Digger’s Rest Station

Postponing Opening For This Season

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We have decided to remain closed indefinitely. We will open again as soon as travel is being encouraged by the health authorities. We do not want to contribute in any way to the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, everyone please stay safe and abide by the restrictions being put in to place to protect…

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Spread Your Wings In The Kimberley This Winter

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On The Verandah, Kimberley creative adventures run by Rachel Dillon and Andrew Kikeros, is offering an untutored Artist Retreat here at Digger’s Rest Station! This untutored retreat for artists, writers, photographers, birders, and any creative soul, runs July 23 to July 29, 2020.  The retreat features hand-picked experiences, tourist-free locations and uninterrupted time to spend…

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Get Fit For Your Horse Riding Holiday

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Are you planning to join one of our horse riding holidays this season? If so, make the most of your holiday, and arrive fit and ready for several hours in the saddle! Being physically fit and saddle fit will give you a more enjoyable time in the saddle, and out of it. There’s nothing worse…

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A Reading List for the Kimberley Bound

If you are thinking of heading to the Kimberley, you may be interested in checking out some of these books. The list includes travel writing, regional history, biographies, and one fiction. We’ve added a few to our list of our favourites: The Boab Tree by Pat Lowe, a beautiful book about the science, history and…

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Wet Season Update

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The rains have been a long time coming this season, but they have finally arrived with ex-cyclone Esther! We have received seven inches over the last few days, making our total 21 inches for the Wet so far. Our long term average is about 34 inches so we are hoping there is still more to…

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Station Base Horse Riding

Though we have been taking out rides from here at the station since 1986, we will be offering a few scheduled weeks of Station Based Horse Riding next season! Guests can enjoy the experience of the Outback on horseback, and still come back to the creature comforts of the homestead accommodation every evening. From Diggers,…

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Fly from Melbourne direct to Kununurra!

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After much ado, and much effort from many, we can very happily announce that there will be direct flights from Melbourne to Kununurra during the dry season of 2020! From May through August travellers can hop on a plane in Melbourne and be in Kununurra four and a half hours later. AMAZING!!!! It’s perfect timing,…

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The clouds have arrived|weather in the Kimberley

Just waiting on the rain now! There was recorded rainfall in our area yesterday, with a spectacular lightening show to the west, and the clouds are building up again this afternoon. We have had a long, long dry spell, so would very much welcome some precipitation about now. Located in the Australian tropics,we experience extremes…

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Land of the Boab

We have an extraordinary population of boab trees (Adansonia gregorii) here in the East Kimberley, especially around Diggers Rest. These trees look like creatures in the landscape, each taking on a character all it’s own. Even though they drop their leaves during the dry season, shade is always guaranteed around one of reasonable girth. We…

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