Phone: 07 4651 6066

Dunraven Station

For a town that ‘rode on the a sheep’s back’ to prosperity, it makes sense that a sheep station is high on the to-do list in Barcaldine. In 1861, there were 394,655 sheep in Barcaldine, but today there are just 60,000 sheep in town. Although still a prime industry, the town’s aim is to “bring back the sheep” (industry) and the jobs that go with it. For a taste of life on the land, point your bonnet 5-kilometers south of town and 14-kilometers inland, to Dunraven Station. Set on 25,000 hectares, the station has been in the Donoleys’ family for over 100 years – and today Roberta and Paul are more than happy to share their family’s story with visitors to the local area. Although Dunraven is rated to run 21,000 sheep, they are currently only running 3300 sheep as a result of the drought. The only silver lining to this turn of weather events is that this affords the Donoleys more time to run their tag-a-long 4WD tours across their spectacular station.

Tip: Tours take two hours and guarantee plenty of sunsets and sheep photos.
Call 0427 511 651 for more information.


“This park is fantastic not a single negative comment, large grassy sites, every night they put on billy tea and damper and most nights entertainment.
The managers are wonderful and what a great bloke Geoff is, nothing any trouble and always a smile on his face. Will be coming back.”
“A bloody fantastic park and owner, would stay here again.”
User 484462
“Great value all round. Excellent hosts and we have stayed here several times.
Can not understand why people select Longreach CP, when this facility is available.”
User 1468966
“What a great park. Geoff will show you to your site and help if needed. Amenities are spotless and ensuite showers.
Billy tea and damper at 4, along with entertainment. Thanks Geoff.”
Narelle and James
“Fantastic park with great hosts, camp stew was awesome, shower block is brilliant.”
“What a great site. Clean amenities, some drive through sites and host Geoff will guide you in if you need help.
Great afternoon get together at 4pm for billy tea and damper. We’ve been lucky enough to be entertained by Johnno, country singer for the last 4 days.”
User 1345228
“Love stay. Great ensuite style amenities. Owner Geoff super friendly and helpful. We’ll be back.”
“Great Park, green grass! Top hosts who work hard. Great billy tea and damper at 4. The stew is to die for too, very nice.”
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