WHERE IS IT? Murchison, WA. 680km north of Perth; 194km north of Mullewa. Access by 4WD on unsealed roads or by light aircraft. Open: April 1-October 31.

WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL? Wooleen is half a million acres of unbroken mulga landscape. Established in 1878, the station is owned by conservationist David Pollock, who is focused on regenerating the property to run stock sustainably. “Ask any international tourist what’s attractive about Australia: open space,” says David. “We offer fresh air, the Milky Way, complete silence and a couple of friendly people to show you around.” Tours of the property include the Ramsar-listed Wooleen Lake wetlands, seasonal wildflowers, spectacular granite outcrops, colonial history and Indigenous heritage.

RATES: Camping and caravan sites with shared toilet/shower facilities: $25 per vehicle. Two-bedroom modern rammed-earth guesthouses with kitchens, verandahs and fireplaces are $170 per night twin share. There are seven guest bedrooms in the heritage-listed homestead with shared facilities, costing $190 per person per night, meals included.

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