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- 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
Recent Photos of this Tour
Reptile ParkPhoto by: Bridget F
Shearing demonstrationPhoto by: Bridget F
Shearing demonstrationPhoto by: Bridget F
My teaPhoto by: Bridget F
Making tea and damperPhoto by: Bridget F
Boomerang lessonPhoto by: Bridget F
On horsebackPhoto by: Bridget F
Stockman with cattle dogPhoto by: Deborah T
What You Can Expect
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
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)
6.20am 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 Swiss Grand 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
This was a small slice of life on a sheep farm and a nice change from life in a city. An enthusiastic host gave us a warm welcome and show us how to crack a whip and throw a boomerang. Excellent food added to this country half day.
Probably the best true sheep station experience near Sydney. Nick, the host for the day, was incredibly good at meeting the needs of both adults and children. Plenty of activities from boomerang throwing to whip cracking is also available. A great steak lunch and damper with billy tea earlier in the day. But I must say, the dogs steal the show.