Since 1978, Birdwood Downs Station has pioneered new ecological methods of improving degraded lands using stock management, weed control and planting improved grasses. Now, the beautiful paddocks with their groves of native trees, spectacular boab and eucalyptus, serve as a model for sustainable management of the tropical savannah and support our horses and cattle herd.
The knowledge and experience gained in the past 30 years is now passed on in our hands-on training programmes.
The Kimberley School of Horsemanship offers training for all ages in horse care, horse training and riding. Facilities include a roundyard, rodeo arena and special paddocks for care and foaling. Horse rides are available for all levels of experience. The School also has a breeding program for Quarab horses.
Birdwood Downs is the regional representative for Wastewater Gardens, designing and building sustainable wastewater treatment systems.
Our small-scale Tourism facilities include a bush style campground for tents, camper vans and camper trailers and a limited number of Savannah Bungalows in the beautiful gardens around the homestead. Dinner, breakfast and packed lunches can be provided. For those interested in our approach to sustainable ecology we have ecotours and horseback trail rides through our paddocks.
Our accommodation is suitable for conferences of up to 60 people. Meetings are held in our theatre and on our shady mahogany patch.
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Originally published in The West Australian, August 2010
Robyn Tredwell (center) with Robert Hahn (right) with shaman guides. From 1981 – 1983, Robyn Tredwell and Robert Hahn, both directors of the Institute of Ecotechnics participated in the “Amazon River Expedition” on board the research vessel Heraclitus in...