A number of cattle stations across Australia offer accomodation and tourism experiences. So, take a wander out yonder, and explore our Australian backyard!
This page is under construction, and will be accompanied by a map once completed. If you know of a station which should be added to the list, please let us know through our contact page.
Visit a 350,000 acre working station with over 150 years of history just a short drive from the coastal resort town of Kalbarri. Murchison House has over 60 km of rugged Indian Ocean shoreline and over 30 km of Murchison river floodplains. Because of the plentiful supply of water, with many permanent soaks and springs, the wildlife and bird life is abundant. The terrain is rugged, spectacular and varied, ranging from coastal sand plains and dunes to river gorge country. Activities include fishing, swimming, kayaking, 4WD tracks, self-guided homestead walk, self-drive 4WD access, and wildflower tours (seasonal). Open each year from April to October.
- Camping and Caravan sites – homestead sites and bush sites
Contact details and hosts:
Belinda and Calum Carruth
Phone: (08) 9937 1998
5618 Ajana Road, Kalbarri, WA
GPS: 27° 38’ 44” S 114° 14’ 17” E
Gabyon Station Stay is a working sheep station located in striking red earth country of the Murchison. Adjacent to the ‘Miners’ Pathways’ self-drive trail guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Outback. Accommodation options include rustic shearers’ quarters, homestead rooms, caravan and camping sites all situated 200km east of Geraldton and 54kms from historic Yalgoo. Activities include horse and motorbike trail rides, self-drive on the windmill tracks, see wildflowers, birdlife, and historic relics. Outback BBQ area and fire pit provided for guest use.
- Homestead Rooms – 3 queen rooms inc. a single bed
- Shearers Quarters – 7 double rooms inc. a single bed
- Camping and Caravanning
- Meals available at cost
Contact details and hosts:
Name: Helen and Gemma Cripps
Phone : (08) 9963 7993
Gabyon-Tardie Road Yalgoo WA 6635
GPS: 28° 14’ 58” S 116° 20’ 27” E
Hamelin Station is an environmentally sustainable WA pastoral property purchased by Bush Heritage Australia in March 2015 which offers station stay. It offers a quiet and relaxed stay in an outback location where guests share a unique lifestyle experience. It offers a high standard of accommodation in rustic surrounds. The historic shearer’s quarters are newly renovated and the corrugated iron and stonework mirror the colours of the landscape. Located 5kms from the site of the Stromatolites (the oldest form of life on earth), Hamelin Station is on the door step to the Shark Bay World Heritage area.
- Shearer Quarters: family, standard and twin rooms with communal facilities.
- Camping and Caravan sites
Contact details and hosts:
Bush Heritage Australia
Phone: (08) 9948 5145
Denham-Hamelin Rd, Shark Bay, WA
GPS: 26° 25’ 32” S 114° 11’ 34” E
Outback everything – history, hospitality, and nature! Explore the station surrounds, visit the creek, birdwatch or meet the station pets. Spend time around the campfire and enjoy the stars at night. Kirkalocka hosts enjoy sharing their stories about this special place in the outback – and hearing others’ from all over Australia and the world. You will be warmly welcomed!
- Homestead rooms – double, single and twin
- Shearers quarters – double, single and twin
- Camping and caravan sites
- Fully equipped kitchens and BBQ areas.
- Meals available with prior notice – dinner and cooked breakfasts.
Contact details and hosts:
Ann & Geoff Pilkington
Phone : 08 99 635 827
The Great Northern Highway, 60 Kms south of Mount Magnet
GPS: -28.557479, 117.779513
A working sheep station nestled in stunning breakaway country. Set on 161,000 hectares, a perfect stopover for holidaymakers travelling the Great Northern Highway. Shearers Quarters style accommodation with fully self-contained kitchen, wood stove, dining room, showers & toilets and BBQ area, caravanners and campers are most welcome. Enjoy a day of birdwatching, bush walks, amazing sunsets, self-driving or use the tennis court and dart board which is always popular with guests. Ideal for large groups, clubs and touring companies and is pet-friendly. Located 70kms north of Paynes Find, 17kms off Great Northern Hwy on Burnabinmah Nalbarra Rd.
