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The Tailor - Australia - The Outback
One of the best ways to enjoy an #active and authentic experience in the #Outback is to stay at one of #Australia's many stations. My recommendations include a working sheep station, a remote cattle station, a villa at a beach camp, a luxury tent along a secluded dune or an adventure #cruise.
At The Tailor we create hand-crafted luxury Australian experiences for discerning travellers. For first time travellers to Australia, we endeavour to ensure they are able to experience what we call Australia’s BIG 5.
Nothing is more quintessentially Australian than an outback station. Operated by the families that have cared for this land for generations, the hosts are welcoming, relaxed, informative and uniquely Australian.
Our outback landscape is beautiful, vast and harsh.
Our outback landscape is beautiful, vast and harsh
The destinations are dramatic, remote and frequently getting there is half the adventure. But shown these unique destinations by the guides and hosts who love them will leave you with a different perspective on life and wanting to experience more.
Where to Stay and What to Experience:
Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Angorichina Station is a working sheep station with 140 years of history, 64,000 hectares and a warm welcome for just six discerning guests.
Experience an authentic slice of outback life the Di Farghers, who have worked the beguiling red lands of the Southern Flinders for four generations. Their historic homestead is an oasis of period elegance, green lawns and manicured roses, a striking contrast to the echoing plains and ancient ranges where eagles keen.
Experience an authentic slice of outback life
The hosts provide all personal tours and serve delicious home-cooked meals, including sumptuous roast lamb under huge night skies on the back veranda.
Of course, there’s always something happening on a sheep station including mustering, shearing and water runs; it’s all happening for real and you’re very welcome to be part of it.
Hotel Angorichina Station
Bike Hire Barossa Valley
The nearby town of Blinman (population 22) is a charming old mining town with museum, café, post office and, of course, a pub.
Bullo River Station
Top End, Northern Territory
Bullo River Station is a five-star wilderness experience.
Located in the top western corner of the Northern Territory of Australia, it has been in the Henderson family since the late 1950s when Charles Henderson, a pioneering American, purchased the 500,000-acre cattle property.
Bullo River Station is a five-star wilderness experience
Today Bullo River Station is operated by the Ranchers as a commercial cattle station running 9,000 head of Brahman-cross cattle for the export cattle trade.
The Ranchers welcome discerning travellers to Bullo from March through to November on an all-inclusive basis, offering the opportunity to experience cattle station life in a unique and very remote part of Australia.
Guests can enjoy abundant bird life and native fauna because of the natural permanent waters of the Bullo River, and some of the best barramundi fishing in the area.
Hotel Bullo River Station
Berkeley River Lodge
Kimberley, Western Australia
In one of the world’s last true wilderness areas, between Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets, the ultimate Kimberley adventure and refined indulgence awaits.
Only accessible by air or sea, getting to The Berkeley is half the adventure. From your ocean-view villa, floating atop the coastal dune, a whole world of little-known natural treasures unfolds before you.
Only accessible by air or sea, getting to The Berkeley is half the adventure
Twenty luxury villas are perfectly positioned along a 65-metre-high dune to command 180-degree panoramas sweeping from Joseph Bonaparte Gulf to Reveley Island, or from the mouth of the Berkeley River to its rugged red gorges beyond.
Hotel The Berkeley River Lodge
Kimberley Coastal Camp
Kimberley, Western Australia
After your helicopter drops you on the beach at Kimberley Coastal Camp, you’re castaway. No itineraries. No worries.
Located on the remote shores of Admiralty Gulf in the far north Kimberley region, your eco-friendly idyll is surrounded by turquoise seas teeming with marine life, and rich bush land bristling with wildlife.
your eco-friendly idyll is surrounded by turquoise seas teeming with marine life
And people? Outside of your hosts and fellow guests (12 all told), there’s barely a soul for hundreds of sundrenched kilometres.
Life is different here.
Your personal space is one of the six guest gazebos, turned to face the Timor Sea. Your community is ‘The Shed,’ a place of gourmet food, stylish comfort and rich company.
Kimberly Coastal Camp
Your world is all around you, the place where nature holds sway.
Spend your days fishing for the fabled barramundi, explore wilderness trails, look for dugongs and dolphins, or discover the intriguing Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art which has been part of this landscape for thousands of years.
Spend your days fishing for the fabled barramundi, explore wilderness trails, look for dugongs and dolphins
Of course you might choose to take it easy. Picnic on a deserted island. Sip a glass of chilled wine while chef prepares dinner. Swim in the pool as the sun goes down on the Gulf waters.
Red Centre, Northern Territory
Longitude 131 is luxurious, innovative and arguably one of the best luxury wilderness camps in the world. It’s situated close to the border of the dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and offers stunning views of Australia’s most famous icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Fifteen luxury tents are ranged along a secluded dune, superbly designed and brilliantly appointed. Most importantly, the king-sized beds are oriented so guests wake to one of the continent’s most remarkable shows, the rising of the desert sun over the mysterious monolith that is Uluru, a performance of colours, texture and, according to some, spirit.
arguably one of the best luxury wilderness camps in the world
Hotel Longitude 131
Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Wet n Wild Water Park
An exclusive touring programme showcases the spectacular geography and biodiversity of the Central deserts, as well as the ancient culture of Anangu (Aboriginal people) who have lived and cared for this landscape for thousands of years.
After watching a sunset over Uluru (with a glass of champagne), guests are invited to dine under the spectacular desert night sky at Table 131°: an intimate three-course dinner is served with the finest wines, candle light and a glittering canopy of stars; the perfect way to wind down after an amazing day of discovery.
True North Cruises
Kimberley, Western Australia
For a different perspective of the outback, why not experience a True North Cruise?
Your passage to experiencing true wilderness in real luxury.
One of the world’s finest adventure-cruise ships, The True North offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vistas as it plies the remote waters off northern Australia’s dramatic Kimberley region. North Star Cruises are adventure-orientated, offering 6, 7 and 13-night cruises, and make greater provision for guests to do ‘what they want, when they want’. Daily activities include scenic walks, helicopter flights, cultural excursions, fishing, snorkelling, picnics, diving and exploring.
Daily activities include scenic walks, helicopter flights, cultural excursions, fishing, snorkelling, picnics, diving and exploring
True North Cruises
Cage of Death
3 Day Buffalo Dreaming Top End Tour
The vessel is purpose-built for accessing shallow river systems, fully licensed for fishing activities and has six dedicated expedition boats (not zodiacs) to enable guests to experience the wilderness close-up and in small-group comfort.
All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class staterooms and the River Class cabins offer king size beds that can be converted to singles; Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds.
The vessel has a guest limit of 36, while the crew of 20 ensures an unprecedented attention to detail and excellence in service. All meals on The True North feature modern Australian cuisine.