We took a group of US students to the Woodleigh Station and couldn't asked for more from Kate and the family. They opened up their day to day lives for us and put on an excellent spread for Tea, Lunch and snacks.
Our activities on the day included, preg testing, bull castration (not for the faint hearted) whip cracking tutorial and walking tour of grounds. The home-made food and sauces at lunch were exquisite and for me almost worth the trip out there alone!
Distance wise- It's about 3 hours or so from Cairns. It's not a 'touristy' type trip that you'd find at a Kiosk of a hotel or travel agent, which makes a completely unique experience. The location is absolutely stunning, the family are lovely and it's just a fab day out.Can't recommend it enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodleigh Station is a working cattle property where you can experience the real Australian country lifestyle. We offer: 1. Day tours and school excursions, which include a range of fun outback activities, such as milking the cow, whip cracking, wildlife spotting, and more. 2. Accommodation, including Camping and Cabins. Camping sites can be powered (near the homestead) or unpowered bush sites along the river. The Cabins are available for those who’d like to get away, but who may not have camping gear or who would like to keep the creature comforts of a bed and kitchenette facilities. 3. Event venue hire and catering, including for parties, weddings, work conferences, and more. To experience the Australian bush lifestyle for yourself, or to find out more, visit our website. ... more less