Bungaree Station is a beautiful rural property with a rich history.
Established by George Hawker and his brothers in 1841, Bungaree became the headquarters of an extensive sheep station with 100 thousand merino sheep by the 1880s. It was like a small village, with its beautiful sandstone Homestead, Woolshed, Shearers Quarters, Stable Yard, Station Store, Managers House, staff cottages and even the District Council Chambers and a Church. Today, over 170 years later, it is an efficient mixed farm run by the descendents of the original founder, G.C. Hawker. Consequently Bungaree Station is not a museum, but rather a living record of rural Australia since 1841.
For small groups and individuals, we offer a self guided history trail (comprising of a series of audioposts, signs and displays) which enables visitors to explore the historic station complex, including the Station Store, Homestead Gardens, St Michael’s Church and the Woolshed, learn more about South Australia’s pioneering past and hear fascinating stories of people who lived and worked at Bungaree. This is complimentary for guests staying at Bungaree, but is also available for day visitors at $15 per person and $7.50 per child, every day between 10am – 4pm, except when the property is closed for private functions.
For bus groups of 20 or more people, we offer guided tours of the historic station complex, giving visitors a wonderful insight into 19th century station life. Catering (morning tea, lunch and/or afternoon tea) is also available for bus groups by prior arrangement. This is available for groups of 20 or more people at $15 per person, with discounted group rates for seniors and children.