horse riding holidays

The signs are all there that the Kimberley will be hopping next season, so if it’s been on your list, you may want to start planning now. If you are an adventurous soul who loves remote places with spectacular landscapes, while still appreciating a good feed, a shower at the end of the day, and…

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Kimberley landscapes

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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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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Diggers Rest fishing

Our friends Rachel and Andrew have been feasting on barramundi this past week, while Roderick and I had a pre-season break up in Darwin  for a few days. We came home last night to a beautiful barramundi curry, compliments of Rachel and a barramundi that Andrew caught a few days ago. The barra in this…

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birding in the East Kimberley

We have the good fortune of living in a part of the world where birds abound, so bird watching is a part of life here. I am no ornithological expert but I do love waking to bird calls, observing them through out the day, and being entertained by their antics. These photos have been taken…

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Birds around Diggers

We have come across pelicans in the hundreds out this way. They seem to be enjoying their tucker, and there must be plenty of it! It’s such an amazing sight to see a sky full of these regal birds.  

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Diggers Rest Birds

The birds have been loving the warm weather, and though it is starting to “cool” off a bit, we still have quite a variety just around the homestead. The blue-faced honeyeaters, double bar finches, happy jacks, aka silver crowned bablers, bower birds and of course the ever present little blue corellas have all made themselves…

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If you are heading to the East Kimberley, and Digger’s Rest Station, a visit to our closest town is well worth your time. Wyndham is a sleepy little town with loads of history and some spectacular views. From Five Rivers Lookout you can take in the expanse of the Cambridge Gulf and it’s sprawling tidal…

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The big social event for us here at Digger’s Rest Station every year is the Wyndham Races.  Roderick is the starter, Big Al is Clerk of Scales, and Alida is Clerk of Course.  It’s our big day out!  Here’s a few photos from the two race weekends on the mudflats of Wyndham.  It doesn’t get…

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