The Wandering Tops

The Wandering Tops

20 June, 2017

Pardoo Station stay

Pardoo Station is about 110km north of Port Hedland which was a nice morning drive for us and of course a stop on the way for coffee at De Grey River, another popular free camp spot. We had stayed at De Grey previously but decided to try Pardoo Station this time.

Pardoo office and reception with a few essentials if needed.
Pardoo Station has 150 grassed powered sites with water and plenty of ablution blocks. The camping area also has a reasonably equiped shop, bowling green and swiming pool, what else could you ask for?

The sign on the bowling green says "Coffin Dodgers Bowling Club"
The pool, a bit chilly when you first get in!

Our site, green grass a bonus as do all the 150 sites.

We decided to stay for a week and just enjoy the warmer weather as we had been travelling since Adelaide and not stayed in one place for more than a couple of days, partly to do with the cool/cold weather.

We missed many beach sunsets while having sunset drinks with fellow campers.

Finally made it to Red Point for a sunset!

At Red Point as the sunsets over the mud flats

At low tide you can walk out at least 1km before you get to the water.

A little hermit crab making his way up the rock to his home for the night.

One of the many Shell Urchin Fossils that could be found when the tide was out.

Many come to Pardoo to fish, some stay for many months to enjoy the fishing and the climate, we were lucky enough to be offered some mullet by one of the couples which we really enjoyed.  You can either fish at Banningarra Creek about 18km from the camp or Pardoo Creek just 5km.

Barringarra Creek about 18 km from the camping ground.

This stingray got the boot back into the water.

A popular fishing spot on the Barringarra Creek

Enjoyed our stay at Pardoo, another on the list to return! 

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