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Bullo River Station

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Bullo River Station is a true five star wilderness experience. Located in the top western corner of the Northern Territory of Australia. It has been in the Henderson family since the late 50s when Charles Henderson - a pioneering American - purchased the half million acre, undeveloped cattle property.

Today Bullo River Station is operated by Marlee (nee Henderson) and Franz Ranacher as a commercial cattle property running 9,000 head of Brahman cross cattle for the export cattle trade. Horses and helicopters are used to muster and handle the stock on a seasonal basis. Cattle work is done primarily in the cooler winter months of May to August.

The Bullo River meanders for over 50 miles through a spectacular valley on the property. The river runs from the lush freshwater Bullo Gorge to the mighty saltwater tidal Victoria River, which also forms the eastern boundary of the property. The name "Bullo" means butterfly in local Aboriginal and there are many along the river.

The property has abundant bird life and native fauna because of the natural permanent waters, and some of the best barramundi fishing (Australia's Top End premier angling and eating fish) in the area.

A helicopter is based full time on Bullo River Station and is highly recommended as the best way to take in this huge expanse.

Marlee and Franz welcome discerning travelers to Bullo from March through to November on an all inclusive basis (closed December, January & February during the peak of the wet season) and offers the opportunity to experience cattle station life in a unique and very remote part of Australia ? doing as little or as much as you wish!



Aboriginal Art and Culture Adventure Air Safaris Families Fishing Off The Beaten Track Wildlife
Contact
PHONE +61 8 8354 4405   [ENQUIRE]
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Accommodation

The Bullo River Station homestead is situated on an open plain with views of the wilderness and Baobab trees.

A purpose built guest area consists of twelve double/twin rooms each with air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. Located a few metres from the main house, all rooms have sliding door access to the lawns surrounding the Homestead. Of course, guests are welcome to enjoy full access to the vast living areas of the Homestead plus use of the swimming pool.

Activities

Let your guide at Bullo River Station bring the wonders of this timeless land to life. If you are looking for adventure, you may choose to go heli-fishing, boat cruising in the myriad of rivers or take advantage of the magnificent photographic opportunities in some of the best scenery in the Northern Territory. Wildlife spotting includes the opportunity to go searching for the huge saltwater crocodiles, water buffalo, wallaby, birdwatching and much more.

Cattle mustering is seasonal, between the winter months of May to October and guests are welcome to watch or participate with the handling of stock.
Wild Bull catching, with the use of customised landrovers and helicopters is one sure way to get the adrenalin pumping.

Station tours are also a great experience, you soon will realise the enormity of property and the isolation of the top end.

For the novice or enthusiast the opportunity for some of the best fishing in North Australia can be found here. The Bullo River flows for 50 Miles exclusively on the property providing the opportunity for fresh and tidal salt-water fishing.

A helicopter is based on Bullo River Station for scenic flights, fishing, awesome photographic opportunities and other activities. Helicopter is by far the best way to take in the beauty and scope of this vast country.

Visit Aboriginal rock art sites and discover more about this ancient culture. Gain an insight into the significance of their culture through their art and the history of the Aboriginal people in this part of Australia.

Nearest major City/Town

City - Darwin
Town - Kununurra

Air Access

Light aircraft from Kununurra to Bullo River Station takes 30 minutes.

Light aircraft from Darwin to Bullo River Station takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Road Access

Bullo River Station is located 220 kilometres from Kununurra (when road open), 130km of which is on bitumen, which takes approximately a 3.5 hour drive.

Bullo River Station is situated 850 kilometres from Darwin, approximately a 10 hours drive.
Contact
PHONE +61 8 8354 4405   [ENQUIRE]
Experience Rating
ADVENTURE
CULTURE
RELAXATION
LOW     HIGH



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