Situated on the edge of the remote Kimberley in the northwest corner of Australia’s Northern Territory, Bullo River Station is a working cattle station that strives to balance best practice pastoral work with a commitment to environmental and indigenous conservation. The prime pastoral land is managed with equal care and respect for the extraordinary beauty of the outback bush. 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.
Bullo River Station invites people from around the world to live and breathe life on a cattle station. With legendary outback hospitality, guests will be involved in unique and authentic experiences that will create life-long memories.
Our station 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.
Your day will be filled with dust, sweat and the exhilaration of station life. But don’t worry, we’ll be sure to take some time to enjoy lunch at a billabong, sneak a quick dip at a swimming hole and enjoy the stunning outback country of Bullo River Station.
The list of daily tasks needed to manage the 4,000 strong Brahman-cross herd across half a million acres can look exhausting, however it’s certainly interesting and lots of fun.
You’ll get out on the station in four-wheel drives, all-terrain vehicles or even on horseback. 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 about everything we do.
Cattle mustering is seasonal over the dry season months June to September and guests are welcome to watch.
Near the convergence of the Victoria and Bullo rivers, where the savannah is transformed into an oasis of rolling green lawns, shady eucalypts and iconic boab trees, you’ll find Bullo River Station’s iconic homestead.
In earlier years, outback hospitality was a lifeline for travellers, who would break a journey en route, stopping for
several days or more to recover from an arduous journey. Travellers would get to know families and workers during their visit before finally picking up their journey again. The travellers would tell the tales of their visit and those homes would become legendary.
With this spirit of outback hospitality, we invite guests to Bullo to experience 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 verandah. 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. We can cater for your dietary requirements.
We have 12 King rooms, which some being able to configure to King singles.
Refurbished in 2018, interior designer, Sibella Court, collected specimens from the surrounding property: ochre, earth and clay, paperbark, eucalyptus leaves, melaleuca blossom, river mud, felted boab seeds, wild rice, kapok, native hibiscus, green ants, sands from the gorges, waterlilies, feathers, stones and rocks. These samples then influenced our overall colour, materiality and textile library, providing a basis for all design decisions to follow.
Drawing upon historical bushcraft skills and traditional trades that go hand-in-hand with remote stations where
resourcefulness and a ‘can do’ attitude are both necessary, the guest space and rooms works to complement the magnificent landscape.
The rooms are alongside the guest swimming pool. The guest wing has a lounge area where people are invited to help themselves to still and sparkling water, tea, coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks and light refreshments baked daily.
CHECKING IN & OUT
Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am
Season: March 1 – September 30
Adults Rate: AU $1,200 per person, per night
Children (Age: 3-16) Rate: AU $900 per person, per night
GETTING THERE AND DISTANCES
Bullo River is 721 Kms from Kimberley