Home Valley Station
Home Valley Station Review
If you've ever fancied being a cowboy (or cowgirl) this massive 3.5-million-acre working cattle farm at the foot of the majestic Cockburn (pronounced co-burn) is the place to do it. Owned and operated by the traditional owners of the land, the Balanggarra people through the Indigenous Land Corporation, you can join a cattle muster or just take a half-day horse trek. Other activities include fishing and 4WD trips. If the landscapes look familiar it's because much of the Baz Luhrmann movie, Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, was filmed here. There's a bar and restaurant on-site and a range of accommodations, from stylish bungalows complete with cow-skin rugs, air-conditioning, fully stocked minibar, flat-screen cable TV, huge walk-in rain shower, and resident tree frogs. For those on a tighter budget there's the motel-style guesthouse rooms, eco-tents with a raised wooden floor and queen-sized bed, and remote bush camping beside the Pentecost River, 4 km (2½ miles) from the homestead. Transfers from Kununurra cost A$220; A$90 from neighbouring El Questro.