There are quite a few camp sites in WA places that get amazing reviews online, and Wooramel Station is one of those. When we arrived, we had fairly high expectations because of this, and wondered whether it would live up to the reputation or not.
After nearly 3 months on the road, we were on our final leg back to Perth, and Wooramel River Retreat was one of the last stays. Of course, we’d timed the weather with a giant storm to roll through, but at least we were inland a bit and protected on private property as appose to camping right on the beach!
Where is Wooramel Station?
You’ll find Wooramel Station roughly an hours drive South East of Carnarvon, in Western Australia’s mid north west. It’s about 200km into the Denham/Shark Bay region, and a short drive to the coast in the area. The station is right on Wooramel River, which is dry for majority of the river (to the eye) and flows after a heap of rain.
When I say to the eye, apparently the water flows through the river year round, but sub surface where you cannot see it!
How do you get there, and what’s the road like?
The road into Wooramel Station is short, gravel, and kept in good condition. It’s 2WD and big rig accessible, but take care in the wet as things can get slippery really quickly. It’s just over 2km long, which means that its a very quick journey even coming in slowly.
What does the camping cost?
Camping is $15 per night for grass sites, and $16 per night for river sites. The sites are unpowered, and there’s plenty of room to spread out.
Facilities and activities
Wooramel River Retreat has showers, rubbish bins, fire pits, bar and that’s about it. They also have a couple of amazing artesian spas, a 4WD track, lots of walking trails, amazing bird watching and a number of animals for the kids to enjoy. Wooramel also puts on Monday and Wednesday night dinners, with 12 hour smoked meat or an Aussie camp oven meal.
Fires, Generators, Dump Points and Pets
Fires are permitted in established fire pits, outside of the November to March fire ban period. Firewood is not to be collected from the grounds, but you can buy it from reception. Generators are permitted to be run between 8AM and 5PM, in the river flats camp ground.
There is a dump point on site, and there is also one at Gladstone, or at the Edagee free camp site. Pets are allowed with you, as long as they are on leads, kept under control and are not taken in the baths, tents, quarters or the self drive tracks.
One of the biggest attractions to Wooramel Station is the Artesian Spa’s. These are incredible, warm and great to spend an afternoon in.
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People rave about this place, and we really enjoyed it too. Unfortunately for us the weather was less than ideal for part of the stay, but it is a great place to kick back for a couple of days, and the reviews on Wikicamps make it very obvious its a well loved place. If you are looking for camping near Carnarvon, this might be the place to go!