If you’re in need of a break from fast-paced city life, Outback Queensland is where you’ll find it.
With two thirds of all Aussie residents living in capital cities, it’s time to experience where the other third live.
Drop what you’re doing, pull out a flanno and grab your boots – it’s time to head west, central mid-west and Shandonvale Station to be precise.
Here’s six reasons why Shandonvale Station should be on your holiday bucket list.
1. You’ll be treated like an A-grade celeb
This property has Hollywood levels of privacy. We’re talking 15,000 acres all to yourself.
The property only hosts one group at a time, so there’s no chance of your holiday moment being gate-crashed by a cast of thousands.
Your hosts Deon and Lane give you the opportunity to experience their way of life and will tailor the Shandonvale experience to your interests.
If you plan on flying to the outback, they’ll even do pick-up and drop-off service to both Barcaldine and Longreach airports.
Or, why not kick it rockstar-style and land your own plane on their station?
2. Sleep in Outback luxury
Stay the night in Shandonvale’s luxurious 100-year-old renovated shearing quarters.
With four bedrooms to choose from, get a good night’s sleep in queen sized beds with 1000-thread Egyptian cotton linen.
Your new digs come with a fully-functional kitchen, gas fireplace and dining room, all for you. This ain’t no road-side motel.
Freshen up before you jump into bed by relaxing in a traditional claw-foot bath with a glass (or two) of red wine.
3. Get the real paddock-to-plate experience
Did you know, only 1.5% of Australian’s put food on our tables every night? At Shandonvale Station you get to meet some of the makers.
Straight from the grounds, your hosts provide you with a seasonal produce basket including fresh organic milk from their cow Milly, house-smoked bacon, eggs, seasonal herbs from their own garden, home baked bread and homemade jams and relish.
At night enjoy a farm-fresh dinner cooked to perfection – think outback barbeques, local caught red claw and kangaroo.
Join your hosts to help collect home grown produce or test your angling skills and fish for yabbies and yellow belly down at the creek.
4. You won’t get bored
Get hands-on insight into #outbacklife and put your boots and flannelette to good use by getting behind a tractor or heard sheep in a buggy.
If you’re looking for something with a little less work and more play, explore the station, kayak the creek, check out the native wildlife or put your fire making skills to the test by building the perfect campfire.
5. Have an outdoor bubble bath at sunset
Enjoy an outdoor artesian spa overlooking the creek with a glass of bubbly, while soaking up the mineral-rich water.
There’s no better way to end your jam-packed day at the station than relaxing outdoors, embracing the last rays of light.
6. Become mates with the local wildlife
Noah had his ark. Outback Queensland has Shandonvale Station. Think approximately 4000 sheep, 140 camels, goats, cows, and echidnas just to name a few.
Whether you choose to pat, cuddle, feed, heard or just admire from a distance, you might be in remote Queensland, but trust us, you won’t get lonely here.
Post sponsored by Shandonvale Station.