High Ground Hideaway

Kimo Estate is a 7000-acre working sheep and cattle farm with a long and interesting history. There are three huts amongst other sheds and dwellings built on the estate, JR Hut being the first of the huts in 2012. Kimo is an aboriginal name for 'mountains', and that puts things into perspective, especially once you're on the hut deck and see the expanse of the lands and the stretch of the Murrumbidgee River.

We took the opportunity to experience the eco hut life for ourselves and be totally off-grid. We cooked breakfast from local ingredients provided by the host, took time out to read a book and built a fire to keep us warm - all with an expansive view of the verandah. It could only be described as a moving picture of varying colours throughout the day.

While it’s easy enough to spend days on end relaxing at the hut, we couldn’t help but explore our surroundings during the day. Being part of the Riverina region, there’s a multitude of activities to experience from any direction of the hut.

We can't wait to be back here in Winter for some alpine adventures. It's a great pit-stop along the way from Sydney to help break up the drive!

Things We Did

  • Farm
  • Horse riding
  • Lookout
  • Fish
  • Swim
Orange & Hazelnut Farm
Orange picking with Barbara, exploring on a vintage tractor....
Horse Riding - Cattle Station Experience
An all-inclusive 5-night cattle station experience guided by experienced stockmen and horse professionals....
Black Perry Lookout
Scenic views over the Snowy Mountains region...
Fishing in Murrumbidgee River
The prime target species for anglers is the Murray Cod as well as Golden Perch, Trout and Crayfish....
Yarrangobilly Thermal Pools
Swim in the spring-fed natural pool and combine it with a picnic, bushwalking or cave tour....

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