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Conditions apply – Please enquire

Kallara Station

Tilpa Accommodation

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Welcome to Kallara Station!

Kallara Station hosts

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.

Justin, Julie, Holly, James, Sophie and Fred are custodians of the historic Kallara Station which dates back to 1857 and once comprised of some 993,140 acres.


Kallara is now a certified organic property of 150,000 acres and produces organic lamb, organic wool and organic oilseeds from the fertile, ancient flood plains of the Darling and Paroo Rivers. Sophie (10) and Fred (8) are educated in their school room at Kallara via Broken Hill School of the Air. Holly (14) and James (13) are away at Boarding School in Adelaide.


Our Town

  • Tis said the land out West is grand, I do not care who says it", Henry Lawson: 'The Paroo River' 1893. Located on the western banks of the Darling River, the very welcoming town of Tilpa is a must for a stopover, whether you have a few hours or a few days for camping and fishing on the Darling River.



Accommodation at Kallara Station

Coolabah Lodge:

Coolabah LodgeStay among the canopy of ancient River Red Gums in en-suite accommodation.

Kitchen/Dining Room is fully equipped. Linen is supplied. All rooms have reverse cycle air-conditioning. B. B. Q. area.

Powered sites and the 'Caravan Park':

kallara-station-sites-01You can choose a remote river site or to camp in the “Caravan Park”.

Sites are situated on the river bank as close as you like.

Campfires are welcome.

Fishermans’ Huts:

kallara-station-huts-01Basic accommodation positioned right on the River Bank.

5 x Air-con twin rooms

Kitchen is equipped. Separate shower and toilet facilities.

Air-conditioning and heating. B. B. Q. area.

Things to Do

Things to do at Kallara Station

It’s really up to you what you do during your stay at Kallara. You can choose to go fishing, yabbying, swimming, birdwatching, four-wheel driving on property tracks. Take a walk up to the station cemetery and pay your respects to Paddlesteamer Captain Thomas Johnston or John Brown, Shearer or simply pull up a chair on the Darling River and enjoy the solitude.

We’re more than happy to supply mud-maps and other necessities to ensure you have a good time at Kallara.

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Getting Here

Getting to Kallara Station

To some Kallara may be the middle of no-where, we prefer to think that we are central to everywhere.

You will find us on the western side of the Darling River, 140 km upstream of Wilcannia and 200 km downstream of Bourke, 200 km west of Cobar and 360 km east of Broken Hill. We are approximately 85 km from Louth and 12 km from Tilpa!

Driving to Tilpa

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Open Information on town or member by clicking panel on top left of map.

There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Tilpa.

The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your Outback Beds experience.

From Brisbane:

Warrego Hwy <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 1,105km approx

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway > Mitchell Highway > Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 950km approx

From Melbourne:

Hume Highway > Cobb Highway <> Long Paddock <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 944km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 842km approx


Touring Routes

Touring Routes

  • The Darling River Run is a journey of discovery along one of Australia’s most iconic rivers. Steeped in indigenous culture and pastoral history, an adventure along the Darling can include staying at any of the Outback Beds members along the river, and in the surrounding area when venturing away from the river to explore the wonderful Outback NSW. Like many parts of Outback Australia, the Darling basin is rich with Indigenous history, spirituality and living culture, as well as being an integral part of early European history and exploitative efforts of iconic Australians like Burke & Wills, Sturt, and Major Mitchell.


Guest Book

What others have said

A great stay on the Mighty Darling River; loved the fish and yabbies!" George Smitt- Vic.


more information

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