Outback Farm Stays & Accommodation
New South Wales & Queensland
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- >> Coonabarabran Coonabarabran
Welcome to a farmstay with a difference! Barkala Farm is "The Jewel of the Pilliga", nestled in a beautiful valley between the forests of the Pilliga and the foothills of the Warrumbungle Range, in northwestern NSW. As well as being a working farm, it is also home to the fabulous creative energy of Pilliga Pottery, the largest and most unique pottery in NSW. Staying here is like stepping into another world, with its fascinating European-inspired eco-architecture, gorgeous natural surrounds of farmland, bushland, craggy ridges and living forest, extensive native gardens teeming with birds, and little vistas, hideaways, and unexpected highlights wherever you look. Whether you're looking for activity or tranquillity, this is a truly special place you will never forget.
Bindara on the Darling
- >> Menindee Menindee
There’s a farmstay on the Darling River that may have slipped under your radar. No matter whether you’ve flown or driven into luxury resorts or ramshackle stations, rough or chic, this one is a standout. Here you will find the very best of genuine Australian country hospitality. Your hosts, Barb, David & Sharyn Arnold, have lived at Bindara Station in western NSW for 35 years and their love of the land is totally infectious.
- >> Hay Hay
A perfect halfway stop between Sydney and Adelaide or an experience not to miss on your Outback Adventure. Corynnia Station offers guests two stylishly decorated, 1940's cottages set within glorious homestead gardens that have been featured in many publications or a new, authentically Australian, lodge style facility catering for up to twelve guests.
- >> Tibooburra Tibooburra
Few pubs in Australia are more iconic than the Family Hotel in Tibooburra and few places are more welcoming than the Corner Country town of Tibooburra. The hotel, run by Melissa and William Thomson who have owned it since 2013, was built in 1882 by Francis Bladon. Originally it was known as the Tattersall’s Hotel but its name changed to Downie's Family Hotel in 1887. Despite having eighteen owners in its 128 year history, it has always retained ‘Family’ in its title.
Food & Huts by Mt Oxley
- >> Bourke Bourke
Rising from a perfectly flat landscape, Mt Oxley has outstanding 360 degree views, and showcases the abundance of wildlife, including Wedge-Tailed Eagles and Euros (Macropus Robustus), who inhabit the outcrop of the mountain. Photographers, birdwatchers and bushwalkers – the experience will be unmatched.
- >> Lightning Ridge Lightning Ridge
Fossickers Cottages, the perfect place to stay, relax and experience Lightning Ridge first hand. Meet locals who are passionate about their town and black opal - the stunning gemstone that is mined from the depths of what was once a great inland sea. Andrew and Jo met in Lightning Ridge after both had moved out to 'The Ridge' from Sydney around 1996. Andrew is an opal miner and Jo is a qualified jeweller/designer, since marrying in 1998 they have been making jewellery and mining black opal ever since.
Imperial Fine Accommodation
- >> Broken Hill Broken Hill
Elegant 4 1/2 star accommodation with a personal touch awaits you at The Imperial, a beautifully restored heritage bluestone building (circa 1906) in the heart of Broken Hill where modern facilities sit happily alongside the gentle spirit of an Australia long past. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this family run boutique hotel .. small enough to be personal but large enough to find your own space and privacy.
- >> Tilpa Tilpa
The McClure family welcomes you to stay with them at Kallara Station, situated on the banks of the Darling River near Tilpa. Kallara is the perfect place to experience what the outback has to offer… friendly people, fishing, bird-watching, four-wheel driving, sitting by the fire, getting away from it all.
- >> Thargomindah Thargomindah
Imagine sitting by your campfire as a vivid, red sun sets over a timeless Outback landscape. Parrots chatter in nearby Coolabah trees as the purple dusk creeps across a cloudless sky. This is Kilcowera Station - a stunning contrast of mulga rangelands and ephemeral wetlands brimming with birdlife in South West Queensland. Halfway along the Dowling Track, Kilcowera is adjacent to the RAMSAR listed Currawinya NP and offers exceptional views and access to Lake Wyara.
Lake Paika Accommodation
- >> Balranald Balranald
Take a step back in time, unwind, relax and enjoy unique accommodation in the restored self-contained workmans' quarters. Experience this natural wetland, reinstated in 2012, after more than 100 years of being stranded from its lifeline, the Murrumbidgee River. Lake Paika Station is one of the oldest properties in the area. The first European squatter was George Hobler in 1846. Burke & Wills also camped in the Paika stables. In 1899, Lake Paika & Paika Creek became the site of Australia’s first environmental movement to protect a wetland.
- >> Lake Mungo Lake Mungo
This unique outback property near Mungo National Park, has cabin-type accommodation, camping sites and caravan sites. Its commitment to eco-sensitive management means catering for a limited number of guests, which ensures intimate and memorable experiences topped with warm hospitality. An in house restaurant, bar and lounge welcomes you after a day tracking the national park. During the summer months, the large airy outdoor deck is a majestic place to experience a true ‘outback evening’ under the stars. In the colder months, guests can relax by one of the two open fireplaces. Stay with us at Mungo Lodge for an unforgettable outback experience!
Nelia Gaari Station
- >> Menindee Menindee
If you are lookinq for a quiet convenient spot on the Darling River to park your caravan/camper van or four wheel drive for overnight or as long as you like, call in and check ou.t our great camp sites . Relax and experience the quiet and restful solitude of the Darling River.
- >> Noccundra Noccundra
Serving Beer since 1882, the Historic Sandstone Noccundra Hotel, on Nockatunga Station South-West QLD, invites you to experience a little bit of the past on our gum-lined river-fronted bush camp grounds. The Noccundra Hotel is the only surviving building in the historic township of Noccundra, and it serves as an important link with the establishment of pastoral settlement in the area. The Hotel was built of quarried sandstone, and transported to Noccundra by camel train. The township of Noccundra has a population of 3 and is situated adjacent to the Wilson River, 142km west of Thargomindah.
Pimpara Lake Station
- >> Corner Country Corner Country
Pimpara Lake Station is a family owned and operated station property located in the far west of outback New South Wales, in the area known as Corner Country. It is a property traversed by the Packsaddle Creek and features a number of ephemeral and salt lakes. One of the historical features of the property is that it backs onto the sand dunes and salty creeks over which Sturt's expedition struggled between the campsite on Flood's Creek and their most famous site at Depot Glen.
Trangie Caravan Park
- >> Trangie Trangie
We are situated next to the town swimming pool and sports complex, with plenty of large trees for shade and grass areas for camping. The park has many drive though sites and garden beds dividing each site. We will take you to your site and assist you in placing your van/camper.
- >> Louth Louth
Staying with the Murray's on their historic 6th generation, 320,000 acre sheep station on the banks of the beautiful and iconic Darling River is described by many as their ultimate Outback NSW experience. Liz and Gary have raised their four children at Trilby, are passionate about their outback way of life and enjoy sharing their experiences and lifestyle with visitors to the station.
- >> White Cliffs White Cliffs
The Underground Motel in White Cliffs has been operating for over twenty years, attracting visitors from all over the world, who seek to experience “something distinctive and different”. Due to the searing heat of outback NSW, people sought refuge underground, and discovered a unique and magical style of living. Underground, the motel remains a constant and comfortable 22 to 23 degrees, all year.
- >> Dubbo Dubbo
Relish the tranquillity and comfort of your Walls Court suite as you laze on the veranda observing the birds in the garden. Children have fun feeding chooks, gathering eggs and patting dogs. Gain more from your visit to the zoo; we are volunteer guides. Revel in crowd free shopping precincts or savour the wine tastings at nearby wineries.