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Kilcowera Station is 80,000 ha of Mulga Rangelands in south west Queensland, halfway between Thargomindah and Hungerford on the Dowling Track. Our eastern boundary is the RAMSAR listed Currawinya National Park, while our western boundary is the Dingo Barrier Fence.
In 2001 we opened Kilcowera as a Station Stay for visitors traveling through the Outback. Our visitor numbers have grown steadily since then with many guests making return visits. Kilcowera has proven itself to be a destination that suits couples, singles and families all looking for a little slice of real outback station life.
We provide a perfect location for 4 wheel drive clubs and groups, school and tour groups, fly in visitors, campers and caravanners, birdwatchers, naturalists and for all those wishing to escape town and city life for a short while.
Accommodation is available in our modern and well set up Shearers Quarters which can sleep 17. Visitors can self cater or let us do the cooking for them. Our main campground is adjacent to the Shearers Quarters and is set amongst beautiful green lawns, shrubs and trees. Amenities include bathrooms, laundry, camp kitchen, power, picnic tables, fireplaces with wood supplied, BBQ’s, our Meathouse Museum and a conveniently located Bird Hide.
Bush Camping is available at two locations: the fresh water Cardenyabba Lagoon where visitors have private campsites with fireplaces and a long drop toilet or Youlaingee Springs 25 kilometers from the Kilcowera Homestead. At Youlaingee, guests have access to fresh drinking water, camping by a creek or amidst the Mulga, an outside shower, long drop toilet, absolute peace, quiet and solitude and only a short drive to the 6000 ha salt water Lake Wyara.
On arrival guests are greeted by us, the owner / operators, shown to their chosen accommodation or campground and given a comprehensive information pack which includes maps, bird list and directions for self drive touring around the property. As well as touring the property visitors are able to inspect the Shearing Shed and sheep and cattle yards and are encouraged to watch any station activities that may be going on at the time of their visit. Yabbying, canoeing and bird watching are popular pastimes at Cardenyabba Lagoon. Guided tours are available and are tailored to meet the expectations of each group of guests. Our camp oven meals are a satisfying and delicious way to finish the day for those who choose this option.
We have been members of the unique, award winning Outback Beds: a network of accommodation providers, since 2005 and also have membership with Outback Queensland Tourism Authority (OQTA). In 2010, Kilcowera was awarded the Judges Commendation for Hosted Accommodation at the annual OQTA awards.
We believe we offer travelers to the Outback a great all round experience where they can enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife in their natural habitat while getting to know us, the people who live and work on the Station. More information can be found on our website www.kilcowera.com.au and on our blog at http://kilcowerastation.wordpress.com