Bullo River Station
Bullo River Station is 500,000 acres of privately owned countryside and is situated in the north-western corner of the Northern Territory near the Western Australian border; 800km southwest of Darwin and 200kms east of Kununurra in what is referred to as the East Kimberley region.
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 9,000 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 the omnipresent crocodile.
The 'Boab' is Bullo's symbol and these proud trees dot the entire property lending their stature to what is already an impressive landscape.
Bullo River Station was made famous by top-selling Australian author Sara Henderson, whose American husband Charles Henderson developed Bullo River in the 1950's, with the story of station life vividly chronicled in Sara's books. In 2001, Bullo River Station was taken over by Sara's eldest daughter Marlee and her Austrian-born husband Franz. Marlee wrote her own account of growing up on Bullo in her book "Bullo - the Next Generation", which makes for fascinating reading. In 2015 the ownership changed hands to the Farris & McCleary families, who envisage a long future with this historic property.
Visitors are encouraged to participate in the many activities offered and these are tailor-made each day to suit the individual guest.
Activities include: Guided drives of the property, Cruising the Bullo River Gorge, Exploring Aboriginal rock art sites, Fishing for Barramundi and other river species, Cattle mustering and station related activities, Horse riding, Quad bike tours and Bird and wildlife watching. Helicopter tours and heli-fishing are at an additional cost. Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent.
Guest accommodation, located only a few metres from the main homestead is a purpose built area consisting of 12 double/twin rooms off one central corridor, each with air-conditioning and ensuite. The decor is simple - cool, tiled floors, indigenous 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.