- Shearers Quarters – 7 double rooms some inc. a single bed and 2 twin share
- Camping and Caravanning
- Meals available at cost
Contact details and hosts:
John and Karen Wainwright
Phone : (08) 9963 5829
Burnabinmah-Nalbarra Rd, Mount Magnet, Western Australia
GPS: –28.649677, 117.609027
Melangata Station Stay is a working sheep station located near the town of Yalgoo. The historic homestead was built by the famous Monsignor John Hawes, a renowned priest architect, in 1917. Jo and Ken have spent a lot of time lovingly restoring the homestead to its former glory. Melangata Homestead was the only private residence constructed by Hawes and boasts an internal chapel and turret. You can participate in escorted self-drive tag along tours, historic homestead tours or camp oven cooking classes. Melangata boasts many different varieties of birds and marsupials as well as carpets of wildflowers in season.
- Homestead Rooms – King and Queen rooms inc meals
- Unpowered camping and caravanning
- Elegant bell tent
Contact details and hosts:
Name: Jo Clews
Phone: (08) 9963 7777
Melangata Road, Yalgoo WA 6635
GPS: 27°48’12.2″S 116°53’06.7″E
Nallan Station Stay is a 98,886Ha working station providing ample opportunities to explore or relax, whichever your heart desires. You can experience your natural surroundings with birdwatching, explore the geological wonders or enjoy the vast uninterrupted vista of the night sky. Of interest are also the historical sites such as local aboriginal art at Walga Rock or Milly’s soak. Nallan is an aboriginal word meaning “good eating” which is a reference to the bountiful lake environment, Nallan Lake, a large clay pan lake on the station where wildlife water.
- Self-contained cottage
- Shearers Quarters
- Bunk House
- Unpowered camping sites
Tamala Station is in the southern part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area and forms part of the limestone-dominated landscape between Steep Point and Kalbarri. Most camping sites on Tamala are near beaches and provide access to the water for small boats. To visit Tamala Station you will need to be self-sufficient as there are minimal facilities. Ensure you have enough water, fuel and food to last your stay. Basic toilets are available at some sites. Pets are allowed.
- Unpowered camping – beach camps
Set on the banks of the Adelaide River famous for its crocodiles, just over an hour’s drive from Darwin in the Northern Territory, Mount Bundy Station is a small working cattle property in the famous “Top End” of Australia with accommodation options for singles, couples, families, conference groups and campers while providing a unique station (farm) stay experience.
Mount Bundy Station was one of the first pastoral leases in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Est. in 1911 the original property was 834 square miles with its boundaries located within both, the now world famous, Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.
A unique wedding venue, Mt Bundy Station offers an Outback Bar and Pizza , quaint accommodation for 50 and a great camp site to base yourself out of Darwin.
Unwind in the pool, try your hand at catching the elusive Barramundi, interact with the animals or just soak up the tranquil surroundings.
Located en-route and nearby to Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Robin Falls, Douglas Daly (Tjuwaliyn) Hot Springs, Daly River and Nitmiluk at Katherine, to name just a few, makes us an ideal place to set up base and explore the area.
Adelaide River NT 0846
Phone: 08 8976 7009
A working cattle station and homestead covering 500,000 acres of the Northern Territory.
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.
Inspired by our landscape, the 12 guest rooms are styled to provide an inviting sanctuary, perfect after a day on the station.
Each room opens out onto the shady lawns and is cool and comfortable, with a king or twin-beds, air-conditioning and modern ensuite. Rooms are serviced daily.
There is a comfortable communal area, where guests can help themselves to freshly baked goodies, enjoy a drink with fellow travelers or fill their water bottle for the day ahead.
Laze by the pool, in a hammock amongst the palm trees, or in air conditioned comfort.
Via Timber Creek
08 9168 7375
Ian and Lyn Conway established Kings Creek Station in 1981. The station lies 36 kilometres from the magnificent Kings Canyon (Watarrka) and is set amongst majestic desert oaks.
Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping, accommodation and an opportunity to experience the outback by helicopter. The station sells camels for live export, live domestic sales and meat.
Kings Creek Station has four different accommodation options, basic camping, Safari Cabins, Luxury Glamping and The Old Drovers Camp.
Basic supplies, meals and drinks can be bought at the station shop. You could even try one of our famous Kings Creek camel burgers.
