With a spirit of warm outback hospitality, guests are invited to experience life on a working cattle station at Bullo over 3 incredible nights.
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 pristine and extraordinary beauty of the outback bush.
Conservation projects are managed by Australian Wildlife Conservancy in an Australian-first conservation & pastoral partnership.
Bullo River Station invites people from around the world to live and breathe life on a cattle station.
Comfortable and contemporary rooms designed by Sibella Court, 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.
With legendary outback hospitality, guests will be involved in unique and authentic experiences that will create life-long memories.
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 3,000 Brahman-cross cattle, but also a stunning variety of local fauna species including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, a myriad of native and migratory birds, fish and crocodiles.
Whether its a day filled with dust, sweat and exhilaration of station life or spent exploring stunning landscapes, waterfalls, swimming in remote waterholes, barramundi fishing and discovering Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, the Bullo River experience is unlike any other.
Choose a day filled with dust, sweat and the exhilaration of station life. Or spend the day exploring stunning landscapes, waterfalls, swimming in remote waterholes, barramundi fishing and discovering Aboriginal rock art and wildlife.
Being down at the yards and seeing the action has never been so much fun. With a good viewing point, you’ll see everything as the cattle are put through the yards.
If the muster is on, we’ll get you up close to the action in our Land Cruisers so you get an understanding of what’s happening at all times. Expect dust, sweat and action as the team move the cattle in.
Year round there are always chores to be done, so if you want to spend more time with the team, just ask. We’ll get you on a lick run or out checking bores or any number of jobs required on a working station.
As we are named for the Bullo River, it makes sense to get onto the River. We have a 5-seater electric-motor boat that we take up to the Bullo River Gorge, amongst the natural fauna, birdlife & wildlife and red
cliff walls. You can also drop a fishing line to try to catch Barramundi and spot our resident crocodile.
Boab, a stunning location looking over the Victoria River. After a campfire oven dinner, under the boughs of the Boab and a nightcap by the fire, retire to a night in a swag, set on a camp stretcher, and listen to the wildlife as your drop off to sleep
Bring your boots and experience the serenity of Bullo River Station from the stock horse with a trail ride along bush tracks, billabongs and rivers.
There are stock horses available for guests to ride subject to riding ability with expert assistance and guidance of one of our team members. If you prefer not to get into the saddle, you can still see how they respond to verbal and hand commands and learn more about the importance of the stock horse to the cattle industry.
Marlee’s Bath is a picturesque and safe waterhole, with a story attached to prevous owner Marlee Ranacher (formerly Henderson). Marlee would bathe in this water when using the area as a muster camp, directing all the men to bathe further down the river. Now we have a changeroom and long drop toilet there, with a BBQ, so it’s a great place to stop and enjoy a swim and lunch.
Don’t worry about packing the rod, we have plenty and we’re happy to get you out to some great fishing spots.
We operate a catch and release policy but the challenge is always the fun with Barramundi.
Out the back of the property, where the tidal plains reach the Victoria River, is some beautiful outback country. The drive out has a number of stops as it weaves through our paddocks, giving you a better
understanding of the Station workings.
Visit the ‘Boab Café’, a lone Boab that must be more than 300 years old and the site of an old muster camp, and picnic at the Paperbark forest, which offers a cool respite from the heat.
Let’s grab the binoculars and head down to the Billabong or the bird hide at Lake Lesley to see the abundance of birdlife, usually best in the morning or dusk.
With little light pollution, Bullo is an amazing place to view the night sky. Our team will highlight the wonders of the night, aided with our telescopes for clearer viewing.
Numerous Aboriginal rock art sites have been found hidden in the station’s rugged red cliffs and ridge lines. They are thought to be the work from the Miriuwung-Gajerrong people who lived on and managed the land before white people came. We are still learning the cultural significance of these vivid depictions. While we don’t know exact details of this rock art, it is thought to be thousands of years old.
We believe this site tells a story of the animals from around the area and ancestral beings that influenced their lives.
Included in your stay is a short scenic helicopter flight to give you an orientation of the Station in relation to the Bullo and Victoria Rivers.
If you’d like to do more heli touring, there are some stunning sites only accessibly by air, at an additional $1,450 PER HOUR or pro rata of.
All flights are in a R44, which can seat up to three guests for the price.
Perched high on a rocky outcrop, looking over the Victoria River, awe-inspiring doesn’t do this location justice. Beautiful at sunrise or sunset, the end of the day is popular when we add a platter and drinks while you soak up the views.
$905 PER TRIP OR $645 WITH YOUR COMPLEMENTARY INCLUSION
Seats up to three guests.
