning tea.

The station has over 60 km of rugged Indian Ocean shoreline and over 30 km of Murchison river flood plains. Because of the plentiful supply of water, with many permanent soaks and springs, the wild life and bird life is abundant. The terrain is rugged, spectacular and varied, ranging from coastal sand plains and dunes to river gorge country featuring the stunning red tumblagooda sandstone that is known to the area.  Murchison House Station is where the outback meets the ocean, which makes exploring in your 4WD an interesting and challenging prospect. The pristine wilderness of the Station, and the Murchison River is there to be appreciated, and is less than one day's drive from Perth.

BUSH CAMPING  out on the station on the north side of the Murchison river is available for people who are 4WD capable and self sufficient. It provides an opportunity to experience true remote wilderness camping and the adventure of discovering this beautiful property.

You can find your own special piece of paradise on 120,000 hectares of land which is bounded by the ocean, the river and the Kalbarri national park. There are simply beautiful bush camping spots in private and picturesque locations.  Ideal for some peace and quiet for two, a camping holiday for the extended family, or for groups such as 4WD clubs.

On arrival we will provide you with a map, ask you to log in and offer some guidance as to where to go, based on discussion with you about what kind of experience you are looking for. 


The homestead camp ground offers unpowered 2WD accessible bush camping and stretches for about 200m along the rivers edge.

Camping in the Homestead Camp Ground at Murchison House Station means that camping is accessible to everyone, provided they have at minimum a basic tent, cooking gear and are not reliant on power.  Bush camping with a few modern conveniences.

Our camp ground situated on the Murchison River 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.  So it is not the usual caravan park style camping with all the camps in neat little rows.  The number of camp sites is restricted so that each camp has enough space to enjoy the experience.

You will have access to the campers kitchen if needed, plus there is plenty of fresh drinking water.  There is also fire pit, with free barbecues nearby, where you can relax under the stars and share stories with other campers if you like.

Relax on some lovely walks, and you can enjoy fishing, swimming in the river and kayaking.  Or, of course you can just chill out in your chair and soak it all in.

Paid campground ($20 per single and $30 per couple per night) on a large working property near Kalbarri on the Murchison River. Marked sites with flat dirt base and shade. Facilities include toilets, hot showers, potable water, bins and communal fire-pit. Reasonable Telstra reception but no Optus/TV. Excellent multi-night camping area with a river-side setting. 10 km to Kalbarri for fuel and groceries and very close to Kalbarri National Park entrance.
Camping Fee - Child $5.00
Per child, per night - from

Camping Fee - Adult $20.00
Per adult, per night - from

Camping Fee $30.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)