off the Dubbo - Yeoval Road - - Central West NSW Australia
"Oxley Downs" is located off the Dubbo - Yeoval Road convenient for visitors to the Western Plains Zoo to call in on their way back to Sydney or on their way to Dubbo. Pack your picnic and bring your esky
The homestead is built in a tranquil and pretty valley tucked away from the 21st century. You will really be transported back to 1861 as you freely stroll through the house and outbuildings, sit around open fires in the parlour or kitchen and relax on the front verandah.
The atmosphere is relaxed and children are free to roam - fly kites, run, play football.
The Springs - A delightful old timber homestead consisting of10 rooms - a wide hall, drawing room, parlour, dining room, bedrooms and office - built C 1857.
It was first considered to use the "The Springs" homestead for the filming of “Outback House” - "Oxley Downs" - a living history TV programme presented on Australian Television in June/July 2005 with 21st century people selected to live in the style of 1861 for a period of 3 months. However it was realized that it would be cheaper to rebuild the set on the property rather than alter the existing buildings and then have to restore them after filming.
"Oxley Downs" is available for private functions with a minimum of 20 guests. Being unique it provides a memorable experience for weddings and birthdays.
It is a great destination for school groups, service clubs, camera clubs and historical and senior groups.
In order to replicate the life of 1861 "Oxley Downs" is in an isolated area, serviced by dirt tracks.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY!
The average vehicle is able to negotiate the tracks but when visiting please be mindful of wet or slippery conditions, other traffic on the road and watch for livestock and native animals.
Oxley Downs" is open by appointment only.
If you wish to visit please contact Liz and Scott Tourle to make arrangements.