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, 177 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 tour (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. No pre-booking is required, and refreshments (including fresh coffee, Clare Valley wines and beers and cheese platters) can be purchased from the Station farm shop.
- For 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. Guided tours must be pre-booked and are available for groups of 20 or more people at $15 per person, with discounted group rates for seniors and children. Catering (morning tea, lunch and/or afternoon tea) is also available for groups of 20 or more people by prior arrangement.
For further information or to make a tour booking, please contact us. Bookings are only required for guided tours. Self guided tours are available daily between 10am and 4pm.