one of our favourite campsites of the trip!
‘14 mile’ was our first campsite on the station, as we used this as a base to explore Coral Bay. We came in via the northern entrance which was a little corrugated, but nothing dramatic. Despite all the ‘4WD only’ and ‘lower your tyre pressure’ signs, we thought, it was easy as to drive onto the beach sites. Due to the popular nature of the camp spot, the sand was very compact and it was like driving on tar.
Now, for only $100 for the week, we camped at site ‘S’ along the waterfront. The ocean was only metres away from our front door. During our 10 days at 14 mile it was very windy. We used the vehicles and caravan as wind barriers and setup a ‘cocoon’ as such. Fires were allowed, but they had to be contained to a fire pit and you also had to BYO wood, as collecting on the station was banned.
It was a very social 10 days, with ourselves, CamperAustralis & the Roving Russos having delish food, sundowners and card games galore all week long. Even some mates from the sunny Coast, dropped in for a few nights on their travels. It definitely made our stay at 14 mile much more enjoyable with great company.
Now, on the 9th day, the wind was becoming a bit of a nuisance (at 14 mile). So we decided to do a day trip along the station to see if there was any better spots to camp. Wow! Definitely do the drive! We stopped into every spot and each one was beautiful and unique. We drove all the way down to the south boundary fence and back. You can even pop into the homestead and grab a cold drink or an ice-cream- if you have some loose change laying about.
All armed with our new knowledge from our adventure, we had our last night at 14 mile before hitching up and heading north to a camp called ‘Stevens’. We got our van up to what we dubbed as ‘The VIP spot’ and parked it there for 6 nights. Only a 15 second walk from our camp, led to some beautiful beaches.
There was a great fishing gully right off the beach, two calm bays for swimming/ snorkeling and sandy beaches each way for miles. The best part was because it was off peak - no one was around. We only saw 2 pairs of day trippers over our 6 night stay.
Our ‘Stevens’ campsite, was up there with one of our favourites of the trip so far! We loved it. And to top it off, there was a small sand dune behind our camp we would climb and get service (both telstra & optus) to check the weather, emails and stay in touch with the world. We reckon the sand dune would also make for some good skim boarding.
Some other spots on the station we would highly recommend would be Elles Beach, Maggies, the Lagoon & Stewie’s blowhole.
It was definitely hard to leave after 16 days, as we loved the place. Warroora station has definitely left a mark on us, and we can almost guarantee we’ll be back. Thanks Warra for the good times, but we think its time to continue the trek south.