Hamelin Station Stay has well and truly kicked off with a steady flow of visitors coming to stay with us and experience this beautiful part of the Western Australian coast."> Hamelin Station Stay has well and truly kicked off with a steady flow of visitors coming to stay with us and experience this beautiful part of the Western Australian coast." />

Come and visit us at Hamelin Station

Published 25 May 2018 
about  Hamelin Station Reserve  
<br/>Curtin University students enjoy a BBQ
Curtin University students enjoy a BBQ
<br/>Tom and Keith's 1930 A Model
Tom and Keith's 1930 A Model
<br/>Both volunteers and guests use the camp kitchen
Both volunteers and guests use the camp kitchen
<br/>
<br/>The Hamelin Homestead lake by moonlight
The Hamelin Homestead lake by moonlight

The visitor season at Hamelin Station Stay has well and truly kicked off with a steady flow of visitors coming to stay with us and experience this beautiful part of the Western Australian coast.

In mid April the first round of Western Australian school holiday travellers arrived including families large and small. Groups from all around Australia and overseas have also been staying with us. Among them we've had Bush Heritage Australia supporters stopping in, some of them continuing on to visit our other reserves.

Quite a few guests, including some fisherman with big boats, have visited Steep Point and Dirk Hartog Island and use Hamelin as a stop off point. The camp kitchen is a popular place where guests can enjoy using the facilities including an oven and BBQs to prepare their meals.  

Students and staff from the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Curtin University came on their annual field trip pilgrimage to Hamelin Pool. With the guidance of our marine scientist Erica Suosaari they studied the famous stromatolites up close. The Hamelin Station shearing shed provided the students with a large area to use and  a space for Erica to enthusiastically present her slide show about how Stromatolites form and their importance in the evolution of life on Earth over billions of years.
 
Two real characters, Tom O’Toole and Keith McIntosh, stayed at Hamelin for a few nights. In their 1930 A Model Ford they had travelled from Beechworth in New South Wales to Byron Bay then across the Central Desert to Steep Point – all to raise funds for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute in Ballarat. After resting at Hamelin before and after visiting Steep Point they continued on their journey, stopping at Geraldton and Kalgoorlie where Tom was giving a talk to raise further funds. Tom O’Toole is the founder of Beechworth Bakery in Victoria and is a very popular motivational speaker, and Keith has been his best mate for most of his life and together they have travelled many miles in their vintage car.
 
As the weather starts to get cooler we look forward to families gathering around the campfires when they return at the end of their day, or enjoying looking into the evening sky admiring the moon and stars.

<br/>Curtin University students enjoy a BBQ
Curtin University students enjoy a BBQ
<br/>Tom and Keith's 1930 A Model
Tom and Keith's 1930 A Model
<br/>Both volunteers and guests use the camp kitchen
Both volunteers and guests use the camp kitchen
<br/>
<br/>The Hamelin Homestead lake by moonlight
The Hamelin Homestead lake by moonlight