Burrawang West Station
Burrawang West Station is a magnificent country estate comprising 12,000 acres of Lachlan River country in Central New South Wales.
The stone homestead was designed to celebrate the grace and elegance of a colonial past, but built to accommodate guests in a style and luxury that is wholly contemporary.
Surrounded by a working cattle station (Burrawang produces some of the country’s premium beef), this is the ideal property from which to explore the NSW outback in style. Property manager Bill Royal, who has been at the property for over 30 years, will be giving a hands-on experience of life on a working station, as well as insights into the diverse wildlife.
The property is also equipped with resort facilities including tennis courts, swimming pool, golf driving range and archery range.
From kangaroo-spotting to quad-biking, spa-soaking to Aboriginal painting, archery to golf, Burrawang offers a fantastic mix of adventure, insights and relaxation – ideal for families or couples looking for a true country escape.
The homestead at Burrawang is the epitome of grazier chic. With its polished floorboards, high ceilings, wide verandas, billiard room and large dining and living rooms, it’s easy to imagine it’s been there since white men first ventured past the great sandstone curtain of the Blue Mountains…
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Some of Australia’s most historic country towns dot this region, quintessential settlements founded by gold miners, graziers and farmers, and later chosen by artists for their special light. Today they’re loved by visitors for their old-world general stores and friendly country pubs. Burrawang is 70km west of Parkes, famous for its telescope: when Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the moon in 1969, it was the Parkes Observatory’s giant radio telescope that received the transmission, broadcasting it to a television audience of 600 million people. In 2000 the observatory was also the setting for the Australian film, The Dish.
The area has an interesting bushranger history and a long tradition as a gold-mining centre, one of the richest in the early colony. Lake Cowal, near West Wyalong is the largest natural lake in NSW.
In the few years since it opened to guests, Burrawang West Station has successfully combined the very best things in life – food, wine, art, design, and lodging – in a rugged Australian landscape.
Take a tour of the 12,000 acre property where you will see the original shearing shed and help muster cattle on 4-wheel Quad Bikes. Later in the afternoon, try your hand at fishing on any of the beautiful spots along the riverbank. You might like to relax by the pool, have a hit of golf or try out your archery skills. At dusk, watch kangaroos come to drink close to the main homestead.
Cocktails are served in the homestead bar with dinner in the main dining room. Later in the evening you might like to climb the Star Gazing Tower and view the Milky Way through Burrawang’s own telescope.
Complimentary activities at Burrawang West Station include:
- Wildlife spotting for kangaroos, wallabies, emus, goanna lizards and much more.
- Bird-spotting for galahs, cockatoos, kookaburras, parrots and eagles.
- Take a canoe along the Yarrabandai billabong.
- A station tour learning about a working property; adults can explore by four-wheel motorbikes.
- Other facilities include a sauna, a 20-metre heated swimming pool, two floodlit all-weather tennis courts, a golf driving range and an archery range.
- Novices and experts alike will enjoy fishing for Yellowbelly, Murray Cod and Silver Perch found in the billabong.
- An observation tower, located adjacent to the main Homestead, is equipped with a star-viewing telescope.
Other activities at additional cost include Aboriginal artist workshops, hot air ballooning, bush poet and in-room massage.
The property is closed annually from 15 January to 14 February during the peak of summer.
Guests are able to book the property on an exclusive use basis all throughout the year. It is also available from April to November on a non-exclusive use basis.
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Package includes all meals and beverages, including in-stock beer, wines and spirits.
Accommodation is provided in individual colonial-style cottages known as the Barn, Woolshed, Jackaroo Cottage and Jillaroo Cottage. With sweeping views overlooking the property, each cottage features modern amenities such as TV, VCR, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, air-conditioning, fireplace, spacious living and dining areas.
All guestrooms at Burrawang West Station are lavishly appointed with modern bathrooms, including a classic claw-foot bath, and French doors that open out to a deep verandah – the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The rooms are furnished with class and distinction, featuring contemporary furniture, fine colonial antiques and modern artworks. And with just 12 guestrooms at the retreat, absolute privacy is assured.
Nearest major city/town
City – Sydney
Town – Parkes
Scheduled or jet flight to Parkes Airport. A complimentary transfer from the Parkes Airport to Burrawang Homestead is included and takes approximately 45 minutes.
From Sydney by road it takes approximately 5.5 hours to drive.
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