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Tardie and Yuin Stations

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Jano and Michael Foulkes-Taylor
Yalgoo, Western Australia

Tel: + 61 (0)8-9963-7980
No cell number available
Fax: + 61 (0)8-9963-7168

Tardie Station is my quintessential outback homestead. It’s a six and a half hour drive from Perth and for the last three hours you rumble along well-maintained, red-earth roads on your own.....

.... The sense of wilderness and limitless space is awe-inspiring to the uninitiated. Finally you arrive at an oasis-green garden with tall trees and the old homestead hidden within. The bedrooms and bathrooms are simple and functional, but this is not why you've come. Tardie offers a rich adventure that will stay with you long after the last four-star, en-suite bedroom has dissolved in your memory. You are part of the family, Jano and Michael providing hearty farm meals and fascinating conversation about life in this harsh but miraculous country. Out on the enormous farm (some 400,000 acres) there are so many special places: a disused mine, sacred Aboriginal and rock art sites, rivers and permanent waterholes for swimming, great round granite-composite boulders (like the famous Olgas) where astonishing sunsets are a reliable event. You can see for hundreds of miles if you climb to high ground. Giant red kangaroos, goannas and emus abound and the desert flowers (July - September) are a wonder of the world. Jano will draw you mud maps and send you off in your 4-wheel drive (you need to hire your own) to explore the farm. However, Tardie is perfectly accessible by normal two-wheel-drive (hire) car. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough.

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Symbols: No Smoking    Special Wheelchair Access    Off-street Parking    No Credit Cards Accepted    Children Welcome    Working Farm    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Good Hiking or Walking    Owners are Garden Enthusiasts    Rock Art Sites    Historic House    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    
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Rooms: 2: 1 twin and 1 double sharing 1 bathroom.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Continental breakfast. Country-style dinners are eaten en famille using home-made produce.
Directions: Ask for map to be faxed.

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