Beltana is a working sheep and cattle station.
We had morning tea in the shearing shed which gets converted into a cafe and souvenir shop when the tour coaches arrive. Bill got a kiss from the pet alpaca called Chocolate.
It was very cute and followed the owner around like a dog.
Beltana Station is 1,876 sq km/750sq miles it was established in 1854. It was used as a starting point for many inland explorations. They used to breed camels but I think these are feral ones.
The buildings date back to 1860 but they are being renovated.
The cottage is used as accommodation for tourists now.
|The shearer's quarters.|
Used for tourist accommodation when it is not shearing season.
The contractor for rounding up the cattle had just arrived. He has an ultra light aircraft and a motor bike. What happened to the drover and his horse???