Kilcowera Station is a large, organically run cattle property in southwestern Queensland, located 1200km inland of Brisbane on the Dowling Track.
The sprawling property is a must-see for visitors to Queensland’s southwest and highlights the stunning contrast between mulga rangelands and ephemeral wetlands teeming with birdlife and other native species.
A birdwatcher’s and nature lover’s paradise, the station is home to 180 bird species and borders a pelican breeding ground. The rich grounds are fed by natural artesian springs and seasonally carpeted with glorious blooms of diverse native wildflowers.
Yabbying, canoeing and swimming in the lagoon, dams and waterholes is popular through the warmer months, while bushwalkers cyclists and photographers should keep an eye out for red kangaroos, eastern greys, emus, lizards and echidnas.
THE STATION: Kilcowera is the quintessential outback Queensland station and offers visitors the chance to learn about the diverse local ecosystems, flora and fauna while soaking up the tranquility and beauty of the landscape.
The Binnie and Davies families from Vision Pastoral are new owners of the station in 2021. They are operating the property as a wagyu cattle station and extending tourism operations, in an exciting move for outback Queensland tourism.
Multiple hot tubs are being installed on the property in early 2021 for guests use and the new owners are curating a private hunting space just off the property.
THE SURROUNDS: The nearby village of Hungerford, Currawinya National Park and town of Thargomindah are perfectly located for daytrips out of the station. Other nearby attractions include Bindegolly National Park, the opal mines at Yowah and Black Gate, and the villages of Eulo, Toompine and Noccundra.
CAMPING: Caravanners and campers can choose between two spacious and comfortable campgrounds while visiting the station. The grassy, landscaped campground at the Shearers Quarters has powered and unpowered sites available, while visitors can choose to bush camp at a series of private and secluded sites surrounding the tranquil Cardenyabba Lagoon.
FACILITIES: The Shearers Quarters campground facilities include showers, toilets, laundry, tables, barbeques, fireplaces and firewood plus a camp kitchen.
The simpler setup at the lagoon includes a long drop toilet, individual fireplaces with firewood supplied, complimentary kayak use plus direct water frontage and loads of yabbies.
CONTACT: Get in touch with the team at Kilcowera Station with any questions or to book a stay.
PHONE: (02) 4067 5666