Experience the serenity and simple pleasures of country life
Leave the bustle of city life behind and head for the homesteads, outback stations and farmstays of Western Australia. Switch off your mobiles, tablets and laptops and tune in to the peace, serenity and simple life of country and outback Australia.
Homesteads and outback stations
These fully operating cattle stations can be the size of small European countries. They dot the landscape of the Golden Outback, Coral Coast and the North West, offering honest-to-goodness hospitality, breathtaking scenery and the opportunity to muck in and learn about outback life.
Try your hand at cracking a stock whip, join a cattle muster, watch in awe as the skilled stockmen show how it’s done, and listen to their epic tales around the campfire.
Accommodation-wise, the options range from rustic shearing quarters or a swag under the stars, to the luxury of glamping and grand homesteads.
You’ll find working cattle stations and homesteads scattered around the country towns of Carnarvon, Exmouth and Broome, and along the Kimberley’s legendary four wheel drive track, the Gibb River Road.
Pack your gumboots and take the family on a country escape – getting back to basics and enjoying simple pleasures in the fresh country air. Big kids and little ones will delight in feeding the friendly farm animals, collecting eggs, learning to milk a cow and taking unhurried bushwalks in the misty morning sunshine.
Good old-fashioned hospitality, a cosy bed and breakfast or charming self-contained cottages are available in the scenic country regions of Perth and the South West, as well as the Wheatbelt areas of the Coral Coast and the Golden Outback.
Find farmstays, stations and homesteads using the accommodation search, or contact the regional visitor centres for more information.
Australian Working Holidays
Like the idea of working your way around Western Australia’s country and outback? You could be harvesting grapes in the premium wine region of Margaret River, or joining the stockmen on the vast cattle stations of the Kimberley. Check out the Australian Working Holidays page and start planning your working adventure.