I looked forward to revisiting Bullara Station, as had I enjoyed camping there in 2014 and 2015, and I wasn’t disappointed when I returned!
Although the owners have made many improvements to the site they have retained the bush camp character it is famous for. I was glad to see the lava-trees were still there and I loved my shower in the open air under the gum tree with the birds chirping away, the sky above and lovely hot water coming out of the holes in the bucket above. Very rustic!
Even the ‘neighbours’ added to the rustic scene 🐑 🐑🐑
Happy hour is around the communal campfire and Damper John, who has been there since 2013, chats about his life at Bullara Station as he prepares damper for all the guests to try. He did tell us his recipe but I wasn’t quick enough to copy it down 😟
The old shearing shed has been converted to a cafe where we enjoyed scones, jam and cream for morning tea and also their gourmet dinner one night.
It still has the old shearer’s stands and other memorabilia from its former life, plus some decorations to suit its current purpose.
This bottle tree was a little different to the boabs we’ve seen recently 😂
And the bottle walk, a pathway to the red sand hills marked by beer bottles, is a track worth exploring. This photo was taken on my visit in 2014.
Bullara Station is a destination, an experience and a place you want to return to. I hope it’s not another 7 years before I visit again. 🚐