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10 minutes to the Zoo on the out skirts of Dubbo. Quite, families, pet friendly.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse


About the property

3 Studios each with ensuite plus plenty for the kids to do. Views of Dubbo area.

Enjoy our rustic home on top of Raymond Hill, in Dubbo, for FAMILIES to truly experience natural rustic chic surrounds and enjoy our magnificent 360º views. Enjoy the absolute quiet of rural setting, the open fire with marshmallows or the games.

The 3 separately bookable studios are king-size rooms, containing a large ensuite (and description below) and an internal door between the Aqua Studio and both others if you wish. No linen required. All studios with full glass wall/doors leading out to the 20 metre verandah facing north and Dubbo:

1. Heritage Studio (red wall in photos on website) has a king bed, single bed with trundle and a pull out double sofa bed (children), sleeps 6 comfortably (extra fold up beds could be added to sleep 8).

2. Aqua Studio (aqua wall in photos on website) has king bed, bunks and a pull out double sofa bed (children), sleeps 6 comfortably (extra fold up beds could be added to sleep 8).

3. Earth Studio (beige wall in photos on website) has a king bed, single bed, sleeps 3 (extra fold up beds could be added to sleep 5).


or contact us via our website (bulwarra-dubbo com) for further information.

There are stairs off the veranda (table & chairs) to come to the garden, games room, alfresco area (wood pizza oven, BBQ, oven & open fire) main house (where I live) with communal fully equipped kitchen (gas plates) and formal lounge/dining room.


FREE Continental Breakfast - endless cereal, toast, tea or coffee.

Hot Breakfast Pack

“Cook yourself Pack” on the verandah BBQ - $15 pp.

Cereal, milk, tea/coffee, juice, eggs, bacon, bread for toasting, spread & fruit.

“We cook for you”

Times 7.30 am – 9.00 am - $20pp.

Cereal, milk, tea/coffee, juice, eggs, bacon, toast, spread & fruit.

For you too self-cater, on the veranda off the studios, you have a 6 gas burner BBC and hutch with everything you might need (plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, bowls, platters, cooking utensils, wash basin, tea towels, drainer etc). At the bottom of the veranda stairs there is a hooded gas BBQ as well. There is also a heat bead Webber.

Should you need other equipment or want a small oven or gas stove top, there is the communal (shared) main house kitchen which is well stocked with everything I could imagine you could need to cook up a storm. In the alfresco area, there is a wood BBQ, stove, pizza oven, and open fire. The alfresco area is off the main house kitchen.

There are wonderful natural surrounds, including a lovely view of the Dubbo countryside and town in the distance, games room and animals (including our 4 dogs) for you to enjoy and relax. The garden is littered with toys and equipment (trampoline, climbing frame, toy stove, sand digger, table tennis etc…to amuse the children, and allow the adults to sit up on the elevated veranda to enjoy a wonderful time of peace and enjoy a drink or two in the rural surroundings.

Huge parking at the top of the driveway where you see large gate entrance and small walk-in gate.

Well behaved animals are welcome and outside accommodation is provided (approval by management).


Prices per night:

3 studios $450

Individual Studios $170

Extra adults $30

Extra Child 3- 16 Years $20

Under 3 free

Cots $15 one off:

Animals: minimum $10 each

Dubbo has more the just Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Visit: visitnsw com

More Details

Judy Calthorpe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Judy Calthorpe

I loving in rural NSW at Dubbo with my family close by. Dubbo is a wonderful place to live with everything the cities have without the pollution, noise and rush except for maybe the ballet or opera. Should I will to do anything Dubbo doesn't offer I make it a weekend away and real enjoy the event or attraction.

My animals are most important except for family, and you might say they are just a little spoilt. I love enjoying a cuppa or beer with a friend or two under trees with the sprinklers going watching all the local birds come and play. Or in the immediate distance watching the hawkers, eagles or early evening owls prowling the skies for pray.

Judy Calthorpe purchased this farmhouse in 2006

What makes this farmhouse unique

Bulwarra is my perfect place to live, with the greatest natural ambiance to relax and enjoy being alive. I have 360 degree views of the Orana valley and local area. Living rural means peace and quiet from other people and just the sounds of nature. Smells from the local flowering plants and natural darkness and stars of an evening except for the light of the moon. Heaven on earth if you ask me. I love to share with others, what I am so fortunately to have.


