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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Take a day trip from Sydney to Tobruk Sheep Station for a real Australian Outback experience. This is a day packed with unique ‘Aussie’ experiences. You’ll learn how to make traditional damper and billy tea over the campfire, watch stockmen on horseback mustering their sheep, take part in a sheep-shearing demonstration, and learn how to crack a whip and throw a boomerang. The day is completed with an authentic Aussie BBQ lunch.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Tobruk Australian Outback Experience including Aussie BBQ Lunch

Aussie BBQ Lunch at Tobruk Sheep Station

Leaving Sydney, you’ll travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and along the Great Northern Road, a stretch of road built by the convicts back in the early days of Australian settlement. En route to Tobruk Sheep Station, located only 70 minutes from the center of Sydney, you’ll view some of the most beautiful rural landscapes that Australia has to offer.

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.


BBQ Lunch Menu
T-bone steak
Oven-roasted potatoes and pumpkin
Garden salad
Fresh bread rolls
Lamington cake
Anzac cookies

Spring water
Apple juice
Tea and coffee
Soft drinks, wine and beer are also available for purchase from the licensed bar

Hotel Pickups:
7.45am Aspire Hotel
7.20am Bayview Boulevard Hotel
7.15am Cambridge Inn
7.15am Crescent on Bayswater
6.35am Crowne Plaza Coogee (No Drop-off)
7.10am De'Vere Hotel
7.40am Four Points Sheraton
7.25am Four Seasons
7.10am Grace Hotel
7.35am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
6.40am Holiday Inn Airport Hotel (At bus stop)
7.45am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
7.00am Ibis King Street Wharf
7.15am Intercontinental ( Macquarie St entrance)
7.00am Langham Hotel
7.05am Menzies Hotel
7.35am Mecure Sydney (Hotel driveway entrance)
7.20am Metro Sydney Central (Pitt st)
7.50am Novotel Darling Harbour
7.40am Novotel Sydney Central
7.35am Old Sydney Holiday Inn
7.45am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7.40am Park Hyatt
7.30am Park Regis
7.25am Pullman Hyde Park
7.20am Raddisson Blu
7.40am Rendezvous Studio Hotel (Quay St entrance)
7.25am Rydges World Square (Pitt st entrance)
7.20am Sebel Surry Hills
7.30am Shangri-la Hotel
7.35am Sheraton on the Park (Castlereagh st)
7.10am Sofitel Wentworth
7.50am Star City Coach Terminal
6.50am Pacific Bondi
7.40am Swissotel (meet at porters deck)
7.25am Sydney Harbour YHA
7.15am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7.10am Westin Sydney (Pitt st entrance)
7.25am YHA Sydney Central

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Great experience, thanks to Paul the driver and the lovely people at the ranch. If you want to taste the life of a stockman in the outback go for it. Different kind of tour but very interesting nonetheless. Highly recommended if you want to see something out of the ordinary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

So much fun! I am so glad we did this tour! The description doesn't do justice to the experience. Learning how to crack a whip and throw the boomerang were the highlights for my husband while the stockman's breakfast was mine. Well worth the time and money!

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