Bullo River Station
“Station life is ever-changing with no two days the same. One thing you can count on is the hospitality, great meals and generous, comfortable surrounds waiting for you.” Sarah Cooper, Station Host.
Bullo River Station is a working cattle station and homestead covering 500,000 acres of the Northern Territory. It operates in harmony with the land, balancing sustainable farming methods with best-practice land management. Pristine landscape, carved with gorges, decorated with waterfalls and defined by the Victoria and Bullo rivers, make Bullo River Station one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cattle stations in Australia.
Situated in the top northwest corner of the Northern Territory in what is referred to as the East Kimberley, there is no better place to experience the quintessential Australian outback station. The station, although easily accessed by light aircraft, is incredibly remote, with the front gate of the property being 50kms from the homestead and the nearest neighbours a 3-hour drive away! This area is in fact so remote that some of the waterholes and Aboriginal art found here had remained unseen for hundreds of years.
The station is run by the Ranacher family and has been in the family since the 1950’s. Share their home, experiences and great outback hospitality. Accommodation is in a purpose-built building next to the homestead and consists of twelve air conditioned en-suite rooms. The rooms are simple in design and have sliding doors leading out onto the homestead’s lawns.
Activities are tailored to each individual depending on what you feel like doing on the day and range from cattle mustering, to quad biking, horse riding through vast gorges, river cruising and fishing for your dinner. There are plenty of great spots for picnics, swimming in waterholes and exploring and you can even take a helicopter flight to find your own private piece of wilderness.
Bullo River Station has 12 en-suite rooms in a single-storey purpose built block adjacent to the homestead. All are air-conditioned and are simply and comfortably furnished with tiled floors and aboriginal artwork on the walls. Rooms are available with king size beds, twin beds or for families there are rooms with queen size beds with an additional single bed. The décor is simple – cool, tiled floors, indigenous art on the walls and no phones or televisions. All rooms are serviced daily and have sliding door access to the lawns surrounding the homestead.
Bullo River Station is family run and the hosts have two boys of their own who, when they are home, love showing visiting children around their amazing homestead and sharing Northern their experience of life on an outback cattle station. Children of all ages are welcome and meals and activities can be tailored accordingly.
Picnics are a regular feature at lunchtime as guests are often out exploring. The kitchen is constantly producing cakes and biscuits to fill the picnic baskets and good, wholesome food is central to your stay here. Due to the personal nature of the station, meals are flexible and relaxed. Guests are welcome to use the vast living areas of the homestead including the swimming pool and the emphasis here is to really make yourself at home. Dinners are informal and are served on the veranda. The menu relies heavily on the two exceptional products of the property, namely fresh barramundi (a ferociously fighting game fish that has perhaps been caught by guests that day), and organic prime beef from the 7000 Brahman-cross cattle.