Dubbo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • At the discretion of management, an owner/handler of pets who do not comply with conditions may be asked to leave Bulwarra.
  • Guests need to provide all bedding, meals and needs for your pets
  • If pets are likely to be on the beds or furniture PLEASE provide covering for those beds and furniture
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Each bathroom contains an open shower, vanity with mirror, toilet and opening window or skytube. Each has grade 11R floor tiles and the Earth Studio is disability compliant. A plastic chair is on offer at request to use in the showers.
  • Studio, Sleeps 11
  • Earth Studio - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2 fold up beds can also be added to this studio allow 5 pers
    Aqua Studio - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 fold up beds can also be added to this studio allow 8 pers
    Heritage Studio - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 fold up beds can also be added to this studio allow 8 pers
  • Each studio is 1 very large room containing beds, lounge, dining suite and TV with a very large open shower ensuite. Each studio enters out to the shared 20 metre verandah and down to the lawns and garden. There are children's play equipment; trampoline, toddlers climbing frame, child's oven, child's sand digger, trucks etc.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Rural setting 15 km from city of Dubbo.


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10 minutes to the Zoo on the out skirts of Dubbo. Quite, families, pet friendly.
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Great country stay close to the zoo and not to far from town

  • 4 of 5

I took my grandsons for a holiday to visit the zoo and we stayed here and it was just perfect for us. The boys were safe and entertained playing in the fenced yard with the freedom to run and play while I could see them. The accommodation was perfect for me as Again I could see them all at all times.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. You and your 5 grandson are always most welcome. your kids are wonderful.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent Property. Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Judy is a wonderful host. I would highly recommend the place to anyone visiting Dubbo. The farm is beautiful and the sunsets spectacular. Our kids had a ball with all the animals as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Tiernan. I am so please you enjoyed your stay. You and your family were great and participated in the activities really well. That is were the pleasure is. Say "hi" to the kids.
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia

Great Farmstay

  • 4 of 5

With a little bit of tweaking, this could be a fabulous farm stay. Judy the owner was very friendly and very helpful. The rooms were very spacious. The balcony and barbecue areas were big enough to accommodate our group of 10 and 2 visitors. The communal kitchen was in fact the owners personal kitchen and we really did not feel we should/could use it. The balcony facilities were however enough to make the stay more than comfortable. I would recommend this farm stay as a destination for anyone with young children.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad even if the house kitchen did not suit you, you enjoyed your stay. We are in the future (when funds allow) installing an outside kitchen into the games room. This will be done along with other improvements and I hope for those who the current set up is not desirable, it will be a welcome upgrade.
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Rústic country experience

  • 3 of 5

Clean comfortable king size bed ,full country experience x

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad we could provide you and your children with a clean comfortable over night country experience.
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fun spot, great view.

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay and enjoy a rural aspect - yet be so close to the Zoo.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Rustic Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay especially our young kids who fed the baby lamb, watched hopping kangaroos, fed the cows and chased the chickens. 10 mins to the zoo. Accommodation can fit a family in one studio. Breakfast if you want or DIY meals. Open fire. Very casual and comfortable. Judy was welcoming and full of good humour and warmth. Excellent fun. Our kids still talk about it!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys Thank you for you glowing comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I always seem to get the best guests, that is why I enjoy myself so much.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Dubbo Golf Club
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Dubbo Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Morris Park Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
The Fairways Bistro Dubbo Golf Club
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Naturally Taronga Western Plains Zoo is our largest tourist attraction.

Other attractions include:

- Royal Flying Doctor Base Visitor Education Centre

- Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden

- Dubbo Observatory

- Dubbo Heritage Walk

- Old Dubbo Gaol

- Macquarie River Trails

- 12.5 kilometre Tracker Riley Cycleway circuit

- Tombstone Estate Vineyard


We also have the largest Phosphate Mine in the southern hemisphere. Also in Wellington are:

- Adventure Watersports

- Lake Burrendong

- Burrendong Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

- Mt Arthur Reserve

- Mookerawa Waters State Park

- Macquarie River Trails

Other regional attractions include:

- Mudgee Wine Region (100km)

- Age of Fishes Museum – Canowindra (123km)

- Parkes Radio Telescope (125km)

- Warrumbungle National Park - Siding Spring -

- Observatory (100km)

- Tiger Bay Wetlands out skirts outskirts of Warren

- Terramungamine Rock Grooves - 150 rock carvings created by the Tubbagah people

- Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse

- Western Plains Riding Centre

- 1840's Dundullimal Homestead, a National Trust building

Narromine (35km) has the Narromine Aviation Museum.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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