Originally a Tobacco Farm the Caravan Park was established in the late 1970s as a mining camp for additional accommodation for workers and their families at the nearby Mount Carbine Tungsten mine.
The grounds have a park feel with established shady trees, large open grassed areas set above the Mary Creek, its source the nearby Mt. Lewis National Park.
What to expect:
Bustard Downs offers a quiet relaxed laid back atmosphere, spacious shady sites above the Mary Creek, 300+ sunny days per year, hot showers, clean facilities and beautiful landscape mountain views. Bustard Downs is a working family farm practicing organic, bio-dynamic, natural farming with a small herd of Brahman cattle that occupy the paddocks alongside the Bustards. The owners offer a friendly welcome to their guests and leave you to your own peace and privacy. Unless you ask for help or assistance you will be left to enjoy your own outback bush experience, the quiet pace, clean air, birds and sunshine.
Enter at 61 East Mary Road, first left on East Mary Road, 600meters off the Mulligan Highway. One entrance gate to open and close, 400m gravel drive-way (2WD – Big Rig RV access) follow one-way signs to OFFICE/Farmhouse. If no one is in attendance try contacting us on the UHF Radio located on the OFFICE/Farmhouse veranda.
Can’t miss our BIG sign on the Mulligan Highway
The Gate is open 24hours. Please proceed to the FARMHOUSE/OFFICE to check-in. Late arrivals, early departures welcome, please use the honesty system at the Office/Farmhouse veranda.
BASE YOURSELF AT BUSTARD DOWNS AND DAY DRIVE THE LOCAL AREA
Please support our small local towns and communities. Don’t buy everything you need at the big 2 supermarkets. Think of what you can contribute to small businesses in rural communities. By staying at Bustard Downs, you are supporting a small family farm and in turn supporting a rural community, we thank you and appreciate your patronage.
Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am
BUSTARD DOWNS IS NOT OPEN TO DAY VISITORS, JUST OUR PAYING GUESTS
Technology free holidays - no mobile phone service here
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. Please note your caravan and camping fees do not include access to the owner’s home, gardens, swimming pool, animals, farmstay B&B Birdwatchers Guesthouse facilities.