The Great Australian Cattle Drive 2010
30 July – 29 August 2010
The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive is the ultimate Outback holiday. Climb into the saddle and herd cattle along one of Australia’s most evocative stock trails, the Oodnadatta Track, passing through inspirational landscapes and collecting a swag of adventure stories along the way.
Each tour is four nights and five days long, with the campsite located on the biggest cattle station in the world – Anna Creek Station. Both experienced and weekend riders, even those who have never ridden before, can be a part of the adventure of The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive.
Each night you’ll enjoy superb catering and unwind around a roaring campfire beneath a canopy of desert stars before retiring to a camp bed in a carpeted tent. Hot showers will be available to soak off the desert dust each evening. Gather around the bar with your new friends over a cold drink where you can share your droving stories.
So if you’ve ever wanted to escape the city, let go of your nine-to-five existence and experience real adventure in true Australian style, The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive is one journey you can’t afford to miss. It will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive comprises six tours, each four nights and five days long, and cost $3,200pp
The dates for the event are as follows, with each tour lasting four nights, five days:
- 30 July to 3 August – Dawn of the Cattle Drive (Tour 1)
- 4 to 8 August – Drovers Crossing (Tour 2)
- 9 to 13 August – Kidman Country (Tour 3)
- 15 to 19 August – Cattle Kings (Tour 4)
- 20 to 24 August – Ringers Run (Tour 5)
- 25 to 29 August – Cattle Drive Round Up (Tour 6)
Bill Willoughby – The Boss Drover
Bill Willoughby and his wife Barb operate a family business focused on horse/equine services from their property in the Southern Flinders Ranges of South Australia.
Bill has extensive experience in horse and cattle work, having worked for over 30 years as a contract musterer, horse trainer and educator for every aspect of the equine industry, including film and TV.
Bill is a horse trainer and educator for the equine industry and proud to be recognised by his peers as one of Australia’s most respected and honoured horsemen.
In 1995 Bill gained extensive recognition for his formidable skills after winning inaugural Man from Snowy River ten-event horsemanship challenge. He describes handling and managing large mobs of cattle while mustering in Australia’s outback with horses as his ‘sanity and love’.
Bill also has extensive experience in the film and TV industry, where he has choreographed some of the most challenging film scenes involving large numbers of horses, people and cattle, often under extreme conditions.