Food & Huts by Mt Oxley, Outback NSW

Rising from a perfectly flat landscape, Mt Oxley has outstanding 360 degree views, and showcases the abundance of wildlife, including Wedge-Tailed Eagles and Euros (Macropus robustus), who inhabit the outcrop of the mountain. Photographers, birdwatchers and bushwalkers – the experience will be unmatched.

Bill and Denise were married in 1976 and have 3 grown children, Pip Claire and Tom, who like to return home when they can.

Accommodation

Food & Huts by Mt Oxley Accommodation

  • Authentic Shearer’s Hut (... with a bit of sprucing up):

    • Featuring 5 bedrooms to accommodate 12 people.
    • Enjoy cooking on a traditional wood stove and sitting down for your meal at the original dining room table and benches to sit 14 guests.
    • Self catering or Dinner Bed and Breakfast packages by arrangement.
    • Bookings essential.
    • Rooms all $100 each- cost includes use of whole building. Tea and coffee supplied –Linen supplied- Free laundry Breakfast pack is available. Supply meal to huts –book well ahead.
    • You can bring own food  – Free BBQ available- Price also includes visit to Mt Oxley where facilities include BBQ kitchen sink, tables chairs and toilets.
    • Mt Oxley hut accommodation is closed over hot summer months October to March. Camping is available in dry weather only.
  • Camping – Dry Bogan River:

    • Camping by the river which runs parallel with the Kamillaroi Highway, the main road from Bourke to Brewarrina; this is not at Mt Oxley.
    • The camping area is behind a fence and locked gate.
    • You need to phone ahead or have email contact prior to arrival to get directions and code for locked gate. This natural camping area is for self-contained vehicles only – you need toilet facilities, water and showers.
    • We are pet friendly; please advise if you are travelling with a pet.
    • Bush camping $10 pp
  • Camping at Mt Oxley

    • Premium camping is available to view from the best lookout in the region- sunsets and sunrises Birds... Wedge-tail Eagles, Goats, Euros.
    • Toilets and camp kitchen is available; basic outback style. Showers for use at shearers huts are on the way.
    • $25pp $10 per child
  • Hi Tea atop Mt Oxley

    • Enjoying a selection of sandwiches, goat cheese tartlets, sausage rolls, scones jam and cream, custard fruit flans, cakes, chocolate eclairs, Crème Caramel, Chocolate Mousse.
    • Bookings are essential and are required ahead to allow for preparation.
    • We cater for minimum 8 people (do call even if for a couple, you may make up the 8)
    • Price includes entry to Mt Oxley $50 and surcharge of $7 per glass of Champagne.

Getting To

Food & Huts by Mt Oxley Location:

Getting to Food & Huts by Mt Oxley:

  • Access to Huts by Mt Oxley and Mt Oxley includes travel off the highway on dirt roads. It is approximately 8 kms to the huts and the road can be slippery and boggy depending on the amount of rain.
  • The huts are situated on the road to Mt Oxley, another 6kms and approximately 40 minutes from Bourke.
  • Travel 28kms from Bourke on Kamillaroi HWY towards to Brewarrina, turn right at T turnoff marked Tarcoon / Mt Oxley, travel through 2 ramps to another right turnoff marked Mt Oxley, travel out to locked gate. Through these two ramps are the huts and shearing shed.
  • The Gate has many locks and you'll be provided with the code on booking.
  • The Bourke Shire closes the road after enough rain to do damage to the roads

Driving to Bourke

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There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Bourke. The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your outback experience.

From Brisbane:

Warrego Highway > Mitchell Highway: Distance = 970km aprox

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway >Mitchell Highway > Castlereagh Highway: Distance = 690km approx

From Melbourne:

The Kidman Way: Distance = 1,020km approx

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway > Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 1,050km Approx

 

See & Do

Food & Huts by Mt Oxley See and Do

  • At Mt Oxley:

    • Partake of Hi Tea on Mt Oxley you will be impressed.
    • Sunset Supper Tours / Campoven Scones and Billy Tea Tours.
    • Also check out the craters atop Mt Oxley, a short walk from the facilities.
    • Talk to us about activities at Mt Oxley and mud map tour of property.
  • Bourke:

    • Add a visit to the Back O Bourke Gallery, coffee shops and gift shops and you can easily spend a few days.
    • Poetry on a Plate on Sundays, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Kidmans Camp. A slow cooked dinner by the campfire, local storytelling/poetry and music by the Bard of Bourke Andrew Hull.
    • Enjoy relaxing on the Jandra PaddleMateship Tour with Stuart.
    • Enjoy the renovated Bourke's RSL Club. 'Diggers on the Darling'. It is open from early morning offering good coffee, all meals, morning and afternoon teas.

More About Our Place

Food & Huts by Mt Oxley (cont)

Bill and Denise were married in 1976 and have 3 grown children, Pip Claire and Tom, who like to return home when they can.

As both their families lived in the backcountry, around the Tilpa, Hungerford, Enngonia and Fords Bridge districts for many generations, they have lots of personal family history to tell. Ask about the connection of Bill’s Grandfather and Breaker Morant.... and Denise’ Great, Great, Great Grandparents were some of the first arrivals to Bourke in 1862. They love their life and enjoy sharing it with their visitors.

Bill and Denise are founding members of Outback Beds and are very passionate about giving you an ultimate outback experience.

Mobile Coverage: Mobile phones on Telstra network will work out in this area. Optus will work on top of Mt Oxley only. Vodaphone doesn't work in this area.

The huts feature recently constructed bathrooms but the septic toilets, as early Australian tradition dictated, are still a 30 metre stroll from the accommodation, to which one visitor commented- "if I wanted to sleep next to the toilet I'd be in a motel"

Five of the bedrooms at the huts have been renovated, the pick of them being the Sir Charles Sturt room featuring a view to Mt Oxley through the glass doors.

The huts are situated in natural surroundings and are cleaned on the day of your arrival to ensure freshness.

Towns & Touring

Towns & Touring:

Mt Oxley - Touring & Towns

It is not hard to agree with famous Australian poet Henry Lawson when he wrote,
Towns & Localities

 

Map & Contact Us

Contact Food & Huts by My Oxley

For bookings and further details contact:

Denise Stalley

Food & Huts by Mt Oxley, 'Rossmore' Station, Bourke 2840

Ph:  (02) 6872 3275 Mob:0427 815 385 or 0428 723 275

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This traffic region is bounded by Broken Hill and the South Australian border to the west to Mudgee and the Blue Mountains in the east. This region extends as far north as Tibooburra and the Queensland border and as far south as Cowra and Marsden. The region includes the towns of Dubbo, Parkes and Bourke. There are currently 4 hazards in this region.

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