The property occupies an area of 1,430 square kilometres (552 sq mi) and is situated along the North West Coastal Highway, with 60 kilometres (37 mi) frontage to the road providing 10-month-a-year access to most parts of the station. Wooramel also has 60 kilometres (37 mi) of coastline frontage to the Indian Ocean and backs onto the Shark Bay world heritage area.
The Wooramel River cuts through the property providing well grassed flood plains; the coastal plain also provides good grazing land. Saltbush and bluebush pastures make up about 40% of the property with wanyu and Acacia bushland making up the [clarify].
The station was established in the early 1880s when artesian water was drilled so large volumes were available to water stock. A shepherd for the station was advertised in 1882, and the owner of Wooramel in 1883 was John Winthrop Hackett. The unstocked station was put on the market in 1885, at which time it occupied an area of 200,000 acres (80,937 ha).
In 1923 Ernest A. Hall sold Sherlock Station to Edward Meares and acquired Wooramel Station. Hall immediately set to drilling bores to find permanent water sources for the flock. Three bores were sunk during 1924 to a depth of 1,222 feet (372 m) and were producing flows of millions of gallons per day.
Father O'Sullivan, the flying padre, was forced to land his Tiger Moth airplane on a claypan at Wooramel in 1956 after experiencing engine trouble and poor visibility. He was sighted later by the pilot of a MacRobertson Miller DC3 that had been diverted to search. O'Sullivan was later rescued by a search party that had to cut a road from Wooramel to the site.
The area was struck by years of drought until large scale flooding occurred in late 2010 following heavy rains from a tropical low. 227 millimetres (9 in) of rain fell in 24 hours and once the waters ebbed away locusts became a problem.
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