Close to the Pentecost River and the foot of the Cockburn Range, Home Valley Station is located right on the Gibb River Road.
It is a working cattle station and also the base for an indigenous TAFE offering study and traineeship programs for Aboriginals from across the Kimberley.
Things to do at Home Valley
Although not as developed at El Questro, Home Valley has new and modern facilities.
Families love it because it has a playground and swimming pool, which is great for kids. There’s a pleasant vibe and the views of the Cockburn Range are particularly good around sunset.
There are a number of walking trails through the station – the most scenic is Bindoola Falls where there is a great swimming hole.
There is also good fishing, scenic helicopter flights and horse riding tours. You can even take part in a cattle mustering (herding) tour!
Camping at Home Valley Station
Home Valley has been open to tourists since 2006 and underwent major renovations in 2008.
The campground has powered sites, a swimming pool, children’s playground and restaurant – The Dusty Bar & Grill. It’s not bush camping at all, but it’s a great place to take advantage of the facilities.
If you want to get back to basics, there are some very scenic camp sites along the Pentecost River.
Camping fees are $17 per adult and $5 per child (6-15 years). Powered camp sites cost an extra $20 a night.
Accommodation at Home Valley Station
Luxurious eco-tents, guesthouse rooms and “Grass Castles” cater for those who are chasing a bit of comfort.
Excellent food is availble of course.
Prices start at $140 for the eco-tents and $295 for the top of the line Grass Castles.
Communication and Workshop
There is no mobile phone signal at Home Valley Station. A payphone and internet access is available.
There is no petrol or diesel, but there is a good mechanical workshop for vehicle and tyre repairs.
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