The SpaceThe homestead is a compound composed of four separate and different buildings set around a central courtyard area. All the buildings are surrounded by verandahs, lawn and garden with a fence that rings the whole area of approximately an acre. Guest AccessWe offer a fully catered adventure, with breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus morning and afternoon tea to be shared with your hosts. Station fare is simple, tasty and plentiful. Meat is from the rangelands with some salads and vegetables grown at Edah and sourdough spelt bread made on the station. If you would prefer to cater some meals for yourself or have dietery requirements we might not be able to meet, we can discuss options for self catering.
Guests are welcome in the kitchen if they wish to share in food preparation and we welcome cooking ideas and interest. The dining room and all verandah areas in the central courtyard and in the garden areas are open to guests as is the lounge room in the guest wing - a large room dedicated to meditation, reading and private study.
There is an aboveground pool we hope to have in operation by the summer of 2015. Interaction with GuestsStation life is informal - Edah Pastoral Company is a work in progress with a homestead that is a place to share and connect with others in a vast landscape.
The nearest town of any size is Mt Magnet 70 kms away, with one-horse-town Yalgoo 50kms away, so the attractions of Edah are about the wild and beautiful land.
Guests interested in joining in the life of a working station can potentially accompany one of the hosts on a windmill run, help with fencing or sheep work, be part of collecting wood and fire duties for the cooking and heating of water. There are chickens to feed, food gardens to tend and water and other daily tasks. Or you can suit yourself, find your own walking paths to watch birds or observe the bush and just come in for meals. The NeighborhoodEdah is matchless pastoral land. It has been largely de-stocked for many years and the brilliant rain in the 2015 season has gifted the area with rich and varied plant and bird life.
The brightest stars, the biggest night skies and daytime horizons make Edah Station and the whole of the Murchison unique. The homestead is ringed by low granite hills and you can walk in any direction and see a variety of different plants, and potentially, animals and birds especially at dawn and dusk. Getting AroundThe best option is to fly or drive into Geraldton and then drive the 270kms from Geraldton to Edah. It is an easy one hour drive through the outskirts of Geraldton through agricultural land to the the town of Mullewa and then the paddocks make way for station land, mulga country. Geraldton is serviced daily by buses from Perth and further north and has an airport and car rental options. We are happy to recommend local car rental places to interested travellers. Give us a ring! Other Things to NoteAt the moment we have limited internet satellite use, and no mobile phone coverage from the homestead - some phones have found a signal form nearby Edah Hill. Do not expect to be connected as if you are in the city - expect and enjoy a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)-free stay!
Edah is on arid land. This country is wild, harsh and challenging for the uninitiated and should never be taken likely. Expect to be living with reptiles and insects as well as kangaroos, emus, wild goats and an amazing array of birds. Summers can be extremely hot with velvet close nights and winters can produce frosts and icy east winds. What we are trying to say is that the beauty of this land is considerable, but it is not for the faint-hearted...
A sturdy pair of boots is necessary in all climates outside of the homestead and you never go anywhere in the warm months without carrying water. Having said that, there are plenty of well-made dirt roads and walks around the homestead where the remote beauty and extraordinary peace of the place can be enjoyed in safety.