Mt Gipps Station Stay is the home of The Outback Coo, we are your only opportunity in Far West New South Wales to see this Scottish native up close.
Most days you will see the Hairy Coo’s wandering around the camp grounds finding longer grass to snack on on.
Mums and Bubs are kept near the homestead for training, but most days guests can come up and give then a scratch and a snack when we are available.
Highland Cattle are well known for their gentle nature, however we remind guests that they are not a domesticated animal and it is best not to approach them when we are not present to ensure everyone (including the Coo’s) safety. They are however always happy to pose for your photos and are definitely not camera shy.
When you arrive at Mt Gipps Station Stay near Broken Hill you’ll receive a mud map of areas that showcase the property. This includes a beautiful Gorge Walk to immerse yourself in nature, locate some beautiful wildflowers and try spotting the elusive echidna that makes an appearance every now and again.
We also highly recommend the LookOut Drive on sunset. At the LookOut you will have a 360 degree view including the Barrier Ranges. The sunset sky sheds a different colour every night and just as the sun sets the moon rises behind you with a whole new colour showcase.
The landscape offers the perfect ‘blank canvas’ for artists and photographers of all abilities. Sunsets nestled along the ranges and wildlife sneaking inquisitive looks through the bushes all add to your living desert experience.
When booking your stay with us, make sure you let us know if there is anything particular you want to see or do and if we can accommodate you we will.
An abundance of plant and animal species native to the Barrier Ranges can be spotted exploring Mt Gipps countryside.
The recent rains have bought an abundance of colour to the property, so searching for delicate wildflowers in the rocky outcrops can be a fantastic treasure hunt.
Emus and kangaroos can be seen when you are out on the ‘mud map’ as well as a variety of native birds and if you are lucky to spot an eagles nest the architecture alone will have you entertained for hours.
We have created a Wetland at the camp grounds this year to encourage more birdlife, so we will be excited to hear from our guests what they find.
It is also important to note that you are ‘out bush’ so we recommend enclosed footwear when exploring in case you come across the less cute variety of native fauna. Sightings are rare and you are more likely to see our favourite ‘sleepy lizards’ but you still need to be aware your are ‘out bush.’
Enjoy the rugged bush countryside of Mt Gipps Station Stay on foot and explore the various hills, gorges, rock formations and creeks. Home to the historic Tarrawingee railway line and experience the magnificent sunrises and sunsets from the various lookouts.
When you arrive we’ll give you a mud map of the property – explore the Gorge Walk and enjoy sunset from the LookOut.