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Oakabella Homestead

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Address: 33 Kms North of Geraldton on the North West Coastal Highway | Northampton, Geraldton, Western Australia 6535, Australia
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+61 8 9925 1033
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Oakabella is set on 1100 acres of farmland. Diverse ancient landmarks.Rich...

Oakabella is set on 1100 acres of farmland. Diverse ancient landmarks.Rich in indigenous culture.The complex is rare in its entactness and comprising of a 13 roomhomestead, 2 storey buttressed barn. blacksmith shop, huge shearing shed and stables., because of the closeness of the stone buildings it works as a visual coherent whole.Lic cafe that is wheel chair friendly. Campers paddock.Open 9-4 daily.

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We headed north to check out the old and allegedly very haunted Oakabella Homestead - what an amazing historic location to visit, really give you an idea of how difficult things... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brent R
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Geraldton, Australia
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Geraldton, Australia
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed north to check out the old and allegedly very haunted Oakabella Homestead - what an amazing historic location to visit, really give you an idea of how difficult things were for our first settlers out in the Mid West, that a side a nice little coffee/cafe/tea rooms with cold drinks (gets hot out there) and coffee, tea scones... More 

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Thank Brent R
Mandurah, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came out for a hoon and get there and it was shut! Do not begrudge having a break, but "closed" signs on the highway would've been good. Will try again next time we're up this way.

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Thank Olesherxo
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

ROAD SIGNAGE IS just off NORTH WEST COASTAL HIGHWAY as MAIN ROADS DEPT does not permit any on the major highway. Two very large signs have been erected with other signage just left of Hatch road stating we are closed until March 1st as it is our annual holidays. Further down the 3 kms track is 3 other signs that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were reading some reviews about this haunted campground, we were intrigued so we decided to spend a night at this place. We arrived around 8 o’clock at night, it was dark, windy and the place was empty, just the perfect scenario to give you the chills. While we were looking around someone arrived… it was the famous Loretta! She... More 

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1 Thank Barbarat4000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We recently spent 2 weeks camped in the paddock at Oakabella. We didn't originally plan to stay that long but we have all the time in the world and we just felt so peaceful there. We learnt more and more about the property's history each day and was always greeted with a warm and hearty smile from our host Loretta... More 

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5 Thank GeelongFan65
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

Appreciate your bright and positive review of Oakabella Homestead & Tea Rooms. Creamed tea and fresh scones from the oven you can not beat especially as there are 4 types to choose from ! The fish & chips you also found yummy with fresh produce in season. Please come back and stay with us again. Seasons Greetings ! More 

Poulsbo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here to get some history about the area, and about Oakabella itself. While we were mildly entertained by Loretta, we very disappointed in her extremely distracted delivery, lack of facts, and rather blasé way of answering questions. There was no overview, continuity, or cohesive account of the site's history, and when I asked if she... More 

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3 Thank Nancy K
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

I am a HERITAGE WARRIOR TWICE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE AWARDS WINNER 2009 and 2014 for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HERITAGE BY AN INDIVIDUAL: For bringing unbridled enthusiasm , long-standing dedication and knowledge in the conservation and interpretation of the Oakabella Heritage Precinct, and making a unique contribution to the promotion of heritage in Western Australia. Three years of hard work from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A gracious host and interesting place come together at Oakabella Homestead. Loretta was very resourceful with all the information and stories about the place. My friends and I were so glad that we stopped by at this "haunted" place. Her special homemade sconnes were delicious and 'complimentary ghost' was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended for a visit when you are... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Tried to stay here overnight and were originally greeted by someone who seemed to be the care taker. We were told upfront that there was a power outage and that showers and toilets weren't working either, as the pump uses electricity. As we only needed an overnight stay and where self sufficient, we didn't mind and were told to set... More 

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3 Thank 196JerryS
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

DUTY OF CARE First I wish to say sorry for any inconvenience. It is not are RULES but Council that we are not permitted to have campers here if there is a power outage. I understand your confusion . Not exactly sure what took place with the person directing you as he had no no authority. You are correct in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very interesting tour. Loretta Wright was a charming and informative guide and served beautiful scones and coffee. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Alidah
Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just off the beaten track on the way to Northampton from Geraldton. We had morning tea first at the cafe. Home baked bush scones were delicious. Toured the farm buildings with the manageress afterwards. Lots of information given. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Wendy P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A wonderful place to visit and be entertained, taken on a guided tour and fed by Loretta! The homestead is well worth the visit to explore the history of the property, view the buildings and artefacts from the area, take a guided tour with Loretta and be fascinated by her descriptions of the history of the homestead, feel the supernatural... More 

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Thank Wayne W
oakabella, Manager at Oakabella Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Wayne W, we really liked your review and pleased that you felt it was well worth the visit. Please come back and see us again. Kindest Regards, Loretta of Oakabella More 

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