Alice Springs, NT 0872
(08) 8956 7474
Mt Ive Station in the heart of The Gawler Ranges has Lake Gairdner as its Northern boundary, 247km west of Port Augusta. This pastoral sheep station is the only property within the Gawler Ranges with visitor facilities. Since purchasing Mt Ive Station in 2002 the Newton family, staff and friends have strived to preserve and share their special place in an amazing outback landscape. Opening up more station tracks to unique scenery and historical areas, renovating or just enjoying a drink from the Spinifex Bar with others, gives us much pleasure.
Private access offers a view to the beautiful pristine Lake Gairdner, with its white salt bed nestled into the contrasting red sand and rock hills is like no other. Film producers have likened it to the “Jewel in the Crown” of locations. Many land speed records have been made on the lake. The absence of any intrusions into the landscape can reward visitors with scenery and a wilderness experience of the highest quality. Visitors are welcome to explore private tracks to historical, geological and scenic places, along with observing station life on the 230,000 acre property.
From North, South, East or West the ultimate wilderness experience. An ancient landscape of spectacular scenery, historical land marks and SOLITUDE. Enjoy the scenic views and historical sites whilst using Mount Ive as your base for an Outback Adventure in South Australia. Accommodation varies at Mt Ive from our Stone Rooms (made up with sheets, quilts etc.) and Shearers Quarters which are located next to the Communal Kitchen, Dining/Recreation room and BBQ area and our camping areas which has powered and unpowered sites with Gazebo for shade and shelter (firewood available in season).
A basic kiosk and Liquor Store are also located at Mt Ive supplying fuel, liquor and drinks and other small items. EFTPOS is available. However we do ask that you please bring your own food to Mount Ive or organise to have food supplied ahead of time which can be done by contacting our staff at least a week before arrival. The Kitchens has all the facilities for you to prepare your own meals and the Recreation room is a great place to relax and play some table tennis, darts or board games. A BBQ area is also available to you and is a perfect way to eat outdoors at night when the weather is good.
247km west of Port Augusta.
Willow Springs Station, which neighbours Upalinna Station, was one of the early pastoral leases in the Flinders Ranges and was purchased by the Reynolds family in 1952. Willow Springs which was formerly known as Appealinna was taken up by Joseph Wills in 1856. Willow Springs remains a pastoral lease of 70,000 acres or 28,300 hectares. Today, Willow Springs Station is a typical working sheep station offering visitors true bush hospitality and quiet secluded settings. The picturesque setting neighbours the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park and is central to all popular features and destinations in the region with a choice of great outback activities.
Owned and operated by the Reynolds family for 4 generations, join us as we open our home to guests through self-guided 4WD tours, marked walking trails, hill climbing, exploring natural springs or viewing the Aboriginal rock etchings. Willow Springs is a sanctuary for those who want to connect, relax and really experience the local life and the atmosphere and ever-changing contrast of outback colours.
Relax in one of the magnificent wide stony creek beds in the shade of a towering red gum with a symphony of bird song or stare at the millions of stars as they light up the night sky.
Choose from seven private, self-contained buildings with unique views and comfortable facilities. Each building, excluding our Out Station (Moxan’s Hut), includes all cooking facilities, utensils and cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and of course linen – we even offer a pet friendly cabin for those travelling with their furry friends.
Nestled in the valley, only 3km from the Flinders Ranges Way with 2WD access, these buildings offer the ideal location for small or large groups catering up to 34 persons.
Our private, unpowered bush camping sites offer a sense of isolation and security. Whether you’re travelling on your own or in a group our sites offer accessibility to 2WDs, 4WDs, camper trailers and caravans.
Each campsite comes complete with a designated fire ring, BBQ plate, picnic table and long drop toilet.
All situated within 2km of the Homestead, each camper has access to the Ablution amenities and fully equipped camp kitchen, including WIFI, by a short walk or drive.
Enjoy a trip of fun and adventure on our exhilarating full day 4WD track Skytrek, one of the Flinders Ranges most diverse 4WD journeys and described as ‘truly memorable’ by visitors.
Placed on numerous Bucket Lists by 4WD, Camping and Adventure magazines Australia wide, the track includes ruins of old shepherd’s huts, ochre cliffs, Aboriginal etchings, the ‘original’ Willow Springs waterhole and a panoramic view of the iconic Wilpena Pound from Upalinna Lookout.
Self-drive or join an approved tour operator.
