Another new season has started at Hamelin Outback Station Stay and already we've had 1,312 visitors! The first term of school holidays also incorporated the Easter break and we had many guests stay with us over the two-week period, either camping in caravans, camper trailers and tents, or preferring to stay in the comfort of the shearer’s quarters.
We've a few tour groups booked in this year, the first of these have been Kimberley Safari Tours and Coate Wildlife tours. Both groups enjoyed the beautiful sunsets, camping under the stars and sitting around the campfire.
Guest speakers often join visitors of an evening to give a talk on their passion and speciality. Recently we had Dr Michelle Hall, Senior Ecologist with Bush Heritage, who gave a presentation about beautiful birdsong.
Dr Dave Watson talked about and showed us the magic of mistletoes and what effect they have on our environment.
Hamelin Reserve manager Ken Judd and his wife Michelle, who is the field officer here at Hamelin, also started taking guests on walking tours around the Station Stay and Homestead precinct to give visitors a better understanding of what Bush Heritage does.
We've also had a few visitors of the reptilian kind coming up close and personal – a bearded dragon and a very big Perentie have been wandering around the campsites. A new bird bath has been built in the desert garden and this is enticing many varieties of birds.
If you're thinking about planning a trip to Western Australia, or live in the state and want to explore a different area, why not visit Hamelin Outback Station Stay and enjoy the beauty of what nature has to offer here?
All photos by Denise Ivers and David Hulks