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Lynton Station; the perfect mid north west destination

We spend a huge amount of time researching, travelling and reviewing various places you can stay at throughout WA. You don't have to look very hard though, to get an idea of what an amazing country we live in. From time to time though, we come across a real gem, and Lynton Station is exactly that.

The real irony though, is that we've driven past this place at least 30 times and never knew it existed! We spent 5 nights here over Easter, and would highly recommend it.

Linga Longa at Lynton Station

Linga Longa at Lynton Station - the view from the hill

Linga Longa Station

Hutt River dunes, just a few hundred metres from Linga Longa

Lynton Station camping

Our camp site at Lynton Station

Where's Lynton Station?

You'll find Lynton Station on Port Gregory Road, roughly 500km and 5.5 hours north west of Perth. To get there, head up Indian Ocean Drive, or Brand Highway, and take the turnoff at Northhampton towards the coast, and Port Gregory. It's on the big corner just before the turn off to Kalbarri, and the old buildings make it hard to miss. You can see it on the map here:

About Lynton Station

Lynton Station is a small working station with a heap of history, opened up to the public as a farm stay. You can camp or stay in their cabins, depending on what suits. It's coined 'Linga Longa at Lynton Station', and that's exactly what you'll want to do.

The station itself was settled in 1853 and was the first convict depot north of Fremantle. 60 convicts were kept here to supply labour to a nearby Lead mine. It was closed in 1857 due to the high cost of running it, and was then turned into a station. There are a huge array of old convict buildings that are being well kept and in some cases restored for future generations to see.

The station has a small amount of cattle, with some working machinery around the place, but its quiet, relaxing and refreshing!

Sunrise at Lynton Station

Early morning, watching the sun rise

History packed buildings

Amazing old buildings full of history

Lynton station shed

Tools and gear collected over the years

Lynton Station facilities

Hot showers, flushing toilets, a small camp kitchen, BBQ facilities, an air strip and fires in season are just a few of the facilities at Lynton Station. The amenities are clean, tidy and a hot shower after a day on the beach is absolutely amazing.

There is ample room for any sort of vehicle, boating facilities nearby, Telstra mobile reception and motorbike riding is permitted. A fish cleaning station is provided, and the chooks clean up most of the offal.

Lynton Station ammenities

The caretakers house at Lynton Station

What's special about Lynton Station?

We were really pleased with Lynton Station; its a magic spot and there are several things that make it special:

Lots of room

There are two things that really put me off some caravan parks. The first is the price, and the second is the room you are given. Lynton station is pretty big, and even over Easter (which I imagine would be one of the busiest periods), you still had plenty of your own space.

Sites are spread apart, and are huge, allowing several vehicles and trailers in without an issue. Camp sites are spread all over the main area, behind sheds and around various farm gear. All have at least some shade, and many have lawn too. There's nothing better than having your own spot where you can spread out in.

Camping at Linga Longa

Campers spread out, enjoying themselves

History

There's something incredible about the historical sites on Lynton Station. You can call in for a look if you are driving past, and visit several buildings that are now being looked after by the Northhampton Shire. There's a pretty interesting story that goes along with it all, and if you are staying there you have the freedom to visit any time.

Linga Longa Station

There's no shortage of history here

Boots at Linga Longa

Old boots being put to use

Affordable

I mentioned above that I detest expensive camp sites. There's really no reason to overcharge, and at $10 per person per night for an unpowered site at Lynton Station, I think its extremely affordable. You get hot showers and flushing toilets, lots of room and in an amazing location, without the Caravan park excess that so often gets charged.

Dog Friendly

I noticed many of those visiting Lynton Station had well behaved dogs. Travelling Australia with a pet can be extremely challenging; places like this that allow dogs make many people very happy. As always, take care of your dog in a way that respects those around you and you won't have an issue.

Amazing area

I was seriously blown away with the local area. It's not a part of the world we've spent a huge amount of time in, and it was a real pleasure to see what it had to offer.

Pink Lake near Port Gregory

Our Land Cruiser at the Pink Lake

Hutt River pink sand

On the beach with pink sand at Hutt River

Sunset at Linga Longa

Beautiful sunsets every evening

Hutt River Dunes by 4WD

Exploring the dunes at Hutt River

Hutt River beach driving

A bit of a soft exit from Hutt River

Hot Showers

This is probably the forth time I've mentioned hot showers; we often go without, and have to do the whole sponge bath thing. Being able to walk 100 metres to a hot shower each evening was something we were very pleased about.

Great hosts

Lynton Station is owned by Greg and Jenny, and they have caretakers there to help out with the farmstay side of things. Both couples are an absolute pleasure to deal with, and more than happy to stop and have a chat.

Fantastic fishing

We love fishing and spearing, and had lined Lynton Station up as a good base place to head out from. Unfortunately the weather was a bit windy, which made it hard to get our little tinny out, but we still did pretty well, with a big Mackerel, several baldchin groper and Mulloway, bream and a variety of other smaller fish. Tailor and Mulloway are common when fishing from the beach.

Mackerel at Port Gregory

A decent Mackerel I shot inside the reef

Baldchin Groper at Port Gregory

Kyles' decent Baldchin groper

Fishing at Hutt River

Even if you get nothing, the beach is spectacular

Mackerel steak for dinner

Fresh Mackerel Steaks for dinner

The view

Take the time to walk to the top of the hill, and you'll see a truly spectacular view of Lynton Station, Hutt River and the ocean. It's absolutely beautiful.

Hutt River

Lynton Station looks out toward the coastline, and is pretty much directly north of where the Hutt River flows into the ocean (when its flowing). You can cross the paddock at Lynton Station, drive over the road and take a short track out onto the beach.

This is by far one of the most amazing beaches I've been to, purely because of the pink sand which must leak through from the lake. There's a spectacular set of dunes to relax and enjoy the sun dipping over the horizon, great fishing at the mouth and for most of the year a fair bit of wind!

Hutt River Pink Sand

The Pink sand on the beach is truly unreal

Port Gregory

The drive into Port Gregory is only 6km away, passing the Pink Lake and into a tiny town. There's a small general store, a few houses, a jetty and not much else. Boat launching is done from the beach, with the reef keeping the main bay quite calm most of the time.

Port Gregory Pink Lake

The Pink Lake at Port Gregory

4WD Tracks at Port Gregory

Looking out over Port Gregory from some 4WD Tracks

Pink Lake 4WD Tracks

Our vehicles near the Pink Lake

Other nearby attractions

Lynton Station is actually quite central to a number of places:

  • The Pink Lake is about 4km north
  • Kalbarri is 64km north
  • Wagoe is 46km north
  • Lucky Bay is 28km north west
  • Hutt River Province is 61km north east
  • Horrocks is 28km south east
  • Northhampton is 40km south east
  • Geraldton is 90km south east
Hutt River Province

Hutt River Povince is truly a one of a kind place

Hutt River Province Prince

Looking through Hutt River Province after meeting the Prince

Kalbarri Coastal Gorges

Walking the Kalbarri Coastal Gorges

Coastal gorge walk Kalbarri

The Coastal gorge walks are brilliant

Is it worth it?

In a word; Yes. You won't find a more affordable, comfortable and interesting place along the mid north west. It's almost a Caravan Park, without the downsides of one! Whether you are driving past, or want to make it your destination, Linga Longa at Lynton Station!

Linga Longa at night

Enjoying quiet nights at Linga Longa

12V Solar farm while camping

Our solar farm

80 Series 4WD birds

Little birds taking over my 80 Series

 

Wind at Linga Longa

The tree's that grow sideways from the wind

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