“The best thing about Kirkalocka is its accessibility from all directions on the map of W.A. We are exactly 500 km (about six comfortable hours driving) from Perth and 60 km south of the gold mining town of Mount Magnet. We are on the Great Northern Highway, situated just 500 metres east of our turn off – so close in fact, that you can see the shearing shed and station buildings from the main road. We meet people from all over the world and all parts of Australia. Kirkalocka is a popular destination and the perfect rest stop when travelling north or south in this beautiful state. We enjoy hearing your stories and telling our own about this special place in the outback.”
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We provide a range of accommodation options for travellers and visitors. The Shearers’ Quarters are central to our tourist precinct and camping area.
Accommodation is provided here in double, twin or single rooms. Caravans usually park close to the verandas to access 240v power. As there is plenty of space, there is no need to unhook your van. All the usual amenities are here – ablution blocks, a BBQ/communal meeting area, together with a fully equipped kitchen and dining, complete with the original Metters wood stove.
The gracious old Homestead is lovingly maintained and furnished. Again, a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue facilities are available.
We offer meals in the form of a delicious bbq meat pack, ready for you to cook on the provided bbq’s under the stars! Sourced from the outstanding local butcher which is accompanied by a delicious salad of the day and garlic bread. Breakfast, for you to cook or continental can also be provided upon request. All meals by prior arrangement.
Camping / camp trailer and caravans - $30, powered or un-powered, flat rate – no numbers limit, bring the whole family!
Shearers’ Quarters - $30.00-$50.00
$50 pp per night with full bedding supplied. $30 pp per night, bring your own full bedding, swag or sleeping bag.
• The Quarters consist of 7 separate rooms. Perfect for families, groups of friends, parties of birdwatchers, car clubs, school camps and art groups.
The Homestead - $70.00 pp per night, single, double or twin.
There are three Double rooms in the Homestead and three single or twin rooms. All linen is supplied.
• Shared bathroom and two separate toilets.
• Extras include TV, wood fires, formal dining room, extensive gardens and wide verandas – a charming old outback homestead!
We support your family holidays, CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS HALF PRICE!
Full Telstra mobile phone coverage
Tea/Coffee making facilities
There is plenty to do – explore the station surrounds, visit the “Mud Hut Museum”, and walk to ‘The Creek’, our watering hole which has been attracting travellers and supporting bird life for decades. Meet the station pets, watch the sun set and enjoy the sky at night. This is a true outback experience!
Payment upon arrival. Eftpos is now available
Closed over summer (see website for specific dates). Check in for serviced rooms is 2pm onward. No arrivals after 9pm.
We may not always be right near the phone, however all messages and emails will be attended to promptly. We welcome your queries regarding travel plans and bookings. We are also pleased to advise on local weather and road conditions to ensure a safe journey.
You will be warmly welcomed. Hosts Jared & Blair Ridley will ensure a memorable stay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Did you know...
The shearers quarters is original, previously supporting many a weary head after a hard days work in the adjoining shearing shed. The metters stove would have cooked a few hearty meals, no mean feet in the heat of the outback. Upon request we welcome visitors to take a step back in time and have a wonder through the old shearing shed and the treasures contained within.
The old homestead is over 100 years old and was built from mud brick made from the very own Kirkalocka creek by horse power.
The Western Quail Thrush is found here at the station, one of only a handful of spots in the state. Our new and improved 'Bird Brag Book' has a comprehensive list of birds that have been spotted at Kirkalocka, a list for you to keep and check off for yourself (add to if you can!) and a map showing you the way to this special birds habitat situated near the beautiful quartz ridge.