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Riverside Sanctuary, Kalbarri

Riverside Sanctuary is just 100 kilometres north of Geraldton and 80 kilometres east of Kalbarri on a beautiful and protected section of the Murchison River. An operational farming property, much time has been invested into rehabilitating and protecting the natural landscape to create a holiday experience that is peaceful and unique. With a range of inspiring guided tours that can be tailored to your interests and various farm stay options, Riverside Sanctuary can cater for everybody.

A number of quality self-contained accommodation options are available, from small and comfortable Uncle John’s, to brightly renovated Nanna’s House, to a beach cottage 80 kilometres away in Kalbarri. The houses have full cooking facilities and can sleep between three and ten people. Options for larger groups are available on request.

Campsites with access to ablution facilities are also available adjacent to the shearing shed barbecue area.

A diverse range of guided tours operate regularly and, as well as homemade morning tea, can include broad acre day land farming on a working property, the landcare work that has made this property an award winner, spectacular wildflowers and bushland, native fauna, mining heritage from some of Western Australia’s first mines, local indigenous history and the peaceful section of protected river with its many waterbirds.

There are also plenty of other activities to keep you busy including self-guided bushwalking trails, a chance to brush up on your astronomy in the uninhibited night sky, helping with herbarium collections, discovering the interesting geology of the area, barbecues in the shearing shed and relaxing in the peace and quiet.

Give us a call to arrange a truly Australian experience in a very special part of the Midwest.

Accommodation Options

Nannas House

Nanna’s is a three bedroom house, plus sleepout, located at the main homestead. It has been freshly renovated in bright colours. The facilities include bathroom, television, video recorder, ducted air-conditioning, laundry and full-cooking facilities. It is a ten minute walk from the Murchison River and close to the Shearing Shed barbecue area.

Uncle Johns

Uncle John’s is a three roomed unit with sleeping, living and kitchen area and a separate bathroom and laundry. Facilities include air-conditioning, carport, small verandah, and basic kitchen facilities. It is located at the main homestead and is ten minute walk from the protected Murchison River. Close to Shearing Shed barbecue area.

Kalbarri Beach House

The Kalbarri Beach house is a two bedroom beach cottage. It has been newly renovated including rendering and terracotta tiles throughout. Facilities include double under-cover carport, ceiling fans, television, video recorder, washing machine and full kitchen facilities. It is a two minute walk from the beach and local store and close to most amenities. Linen and bedding available for hire.

Shearing Shed Camping Area

The Shearing Shed Camping and Function area is at the main homestead and has been set up for day use by groups and as a camp kitchen. Facilities include fridge, sink, urn, barbecue, rainwater supply, tables and seating and ceiling fans. Fabulous partly sheltered deck area for relaxing outside. Great for groups. Slide projector, overhead projector, 60 chairs and microphone available for hire. Adjacent to the Shed is an ablution block with three toilets and two hot showers.


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