Well Station - Red Centre, Northern Territory
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.
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.
levels of horse riding ability are covered, from novices to
experienced, with instructions available on request.
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.
the different landforms, learn about the unique flora and
fauna and the fascinating views of the surrounding countryside.
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.
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
- 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
2001. Outback Encounter