Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station

UNSW SydneyFG

Accommodation

The Research Station has a range of facilities to cater for individuals and groups engaged in education or research at the station.

  • The tarrifs are available from the charges page (PDF).
  • UNSW staff and students and alumni receive a special rate on tariffs.
  • Visitors from other institutions and the general public pay a modest premium on UNSW rates by negotiation.
  • Discounts are offered to long-term research groups and students where long-term is defined as visits > 14 days.
  • International groups will be managed by the Study Abroad office of New South Global. Residencies for artists (e.g. Res Artis) will be negotiated by the Imaging the Landscape International Research Institute (contact Kathy Yeh). COFA student use of the Green House is managed by Penelope Benton at ARC@UNSW.
  • Rates for commercial visitors (e.g. film crews) will likewise be negotiated and include a charge to access the property.
  • Visitors must self-cater and bring their own food (the nearest large shopping centre is Broken Hill).

A quotation on your accommodation needs can be obtained by contacting the Station Director or by completing and submitting an information request. If the purpose of your visit is eco-tourism then please use the booking form. All bookings should be made with the Station Director. Contact details are given at the bottom of this form. All rates are inclusive of GST if applicable.
Please note: There is no camping allowed on the property, exceptions may be made within the homestead complex for very large groups.

Accommodation options

 

Dormitory

Accommodation for large groups is provided in a 32-bed dormitory, partitioned into two large sleeping rooms, each with toilets and showers.A pillow and pillow-slip is provided with each bed. Communal kitchen and eating facilities front the bedrooms. Crockery, cutlery, cooking pots and pans and common appliances are supplied. There is a large walk-in coolroom, standard fridge/freezer and large chest freezer. A large gas barbecue is available for outside use. A laundry is at the rear.
Tariff: Costs are available from the charges page.

 
Dormitory and cottages
Dormitory kitchen
Bunkouse in dormitory

Shearers Quarters

Accommodation for medium-sized groups is provided in the Quarters. Eating facilities and bathroom are communal. Bedrooms have two single beds with electric blankets. The facility has ducted evaporative cooling for summer. A large space to seat up to 100 is available for seminars, conferences, teaching and workshops. AV facilities including digital project can be supplied.Free-to-air satellite television is available. A large kitchen with freezers and walk-in coolroom enables quality catering for large groups. A laundry is attached. Flat: A two-bedroom self-contained flat is available on the southern side of the quarters.
Tariff: Costs are available from the charges page.)

 
Shearer's quarters
Shearer's quarters kitchen
Shearer's quarters twin share bedroom
Outdoor barbecue adjacent to self-contained flat
Shearer's quarters enclosed verandah

Cottage 5

Accommodation for short-stay small groups or long-stay research groups is provided in a 4-bedroom cottage with bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. All bedding and cooking/eating utensils are supplied. The cottage has ducted evaporative cooling for summer; electric blankets and a gas heater for winter.
Tariff: Costs are available from the charges page.

 
Cottage 5
Cottage 5 bedroom
Cottage 5 lounge room
Cottage 5 kitchen looking into bathroom and bedrooms
Swimming pool

Cottage 3/4

Accommodation for long-term researchers (e.g. postgraduate, honours or practicum students; or academic staff on study leave) is provided in two fully equipped 2-bedroom cottages. Cottage 3 has an additional 2-bed demountable room and caravan, and free-to-air satellite television.
Tariff: Costs are available from the charges page.

 
Cottage 3
 

Rear of Cottage 3 with additional accommodations
Interior of cottage 3
Cottage 4
Interior of Cottage 4

The Ochre House Artist's Retreat

The Ochre House is situated in a remote gorge on the Station. The building is a single large space with bathroom and toilet facilities partitioned off and a generous balcony with gas barbecue. The House is powered by a 12V hybrid wind/photovoltaic system and has a recycling/composting system for waste management. Bedding and cooking/eating utensils are supplied. Cooking is al fresco on the outside barbecue, or inside on a single burner. A small 110 litre fridge is supplied. There are no communications (a satellite phone is strongly recommended) and no active cooling for hot weather.
Tariff: Costs are available from the charges page.

 
Ochre House Artist's Retreat
Interior of Ochre House
Interior of Ochre House

The Green House

The Green House is situated beside Homestead Creek remote from but in view of the Homestead complex. The building is a single large space with bathroom and toilet facilities partitioned off and a generous balcony with gas barbecue. The House is powered by a 12V hybrid wind/photovoltaic system and has a recycling/composting system for waste management. Bedding and cooking/eating utensils are supplied. Cooking is al fresco on the outside barbecue, or inside on a single burner. A small 110 litre fridge is supplied. There are no communications and no active cooling for hot weather.
Tariff: Priority is given to COFA postgraduate students who should arrange bookings with Penelope Benton at ARC@UNSW. The studio may become available to other short-term visitors under terms similar to the Ochre House.

The COFA Student Association studio
 
The Green House studio
Interior of the Green House
Balcony of the Green House
Interior of the Green House
Interior of the Green House