The combination of our outback location and immense bodies of water create the perfect environment for an abundance of birdlife to thrive. More than 60 bird species can be found on the property including majestic sea-eagles, pelicans, brolgas and magpie-geese, red-tailed black cockatoos, blue-winged kookaburras, kingfishers and honeyeaters.
The list of birds is still growing as we keep identifying more and more birds around the lodge and the station. Keep your eyes open for new sightings!
Take out the kayak and immerse yourself into the undisturbed environment, exploring the far reaches of the lake. You might see a herd of wild brumbies, lotus birds walking by on lily pads, pelicans, brolgas, magpie geese and other birds in their natural element.
Paddle along the beautiful lake on one of our stand up paddle boards. There is no rush to take in the scenery and abundance of wild life as you meander along the vastness of the lake.
If a little bit of power is your thing, there is also a Polycraft electric boat you can take out on the lake by yourself to go fishing and exploring.
Visit our historic old cattle yards and explore the history of the property with your knowledgeable hosts.
Take to two wheels and explore the area by mountain bike, discovering first-hand the environment and the adventure that awaits.
CHILLAGOE CAVE TOUR
Discover the world’s most diverse geology through a privately guide day tour to the iconic Chillagoe Caves. Our 4WD coach will take you on a journey through Chillagoe’s marble quarries and stop for a visit to Tom Prior’s legendary Ford Museum. You’ll experience lunch at the Chillagoe “Top Pub” for an outback style Aussie burger or fish ’n’ chips before you get to explore the spectacular limestone caves themselves.
If you want an intimate look at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian Outback, this inclusive tour is for you.
Discover the remains of Crystalbrook’s strong mining heritage and history, exploring old sites and camps all over the property. You can find old drums, parts of machinery, tins and cans, a cabin of a council truck and even the remains of an old Australian Pattern Bren Gun Carrier. Spend some time looking around the bush and we promise you’ll find rich history everywhere.
BUSH WALKING TRACKS
Explore the property by foot or on mountain bike and discover firsthand the environment and adventure that awaits. The beautiful trails follow the south side of the lake in a loop back to the lodge. There are a variety of trails available to suit everyone.
Lakeside Walk 1 is about 2km long and takes approximately up to 45min from the lodge and back.
Lakeside Walk 2 is about 3 km long and takes approximately 1.5 hrs.
Lily ponds walk is about 4km return
The trails are a beautiful way to welcome in the day and we offer both guided and unguided bush walks.