Hamelin Station Stay is currently closed for bookings.

Bush Heritage operates the Hamelin Outback Station Stay as part of our management of Hamelin Reserve. Hamelin welcomes a significant number of researchers, volunteers, supporters and tourists every year. We are currently reviewing how we balance the needs of our staff and science community with public bookings, and availability of seasonal workers to support the daily operations of the station stay.

Hamelin Outback Station Stay is currently closed until July 1, 2024.

We will be in touch with all those who have already made bookings between now and 30 June 2024. By mid-March 2024, we will be able to provide an update on bookings past that date.

If you need to book accommodation in the area now, we suggest contacting the Hamelin Pool Caravan Park next door on phone (08) 9942 5905 or reach out to Shark Bay Tourism office.

Explore the station’s lake and wetlands where over 125 bird species have been observed, including Chiming Wedgebills, White-winged Fairy-wrens, Black-eared Cuckoos and various honeyeaters.

Take a self-guided tour through our historic shearing shed, and inspect wool bales, shears, the classing table and other items from a pastoral history of over 135 years.

Visit the World Heritage stromatolite area at Hamelin Pool Marine Reserve. Learn about these complex living organisms, which are over 2000 years old, unchanged for over 3.5 billion years. Enjoy the 1.2 km coastal walk to the historic Shell Quarry and the Old Telegraph Station.

Make the most of our library, which contains excellent books about the Shark Bay World Heritage area, geology, wildlife, Indigenous culture and pastoral history.

After good winter rains a stunning wildflower show ensues through June, July and August. The area is a photographer’s dream, rich in wildlife, historic buildings and relics, wildflowers, the iconic red soil and stone, lake and ocean scenery and magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

At night share a few yarns or marvel at the clearest night skies you’re ever likely to see.

Half Day Trips

An easy 70 km half-day trip can take in half a dozen of the main features of Shark Bay. Visit the spectacular Eagle Bluff lookout and boardwalk, where sharks, rays, dolphins and turtles are regularly seen, and occasionally a Dugong appears. Fowlers Camp, Whale Bone Beach, Shell Beach and Nanga Bay are all great places for fishing, swimming, exploring and relaxing.

Day Trips

If you’d like to visit the most westerly point of the Australian mainland, take a popular day trip to Steep Point and Edel Land National Park, as well as Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia, seeing some of the wildest scenery and experiencing the abundant wildlife and marine creatures.

Contact Shark Bay Aviation for scenic flights over the World Heritage Shark Bay area, or visit Ocean Park Aquarium. Enjoy an Aristocat Nature Cruise and you may spot dolphins, turtles, sharks or whales. A range of brilliant Indigenous tours are offered by Wula Guda Nyinda Adventures and Shark Bay Coastal Tours. You can easily spend three or four days based at Hamelin Station and see the best of the Shark Bay World Heritage area.


Bush Heritage Australia • ABN 78 053 639 115
Level 10, 637 Flinders St Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
PO Box 329 Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC 8009
T: 1300 NATURE (1300 628 873) E: info@bushheritage.org.au

Bush Heritage acknowledges Malgana people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which Hamelin Station Stay is located. We recognise and respect the enduring relationship they have with their lands and water, and pay our respects to Elders, past and present.

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Hamelin Outback Station Stay
PMB 72 via Geraldton, WA, 6530
T: 08 9948 5145