Bullo River Station is 500,000 acres of privately owned countryside and is situated in the northwestern corner of the Northern Territory near the Western Australian border; 800km southwest of Darwin and 200kms east of Kununurra in what is referred to as the East Kimberley region. Encircled by the coffee coloured waters of the Victoria River and rugged hills inscribed with Aboriginal rock art, this vast property is not only home to around 9,000 Brahman-cross cattle, but also a stunning variety of local fauna species including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, a myriad of native and migratory birds, fish and the omnipresent crocodile.
It was great to meet you all and we had an amazing couple of days of full activities… chopper flights, gorges, swimming, fishing, cruises, shooting and much more. It was outstanding to have such diverse activities and also see what goes on at the cattle station. Many thanks to you, we will be back.Kirkhope Aviation - Australia (August 2014)
Private charter plane to our homestead strip provides best access from either Darwin (90 minutes) or Kununurra (30 minutes). This is a spectacular scenic flight, setting the scene to the vastness of this stunning location. Air transfers are also available to/from a number of locations, e.g. El Questro, Bamurru Plains or Katherine and quotes and various sized aircraft can be provided on request.
Helicopter transfers to our homestead airstrip from Darwin (120 minutes) or Kununurra (40 minutes) can also be provided on request.
If self driving through the region, along the Victoria Highway, guests are welcome to self drive to the property (4WD only). Detailed driving directions are essential and are provided for a safe journey.
Distances are as follows:
- 200km from Kununurra (Western Australia) – allow 3 hours, also note there is a time difference between WA & NT
- 460km from Katherine (Northern Territory) – allow 6 hours
- 800km from Darwin (Northern Territory) – allow 10 hours.
Climate & Seasons
Bullo River is in the ‘Tropical North’ climatic zone, and has an average temperature of 32 degrees celsius all year, with varying humidity. There are two distinct seasons – ‘The Wet’, from November to March and is when the summer rains prevail and bring the natural landscape to life and the humidity increases. Road access to the cattle station over this period is restricted and due to the heavy rains the Station is closed for November, December, January and February over the peak of the wet season. ‘The Dry’ season, from May to October, has warm sunny days and cool nights and is the peak season for visitors and the period of most cattle related activity.