Monday, 30 June 2014

Home Valley Station

Home Valley Station

As we pulled into Home Valley we were pretty impressed. The reception area, bar & kitchen are all located in a huge big open air shed that is decorated with farming memorabilia, very nicely done. We asked about camping & were offered either a powered or unpowered site at the homestead, we asked if the river campsite was available & she said yes it is.  We already knew we wanted to camp on the river, but it seemed strange she didn't mention it. Oh well, camping was $19.50 per person per night, we booked in for 3 nights. We made our way down to the river camp on the Pentecost River, it was just beautiful with the Cockburn ranges in the background. 

The view from the campsite above & sunrise below

There were a few people fishing but only one other campsite, so we had the pick of the spots. We soon set up & went down to the river to check it out. There are salt water crocodiles here so you need to be careful. What a great campsite, as the afternoon rolled on no other campers turned up so we had the whole place to ourselves, just magic. Unfortunately it didn't stay that way & the second night we had about 7 neighbours & the next to many to count! Oh well. 

Home Valley has various walking trails that you can do & also the Bindoola Falls, in the end we didn't do any of these & just spent our days, fishing, relaxing, catching up on clothes washing, fixing the winch control box & a few other maintenance things on the car & trailer. We even splurged on lunch at the restaurant twice, the first day being the best meal we have had for the whole trip & the next day being the worst meal we have had for the whole trip, very disappointing. We even had a swim in the resort pool. We also met Troy & Jackie, a couple from Melbourne who had a lot of similarities to us & had a great evening with them over the campfire on our last night. Unfortunately no Barramundi was caught, I got a great bite on a live bait mullet, but it spat the hooks as I got it to the bank, not sure what type of fish it was though. 

Some of the bulls near the campground, I think just for the tourists to photograph!!

Home valley provided us a very enjoyable couple of days, we would defiantly recommend the campsite on the river it even had toilets & showers! The restaurant was hit & miss but provided a great place & atmosphere for a few beers & we are told the night time entertainment is heaps of fun. Definitely worth a visit. 

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