Experience Details

There is a truly unforgettable experience awaiting you at Bullo River, a working cattle station and homestead covering 500,000 acres situated in the northwestern corner of the Northern Territory near the Western Australian border.

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.

Encircled by the coffee coloured waters of the Victoria River and rugged hills inscribed with Aboriginal rock art, this vast property is not only home to around 4,000 cattle, but also a stunning variety of local fauna species including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, a myriad of native and migratory birds, fish and the omnipresent crocodiles.

The list of daily tasks needed to manage the 4,000 strong Brahman-cross herd across half a million acres is endless and if you want to join into the fun or “work” you are welcome to be guided and work along one of the very experienced guides and cattlemen.

If you prefer to watch it from a distance there are plenty of activities and you are welcome to follow the out on the station action in four-wheel drives, all-terrain vehicles. Activities include bore checks, lick runs and cattle yard work. There’s poddy calves to be fed and muster training to do. Or take a farm tour to learn what it takes to run a cattle station that’s about the size of a small country.

Cattle mustering is seasonal over the dry season months June to September and this is one of the few places where also non-riding guests are welcome to watch.

If you are thinking about ticking off some items on your bucket list or finally ride your dreams and your heart out on 500,000 acres of the most spectacular scenery, don’t wait! This is the experience dreams are made of.

At a glance

LOCATION:

Northern Territories

AIRPORT:

Kununurra

TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

Signature Cattle Station Experience

SEASON:

April - October

DURATION:

1 – 7 Nights

PRICING:

From Euro 1200 per person/day

LEVEL:

Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Riders

ACCOMMODATION STYLE:

Resort Style Accommodation

FOOD AND DRINK:

Fully inclusive

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

What to expect

Your day will be filled with dust, sweat and the exhilaration of station life, riding horses and working cattle or you can just decide to watch some of the action from a bit more of a distance. No worries, whatever you choose to do we will make sure the Bullo team will make sure that there is always enough time to have some lunch at a billabong or take a quick sneaky dip in one of the swimming holes close by.

This is a true signature experience where nothing is planned for you – until you get there. Once you arrive and settle in, there will be a menu of activities to choose from and your guides are there to advise you how to make the most of this once in a lifetime experience.

If you prefer to have a signature program drawn up for you ahead of time, we are very happy to map it all out for you to make sure that you can take it all in and not miss a horse hoof or cattle beat! Let us know what’s on your bucket list and we will make it happen.

Your hosts at Bullo River have captured that special spirit of outback hospitality which will be omnipresent throughout your experiencing life on a working cattle station. Generous and comfortable rooms, tasty, wholesome meals and a cold drink at the end of the day will revive guests who have spent the day enjoying the station’s many activities.

Breakfast is usually served outside on the homestead veranda. Lunch can often be a picnic basket filled with fresh goodies just perfect to enjoy by waterholes, billabongs or under the shade of a magnificent boab tree. Dinner is best enjoyed under the stars, in the light of a campfire with new friends. Barramundi and prime organic beef from the surrounding pastures dominate the evening menu.

Staying at Bullo River is like you are staying with friends and family and you will feel how the spirit of the bushmen and women who pioneered cattle in the outback still resonates in the station team today.

The Horses

Bullo River has a large herd of stockhorses which they use for mustering cattle and stockwork. They also have a well-trained group of horses for guests, ideally suited for various levels of riders to join in the action and enjoy this most beautiful part of Australia on horseback.

Pauly Daniel

Pauly is a Ringer/Stockmen, Horse Trainer, Horse Clinician and Professional Rodeo Pick-up Man for a variety of disciplines from working stock horses to dressage.

Your Guide

Details

Included:

  • All station activities, supported by an experienced Bullo River station guide
  • Accommodation in one of the well-appointed luxury double rooms with that outback country touch
  • All food and drinks

Transfer:
Transfer from and to Kununurra is not included. Pick-up can be arranged via private airplane charter from Kununarra or via 4WD (depending on the season). Please contact us to advise and to arrange your transfer.

Not included:
Domestic or international flights to destination and transfer from and to Bullo River Station
Approximate daily starting rate quoted is based on double occupancy

Prices and Dates

Dates from Dates to Price Status
April October 1200 EURO /Person per day Send us your request
available on request available on request 1200 EURO /Person per day Send us your request

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