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Burrawang Station Properties

Burrawang Station
Guestrooms Accommodating up to 24 Guests

The unique blend of traditional elegance and country hospitality in Burrawang's magnificent homestead invites each guest to feel at home. The homestead features formal living and dining rooms, billiards room and extensive bar and cellar, as well as the guest office area. Located within a short flight or relaxing drive from Sydney, the retreat supports a wide variety of business applications and leisure activities. Burrawang West Station's quintessential Australian homestead was originally designed as a private retreat for senior executives, key decision makers and preferred customers of a large international development company. The developers spared no expense in creating a magnificent setting for its exclusive guests to experience the wonders of outback Australia. Now available for private bookings, accommodation provides for up to 24 guests. Complete privacy and exclusive use of Burrawang West Station Retreat is available for groups of 10 or more. Couples and small groups are most graciously welcome. The main homestead includes a formal dining room, living room and extensive bar and cellar. Our unique blend of traditional elegance and country hospitality invites each guest to feel at home. Our guests enjoy award-winning accommodation with contemporary furnishings, classic Australian antiques and notable artworks in spacious living areas. As a guest, you will stay in one of twelve suites, located within four beautifully appointed boutique lodges, each with fully screened verandas for maximum enjoyment of the sweeping views. From crisp bed linen to cosy thick house robes and spacious living areas, every detail considers your ultimate comfort and pleasure. To enhance your stay, each lodge is air-conditioned, has its own fireplace and is fully equipped with modern amenities. Total capacity is 12 guests on a single basis, or up to 24 guests, twin share. All meals and beverages are included with your lodging at Burrawang. Our award-winning chef creates outstanding cuisine to tempt your tastebuds and make mealtimes a treat. From fine dining in formal surrounds to casual alfresco style, your pleasure is our specialty. We cater to all tastes and food requirements, using only the freshest quality produce. Many of our ingredients come straight from the gardens of Burrawang. Customised menus and a selection of suggested menus are available to exclusive use guests. Dine when and where your group prefers. Formal dining in the homestead. Camp oven cooking. Barbecue at poolside. Billy tea under the river gums. Burrawang boasts an impressive wine cellar offering a wide selection of Australian wines. Libations of all varieties are available from the fully stocked open bar. Featuring a full size billiard table and glowing fireplace, the homestead's bar area is always a popular spot to unwind over a cool drink.
Near Ootha

Year Round

Australia is an all-year-round destination, but during the summer, December to February, it is hot in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. At the Great Barrier Reef, most rain falls in January and February. In northern Queensland and parts of the Northern Territory, roads may flood during the 'green' season, January to March. The ski season takes place during June to October in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Australia's seasons are the opposite of those of the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring: September-November

Summer: December-February

Fall: March-May

Winter: June-August 
Station Tours, Sporting, Wildlife, Star Gazing, Feeding Time, Art, the Dish, 4x4 buggies & Canoe.

STATION TOURS - Explore our historic cattle station aboard a four wheel bike, the buggy or in the comfort of a ute. Along side our stockmen, you’ll feel the passion and energy of their work.

