After De Grey River we stopped at Port Hedland for a couple of hours to re-stock and re-fuel but didn’t stay in town. We had met some people at De Grey River who recommended Indee Station which is about 70-80ms from Port Hedland towards Karijini National Park and so we went off to Indee Station for a couple of nights.
If camping at a proper working station without million restrictions is your thing than I strongly suggest a stop at Indee Station. Camping is cheap ($10 per Adult and $5 per school going child per night) but the hospitality shown by the owners and people working at the station is honestly nothing short of 5 star. There are clean showers, toilets, camp kitchen and a couple of washing machines that are free to be used by campers; although donation to flying doctors is appreciated for the use of those machines.
At Indee Station the owners host what they call “Happy Hour” between 5:30PM and 6:30PM and purpose of this hour is to get to know everyone camping at Indee Station. You are welcome to bring your drinks with nibbles provided by the owners and mingle with others.
The station is on 500,000 acres approx and has 4 railway tracks that go through the property for mining purposes. If you are lucky one of the volunteers will even given you a tour of the property which we didn’t miss out on 🙂
There is a mini “Uluru” on the property with Aboriginal etchings on the rock.
There are several swimming holes and 4WD tracks as well throughout the property.
Our experience made us stay at Indee more than we originally planned and we honestly would have stayed another day after meeting Jo who was there for mustering but time is against us so we started our journey towards Karijini National Park where the phrase “Heaven on Earth” will bring new meaning to us.