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The breathtaking scenery is on a scale difficult to comprehend and is truly bought to life from the air. Arriving at Bullo via charter aeroplane provides a stunning panorama that sets up your visit in the most memorable way.

Air Access

Private charter plane to our homestead strip provides the best access from Darwin (90 minutes) or Kununurra (30 minutes). Air transfers are also available to/from a number of locations, e.g. El Questro, Bamurru Plains or Katherine and quotes and various sized aircraft can be coordinated via our Station Managers.

Helicopter

Helicopter transfers to our homestead airstrip from Darwin (120 minutes) or Kununurra (40 minutes) can also be arranged.

Road Access

If self-driving through the region, the station is accessed off the Victoria Highway. The road is 4WD only, contains several gates that must be opened and closed by you, and the roads are not passable at some times of the years – it does pay to be prepared. Detailed driving directions are provided for a safe journey, as well as guidance for hire cars to ensure you are fully informed for the journey.

Distances are as follows:

  • ~200km from Kununurra (Western Australia) – allow 3 hours, also note there is a time difference between WA & NT
  • ~460km from Katherine (Northern Territory) – allow 6 hours
  • ~800km from Darwin (Northern Territory) – allow 10 hours
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Climate

The top end of the Northern Territory has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons, a spectacular ‘Wet’ and a delightful ‘Dry’.

The Dry Season May – October

Crisp mornings, warm sunny days and cool starry nights perfect for sitting by a fire make the dry season a beautiful time to travel to Bullo.  As the vast landscape dries off and access improves, the cattle station is at its busiest managing the 4,000 strong Brahman-cross herd. Plenty of water remains in the Victoria and Bullo rivers and secluded waterholes make it a great time for wildlife spotting and swimming. Temperatures range from minimum 21C (70F) to maximum 32C (90F) and much lower humidity levels, typically around 60–65%.

The Wet Season – November to April

The Wet season brings life, vivid colours and water, plenty of water to the landscape. Humidity increases during the build up to the ‘Wet’ until the weather finally breaks with welcomed deluges of afternoon monsoonal rains and storms. The wet season is a spectacular time to see Bullo as the rain transforms the landscape into bright green plains, set against deep red-earth ridge lines and charcoal grey skies. Temperatures range from minimum of 25C (77F) to maximum of 33C (91F) and humidity levels can reach in excess of 80%.

Road access to the cattle station over this period is restricted and due to the heavy rains and uncomfortable humidity, the station is closed to guests  November, December, January and February over the peak of the wet season.