If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a cowboy, Bullo River Station needs to be on your radar. Nestled in a 500,000-acre working cattle ranch in the raw and untamed Northern Territory, it offers a complete escape from day-to-day life in one of the world’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Reached via helicopter or 4x4, with the nearest town a three-hour drive away, this is a place that is most definitely off-grid. The benefit of this seclusion is the chance to truly unwind and enjoy the station’s stellar selection of activities, which include guided riding and 4x4 expeditions, fishing for barramundi in the Bullo River and nature safaris. You can also explore the station’s cliffs and ridges to view some of over 200 rock art sites created by the indigenous Miriuwung-Gajerrong people. Finally, you can get on your horse and help out with everyday activities of running this massive ranch, including feeding and watering the animals and cattle mustering during the dry season.
After a dusty day in the saddle, Bullo River Station provides plenty of ways to refresh and recharge. The station’s 12 cabin-style rooms are painted in soothing tones of white and grey with rustic touches such as wood panelled walls and large, metal-framed beds, while the spacious bathrooms are stocked with indulgent Vasse Virgin Olive Oil toiletries. Laid out around the station’s sparkling, rock-rimmed swimming pool, each room opens out onto a private deck overlooking tropical gardens and rockeries – the perfect place to relax and soak in those unforgettable Australian sunsets. If you want to take your accommodation to the next level, you can also book a night or two in the Lake View Hut, a remote escape perched on a rocky hill only accessible by helicopter. You can also share your day’s experiences with other guests at the station’s comfy communal area, or enjoy alfresco dining on the deck of Bullo River Station’s 1950s-style lodge.
Couples and families
Lovers of nature and the great outdoors
Those looking to get off-grid and experience authentic, wild Australia
THINGS TO DO AT THE RANCH:
Immerse yourself in the daily activities of the cattle ranch
Enjoy an atmospheric barbecue at a tranquil watering hole
Set out on horseback to explore your surroundings
Fish for Barramundi and Mangrove Jack in the Bullo River
Take a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool
Round the day off with sunset wine and canapés, followed by dinner on the patio
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Discover Aboriginal rock art hidden in the surrounding cliffs
Hike through to a pristine waterfall or swim in deserted watering holes
Seek out wildlife such as wallabies, pygmy crocodiles and some 200 species of bird
Take a helicopter flight over dramatic gorges and jagged red cliffs
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