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Wooramel Riverside Retreat

Caravan Parks & Camping Carnarvon


Check In: 14.00|Check Out: 10.00
Hours: Open from 1st March to 1st December

Come and discover the wonders of the Wooramel Riverside Retreat situated on the banks of the Wooramel River, only 2kms off the Northwest coastal highway, south of Carnarvon on Western Australia coral coast.


Wooramel Station is a family owned working cattle, sheep, goat and outback station stay. The property occupies an area of 1430 square kilometres with 60 kilometres of coastline frontage to the Indian Ocean, backing onto the Shark Bay World Heritage area.

The Wooramel River is an upside down river running on the surface only 2-3 times a year for a couple of weeks at a time, after good inland rains. The river cuts through the property providing well grassed flood plains. The 60 kms of coastal plains also provide good grazing on native salt and blue bush pastures, while the remaining land system is covered with Wanyu and Acacia bushland.

The pastoral lease was established in the early 1800's but it was not until the Hall family purchased the station in the 1920's that drilling commenced for artesian water. Three bores with a few hundred kilometres of open bore drains were established, opening up previously unused country to stock.

The artesian (via natural) pressure sends water 240 m to the surface. It maintains a constant temperature of approximately 33 degrees with a high mineral content (iron, salt and magnesium) reputed to have soothing effects on tired muscles.

The Steadman family purchased the lease in 1987 migrating closer to the coast from Dalgety Downs an inland station near Gascoyne Junction. They established an international goat trade to capitalise on the feral goat numbers at the time on the property and started a regenerative process to the rangelands. They moved from merino sheep to a meat bread (Damara/Dorper) which is still one of their main stays for the businness. The introduction of Droughtmaster/ Angus cattle has also helped to regenerate fragile country while still achieving economic sustainability. Their newest venture into nature based tourism offers visitors the opportunity to see and be a part of the Australian outback and also experience the ancient waters of the birdrong aquifer.


  • Additional Features for people with disabilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbeque
  • Bushwalking Trails
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Carpark
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Disabled Access
  • Groups Welcome
  • Highchair Available
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Provided
  • Microwave
  • Native Bush
  • Non-Smoking Indoors
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Outdoor Spa
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Fridge
  • Rainwater
  • Retreat
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shop / Kiosk
  • Unpowered Sites

Map & Directions

northwest coastal hwy, carnarvon, wa, 6701


Wooramel is located 120kms south or Carnarvon and 350 north of Geraldton on the Northwest Coastal Highway in Western Australia.

The turn off to the property is 400m north of the Wooramel River bridge.


Cancellation Policy

Bookings cancelled by you after acceptance by Wooramel River Retreat and payment are subject to cancellation fees as follows:
If you fail to arrive or terminate your booking less than 48hrs prior to your stay then no refund will be issued. If you terminate your booking less than 7 days prior to your arrival date than 50% refund will be issued. If 7 days notice is given a 20% Booking Deposit is non-refundable but is transferable to another date within the same property;

Prices are in Australian dollars and all payments must be made in Australian dollars.

Prices include Goods & Services Tax (GST).

Payment will only be credited when cleared funds are received.

Wooramel River Retreat is not responsible for delays in postal delivery or in bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified.

Payments accepted include credit cards (Visa MasterCard or paypal) bank transfer or cash.

A credit card surcharge fee of 2.1% (Visa) 2.1% (Mastercard)) will be charged on any payments are made by credit card.

Direct debit payments may be made to Wooramel River Retreat Rural Bank Limited BSB 633-111; A/C no. 302039417. Please ensure that you quote the reference number from your Booking Agreement. and send a remittance email.

Wooramel River Retreat is not liable for and is not required to honour any pricing displayed that is quoted in error. Confirmation and invoices are subject to re-issue if incorrect through error or omission and you agree to then pay the correct cost or to cancel the booking. A cancellation under these circumstances does not incur any cancellation fee.