With todays technology, it cannot always be trusted as GPS often tries to take people the "shortest" route possible. This leads many down back dirt roads that at times are not passable. We highly recommend everyone remain on main highways until you reach Nakina, at which point you will then take the dirt road from Nakina to the base.
Pigeon River Crossing
Map to Base from Hwy 584
Take Highway 584 from Geraldton to Nakina, turn left on Quebec Street, this then turns into a dirt road called Cordingley Lake Road. Take this all the way down around the beach and you will see the airbase.
Baggage weight limit is 130 pounds per person, which includes all food and beverages, overweight charges will apply and be strictly enforced.
If you and your party are overweight a Cessna charter would be required to bring in the access baggage. The cost would be dependent on how many miles away from Nakina your vacation is taking place. As an example, if your vacation was 30 miles from Nakina, you would be charged a total of 60 miles at the current mileage rate for the Cessna, as it is a return trip. At the current rates, this overweight charge could cost upwards of $375.
Boxes, suitcases, coolers or duffel bags are all great ways to pack, keep in mind they must be kept to a manageable size and NOT TO EXCEED 50 Pounds per cooler/bag/bin. One piece rods are allowed, however it is much safer to bring rods that can be broken down to avoid any damages.
Fishing licenses should be purchased online and printed out for you to have on you during your vacation, there are physical sites you can attend to purchase these if you prefer and all information can be found below:
Accomodations: Pennocks Tourist Service in Nakina has a motel for overnighters. They also have a small convenience store for last minute snacks.
Restaurant/Grocery: Nakina does not have any of these amenities at this time. The last stop for groceries is in Geraldton at No Frills or Daneffs.
Liquor/Beer: Nakina has a full service liquor/beer store in town, however hours of operation vary. If you are arriving late we can assist in picking up your refreshments for you ahead of time, just let us know!
DEPOSITS are $300 per person. Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits can be completed via personal cheque and e-transfers (Canadian guest) deposits made by credit card are subject to an additional 5% fee.
FINAL PAYMENTS can be made via cash, certified cheque and e-transfers (if you are a Canadian guest) If you prefer to use a MasterCard or VISA, we will gladly accept however do require an additional 5% service fee. ALL PAYMENTS MADE BY EFT MUST BE COMPLETED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.