Barn Hill Station & Caravan Park WA
“YOU’VE GOTTA GO TO BARN HILL”
While traveling across the top of Northern Western Australia, several travellers during the course of Happy Hour asked where we were heading. When told we were heading south and eventually home to Victoria they all said the same thing; “Geez, you’ve gotta stop over at Barn Hill”. Happy Hours are a great time to enjoy company of other travellers and also learn about what’s really out there, so, with so many recommendations we made a booking, after all it was on our way home.
Barn Hill Station & Caravan Park is about 120km south of Broome off the Great Northern Highway. Look out for the old mining truck tyre painted white with the Barn Hill sign on, then turn off to the road for an experience you won’t forget.
A short drive up a well-kept dirt road, Janice Bell who manages the park and station greeted us. Having booked a powered site Janice said with a wry grin, “I’m putting you in the pig pen”. Wondering what I had got us into Janice showed us our “pig pen” site, which brought about a laugh from both of us. Each site is named in relation to animals. There was the chicken coup, heifers yard, hen house, stable, goat’s yard, just to name a few. After setting up our van we walked around and discovered there was plenty to do and see at Barn Hill.
There’s a great kiosk serving double scoop ice cream cones at a most reasonable price (much cheaper than those roadhouses), a craft corner well worth a look for lady nomads and a lawn bowls green. Fishing off the beach is great, swimming is enjoyable, plenty of walking areas and you can drive your 4WD on to the beach for magnificent drives, or launch your boat. They even have provision for re-inflating your tyres. There are bingo nights if you’re into that, and, would you believe you can order a fresh cooked fantastic pizza delivered to your site by quad bike. These pizza’s, at very reasonable prices, put the commercial boys to shame! There are community BBQ nights, and of course everyone brings their wine to the cliff tops for that fabulous sunset view. Saturday nights a large bricked pit is fired up making way for a magnificent beef or pork roast complete with fresh veggies. This is served up at Sunday lunch as a three-course meal of soup, roast dinner and dessert for a mere $15. Sunday morning sees the arrival of everyone with chairs, tables and eggs and bacon on top of the already hot plate for a community Brekky. Come Sunday evening, a glass (or two) of wine and a sunset you won’t want anything else!
There are many types of accommodation at Barn Hill. Apart from the powered / unpowered sites there are centrally located chalets, fully self contained with fridge, stove, cooking gear, bed linen and double / single beds all close to showers / toilets.
It is essential to book powered sites ahead, but not so for unpowered as there are plenty all year round.
Barn Hill Station & Caravan Park
Contact Person: Janice
Phone: (08) 919 24975