Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

WA’S OUTBACK IS the sort of place where the horizon seems to stretch forever and the rugged beauty of the place fills you with awe and wonder, beckoning you to dive deeper into its splendour. It can be hard to envision it sometimes, but there are many folk who have lived and worked the land out here dazzling stars by night when living the outback life on a station stay. By TOM DE SOUZA. Outback Life Immerse Yourself in Be awestruck by vast plains by day and

for generations. For those of us from the city, it can be difficult to appreciate the sheer size of their station properties. Many are the size of small European countries and each one is often worked by only a handful of tenacious station workers. In recent years, however, many of those stations have opened up their gates to travellers and tourists. Hidden within the boundaries of their properties are some of the most stunning natural attractions the state has to offer, and a unique insight into what life is really like out in the bush. David and Frances Pollock are one such family within the heart of the stunning Murchison region to open up their 380,000-acre cattle station, Wooleen Station , for travellers to live and dine like a local for a while. “I describe it as a bit of relaxed luxury,” says Frances, winner of the Individual Excellence in Customer Service award at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference, 2022. “The homestead is quite beautiful,

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