Pimpara Lake Station, Outback NSW

Pimpara Lake is a typical sheep and cattle station property in the Corner Country of outback New South Wales.

The wonderful rains of 2010 and 2011 have helped to create very special wetland and grassland environments.

Birds are especially plentiful. Walks through bush land often startle nesting or grazing birds, whilst the water environments have led to a proliferation of duck and other water-bird breedings. Unfortunately, water is not always plentiful and the ephemeral lakes do dry up, creating a still lovely but different natural environment.

Pimpara Lake has been our home for over thirty years, and we are pleased to be able to invite you to share a few days with us whilst the country is looking at its very best.

Accommodation

Pimpara Lake Station Accommodation

  • Lakeside Campsites:

    • With beautiful lake-side campsites, Pimpara Lake is a perfect location for a quiet get-away.
    • There are scores of native birds and other wild-life (including rare spinifex hopping mice) on the property, plenty of places for walking or not too difficult 4 Wheel-driving.
    • Wood for fires is available on site. Please observe fire rules.
    • Yabbies can be caught in the lakes, when in season.
    • Dogs are welcome.
    • Bush camping, no facilities: $10.00 per person per night
    • Bush camping, showers: $5.00 per person, showers
  • Shearers Quarters:

    • The fully-equipped shearer's quarters are also available for hire, with single beds for up to twelve people.
    • Showers and toilets are available for campers to use.
    • Own bedding: $20.00 per adult per night
    • Bedding supplied: $40.00 per adult per night
    • $5.00 per child under 16 years, per night

Getting To

Pimpara Lake Station Location:

Getting to Pimpara Lake Station:

  • From Broken Hill:
    • Pimpara Lake is located 200 km north of Broken Hill and is easily reached from the Silver City Highway.
    • Shortly after the T 190 kilometre mark, watch for a tee junction and a road heading to the west.
    • Travel 20 kilometres to the west, then at the next tee junction, turn and drive 40 kms northwards on the Milparinka road.
    • This is a two and a half to three hour drive from Broken Hill. It does not go through Packsaddle.
    • Alternately, follow the Sturt's Track touring route from Pine View Station.
  • From Milparinka:
    • Pimpara Lake is also 130 kms south of Milparinka. From the Milparinka Heritage Precinct take the Mt Shannon road south.

    The homestead area is situated adjacent to one of several ephemeral lakes on the property that fills periodically from the Packsaddle Creek.

  • FLY IN:
    • Pimpara Lake lies beneath the flight path from Broken Hill to Tibooburra, or Broken Hill to Lake Eyre and Birdsville.
    • The airfield is located adjacent to the Shearer's Quarters. Locate us on WAC 3355 30.26S 141.43E
    • Special arrangements can be made about accommodation and meals for fly-ins. Please book ahead to make arrangements.

Driving to Packsaddle

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There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Packsaddle; there are highway routes and adventure routes along the 'road less travelled' via sealed and unsealed roads..

As a general overview:

From Brisbane:

Warrego Hwy <> Newell Highway <> Darling River Run <> White Cliffs Road <> Kayrunnera-White Cliffs Rd (Unsealed): Distance = 1,495km approx

From Sydney:

Castlereagh Highway > Golden Highway <> Mitchell Highway <> Barrier Highway <> White Cliffs Road <> Kayrunnera-White Cliffs Rd (Unsealed): Distance = 1,195km approx

From Melbourne:

Calder Highway <> Silver City Highway: Distance = 1,133km aprox

From Adelaide:

Barrier Highway <> Silver City Highway: Distance = 712km approx

 

See & Do

Pimpara Lake Station See and Do:

Around Pimpara Lake Station:

  • With beautiful lake-side campsites, Pimpara Lake is a perfect location for a quiet get-away. There are scores of native birds and other wild-life on the property, plenty of places for walking or not-too-difficult 4 Wheel-driving.
  • One of the historical features of the property is that it backs onto the sand dunes and salty creeks over which Sturt's expedition struggled between the campsite on Flood's Creek and their most famous site at Depot Glen.
  • Visitors to the property are able to see at first hand measures that have been taken on the property to ensure adequate water supply for stock and domestic use, and the relationship between water and total grazing pressure on the land.
  • 4WD self drive touring can be arranged. This includes along station tracks, or soft adventure creek beds. A nominal fee applies.

More About Our Place

Pimpara Lake Station (cont)

Birds are especially plentiful. Walks through bush land often startle nesting or grazing birds, whilst the water environments have led to a proliferation of duck and other water-bird breedings. Unfortunately, water is not always plentiful and the ephemeral lakes do dry up, creating a still lovely but different natural environment.

Pimpara Lake has been our home for over thirty years, and we are pleased to be able to invite you to share a few days with us whilst the country is looking at its very best.

Towns & Touring

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Map & Contact Us

Contact Pimpara Lake Station

For bookings and further details contact:

Ruth Sandow

Pimpara Lake Station

Ph: 08 80912524

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Outback NSW Road Alerts

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 0 hazards in this region.

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