Skip to Content Skip to Navigation Show Trail Map Show About the Trail Show Important Trail Details Read Trail Reviews
Support Our Trails

Homestead Walk, Millstream Chichester NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.75 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

Out of the arid forbidding landscape that makes up much of Millstream Chichester National Park appears an oasis. A flat easy 750 metre return walk trail begins at the historic Millstream Station homestead and meanders through towering paperbark trees, introduced date palms and pools of freshwater.

Millstream Homestead
Earn 1 Point

Trail Start

Get directions

Millstream Homestead is 1200km north of Perth, 120km east of Roeborne

Logo for Leave no Trace Initiative

Trails WA supports the seven principles recommended by Leave No Trace Australia for minimising your impacts when using the trails.

Learn more

The Homestead Trail explores station life from the 1930s at Millstream through the eyes of a 12 year old boy. As you walk into the tropical glades you come across a series of permanent crystal clear pools that rise out of the Fortescue River floodplains. The water is so clear that numerous freshwater fish seem to be swimming in air. On top is a watery garden of water lillies. It looks like a scene out of a Monet painting.

Most of the palms are of the introduced date variety. There is one exception, a type of livistona palm found only in the north-west of Western Australia. The well preserved Millstream Homestead was once part of a vast pastoral station. Now it is an informative information centre telling visitors about the natural and cultural wonders of this beautiful region.  

Karratha Visitor Centre

(08) 9186 8055

Be trail ready for Homestead Walk, Millstream Chichester NP

Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

30 minutes


750 metres return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Millstream Homestead is 1200km north of Perth, 120km east of Roeborne

Get directions

Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.


The Homestead Visitor Centre is open daily between 8am and 4pm. It is not always staffed but rangers frequently visit as they are stationed here. There is an intercom telephone at the front counter to the Ranger’s Office but it is not always attended. In an emergency call at the Ranger’s house.
Bush camping at Millstream Chichester National Park.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

May to November


National Park Fees

Trail Access

2WD accessible - variable road conditions.

Prohibited Items

No pets in National Parks
Edge shaped like mountain horizon
topography pattern

Complete Homestead Walk, Millstream Chichester NP to earn badges and points!

Earn points and badges and become a "TrailsWA Expert" by completing trails and leaving reviews.

Earn 1 Point

Earn 1 point towards
your TrailsWA level

Edge shaped like mountain horizon
Alt text

Be the first to review Homestead Walk, Millstream Chichester NP

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Like this trail? Explore others nearby

More around North West

Supported by great organisations

Trails are free and bring so many benefits to our community by providing opportunities to have fun, get fit, socialise, explore and challenge yourself. But they also have to be managed and maintained which only is made possible through terrific sponsors, donations and/or volunteering.

topography pattern