Western Australia will be home to many exciting events in 2023 including the total solar eclipse, where the sun, moon and earth will align in unison on April 20, 2023. With borders reopened, discerning travelers are ready to embark on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from authentic outback station stays to opulent eco-retreats.
Karijini Eco Retreat
Karijini Eco Retreat, which offers safari-style eco tents, cabins and campsites in the heart of the spectacular Karijini National Park in WA’s Pilbara region, has recently added three new luxury eco tents to its accommodation offering. The new glamping tents feature a bespoke design, with furnishings of natural wood and leather, king sized bed with linen, a private ensuite bathroom, front and rear decks, local Aboriginal artwork, and a spacious interior with pristine views over the national park. The new tents offer an exclusive experience, incorporating eco-friendly designs and practices to ensure the sustainable management of the park’s natural and cultural values. Karijini Eco Retreat is 100% owned by Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, with direct access to Joffre Gorge and other nearby waterfalls and geological wonders.
The Grove Quindalup (pictured)
The Grove Quindalup presents refined, luxury accommodation for up to eight guests. It's so down to earth, you will never want to leave. Nestled amongst five acres of pristine forest, the home has been curated with intention down to the finest details. From chic interiors to spectacular views over the hinterland, The Grove is the perfect backdrop to reconnect and unwind with family and friends. Conveniently close to wineries, surf beaches and townships including Dunsborough, Yallingup and Margaret River. So close, yet a million miles away. The Grove is equipped with everything you could think of. Cook up a storm in the custom-designed kitchen with top of the range appliances and complimentary kitchen staples or treat yourself to an in-house, fine-dining experience (available on request). This is the escape you'll be wanting to make your annual tradition.
Located between Coral Bay and Exmouth along WA’s Coral Coast, Bullara Station / Punurrba offers authentic outback station stays on a working cattle station deep in the heart of the Ningaloo Reef region. New for the 2022 season, the station has recently introduced two new luxury bell-style glamping tents and safari huts. Both accommodation offerings are furnished with bedding and linen, and the safari huts also include a kitchenette, ensuite and are air-conditioned. The station has also welcomed 60 new camping and caravan sites, as well as new ablution block with hot water system, a shearing shed hub, upgraded power systems and a commercial kitchen and café.
Upland Farm is a boutique eco-friendly farm stay located near the town of Denmark on Menang Noongar County in WA’s South West. Nestled in rolling hills on a 107-acre working cattle farm, the stunning property features three environmentally-conscious indulgent cabins clad in Iron Ash timber and large glazed windows to celebrate the panoramic farmland views. The three cabins all have their own unique qualities and views, with a guest house featuring a master king bedroom with ensuite, a king or twin single room with adjacent bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen; and two recently completed luxury cabins with one king bedroom with ensuite and a ploughman style kitchenette. The deep cattle trough baths are an iconic piece of the new cabins. The property is located just a fifteen-minute drive from the town of Denmark, which is located a five-hour drive south of Perth.