This is a great place to stay, and one of the best we stayed at on the Gibb River Road. The rooms were nicely appointed, and the bathrooms spacious and nicely done. There's good airconditioning in the rooms, ceiling fans, and a small fridge. The rooms have a covered footpath alongside, but there are no private verandahs as such. All the rooms seemed to have a garden view.
There are magnificent boab (Australian baobab) trees on the site. There's also a camping ground on the property. As we drove in, we notice people in the camp ground waving at us, but then we realised they were signalling us to slow down, as our car was kicking up dust.
The pool is pretty good, and shaded, and is salt-water chlorinated. It's open from 06:00 till whenever (whenever being around 21:00). The bar and restaurant are covered but open on the sides. The dinner was pretty good; we opted for the continental breakfast, rather than the hot buffet breakfast. You'll need to make a reservation for dinner.
Despite having private facilities, I checked out the public bathrooms and showers: they were the best we saw along the Gibb River Road.
Whilst the prices might seem expensive, it should be remembered that this is a very remote part of Australia, and that the accommodation throughout the Kimberley is relatively expensive. I did not think it was overpriced for the quality or location.
There's also a feel-good aspect to staying here, which I was not aware of before I stayed. It's run by an Aboriginal corporation, and the station provides local indigenous people with not only employment but job training, and the facility has a branch of a technical college where employees can gain credits towards qualifications in hospitality, horsemanship and horticulture.
We didn't do any of the tours offered by the station, but drove back up the Gibb River Road (heading east) to a lookout point about 10 minutes away, which had a magnificent view across the Cockburn Ranges (see photo) at sunset. There's a big stone table there, and surprisingly only one other car there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Home Valley Station we pride ourselves on providing guests with the ultimate Australian outback experience. Accommodation across the Station provides options for travellers of all preferences - from those who prefer their rugged outback adventure with a twist of luxury to those seeking a more intimate experience. Our spacious Grass Castles on idyllic Bindoola Creek are lavishly appointed, providing guests with the ultimate in outback lodging. Homestead Guesthouse Rooms provide a comfortable retreat and are perfect for couples and families. The safari-style Eco Tents, located in a quiet bush setting, will impress those seeking to connect with nature. Those wishing to roll out a swag under the stars are invited to enjoy the Gibb River Road's best camping facilities at our Homestead and the picture perfect Bindoola River Bush Camp. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Home Valley Station Hotel Kununurra