Tamala is an active pastoral station with a lot of history back to the late 1800’s. The limestone homestead was constructed in 1896.
What and where is Tamala?
Tamala Station is in the southern part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area and forms part of the limestone dominated landscape between Steep Point and Kalbarri. One of the attractions is the low lying coastline and adjacent waters of Henri Freycinet Harbour. Visitor access takes a back seat to the running of the pastoral businesses. Many tourists use Tamala Station as an easy stop-over to visit Steep Point, the most westerly point of the Australian mainland. Small numbers of people spend time here camping, fishing and exploring the prongs and peninsulas which jut out into the bay..
How to visit Tamala
If you wish to visit Tamala you need to obtain permission from the station managers. Locked gates control access and keys are issued when you check in. Station staff can inform you of camping options – most sites are near beaches and provide access to the water for small boats. Access is via the Useless Loop /Steep Point Road, a well formed gravel road that links Useless Loop with the main Shark Bay Road. Tamala Station entrance is on the left, 43 km from the turn off. There are a number of prearranged camping areas on the Prickly Point and Boorabuggatta peninsulas, which are mostly accessible by 4WD (limited sites have 2WD access).
Facilities around Tamala
To visit Tamala Station you will need to be self sufficient as there are minimal facilities. Ensure you have enough water, fuel and food to last your stay. Pets are allowed.