- Experience the Australian Outback on a day trip from Sydney
- Learn how to make traditional damper and billy tea
- See an amazing 'Stockman's Roundup' demonstration
- Watch a sheep-shearing demonstration
- Enjoy a world-famous Aussie BBQ lunch
- Learn to throw a boomerang
- Whip-cracking exhibition
Tobruk Sheep Station is one of Sydney’s most stunning rural properties. On arrival at Tobruk, you’ll be greeted by Australian stockmen on horseback. Relax at the Drovers Camp and learn how to make traditional ‘stockman’s tucker’: billy tea and damper. Damper is bread made in the stockman’s fire; to make billy tea, the pot is swung around at arm’s length so the tea leaves settle on the bottom prior to drinking.
Enjoy your morning tea of freshly made damper with butter and golden syrup as you learn about the history of Tobruk and the life of a stockman.
Watch an amazing ‘Stockman’s Roundup’ demonstration. This is a rare opportunity to see the riding ability of the stockman in action, and to appreciate the understanding and partnership he has with his sheepdog. Herding in excess of 50 sheep, the stockman will drive the sheep from the open field into the small paddock area.
While watching Tobruk’s unique sheep-shearing demonstration, some of the audience will have the opportunity to join in and give it a try themselves. With the shearer to guide you, you will learn the history of sheep shearing and gain a better understanding of how wool is derived from the coat of a sheep.
For lunch, this Outback Experience offers a world-famous Aussie BBQ. With a vast range of different dishes to choose from, from succulent T-Bone steaks to spicy sausages, you’ll wish you left room after your damper and billy tea.
After lunch, try your hand at boomerang throwing and whip cracking.
As you return to Sydney, take in the views over the Hawkesbury River valley and the Blue Mountains.
Oven-roasted potatoes and pumpkin
Fresh bread rolls
Tea and coffee
Soft drinks, wine and beer are also available for purchase from the licensed bar
Reviewed by Yiaw Hui W, April 2013
Enjoyed this. Info really comprehensive - on why and how the billy tea came about (linked to vast area covered by sheepfarming, geographical and historical reasons). Having billy tea and bread freshly made over campfire! Sheep herding and shearing done with much info,unlike tours done before. Relaxing and fun
Reviewed by Raquel M, April 2013
This tour was great for anyone wanting to outback experience. You are shown how to throw the boomerang and crack the whip. They make their own damper and you can to see when they get it off the fire. Meal was good; I just wished the would have served some australian sausages.