Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Tobruk Australian Outback Experience including Aussie BBQ Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
very friendly people - particularly Neil the lead rancher. Great demo of shearing a sheep, fun throwing the boomerang and enjoyed the fire pit stories with home made bread and tea. Great for families
Had a wonderful time. They kept us busy experiencing different aspects of Aussie life. Even if few Australians currently live/experience these things on a day to day basis, it was a birds eye view of Australia current and past
My husband and I had a great time on this trip. We especially enjoyed Nick, the man who guided the tour group around the ranch. He was informative, but with a sense of humor. Very nice person. It was fun to learn to throw a boomerang and try to crack a whip. Great day!
You have to participate fully to get the maximum enjoyment out of this tour. We ate damper and drank billy tea for breakfast, I cracked the whip (and actually got sound and smoke!) and threw the boomerang, and we ate a delicious lunch. Our bus driver was as entertaining as our Jilleroo, the dogs were excellent rounding up ducks and then sheep, the sheep shearing demonstration was fun and informative. The "Chinese Oprah" and her TV crew were there to film her experience, which paralleled ours. We stopped at a bakery on the way back to Sydney and bought some scrumptious pastries. If you can't really get to the outback, this was probably the next best thing!
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.
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!
Was my Best excursion while in Sydney. Hats of to Paul the driver and Jess, the rancher.
The hosts/owners of the sheep ranch were very informative, hospitable and friendly. It was enjoyable watching the dogs herd the sheep, and to watch a sheep shearing. We also enjoyed trying out a boomerang. The Aussie morning tea and BBQ lunch were fine.
Wonderful experience. loved seeing the dogs corral the sheep and run along the sheeps backs!
Absolutely wonderful! From the hotel pick up to getting dropped off again, we loved every minute of it! The people at Tobruk were super nice and tons of fun. Lots of personnel attention and audience participation and the meal was delicious. Couldn't believe how smart the sheep herding dogs were. I would recommend this excursion to everyone, young and old!!!
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.
This tour was a fantastic opportunity to really get a glimpse of one of the most famous trades of Australia: the wool. It was a fun learning experience where I learned more than I expected and had an absolutely great time. Highly recommended for something different yet still beautiful and engaging.
Beautiful homestead, great and plentiful lunch, very knowledgable people in the sheep hearding and shearing business. Everyone we met was VERY NICE! I really enjoyed learning how to crack a whip, but be prepared it hurts when it snaps back and hits you in the arm or leg.
This was quite an experience. It was an hour and a half ride through beautiful areas with a very friendly and informative commentary by the bus driver. When we arrived at the Tobuk Sheep Ranch, we were pleasantly greeted and instructed in the throwing of boomerangs and cracking of whips. Then we had a demonstration of the work done by the dogs, followed by damper and tea. Next, was the sheep shearing demonstration. Very cool, indeed. The BBQ dinner was steak, boiled potatoes, and spinach salad. Ok meal, but where were the Australian specialties? All in all, a very informative and rewarding excursion.