21km north east of Wilpena Pound on the Wilpena to Blinman Road and adjacent to the Flinders Ranges National Park
Edeowie is an operating sheep station in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia located 450 kilometres north of Adelaide. Edeowie is located approximately 56 Kms north of Hawker on the Western side of Wilpena Pound. The world famous and extremely picturesque Flinders Ranges form the Eastern boundary of the property.
This makes Edeowie Station the perfect base for your next holiday, with day trips to Wilpena Pound, St Mary Peak, Brachina Gorge, Parachilna Gorge, Leigh Creek and Blinman, or as a stopover as you travel further north. The station abounds with native wildlife and creeks lined with splendid river red gums, an artists, birdwatcher’s and bushwalker’s paradise. Edeowie neighbours the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park and offers access, via station tracks, to the spectacular Edeowie and Bunyeroo Gorges.
Our accommodation includes our historic Shearer’s Quarters; Edeowie House; Old Brachina Hut and great bush camping sites. The Shearer’s Quarters can accommodate up to 20 people, is spacious, well-equipped and comfortable, perfect for families and interest groups. Edeowie House can accommodate up to 6 people offering luxury king sized and queen sized beds. Old Brachina Hut, situated high on the bank of the Brachina Creek, offers spectacular views of the Heysen Range and easy access to Brachina Gorge and Ikara National Park.
Our bush camping area near the Edeowie Creek, just 4km off The Outback Highway, offer easy access to shady private sites. Pit toilet and firewood available. All bookings are sole occupancy and we provide firewood for your enjoyment. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, clear starry nights, amazing bird life and relaxing by a campfire. A perfect base for your Flinders holiday. Escape the crowd!
Pets, Firearms, Trail bikes or off-road use of vehicles are not allowed on this property.
Leigh Creek Road, Hawker SA
Spear Creek is more than just another Caravan Park.
Set immediately adjacent to the Western slopes of the Flinders Ranges in the middle of a 7000ha working sheep station providing privacy and security. Spear Creek is located 25 kilometres south-east of Port Augusta, our eastern boundary follows the summit of the ranges north from Horrocks Pass, with walking trails through deep gorges to range top views of upper Spencer Gulf. The caravan park is nestled amongst 400 year old river red gums adjacent to the ranges.
You may meet any of the three different species of kangaroos, echidnas or 85 species of birds including wedge-tail eagles and peregrine falcons who call Spear Creek home.
The owner operators of this small tourism business are fifth generation whose families have been farmers and graziers in this district for over 130 years.
For accommodation we have available, powered and unpowered sites, spacious two bedroom bungalows each with its own courtyard and gas barbecue, motel style rooms with ensuite and limited cooking facilities.
For guests staying in our bunk style accommodation or camping in the caravan park, there is a fully equipped kitchen and dining room area.
Numerous fire rings provide the ambience of the bush.
Bush camping along the creek is available which have their own flush toilets, water and fire pits.
Our tourism amenities are built amongst 400yr old river red gums in an area abounding with native flora and fauna, providing great private property bush walking, bird watching and mountain biking.
Spear Creek Road via Port Augusta
Moolooloo and Moorillah Station are a family owned and operated working merino sheep station, consisting of 609 square kilometres. Moolooloo and Moorillah Stations have been in the Slade family for four generations and we welcome you to come and experience a little piece of our Outback! Moolooloo Station is nestled 20km NW of Blinman and 30km NE of Parachilna in the heart of the Flinders Ranges along Glass Gorge Road. So about a half hour drive from both towns. It is approximately an hour North (70kms) of Wilpena Pound, an hour and a half North of Hawker and 6 hours (550kms) North of Adelaide.
Visitors can choose to get up close and personal with nature in an idyllic and remote bush campsite where they might not see another soul for days. For those seeking something more substantial over their heads than canvas, the renovated shearers’ quarters near the homestead provide a more salubrious level of comfort and can cater for small groups.
Blinman Hut accommodates 3 or 4 comfortably (no beds or bedding provided). Moolooloo Shearer’s Quarters can accommodate up to 24 people comfortably. The Shearer’s Quarters are situated on the picturesque banks of Moolooloo creek, lined with magnificent red gums. Newly built family bathroom, toilets and showers provide modern creature comforts whilst maintaining the bush experience.