Named for the private sandy ‘beach’ at the base of a gorge waterfall, Bullo Sands sits at the top of the gorge, providing a safe and stunning place to spend a few hours. You can trace the former river bed as an interesting walk.
$1,030 PER TRIP OR $775 WITH YOUR COMPLEMENTARY INCLUSION
Seats up to three guests.
Hidden in a lush valley surrounded by red-rocked cliffs are several rock art sites, well protected by rocky overhangs. A visit to these sites can be incorporated with heading to Bullo Sands for lunch and a swim, giving an excellent scenic flight over a vast tract of the property.
$1,300 PER TRIP OR $1,045 WITH YOUR COMPLEMENTARY INCLUSION
Seats up to three guests.
Lake Argyle is a freshwater lake nestled amoungst a rugged billion year old landscape. Brimming with an abundance of wildlife and with an outlook of rich colours, Lake Argyle is truly paradise in the outback.
$4,000 PER TRIP
Flight only, approximately 2 hours flying time.
Seats up to three guests.
Add a cruise on Lake Arygle for an additional
$125 PER ADULT and $70 FOR CHILDREN (3 – 17 years)
A ‘bucket list’ destination for every Kimberley itinerary, the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, home to the Bungle Bungle Range, offers an incomparable world class experience. Boasting iconic
geographic formations in one of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, a flight over the Bungle Bungle is unforgettable.
$6,500 PER TRIP
Flight only, approximately 4 hours flying time.
Seats up to three guests.
Add the Cathedral Gorge & Domes Guided Walk with Bungle Bungle
Guided Tours for $299 PER ADULT and $179 PER CHILD which is an easy to moderate hike, and includes packed lunch in Cathedral Gorge and refreshments at Savannah Lodge.
Bullo River Station has undergone extensive refurbishment and building, using Darwin-based tradesmen and Australian experts in their field such as Sibella Court of Society Inc, an interior designer that specialises in honouring indigenous and European heritage in her work, as relevant to the property.
The decorating style is considered cattle station luxe!
Inspired by the landscape, the 12 guest rooms are styled to provide an inviting sanctuary, perfect after a day on the station. Each room opens out onto landscaped gardens and is cool and comfortable, with a king or king twin-beds, air-conditioning and modern ensuite. In the comfortable communal area guests can help themselves to freshly baked goodies and enjoy a drink with fellow travellers.
All prices are person twin share unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication & are subject to change without notice depending on exchange rate. For room upgrades, additional nights or guest pricing please contact us.
Valid for travel 1 April – 31 August 2023
Check in/Check out
Guests are asked to arrive after 3pm and depart by 11am.
Bullo River Station does not offer air or land transfers. Your travel agent can arrange them with transfer companies directly.
4WD hire vehicles can be arranged through Budget or Thrifty at Kununurra Airport as the closest town access.
Air charters, both helicopter and fixed wing, operating from Kununurra and Darwin can be arranged on your behalf.
The helicopter is an R44 provided and operated by Helispirit, based in Kununurra.
Pricing is non commissionable as costs cover helicopter and fuel.
A helicopter experience is recommended to understand the vastness and beauty of the property.
Additional Helicopter experiences can be booked in advance or at the Station, incorporating waterfall & gorge visits, barramundi fishing and access to other parts
of the property.
Helicopter time is $1,450 per hour of flying time, pro rata.
Victoria River Lookout
Perched high on a rocky outcrop, looking over the Victoria River, the descriptor ‘awe-inspiring’ doesn’t do this location justice. Beautiful at sunrise or sunset, the
end of the day is popular when we add a platter and drinks while you soak up the views.
$590 for the trip (maximum three passengers)
Waterfall & Gorge Swim
Take to the skies in an R44 to get a bird’s eye view of the property on your way to a remote waterhole, only accessible by helicopter.
It’s the ultimate private swimming hole, where you can follow the creek line to explore more of this rugged gorge country. Bullo River Station must be seen from
the air to truly understand the vast beauty of the property.
The experience includes refreshments or lunch, depending on the time of day.
$870 for the trip (maximum three passengers)
Bullo River Station reserves the right to withdraw, change, cancel or reallocate the accommodation and the arrival date at its discretion until the booking is confirmed.
Please advise your agent of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
No refunds can or will be given in connection with circumstances arising beyond the reasonable control of Bullo River Station i.e. flight delays by airlines/contracted
charter companies or client failure to appear for accommodation. No refund can be given for any unused services or early departures.
We strongly urge comprehensive travel insurance to cover clients for cancellations, medical emergencies, additional expenses etc.