Home Location Accommodation Macquarie
Cobb & Co

The 4-wheel drive Troopie    The locals watch the tourists too.


(Currently Unavailable)


Many of our guests, particularly Overseas visitors and our City Folk cousins, have found their visit has been made more memorable by taking a four wheel drive (4WD) tour with Phillip.

TOUR ONE - (from a minimum of 1 hour)

This is a ‘must’ tour for Overseas visitors. The tour heads directly out from the Wool Shed towards the Macquarie River and the edge of the Macquarie Marshes. On the way you will see many kangaroos and emus and hear about the history of the area, which abounds with many birds and occasionally, we see echidnas and snakes. Phillip explains many interesting facts about this picturesque area, the abundant birdlife and, of course, you will see our famous Merino sheep.

TOUR TWO - (from a minimum of 2 hours)

This tour combines Tour One with a trip towards Sandy Camp passing through Marshland areas. Water birds are more prolific on this tour.

TOUR THREE - (from a minimum of 5 hours)

Pack your own picnic lunch or let Phillip arrange a ‘Pub Lunch’ in Carinda. Overseas visitors will find this a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience when we travel around the Northern Marshes visiting the ‘outback’ towns of Carinda and Quambone.

A living history tour of the real ‘outback’ combined with seeing abundant fauna and bird life, it is unsurpassed value for money.

You have invested so much time and energy in coming this far. For just a little more your trip will be made ‘a memory for life’ by touring with Phillip. Talk to Phillip and tailor-make a tour to suit you!


Toyota `Troopie` Driver/Guide

Minimum  4 people: (Prices TBA)
Maximum 10 people: (Prices TBA)

We can arrange for guests to be taken on a `never to be forgotten` off
road tour of surrounding areas for upwards of one hour`s duration.


No visit to ‘Willie’ is complete without applauding the performance of PATRICK. Ask Phillip or Myra about it when you see them.

Suggested points of interest: -

  • The Woolshed (The Echidnas’ Home)
  • The Old Road Grader (originally from Warren Council – late 1800’s)
  • ‘Patrick’s Market’
  • Site of the old Cobb & Co Inn (this is included on Phil’s tour)
  • The Cobb & Co Stables (also included on Phil’s tour)
  • ‘Willie Retreat’ Bee Hives (take home some honey!)
  • The mini wetland - see photos at right!
  • The Air Strip
  • The Two Water Holding Dams(Tanks) nearby
View of miniwetland at Willie

Views of mini wetland at Willie

Historic Plough
An old plough
Warren's oldest grader
Warren's oldest grader


Myra has throughout her travels gathered an amazing collection of dolls from all corners of the world. By arrangement with Myra you can view this collection that is situated in the homestead.

All we ask is that you leave all gates as you find them and please do not be guilty of souveniring anything at all. We would like old bottles, etc, left on the property so that others may be able to see them.

Thank you, Myra.