Bullo River Station is a premier hosted outback experience in Australia’s Northern Territory. It is located in the northwestern corner of the territory and bordered by the Victoria River and rugged hills on a vast property that is home to around 9,000 Brahman-cross cattle in addition to a wide variety of local fauna including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, native and migratory birds, and crocodiles. Hosted by Marlee Ranacher, the daughter of author Sara Henderson who made the station famous in her books, and her husband Franz and their small, dedicated team, the lodge is a family home and an active cattle ranch.
The guest area features twelve rooms with en suite facilities and air conditioning. The rooms are just a few yards from the main house, and all have sliding glass doors that lead out onto the homestead lawns. Guests have full access to the vast living areas of the homestead and the swimming pool.
Cuisine is home-style at Bullo. Breakfast is usually served on the veranda, and dinners in the dining room. Meals are informal, and the menu relies heavily on local produce, fresh fish, and organic beef. Most of your lunches will be picnics while you are out on your excursions but are of the same quality and style.
Your days at Bullo will never be boring. The very capable team will arrange all of your activities to suit your needs and desires. Discover Aboriginal rock art, the myriad bird species, and outback wildlife. Cruise along the Bullo River Gorge to fish or look for crocodiles. Helicopter trips can be arranged for aerial sightseeing and to show you some of the more remote fishing locations. For experienced equestrians, the lodge has several horses for you to ride. Seasonally, you may be able to participate in or watch cattle mustering and bull catching.
The main attraction of the station is the excellent fishing. The Bullo River flows for 50 miles through the property and joins the Victoria River along the eastern border. Fresh and tidal salt water fishing are excellent year round, and the lodge has two boats for those that do not want to fish from the riverbank. The mighty barramundi is a popular goal for avid anglers and occasionally reach 50 pounds.Request Information