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.
Bill and Denise are founding members of Outback Beds and are very passionate about giving you an ultimate outback experience.
Testimonial: "We cannot begin to thank you for everything. Amazing hospitality, magnificent dinner (Don reckons it 'sthe best feed he he's ever had!) The quarters are very comfortable. Will definitely be back, for a week next time. Will recommend this place to our friends, Claire wants to live here!" Sue Don Donald & Claire Shearman
Food & Huts By Mt Oxley
Phone/Fax: (02) 6872 3275
Bill and Denise were married in 1976 and have 3 grown children, Pip Claire and Tom, who like to return home when they can.
As both their families lived in the backcountry, around the Tilpa, Hungerford, Enngonia and Fords Bridge districts for many generations, they have lots of personal family history to tell. Ask about the connection of Bill’s Grandfather and Breaker Morant.... and Denise’ Great, Great, Great Grandparents were some of the first arrivals to Bourke in 1862. They love their life and enjoy sharing it with their visitors.
Things to Do:
Visit Mt Oxley - for ambience, flora and fauna, photography, painting & bushwalking. Sunset Supper Tours / Campoven Scones and Billy Tea Tours.
Also check out the craters atop Mt Oxley, a short walk from the facilities.
When visiting Professor Fred Hollows' grave in the Bourke Cemetary, marvel at the 60 boulders from Mt Oxley which form the shape of an eye, with Fred being buried in the Iris. Also note the 9 tonne granite boulder, transformed into a living sculpture by Andreas, who eloped to marry Sandra on Mt Oxley, December 2006
Talk to us about activities at Mt Oxley and mud map tour of property.
• Unique and historically interesting town – spend a couple of days.
• Enjoy relaxing on the Jandra Paddleboat.
• Learn lots about Bourke on the town tour with Stuart.
• Indulge in good coffee and selection of teas, homemade food at "My Little Café" and gift shop.
• Add to this art galleries –the replica of old Wharf on Darling River- mudmap tours –a visit to Mt Oxley for sunset supper or picnic. You'll be amazed where the time goes.
• Driving East 45minutes from the huts to Brewarrina visit the Aboriginal Museum opening in June 2010- also has one of the few remaining original Greek Cafes and other things of interest, very easy day trip.
• Very easy to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
• Geology of Mt Oxley area is predominantly acid intrusive rocks with the mount itself mainly metamorphic rocks. The climate of the nearby town of Bourke is semi arid characterised by hot summers and mild winters Birds observed include striated pardalote, inland thornbill, yellow rumped thornbill, and southern whiteface. Chestnut –breasted quail thrush and pink cockatoo sited and are of concern for their conservation status. Pick up a copy of "The History and Mystery" of Mt Oxley at the Bourke Visitor Information Center.
From Bourke take the Kamilaroi Highway or Brewarrina Road, travel 28 kms staying on the main road. Just past the only grid on the road you come to T turnoff marked Tarcoon & Mt Oxley. Turn right, travel down this gravel road for approx 4 kms, turn right at the small brown Mt Oxley sign, travelling another 3kms to the huts just after the 2 grids.
Continue straight ahead on this road , which will take you to the mountain, the facilities are signposted at the top. You will find the mysterious craters just past the facilities.
From Brewarrina travel approx 70kms to the Tarcoon turnoff and turn left and follow as above.
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