Rooms have been upgraded with new beds, mattresses and mats. The fully equipped kitchen has a large wood stove, gas stove, microwave and 3 large fridges. The dining room adjoining the kitchen is capable of seating large groups, ideal for conferences. There is a large undercover slated area which suits outdoor eating and entertaining. There is also a gas BBQ and wood fire box to warm up those cold starry nights.
Shearer’s Quarters power is supplied by a 240v generator.
For a couple who want to leave the kids at home for a few days, Moolooloo’s restored shepherd’s cottage, tucked away in a remote corner of this 60,000ha property, offers a more romantic option. Wired for power (via a generator) with a wood stove and wood-fired hot shower, the cottage offers a very special one-off experience not to be forgotten.
While Moolooloo’s homestead and adjacent shearers’ quarters are accessible by conventional vehicles and even large vans, a high-clearance 4×4 is required to explore the property further… Moolooloo won’t disappoint as a 4×4 destination, with its PAR and other station tracks wandering through picturesque valleys of native pines bordered by red rocky ranges and rolling hills. Anyone wanting an intimate experience of the Flinders Ranges could do worse than load up the 4×4 (not forgetting the family woofer and accompanying luggage) and head to Moolooloo for a few days to enjoy its natural beauty.
Moolooloo attracts people from far and wide, there is something for everyone! Moolooloo’s breathtaking scenery is conducive to: bushwalking, 4WDing, geological field trips, school groups, bush camping, Shearer’s Quarters Accommodation, bird watching, shearing demonstrations, history, dirt bike/horse riding and serene tranquillity. Moolooloo’s attractions include, historic Nuccaleena Copper Mine, Hannigan’s Gap, Public Access Routes, gorges, natural springs, and mountainous terrain. There are also numerous local tourist attractions within easy driving distance of Moolooloo.
Moolooloo is nestled 20km NW of Blinman and 30km NE of Parachilna in the heart of the Flinders Ranges along Glass Gorge Road. So about a half hour drive from both towns.
Rawnsley Park Station
Located 430km north of Adelaide overlooking Wilpena Pound and Flinders Ranges National Park. Access by sealed road or light aircraft.
Ecovillas (Luxury villas 6 one bedroom and 2 two bedroom)
Arkapena Homestead (2 bedroom homestead)
Holiday Units (25 units, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom)
Bunkhouse (40 person)
Powered Caravan Sites (50)
Bush Camping Sites (50)
Rawnsley Park Station provides the perfect base for exploring South Australia’s magnificent Flinders Ranges. From pitching a tent under the stars to enjoying the station’s luxury eco villas, Rawnsley Park Station has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Visitors can explore the property on seven marked walking trails or on numerous cycling trails. The onsite store provides groceries, souvenirs, fuel & LPG refills. Enjoy country hospitality and great food at the airconditioned Woolshed Restaurant.
Bushwalking – self guided trails and guided walking tours
Cycling – Mawson Trail and Flinders Ranges by Bike Trail
4WD Tracks – Arkapena Scenic Adventure AWD and 4WD tracks
Day Tours – guided half day and full day tours of Flinders Ranges National Park
Scenic Flights – local flights over Wilpena Pound, extended flights to Lake Eyre and Arkaroola
Helicopter Flights – spectacular 10 min & 15 min flights to Rawnsley Bluff and overnight swag stay on top of Chace Range
Flinders Ranges Way, Wilpena SA
Situated just 15 kilometres north of Hawker, Wonoka Station is the perfect destination to seek adventure, experience nature and to delight in the magnificent surrounds of the Central Flinders Ranges.
With the Elders Range as your backdrop, Wonoka Cottage is part of Wonoka Station, a 20,000 acre sheep and cattle property that has a rich history and heritage.
For the adventurous: abundant walking trails, cycling tracks (the Heysen & Mawson trails cross the property) three 4 W/D trails , local historical areas of interest & significant including Mayo’s Hut, part of the old Ghan railway infrastructure and Sir Hans Heysen’s Painting Site.
Rich & varied wildlife abounds on the property. So if you are a keen naturalist, artist, photographer or astronomer or you’re looking for the tranquillity & relaxation only an area of such majestic natural grandeur can provide….. Wonoka Station awaits.
Camping is also available with toilet and shower facilities at a secluded site on the property, perfect for small and large groups.
Your hosts Peter and Cheryl McInnis are happy to be your guides, and are looking forward to joining you at the evening bonfire beneath an endlessly starry night.