Bonus Downs Farmstay - Mitchell - Qld Outback

Mitchell Bollon Rd, Mitchell QLD 4465
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Bonus Downs is an outback historical station of 33,000 acres and offers good old fashioned country hospitality by Lyle and Madonna the owners. The homestead was built in 1911 by one of the countrys most famous landholders, Sir Samuel McCaughey. Accommodation options ◾Jackaroo’s cottage, which is fully self contained. It takes up to 12 guests but we don’t put strangers in with strangers. ◾Shearing shed, where you can BYO swag. It takes up to 50 plus guests. ◾Powered and non-powered camping sites. Take a bushwalk, explore the surrounding district, or enjoy a homestead tour with morning tea, the history of the station is amazing. Maybe observing the daily activities of farm life is an interest, you might be lucky enough to feed a poddy calf. Its a half hour drive to the Great Artesian Spa Complex. Many choices for planning a holiday in a friendly and relaxed place. Located 630kms west of Brisbane which is approximately a 7 hour drive, and 46kms south of Mitchell with bitumen to the gate.

Pricing Information

Jackaroo’s Cottage
◾A rustic and authentic accommodation option.
◾Choice of either twin single or king beds.
◾All linen and towels supplied.
◾All rooms have a wardrobe, chest of drawer and ceiling fans — please note two rooms only are air conditioned and heated but all have ceiling fans and electric blankets.
◾French doors lead onto verandas
◾$130.00 Single, including cooked breakfast
◾$115.00 Single room only
◾$150.00 per couple per night including cooked breakfast.
◾$125.00 Double/Twin Share Room Only

Shearing Shed
◾Bring your own Swag $60.00 per person per night including fully cooked breakfast
◾Bring your own Swag $40.00 per person per night without breakfast

◾Campers, caravans and motorhomes have the use of the communal kitchen in the Smoke House which has a B-B-Q, sink connected to hot and cold water table and chairs. If you use the BBQ the cost is $2 for gas.
◾All sites $35.00 per night per couple
◾$10 per child
◾$15 per extra adult

Children’s prices
◾Accommodation Only
◾0-3 years free — please note cots are not supplied
◾4-13 years $25.00 — Shearing Shed
◾4-13 years $45.00 per child — Jackeroo’s Workers Cottage twin share

Bonus Downs Jackeroo Breakfast*

Choice of tea, coffee, orange juice, cereals, toast, sausages, bacon and egg.

* Please note the Jackeroos Breakfast Menu may change due to seasonable conditions of products. Every effort will be made to accommodate specific dietary requirements, however it is requested that specific requests be made 72 hours prior to arrival.

Bonus Downs 3 Course Sundowner Dinner (with tea and coffee)
◾ By arrangement depending on numbers – A spit roast with sizzling lamb or beef, roast vegetables e.g. sweet potato, pumpkin, potato etc, green garden salads, breads,
◾Tea and Coffee
◾BYO drinks
◾Adults $50.00 per person
◾Children 4-13 years $20.00 per person

This is only available if there are sufficient numbers

Please provide prior notice for meals

* Please note the Sundowner Dinner Menu may change due to seasonality of products. Every effort will be made to accommodate special dietary requirements, however it is requested that special requests be made 72 hours prior to arrival.

Tour of the Bonus Downs Homestead followed by ‘Smoko’

Tour the property and learn all about the hardships and way of life the early pioneers had to endure during settlement. Enjoy a traditional ‘smoko’ country morning tea.

Tour operates Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 12 noon . Bookings Essential. Adults $30 per person, Children $10.00 per person. Property Tour with light lunch and Billy Tea $60

Contact Information

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Mitchell Bollon Rd, Mitchell QLD 4465

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Bonus Downs is a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly. It is the ultimate outback historical experience with accommodation suitable for small and large groups and family gatherings. Bonus Downs is a great place to get away from the hectic pace of everyday life. Swap the TV’s, phones, and all things electronic with star gazing, bushwalking and reading on the veranda..........Bonus Downs is the perfect place for groups to meet. Imagine gathering at Bonus Downs to focus on your passions. Artists, photographers, bushwalkers, trail runners and more will love what the environment at Bonus Downs can provide..........How to Find Us..........Bonus Downs is 630km west of Brisbane which is approximately 7 hours drive. It is situated 1 hour 45 minutes from Roma, 46km south west of Mitchell on the Bollon Road with bitumen to the entrance and is only half an hour from the Great Astesian Spa Complex. The property is serviced by its own airstrip capable of landing light fixed wing aircraft. GPS Co-ordinates are 26 degrees 42 minutes south and 147 degrees 41 minutes east. Permission is required to land. Bonus Downs has accommodation in the rustic Jackeroos Quarters (12 guests). Powered and non-powered camping sites are also available and camping in the shearing shed.whcih sleeps 50 plus.......Ooline Park..........Take in a bushwalk to the Ooline park and discover the many different plant species, observe wildlife or simply relax by the fire and take in the sounds of nature. Ooline is a medium to large tree with bright green leaves and rough tile-patterned bark. The tree has rainforest origins dating back 1.6 million years so look out the dinosaurs don't jump out at you......Other trees found on the property include the Mulga, Belah, Brigalow..Box .....

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