Sitting around a camp fire listening to a passionate local and his daughter, with a drink and snacks, watching the day end over 42000 acres. I dont know what beats this ? A must do if you make it to the magnificent Carnarvon Gorge.
Thank you so much for your feedback and giving us a 5 star rating. We apologise that we missed you in getting a 2nd glass of wine as this is part of the normal package. You are quite right, it just tops off the evening as the sun disappears.
We had the pleasure of joining Olivia and her father Bruce at the Bandana Sunsets Activity whilst in the Carnarvon area. We had a great time - and despite my husband and I living on a cattle property and close to the area, we learnt new things about the history of the area, and the unique operation Bandana conducts with its cattle and farming. A cold glass of white wine, looking over the sunset lit cliffs was just breathtaking.
What a fantastic way to end our holiday. Olivia and Bruce were welcoming, friendly hosts. They shared their stories and experiences with great enthusiasm. Attention to detail not only to the food and drinks, but warm blankets as well! And a perfect sunset to finish the day. Highly recommended!
What a beautiful place Bandana Station is! To sit and look over the homestead and Gorge, having some good wine & cheese, and listen to yarns about life on a cattle property, some history about cattle duffing...and a little song thrown in! There were a lot of us in the one group staying at Canarvon (and even more kids!!) and everyone was impressed with our couple of hours chatting, laughing and having a great time.
While enjoying wine and cheese we were enlightened on the history and workings of Bandana Station by Olivia Evans a very vibrant, energetic and friendly young station owner. Olivia's dad, Bruce, a great storyteller, told us the history of cattle duffers and bush rangers in the Carnarvon area. The evening was great value for the $30 pp. the station is just a 10 minute drive from Takarakka Bush Resort in Carnarvon National Park.
Olivia and her father are doing 2-3 hour Sunset trips at their cattle station next door to Carnarvon Gorge National Park. They provide some wine and nibbles to enjoy while Olivia gives some history of the property and what life is currently like for her, her husband and 2 young children. Her father gives great history of the cattle duffing/bushrangers plus sings a drover's ballad. One is able to enjoy the sunset view as this is happening - a very pleasant evening with a new understanding of "life in the bush" in 2014.
Bandana Station Sunsets is a great opportunity for city cousins to hear about life on a cattle station from Olivier Evans and as well hear about the cattle duffing (stealing) history of the area from her father Bruce Mayne who is an excellent story teller and song writer who also entertains with a song whilst visitors enjoy the setting of the sun on the sandstone cliffs near Carnarvon Gorge. Wine and nibbles are included.
This is a must as part of your trip to Carnarvon Gorge National Park! Olivia and Bruce tell a great story of the region and the life on their cattle station. The scenery is amazing and you can sit back and soak it up.
This is a beautiful addition to a Carnarvon Gorge holiday. Stunning scenery, great entertainment and hospitality. What a beautiful location for a farm and a great way to share it. Highly recommended.