Mt Oxley is home to a variety of Australian native plants and wildlife, and is the perfect spot to see wedge-tailed eagles soaring on the thermals, a real birdwatcher's paradise. Enjoy a visit to Mt Oxley for a picnic lunch, sunset nibbles or a BBQ, a perfect spot to camp with an undercover picnic area and toilets.
Denise and Bill offer rustic accommodation in their authentic shearer's huts with 'a bit of sprucing up'. Built in the 1950's, the huts feature 6 bedrooms opening onto a verandah, self-contained kitchen (featuring original electric and slow-combustion appliances), dining room (still furnished as it was in days gone by with a massive trestle table and stools and an open fireplace), recently constructed bathrooms and septic toilets. The toilets, as early Australian tradition dictated, are still a 30 metre stroll from the accommodation, to which one visitor commented - "if I wanted to sleep next to the toilet I'd be in a motel".
5 bedrooms have been renovated, the pick being the Sir Charles Sturt room, with a beaut view to Mt Oxley through the glass door. Situated in natural surroundings and cleaned on the day of your arrival to ensure freshness, an overnight stay here is a real step back in time. Enjoy cooking on a traditional wood stove and sitting down for your meal at the massive trestle table... those were the days. bookings are essential.
Camping is available atop Mt Oxley or by the the river which runs parallel to the Kamilaroi highway.
Denise also offers Devonshire teas atop the mountain with a minimum of 8 - bookings essential but please call as you may make up the 8 with others interested. She is a wealth of knowledge on history from the Bourke area - and what better way to spend time...
- Car parking
- Open fireplace
- Wood fire BBQ
- Hot showers