Kallara Station, Outback NSW

The McClure family welcomes you to stay with them at Kallara Station, situated on the banks of the Darling River near Tilpa. Kallara is the perfect place to experience what the outback has to offer… friendly people, fishing, bird-watching, four-wheel driving, sitting by the fire, getting away from it all.

Kallara Station Station is one of the oldest properties in the area. The first European squatter was George Hobler in 1846. Burke & Wills also camped in the Paika stables.

Justin, Julie, Holly, James, Sophie and Fred are custodians of the historic Kallara Station which dates back to 1857 and once comprised of some 993,140 acres. Kallara is now a certified organic property of 150,000 acres and produces organic lamb, organic wool and organic oilseeds from the fertile, ancient flood plains of the Darling and Paroo Rivers. Sophie (10) and Fred (8) are educated in their school room at Kallara via Broken Hill School of the Air. Holly (14) and James (13) are away at Boarding School in Adelaide.


Kallara Station Accommodation

  • Coolabah Lodge:

    • Stay among the canopy of ancient River Red Gums in en-suite accommodation.
    • Kitchen/Dining Room is fully equipped.
    • Linen is supplied and all rooms have reverse cycle air-conditioning. B. B. Q. area.
    • Cost: $100 (dbl); $70 (sngl); $50 twin share; $20 per child (neg).
  • Powered sites and the 'Caravan Park':

    • Choose a remote river site or to camp in the “Caravan Park”.
    • Sites are situated on the river bank as close as you like.
    • Campfires are welcome.
    • Cost: $5 per adult; $2 per child (negotiable).
  • Fishermans’ Huts:

    • Basic accommodation positioned right on the River Bank.
    • 5 x Air-con twin rooms
    • Kitchen is equipped.
    • Separate shower and toilet facilities.
    • Air-conditioning and heating. B. B. Q. area.
    • Cost: $35 per adult; $20 per child (negotiable)

Getting To

Kallara Station Location:

Getting to Kallara Station:

  • Kallara is on the western side of the Darling River, 140 km upstream of Wilcannia and 200 km downstream of Bourke, 200 km west of Cobar and 360 km east of Broken Hill.
  • We are approximately 85 km from Louth and 12 km from Tilpa.

Driving to Tilpa


There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Tilpa. 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 Hwy <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 1,105km approx

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway > Mitchell Highway > Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 950km approx

From Melbourne:

Hume Highway > Cobb Highway <> Long Paddock <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 944km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 842km approx


See & Do

Kallara Station & Balranald See and Do

  • Kallara Station:

    • It’s really up to you what you do during your stay at Kallara. You can choose to go fishing, yabbying, swimming, birdwatching, four-wheel driving on property tracks.
    • Take a walk up to the station cemetery and pay your respects to Paddlesteamer Captain Thomas Johnston or John Brown, Shearer or simply pull up a chair on the Darling River and enjoy the solitude.
    • We’re more than happy to supply mud-maps and other necessities to ensure you have a good time at Kallara.

Towns & Touring

Towns & Touring:

Kallara - Touring & Towns

Located about 30 mins south of Bourke, Gundabooka National park is a special place for the Ngemba and Barkinji people of the area and a visit to the Mulgowan (Yapa) Art Site it is easy to see why it is such a sacred place. The trees and water near the site add to its appeal to visitors.
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Map & Contact Us

Contact Kallara Station

For bookings and further details contact:

Justin & Julie

Kallara Station, Tilpa 2840

Ph:  (02) 6837 3963

Kallara Station Website

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