We packed up the camp at the Banksia Reserve, which didn’t take very long as we had only stayed the one night. We then drove into Geraldton and decided to stay at the Batavia Coast Caravan Park as this was the cheapest powered site option near Geraldton. The Park is run by a lovely Asian family who have travelled around Australia in a van themselves. He was very supportive of what we were doing. The facilities are fairly old but clean and we have a big rig site, so plenty of room for our cars, van and boat.
We set up camp and did some washing and cleaning but just stayed around the park and took it easy.
We have applied and been accepted for a postion as ‘Bush Camp Hosts’ at Giralia Station which is situated up North about an hour and a half from Exmouth and the Coral Reef. We clean the ablution block and light a communal camp fire in the evening, in exchange for free accommodation, power and water. During the day we can go snorkelling, fishing and crabbing and it looks like an amazing part of the world. We have organised two weeks to get there and we will then stay for four weeks. So if you want to come and visit and say hi, please do
Not far from the beautiful Coral Beach where you can swim with the Whale Sharks and only a 3 to 4 hour drive to Karinjini Gorge!
Karen – I will have a whole month to try and make your famous golden syrup damper and baked bananas!!! Will be sure to provide a review. We expect to arrive at Giralia on the 19th April and stay until mid May, then on to Broome.
There are a few places we wanted to stop between Geraldton and Giralia which is why we are taking the two weeks to get there. Really looking forward to the new experience.