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.
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.
Very interesting and an eye opener will recommend to our friends who plan to visit sydney for the holidays
Very interesting activities and great lunch!
The driver did a good job too.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were only 8 of us on the tour so we received a personalized experience. We learned how to throw a boomerang, crack a whip and shear sheep. Great demonstration of how the sheep dogs work. The rancher made us bread and tea and we enjoyed a steak lunch. The ranch is located in a beautiful area in the Blue Mountains. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone interested in rural Australian life.
Lovely, relaxed trip... lots to do, very interactive and interesting! Spent lots of time with our shepherd/farmer (not sure what he is called) and he even sat with us for lunch...and was open to answering lots of our questions. Lots of good, local, Aussie food too.
The weather was great. Tried whip cracking and boomerang throwing. The tour bus driver was terrific and competent. At the sheep station they gave a demonstration of the dogs working - totally fascinating and amazing. The demo of sheep sheering was also very informative and interesting. The BBQ food was delicious as was the billy tea and bread. It was a terrific day. It was also good to see the office personnel on the trip to learn about it. Totally worth it.
Excellent tour which ran with only six people.
Kudos to Viatour/ATT for not cancelling it.
Visiting an Australian outback sheep farm was fascinating. This is the only company that does this tour. Gives excellent background on sheep farming, Seeing the sheep shearing was very interesting. Got to throw boomerangs and tried billy can tea and damper baked over the swagman's fire.
Excellent steak bbq for lunch. Highly recommend this tour - book through Viatours - it is not well publicized on the usual tour company websites. Get out of Sydney for the day and experience the really Aussie outback.