Guests can choose from a range of unique accommodation in historic buildings around the property, with provisions for a full country breakfast. All linen, electric blankets and towels are provided.
The Church & Homestead Gardens for functions
St Michael's Church is nestled in an olive grove at the entrance to the property, and with its beautiful cast iron gates and handpainted windows, is a stunning venue for a wedding ceremony, while the beautiful Homestead Gardens offer a less formal ceremony venue.
Originally the stable for the stallion, traditionally kept separate from the other station horses since he had, well, a lot on his mind. Once horsepower became mechanised, and the stallion was put out to pasture, this old building became a storeroom until 1990, when it was renovated into guest accommodation. Today the Stallion Box is a QS bedroom suite with kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. A wood burning fire and RC air conditioning are provided for your comfort, and a TV for a quiet night in. Step outside through French doors onto a verandah just perfect forenjoying a bottle of Clare Valley wine on warm evenings, or maybe a BBQ with some fine local produce. Accommodation for 1 couple only.
This cottage was built, like all the other buildings on Bungaree, by station staff and partly constructed over an underground water tank that was designed to keep the water clean and cool. Following renovations in 2014, this cottage is suitable for groups of up to 7 people. It has 3 bedrooms with 3 QS beds and 1 single bed, an ensuite and separate bathroom, kitchen and large sitting/dining room. Modern conveniences include air conditioning, dishwasher and TV/DVD, and a traditional wood fire. The outside garden is perfect for BBQs and relaxing in the sun.
Groom's Quarters & Harness Room
The Courtyard or Stableyard was once the centre of much of the daily activity at Bungaree Station with many of the horses kept in the stables and horse stalls there, as well as the harnesses, carts and drays. The groom also lived there to tend to the horses. The Groom’s Quarters once contained the groom’s bedroom and harness room. Today the self contained apartment is available as either a 2 bedroom apartment - the Groom's Quarters with 1 QS bed and 2 singles, or a 4 bedroom apartment with 2 additional adjoining bedrooms of the Harness Room with 1 QS and 1 single bed. It is equipped with modern conveniences, including reverse cycle air conditioning, dishwasher, stove/oven, and TV/DVD, and an open plan kitchen/living room and bathroom. A wood fire in the fourth bedroom - available only when booked as 4 bedroom apartment - is perfectly cosy.
Initially this gorgeous building with its porch and gothic windows was the meeting place for the district council of the Hutt and Hill Rivers and doubled as a police station. It was later used as a school, then Jackaroos' Quarters before final renovation to guests' quarters in 2014. This cottage is suitable for up to 5 guests. It has 2 bedrooms with 2 QS beds and 1 single bed, 2 ensuite bathrooms, kitchen and sitting room with TV/DVD, wood fire and air conditioning. Outside there is a gas BBQ.
Running 100,000 sheep in its heyday, shearing at Bungaree was an annual event that could take up to a month. The shearers stayed on the property in the Shearers' Quarters, located opposite the woolshed. Today, with modern machinery and fewer sheep, shearing takes less than a week and most of the shearers live locally. The Shearers' Quarters has been converted into a conference centre venue but can also be hired by larger groups who want to 'rough it' without the inconvenience of camping. There are two large rooms where guests can roll out their swags / bedding and mattresses, bathrooms, a basic kitchen, BBQ facilities and a bonfire area. This is available for groups of 25 or more.
The Shearers' Quarters also has a large kitchen and dining room that can be hired by large groups and for functions such as weddings for an additional venue hire fee.
This cottage was constructed as a single men’s quarters and contained bunkroom style accommodation for unmarried men, as well as a large dining room, kitchen and the cook’s quarters. It has a view across the cottage garden of the historic Woolshed - the oldest building on the property that is still used for shearing as well as functions. Today this cottage offers accommodation for up to 10 people - perfect for a group of friends or large families. It contains four bedrooms with 4 QS beds and 2 single beds, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and large sitting/dining room. The cottage has both a traditional wood fire heater and ducted air conditioning. Outside there is a gas BBQ for guests and a garden to play or relax in.
The Gatekeeper's Lodge remains the most southern building on the property in a peaceful setting looking over paddocks towards the Homestead Gardens. The closest neighbours are sheep and deer, so this cottage is perfect for couples wanting to escape to the country and relax. This heritage cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests and has 2 bedrooms with 1 QS bed and 2 single beds, bathroom, kitchen and sitting/dining room with TV/DVD. It has both reverse cycle air conditioning and a wood fire. On the patio is an outdoor dining setting and gas BBQ.