WILDLIFE SPOTTING - Paddle a canoe or dingy along 8 kilometres of the tranquil Yarrabandai billabong. Paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, Burrawang’s waterways form a natural wildlife reserve. With the support of the Lachlan River Catchment Authority, we’ve implemented special measures to ensure the long term viability of this important environment which is home to a wide array of native Australian birds and wildlife, including many protected and endangered species. Common sightings include playful kangaroos and wallabies, entertaining emus, awesome goanna lizards, cheeky hares, insistent galas and cockatoos, laughing kookaburras, colorful grass parrots and majestic eagles. Dedicated birdwatchers can easily observe less common specimen such as Superb Parrot, Sacred Kingfisher and Brown Tree Creeper.
Feeding Time- Who can resist a newborn calf or lamb? Bottle feeding brings you up close and personal with some of our little ones. Even devout city folk can be experts in no time. Our lovely natured alpacas make excellent guards for birthing sheep and their lambs. But these gentle natured alpacas love guests at feeding time. You’ll find our female alpacas, along with their babies (called crias) in the Homestead paddock. Foxes beware. Alpacas originated from South America but share a common natural enemy with sheep; the fox. Although no one knows exactly why, alpacas’ herd animal instincts, particularly those of male alpacas, make them very protective of birthing ewes, especially when threatened by a fox. Heaven help any fox that gets too close to our lambs!
Sporting Pursuits- Compete, or just play. Two floodlit tennis courts, a par 3 golf hole, an archery range and sparkling 20 metre swimming pool, and all the equipment, are available on site, any time. Enjoy a full round of golf at our local course. You might have to wait . . . roos love those greens!
Relaxation - Kick back in an indoor or outdoor spa. Steam your cares away in a soothing sauna. Recline in your favourite squatter's chair, perched on the veranda of your private lodge or at the homestead. You’ll find a perfect spot to unwind and wonder at open skies and endless views.

Catch & Release - Throw in a line. Fishermen and novices alike enjoy the fight of Yellowbelly, Murray Cod and Silver Perch found in our billabong. But if you’ve never been yabbie hunting, you’re in for a thrill. These little crustaceans are crafty creatures and delicious fare. A great pursuit guaranteed to bring out the child in you.

Camp Ovens & Picnics - Al fresco dining takes on new meaning when set in Australia’s outback. Whether it’s under the star canopy around a traditional bush drover’s camp oven, or beneath swaying river gums along side the billabong, there’s nothing like fresh air and great food.

Star Gazing - Our vast southern sky becomes a heavenly spectacle as night falls. The purpose built viewing tower makes reaching for the stars a favourite night time activity.

Art Appreciation - If your passion runs to art, a self guided tour of Burrawang’s private art and antique collection is sure to satisfy. Tastefully incorporated throughout Burrawang's homestead and boutique lodges, paintings, sculptures, photography and other artworks/artifacts represent colonial and contemporary artists from Gould to Valamanesh.
Local Info

In 1836, during a period in which the government restricted settlement beyond the Blue Mountains, one of the early "squatters", Thomas Kite, stocked an area west of the Blue Mountains and called the area "Burrawang Run". The area later became known as Burrawang Station. By 1866, Burrawang Station encompassed over 520,000 acres of central New South Wales. Extending south to the Lachlan River, north to the village of Trundle, west to within 14km of Condobolin and east to within 20km of Forbes. Within the station's boundaries were the current villages and towns of Bogan Gate, Yarrabandai, Derriwong and Ootha. Over the next 20 years, Burrawang Station became legendary for its record wool production (over 5,000 bales in 1884) and for one of the state's largest shearing sheds. Teams of more than 250 men worked the shed's 101 stands. Bullock drays transported wool to the nearest railhead in Bathurst. Portions of Burrawang Station were progressively sold off during the early 1900s. Sales accelerated in 1907 when, in an effort to encourage rural settlement, the state government required subdivision of large areas of NSW. Land was then allocated by tender and ballot to new settlers. Current boundaries of Burrawang West Station date from this time.
Owners & Hosts

Principal owners of Burrawang West Station during this century include the Edols and Maloney families, and The Scottish Australian Investment Company. In 1993, the estate's magnificent homestead development was completed by a Japanese corporate owner. In 2000, Australian owners acquired Burrawang West Station and opened the retreat to private bookings.

Burrawang West Station would like to introduce Doug & Stefanie Loeb, who joined us as Retreat Managers and Hosts in January 2007. Doug, brings 20 years of International Hotel experience having commenced his professional career as a Chef in Hanover, Germany. Throughout his expansive career in Hospitality, Doug was Night Manager of the Athenaeum Hotel in London, Front Office Manager of the Schwarzer Bock Hotel Wiesbaden, Germany and most recently as Business Development Manager for The Observatory Hotel Sydney and Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, part of Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises..

