Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

“There are plenty of easy walk trails to explore the amazing array of wildflowers that blanket the surrounding bushland,” says Ron Goodhill. “You’ll always find a quiet place for contemplation.” What makes this place so unique is its Parnana PikurtuWildlife Sanctuary . Guests can embark on an educational experience at the sanctuary and assist in the care of the injured and orphaned animals. This farmstay offers accommodation in either a three-bedroom farmhouse or a tent that sleeps four comfortably. Observe the brilliantly clear starry sky from around the campfire at night. If you’re looking for a feed, the local hotel serves meals and is easily accessible, only five-minutes away from the farm. Perched atop a hill on the outskirts of Narrogin is Chuckem Farmstay , a delightfully comfortable and well appointed home with breathtaking views over the fields. Chuckem is an Aboriginal word that takes its namesake from the winter creek that meanders through the property. Relax in comfort and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside. Expect a warm welcome from hosts Christine and Bob Wiese, who offer a choice of accommodation at this stylish three-bedroom farmstay that sleeps up to six people. Each bedroom has

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worth investigating while journeying the Wheatbelt. Visitors can expect a warm country welcome from Ron and Laura Goodhill at this farm retreat and wildlife sanctuary, located seven kilometres south of Moorine Rock. Pack a picnic of local produce and connect with the surrounding 600-acres of ancient granite rock and pristine bush, where you can observe a bounty of native flora and fauna. Explore the old farm machinery, feed the farm animals, or tour the Yilgarn Shire with its rich mixture of mining and agricultural history.

with ancient granite rocks, bushland exploding with wildflowers during spring, and glittering starry night skies. If fresh produce in a picturesque location is the sort of experience you envision for your outback travels, Mary’s Farm Cottages and Cambinata Yabbies in North Kukerin delivers on both. Watch the sun’s graceful decline over the paddocks on this eco-friendly and completely off-grid property. See the beehives and sample some of the local honeys and dukkahs. Inspect the farm machinery, shearing shed and local Aboriginal artworks, or wander out yonder to the Cambinata Yabbies farm where the kangaroos are grazing. View the abundant birdlife and surrounding bush that is filled with magnificent wildflowers from July to December. If you can round up a big group, gather 20+ people for a get-together in the shearing shed, complete with freshly caught yabby meals. The Nenke family offer a choice of accommodation, from a one-bedroom apartment, two-bedroom cottage or three-bedroom farmhouse. Fire up the barbecue that’s located under the bonnet of an old Austin truck while the children enjoy the play equipment. The verandahs offer some welcome respite for star gazing at the end of a day’s exploration in the region. Nulla Nulla Farm Retreat is another farm stay experience that is well

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