Coastal station needs workers

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Gnaraloo Station.
Camera IconGnaraloo Station. Credit: Supplied

A Ningaloo coast station will double its staff to cater for an expected influx of West Australian tourists seeking a local escape this dry season.

The Gascoyne’s Gnaraloo Station last week put the call out for workers to help out with camp site duties at the tourist hotspot’s 3 Mile Camp and Gnaraloo Homestead facilities.

Gnaraloo Station lessee Paul Richardson said high demand meant he was looking to double his six-strong seasonal staff for the 2021 season.

“Once the April holidays come this year I think it is just going to keep building the same way it did the second part of last year,” he said.

Gnaraloo Station.
Camera IconGnaraloo Station. Credit: Supplied

Mr Richardson said while camp host gigs were not glamorous, working on the Ningaloo Coast did have perks.

“If it was only a case of people enjoying being in the area I could have 30,000 employees but whenever it is a job it’s a different story,” Mr Richardson said.

“It is not like when you came up on holidays — you may be sitting in the shop when the waves are up or the fishing is perfect.

“It is a great job though and you will not get a better view out of your office anywhere else in the world.”

Gnaraloo is a working pastoral operation with a wilderness tourism venture about 150km north of Carnarvon.

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