Women enjoy weekend camp getaway
Ladies of rural and remote WA gathered near Exmouth on October 27 and 28 for the inaugural Bullara Ladies Campout hosted by the Country Women’s Association Exmouth branch.
The camp-out, held at Bullara Station Stay with the assistance of owner Edwina Shallcross, gave the ladies a chance to leave their normal lives behind and spend the weekend with like-minded women.
CWA Exmouth president Helen Turner said CWA’s basic principles are based on remote and regional women getting together and fostering friendship. “We wanted to have something in this region, which is a bit isolated, that allowed women north of Geraldton to get together, go camping and do fun stuff; there was nothing more to it than that,” she said.
A total of 60 ladies from Karratha, Coral Bay, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Geraldton and some of the stations attended, aged from young mums to ladies in their 70s.
“That was fantastic, we didn’t think we would get that scope so we were thrilled to get such a cross- section of women in our first year,” Helen said.
All activities and food were included in the price of the weekend, only accommodation was extra. Bullara has many options ranging from cottages for $200 plus a night to a camp-site for $30.
The activities included yoga, massages, a wine appreciation workshop, Amish knot rug making, paper crafts and a scone making class by Edwina.
“We stressed to people that they did not have to partake in activities, it was a weekend for them to do whatever they wanted to do,” Helen said.
The camp-out will be back in 2019 on the last weekend of October.
The women in attendance at the 2018 Bullara Ladies Campout.