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.