Stefanie, an architect, specialising in high end design and building sustainability brings with her over 10 years of international experience and will maintain the excellence in architectural quality Burrawang West Station has to offer. In addition to this Stefanie will utilise her experience gained in the service industry whilst looking after discerning clients. Doug and Stefanie will be responsible for the comfort and well being of all guests as they experience the quintessential Australian charm in the luxury of this all-inclusive, exclusive retreat. They join Bill Royal, Station Manager, who has been managing the livestock at Burrawang West Station for the past 30 years and Graham and Jana Pickles, the retreat owners. "Having experienced Burrawang West Station as guests 4 times in the past, we are thrilled to be able to share our experiences with future visitors. When travelling, we rarely go to the same place twice, however with Burrawang West Station, it’s different." Stefanie says. "We enjoyed the property and atmosphere so much and we were thrilled to be asked to manage it."
Press & Media

Winner 2004 Inland NSW Tourism Award for Luxury Accommodation

Distinction Award for Unique Accommodation 2004 NSW Tourism Awards
Guest Reviews

"Out of the wonderful hospitality we had, our award goes to Burrawang West Station, those people are incredible and you should send everyone there."
- David B, Atlanta, USA

"Superb property, Superb Hosts, Awesome Experience"
- Dick V, Singapore

"2 days, 2 little, what a wonderful place- this must be the best of OZ" - Johnny L, Canada

"Thank you all for an extraordinary experience in the outback, we'll cherish our memories."
- Liza, Mathew, Gaby, Georgia, L.A. California

"An oasis of hospitality & outback splendour, thank you"
- Phil & Gail

"This place is magic and leaving it is tragic"
- Louise H

"Sensational stay with excellent hosts, destress & work outcomes were the icing on the cake."
- Bob C

"Thank you for our special day,so very special.The memories and love you have given us this weekend will be with us forever."
- Karen & Christopher

"'World Class' you two are the best."
- Dirk L

"Thank you for giving me the wedding of my dreams,everything was perfect and your hospitality exceptional."
- Simone &; Claude

"Fabulous food & wonderful hospitality...we had a sensational time."
- Wayne & Dora

"A gem that I look forward to experiencing again."
- Richard R

"Can't speak highly enough of the pillows."
- Chris R

"A truly unforgettable and delightful experience."
- Edgar P

"A world away from the stresses of everyday life."
- Justin

"Completely blown away by everything."
- Holly

"The beauty of the Bush has no parallels. If you looked up Serendipity in the dictionary, I'm sure you would find the words 'Burrawang West Station'"
- Catrina Rowntree

"A night that I will Remember Forever."
- Mathew & Nicole
Legendary Burrawang West Station stretches across 12,000 acres of Lachlan River country in Central New South Wales. Nestled within Burrawang's rich pastures and endless skies is a magnificent country estate, Burrawang West Station Retreat.
Nestled within Burrawang's rich pastures and endless skies, is a magnificent country estate, Burrawang West Station Retreat. Burrawang West Station's retreat offers adventuresome, yet discerning guests, an opportunity to experience outback Australia in complete style and luxury. The quintessential Australian homestead was designed by a large international development company for private use by its top executives and their special guests. No expense was spared in creating Burrawang Retreat’s magnificent country estate in the picturesque Lachlan River country of Central New South Wales. Burrawang West Station provides an endless array of adventure for guests. Dating back to Australia’s early settlement, the fully operational sheep and cattle station stretches across 14,000 acres of rich pastures and pristine waterways and ranks amongst Australia’s premier fine quality meat producers. The retreat offers luxurious lodging and services for up to 29 guests seeking an authentic Australian outback adventure. With its quintessential Australian homestead, luxurious individual boutique lodges, and creative fine dining, Burrawang West Station retreat offers guests a unique blend of adventure and relaxation.

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