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Carrarang Station to Steep Point, Kalbarri and Horrocks

With 8 days of annual leave and 16 days away from work, we packed up and headed north in search of great 4WDing, fishing and camping destinations. We purchased a little tinny a few weeks prior to leaving, and I modified the trailer to take a beating off road.

We stayed at Carrarang Station first (about 70km from Steep Point), then Murchison House Station at Kalbarri and finally Horrocks. It was a fantastic trip, and we wish it had of been longer. For now though, here’s some photo’s. Let me know what you think at the bottom of the post!

Stopped at Jurien Bay

After a couple of mechanical issues we stopped at Jurien Bay for a quick bite to eat

Shark Bay World Heritage Area

Nearly there!

On our way to Carrarang Station

Heading out to Carrarang Station. The road was pretty good, but extremely dusty

Carrarang station horse

We were met at Carrarang by the resident horse, who had no issues checking our cars and boat out

Little Mackeral off Carrarang

Some little Mackeral caught trolling not far from camp at Carrarang

Shark off the beach at Carrarang

Some bigger baits caught a couple of nice size sharks, which were released

Carrarang Station Peninsula

A day trip out to the northern most peninsula at Carrarang Station

Fishing near Useless Loop

Fishing near Useless Loop. Amazing fish and even better sunset

Pinkies and Mulloway from Useless

A few of the Mulloway and Pink Snapper caught that evening

False Entrance

A quick visit to False Entrance, not far from Steep Point

Fishing from False Entrance

We spent a few hours fishing and diving here

Stopped at False Entrance

Not a bad place to watch the world go by

On our way to Steep Point

Up early for a day trip to Steep Point

Launching at Shelter Bay

Launching the boat at Shelter Bay. Possibly the most beautiful beach we’ve been to!

Crays and Fish at Steep point

A nice Coronation trout and cray, along with plenty of other seafood

Our campsite at Carrarang

Our camp site at Carrarang Station. You wouldn’t complain, would you?!

Boat fishing at Carrarang

Heading out in the boat for one last time, on a glassy evening

Carrarang Station Camping

Living the dream at Carrarang Station

Living the dream

What more do you need?!

East Landing Wreckage

The life boat wreck at East Landing

Lizards at House Station

Plenty of these little lizards running around the place

Exploring House Station Kalbarri

Exploring some dunes at Murchison House Station in Kalbarri

House station 4WD tracks

Trust us to find the softest sand on the station. Suffice to say we had to lower our pressures even further.

A spring at House Station

A spring at the station, used for the goats

Poor choice of line by Daniel

Daniel’s poor choice of line cost him a recovery

Little Lizards at House Station

Amazing little lizards

House Station 4WDing

One of the rocky steps along the coast

House Station Camping

Relaxing around a great fire

House Station River

The view from our camp site, along the Murchison River

Murchison River House Station

With no one for miles, you couldn’t ask for a better spot

Our campsite at House Station

Our camp site at House Station

Castle Rock House Station

Looking down the Murchison River to Kalbarri from Castle Rock

Murchison in the 80

So much scenery to enjoy

North of the Kalbarri river mouth

Fishing from the beach north of the Kalbarri River Mouth

Murchison 4WD tracks

We spent a day driving inland, along the Murchison River

House Station 4x4 tracks

With 350,000 acres to explore, you will never run out of something to do

House Station scenery by 4WD in Kalbarri

The change in scenery is nothing short of stunning

Kangaroos at House Station

There’s hundreds of Kangaroo’s that live on the property

Animal convention

Sometimes they stop to have a chat to the goats

Enjoying House Station

Another brilliant evening spent at House Station

Star trail at House Station

You’ve got to love looking at the stars!

Leaving Kalbarri

Leaving Kalbarri, and onto Horrocks

I’ve seen a few people wanting to drive from Kalbarri to Steep Point. The short of it, is you can’t. It has been done years ago, but these days you need permits to travel through the different private properties, and a vehicle you don’t mind getting the paint removed from as the tracks are tight and scratchy.

The only way to get from Kalbarri to Steep Point is to drive out along the main road.

Little Bay sunset

Watching the sun go down over Little Bay at Horrocks

Little Bay at Horrocks

Another truly beautiful place to spend a few days

Fishing gear at Horrocks

Not sure if we have enough fishing gear though…

Sunset at Little Bay

For $15 per vehicle per night, you aren’t going to complain!

A nice cobia from Horrocks

A nice size cobia we managed to get from near a big shark

Our campsite at Horrocks

Our camp site from on top of the (very) steep dune nearby

Launching the boat at Horrocks

Launching the tinny on the last day

Overall, it was an amazing trip. We had a number of things go wrong (which I will go into in later posts), but I guess that’s to be expected. Steep Point blew us away, and we will most certainly be back. Stay tuned for more information on these spectacular spots!

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2 comments… add one
  • Azahari Bugay Reyes May 1, 2016, 7:49 AM

    So nice! May I ask, what brand of awning do you used? Greetings from Sabah, Borneo

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia May 3, 2016, 11:16 AM

    Hey mate,

    Thanks a lot. The awning on my 80 series is a Powerful 4×4 one. It’s actually broken – I’m not sure if you can see in the photos, but the zip snapped a while back and I haven’t had it repaired. It’s not the best quality awning, but does the job.

    The big blue one that we cook under is an Oztrail. Again, not top quality, but it seems to work ok. You just need to be very mindful of the wind!


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