800 km south-west of Darwin and 200 km 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 home not only to around 3,500 Brahman-cross cattle but also to a stunning variety of local fauna including wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, a myriad of native and migratory birds, fish and the omnipresent crocodiles.
If you have any questions about the station, please call us +61 8 9168 7375.
The breathtaking scenery is on a scale difficult to comprehend and is truly bought to life when viewed from the air. Arriving at Bullo via charter aeroplane provides a stunning panorama that sets up your visit in the most memorable way. Ask us for a list of operators who can provide you with a quote. Helicopter transfers to the homestead are also possible.
A private charter plane to our homestead airstrip provides the best access from Darwin (90 minutes) or Kununurra (30 minutes). Air transfers are also available to/from a number of locations, e.g. El Questro, Bamurru Plains or Katherine. Contact us for a list of charter operators that regularly fly to Bullo.
Helicopter transfers to our homestead airstrip from Darwin (120 minutes) or Kununurra (40 minutes) can also be arranged.
If self-driving through the region, the station is accessed from the Victoria Highway. The road is 4WD only, contains several gates that must be opened and closed by you, and the roads are not passable at some times of the year – it does pay to be prepared. Detailed driving directions are provided for a safe journey, as well as guidance for hiring cars to ensure you are fully informed about the journey.
Distances are as follows:
~200 km from Kununurra (Western Australia) – allow 3 hours. Also note there is a time difference between WA & NT.
~460 km from Katherine (Northern Territory) – allow 6 hours
~800 km from Darwin (Northern Territory) – allow 10 hours
The top end of the Northern Territory has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a spectacular ‘Wet’ and a delightful ‘Dry’.
The Dry Season May – October
Crisp mornings, warm sunny days and cool starry nights perfect for sitting by a fire make the dry season a beautiful time to travel to Bullo. As the vast landscape dries off and access improves, the cattle station is at its busiest managing the 3,000 strong Brahman-cross herd. Plenty of water remains in the Victoria and Bullo rivers and secluded waterholes make it a great time for wildlife spotting and swimming. Temperatures range from a minimum of 21C (70F) to a maximum of 32C (90F) and much lower humidity levels, typically around 60–65%.
The Wet Season – November to April
The wet season brings life, vivid colours and water, plenty of water, to the landscape. Humidity increases during the build-up to the ‘Wet’ until the weather finally breaks with welcomed deluges of afternoon monsoonal rains and storms. The wet season is a spectacular time to see Bullo as the rain transforms the landscape into bright green plains, set against deep red-earth ridge lines and charcoal grey skies. Temperatures range from a minimum of 25C (77F) to a maximum of 33C (91F) and humidity levels can reach in excess of 80%.
Road access to the cattle station over this period is restricted, and due to the heavy rains and uncomfortable humidity the station is closed to guests from November through to February, the peak of the wet season.