Imagine sitting by your campfire as a vivid, red sun sets over a timeless Outback landscapes at Kilcowera Station. Parrots chatter in nearby Coolabah trees as the purple dusk creeps across a cloudless sky.
Halfway along the Dowling Track, Kilcowera is adjacent to the RAMSAR listed Currawinya National Park and offers exceptional views and access to Lake Wyara.
While this is truly a bird-watchers’ paradise, other animals to be seen include Red Kangaroos and Eastern Greys, the Western Grey Kangaroo, Wallaroos, Emus, Lizards, Echidnas, Yabbies and small carnivorous marsupials.
Greg and Toni Sherwin have lived on, owned and cared for Kilcowera for 31 years. In recent years they have opened the gates to visitors and enjoy showing them around their working cattle station.
If you are after a safe, friendly, clean and hospitable destination you’ll find it at Kilcowera.
Cardenyabba Lagoon has a series of secluded campsites each with a fireplace and wood supplied.
Campground set among green lawns, trees and shrubs surrounding the quarters.
Clean, comfortable and modern shearer’s quarters which can sleep 17.
Things to do at Kilcowera Station
Guests can be as laid back or as busy as they choose to be, with the guided or self-guided tours around the property a good place to start – a way to get the feel of the place. Get your 4WD off the beaten track and check out Lake Wyara, Murderers Bore and Rustlers Roost in our Lake paddock or maybe the Dingo Barrier fence and Cardenyabba Lagoon.
There are bushwalking trails, superb bird watching and photographic opportunities, yabbies to be caught in the lagoon, dam or waterholes. Visitors can look in on the stock work, usually done in April or May.
Then there’s the wildlife spotting, learning about the different flora in the mulga rangelands and to wind down, the stars are breathtaking in the outback especially if you’re sitting around your own campfire having a beverage with friends.
Kilcowera Station is ideally situated for day trips to the nearby towns of Thargomindah, Hungerford, Eulo, Toompine, Yowah opal fields and Leopardwood mine. Currawinya and Bindegolly National parks are also just a short drive away.
Kilcowera Station is one hour’s drive (90 kilometers) south of Thargomindah on the well maintained, mainly gravel, Dowling Track and is usually accessible by conventional vehicle as well as 4 WD. However some of the station tracks require a high clearance vehicle. If you are driving up from the south, Kilcowera is 80 kilometers from Hungerford, about one hour’s drive.
By Air : The co – ordinates for Kilcowera are: 28 degrees, 37′ 20.4 south, 143 degrees, 51′ 04.3 east. Pilots and visitors are welcome to use the red soil airstrips which are 13 kilometres NW of the homestead – with prior permission. The airstrip has a yellow windsock and the directions are 090 – 270 and 030 – 210. A pick up fee of $55 will apply to help defray the costs associated with this service.
There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Thargomindah. The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your Outback Beds experience.
|Brisbane||Warrego Hwy <> Adventure Way||1,100km|
|Sydney||Western Freeway > Mitchell Highway||1,215km|
|Melbourne||Hume Highway <> Newell Highway <> Mitchell Highway||1,441km|
|Adelaide||Barrier Highway <> Silver City Highway <> Explorers Way||1,232km|
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