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Deep Well Station - Red Centre, Northern Territory


William and Mary Hayes were one of the pioneer families of the Alice Springs District. They arrived in 1884 with horses and bullock teams loaded with steel telegraph poles to replace the original wooden poles on the Overland Telegraph line. Today, six generations later, Bill and Jan Hayes and their family own and operate Deep Well Station. The 450, 000-acre property situated between the MacDonnell Ranges and the Simpson Desert, including the Ooraminna Ranges, boasts magnificent red sand hills, weathered rocky outcrops, and a profusion of plant and wildlife.

To see and photograph the country you have the choice of bush walking, on horseback rides or in 4 wheel drive vehicles. Your hosts and family know all the best spots for adventure and sightseeing, as well as possessing exceptional understanding of their environment.

All levels of horse riding ability are covered, from novices to experienced, with instructions available on request.

This Central Australian Cattle Station allows you to gain insight into the workings of such a property, if you are lucky you may be able to be involved in a muster, or watch the chopper pilots bring the cattle in.

See the different landforms, learn about the unique flora and fauna and the fascinating views of the surrounding countryside.

At Deep Well Station you can experience the true outback of Australia, as well as exploring ancient landscapes or tracing the endeavours of early gold mining and pastoral settlers. See the millions stars light up the inky black sky while enjoying the delights of camp oven cooking. Here it is possible to see previously unexplored country, find a waterhole or just relax and enjoy.

 

Accommodation: 4 spacious bush huts with ensuite bathrooms, built from local stone and timber provide a welcoming place to lay your head after a day in the outback; maximum capacity, 8 guests

Special Activities:

- In season you can also enjoy the thrill of a cattle muster on half a million acres.
- Private 4wd tours of the property, you can also take a guided walk or go for a hike.
- A great way to see the property is by horseback.
- Take a day and fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) by light aircraft and see the famed monolith in the middle of the outback.
- Take a 4wd journey to see a spectacular view of Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley.
- Or simply just sit back and enjoy the silence of central Australia


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