Life in a cattle station, Western Australia

Lyndon Station, somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

A few years ago, when I was living in Perth, Australia, I had the chance to spend two weeks in a cattle station, Lyndon Station. Those holidays remain one of the best memories I have from Australia.

The station is located in the middle of the bush. The first ‘city’ close by is Carnarvon, which counts approximately 6 000 inhabitants, and is a 4 hours drive away. Carnarvon is 900km North of Perth. The closest neighbors of the station are half an hour away by car. We climbed on a little hill, and Tim (the owner of Lyndon Station) told us: “everything you see now belongs to the station“, it goes on for hectares and hectares.

Il y a quelques années déjà, quand je vivais à Perth en Australie, j’ai eu l’occasion de passer deux semaines dans un vrai ranch australien, Lyndon Station. Ces vacances restent parmi les plus beaux souvenirs que j’ai de l’Australie.

Le ranch est au milieu de nulle part en plein bush australien. La ville la plus proche est Carnarvon, qui compte environ 6 000 habitants et est à 4 heures de route. Carnarvon se situe à 900km au nord de Perth. Les premiers voisins de Lyndon Station habitent à 30 minutes en voiture. Nous sommes montés sur une petite colline, et Tim (le propriétaire de Lyndon Station) nous dit : “tout ce que vous pouvez voir à l’horizon nous appartient“, toute la région semblait faire partie du ranch.

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We swam in a mud lake, rode motorbikes, ate kangaroos, hung out with miners and cow-boys, chased goannas and lived the great life in the outback, my Finnish friend Rosa and I.

Nous avons nagé dans un lac boueux, fait de la moto, mangé des kangourous, côtoyé les miniers et les cow-boys, chassé les goannas (varan australien)… avec Rosa, mon amie finlandaise.

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Rosa, Bruce my host father and I slept in a little cottage next to the main building of the cattle station. It was a small house really similar to the one Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman live in in the movie Australia: so cute and pretty.

Rosa, Bruce mon père d’accueil et moi dormions dans une petite maison près du bâtiment principal du ranch. La petite maison était très similaire à celle de Nicole Kidman et Hugh Jackman dans le film Australia : un petit cottage super joli au milieu de la nature.

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Many of those pictures were taken by Bruce whom I thank so much for this trip. Him and Tim made me discover and fall in love with the Australian outback and I will forever be grateful. Can’t wait to go back!

De nombreuses photos ont été prises par Bruce en qui je suis extrêmement reconnaissante pour ce voyage. Tim et lui m’ont fait découvrir et tomber amoureuse du bush australien et je ne les remercierai jamais assez. En attendant d’y retourner je partage avec vous quelques dernières photos lors du coucher du soleil !

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Travel Tori

Hi and welcome ✨ I am Victoria, a 23 year old french girl, from Toulouse. When I was 16 I moved to Perth, Australia, for one year by myself. I attended high school there, stayed with host families and was hosted by the Rotary Club of Perth. Since then, I have been traveling as much as I can, I moved to Buenos Aires for one year, found a Swedish boyfriend, and moved to Copenhagen for 9 months... Right now I am back in France for my master's degree in communication at the school EFAP in Paris. Through this blog I hope to share with you my passion, my adventures and best memories. Hope to read from you soon 🌍

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