We stayed a night in the campsite by the water hole a few km from the station. It was all basic, but we weren't made to expect anything more so it was absolutely fine. Our abiding memory of Drysdale River Station is of how exceptionally friendly and helpful the staff were. We somehow got a hole in our car radiator close to the Station, and nursed the car back hoping someone could help us (bearing in mind how far we were from a town). The mechanic had just left (this was in late October), but John (who owns the station with his family) was able to weld it back together, and although we all knew it wasn't a permanent fix, it was what we desperately needed. Thanks to his help, we were able to make it to Mitchell Falls (the most picturesque natural wonder I've ever seen), and see some of the stunning Aboriginal artwork around that National Park. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful, so I have only good things to say about Drysdale and would always recommend anyone going to the Kimberley to stop by!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are not a hotel, not a motel, not a farm stay, not a bed and breakfast, not a roadhouse, but we ARE an Australian outback mixture of all these things.While we are a general service center, even more important to your fun &comfort is our Beer Garden, "Kimberley North". Offering shaded tables, coldbeer, good food and on cold nights a log fire all combine to ensure it is the hub of the North Kimberley.Our web site offers a huge amount of information and useful links for Kimberley travel.We now also offer new air conditioned accommodation rooms with en suite. Choices of Queen bed or king size single beds are available. ... more less