Make an Enquiry with Outback Encounter
Receive a copy of our
Tell a friend about
Bullo River Station
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!
AccommodationThe Bullo River Station homestead is situated on an open plain with views of the wilderness and Baobab trees.
ActivitiesLet 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.
Nearest major City/TownCity - Darwin
Air AccessLight aircraft from Kununurra to Bullo River Station takes 30 minutes.
Road AccessBullo 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.