Kallara Station is the perfect place to experience something new and exciting. With loads of fun and enjoyable encounters such as fishing, birdwatching, 4WDing, bushwalking, swimming and kayaking available, you and your family can have the best time in country NSW.
The farm itself with its vast 25,000-acre span has countless opportunities to learn new skills and try something you have never done before. Julie and Justin are proud of their farming culture and heritage and will gladly allow you to get involved and learn everything there is to know about organic goat and sheep farming on Kallara Station.
Being based on the Darling River, Kallara Station is the perfect place to cast a rod and catch a fish. Whether you are a first-time fisherman or avid angler, there are various species of marine life to try your hand at. With more than 50 species of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin including Murray cod, various species of perch, catfish, bream and smelt, there is something for everyone. We ask, when fishing in the river, that you follow NSW Department of Primary Industries recreational fishing guidelines in regards to catch and keep limits and sizing. Please refer to the DPI website for more information.
Kallara Station is the perfect place to explore the copious amounts of 4WD tracks in the surrounding farm grounds and national parks. Owners, Julie and Justin can provide you with recommendations on the ones to tackle based on your experience level and vehicle. When going out for a 4WD, always remember to tell someone where you are heading off to, or better still, travel in pairs. You never know when you might need an extra set of wheels to help you out of a jam.
Known for its high-profile birdlife, Kallara Station and the surrounding Paroo-Darling National Park is a great destination to get the binoculars out and look to the skies. Boasting over 200 species of birds, there is always something flying around for you to discover. Famous for their Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos, which are frequently found in their masses in the trees and grassed areas on the farm, you can also be lucky enough to see pink cockatoos, parrots, varieties of ducks and geese swimming on the Darling River and even the Barking Owl, if your up late enough in the night. Whether its day or night, birds are in abundance and there is always something to see if you just look up, left and right.
Just a short 40-minute drive from Kallara Station, you will find the beautiful, small country town of Tilpa. The historic town was once known as a trade port for paddle steamers, transporting farming goods and wool to Adelaide and Melbourne. Now it houses a welcoming community and a good old fashioned Aussie outback pub.
Established in 1894, the Tilpa Hotel is the go-to stop on the Darling Run for friendly and welcoming hospitality. With a classic pub bistro offering good, hearty Australian meals and cold beer on tap, it is the perfect place to unwind after a long, adventurous day. The Tilpa Hotel also has unique décor. As traveller’s pass through, they are asked to write a message on the pub wall for a small fee, with all money donated to the Royal Flying Doctors Service. When you stop at Tilpa Hotel, be sure to take some time to read the heartwarming and downright funny messages that have been left by other people passing through.
Around 2 hours northeast of Kallara Station, you will find the small town of Louth. With only one small pub, Shindy’s Inn, and doubling as the town’s only shop and café, Louth is definitely an experience to be had. But the highlight of the town happens in August for the annual Louth Races, held at Louth Turf Club. Staging a 7-race program, country NSW comes alive with punters coming from all over to place their annual horse racing bet. Competitions for Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman also come off well with cold beer, BBQ and live music making the event a unique annual spectacle.
The local Paroo-Darling National Park nearby to Kallara Station is split into two regions, covering the Paroo River and Peery Lake in the north and the Darling River to the south. With beautiful, natural scenery and an abundance of wildlife, a trek through the national park is definitely worthwhile.
The Gundabooka National Park, north of Kallara Station boasts some magnificent examples of Aboriginal Rock Art, allowing travellers to learn and experience the rich cultural history of the Australian Aboriginals. It also has some fantastic walking trails, allowing access to the various sections of Mount Gundabooka. With 3 access points to the national park, it can be experienced by both car and on foot.