Bullo River Station is situated in the northwestern corner of the Northern Territory near the Western Australian border; it consists of half a million acres of grassy plains grazed by Brahman-cross cattle and wallabies. There are brown rivers with crocodiles lurking and sunning on the muddy banks, rugged hills inscribed with Aboriginal art, rushing streams and crystal clear swimming holes. Termite mounds, Boab trees, stock horses, and wild buffalo, add to its Australian ambiance. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy endless activities. Bullo River Station is “THE OUTBACK” at its best.
Accommodations are located a few yards from the main homestead a long, low stone building with five inviting arches. The Homestead is cool and quiet even in the heat of the day. Guests are welcome to wander in, chat with staff, help themselves to a cold drink or just relax in the living area. The Guest rooms are all off one central corridor and are ‘purpose built’ with comfortable double/twin beds, each is air-conditioned and ensuite. The decor is simple with cool, tiled floors, native art on the walls and no phones or televisions. All rooms are serviced daily and have sliding door access to the lawns surrounding the homestead. Breakfasts are usually served outside on the verandah, while lunch is often a picnic, enjoyed by peaceful billabongs or under the shade of a magnificent boab tree – The kitchen produces fresh cakes and biscuits to fill picnic baskets for guests who will be out and about on the property. Dinners are informal and the menu relies heavily on the two exceptional products of the property, namely fresh barramundi (hopefully one you have caught yourself) and prime beef from the surrounding pastures. (Special needs menus for dietary requirements can be planned if you specify at the time of booking.
For the novice to the most experienced angler, the opportunity for some of the best fishing in northern Australia can be found here. The Bullo River runs for 50 miles through the station providing an opportunity for fresh and tidal salt water fishing. The Bullo is famous for Barramundi fishing, but many other species abound in these waters. You can fish from the river bank, boats or, for an optional extra, you can travel by helicopter to some of the more remote fishing spots. Quality fishing gear is supplied at the Station and is included in the nightly rate.
Private charter plane to the homestead strip provides best access from either Darwin (90 minutes) or Kununurra (30 minutes). Or – A 4WD road transfer between Kununurra and Bullo is available. Or- you can rent a car and drive to the Bullo Station. (It is a long but interesting road trip.)
The friendly professional team will arrange all of your activities tailor-made each day to suit your wishes, from cracking a bullwhip to roping cattle to Barramundi fishing, cattle round-up and branding, horseback riding and 4 wheel biking. Or plan a relaxing day reading a book or take a leisurely swim in remote, beautiful waterholes with sandy beaches, (some accessible only be helicopter). 4 Wheel safaris on the property offer the opportunity to explore the vast and beautiful landscape of the area and showcase the abundance of wildlife, flora and Aboriginal art sites while taking in spectacular scenery and the dramatic escarpments and giving you some perspective on the enormity of the property and its isolation.