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5. Ooraminna Homestead
Saddle Up Beneath an Open Sky

In the great Aussie outback, cattle ranches are the size of small countries. Deep Well Station is no exception. The 450,000-acre spread of red-sand hills hosts visitors and the occasional film crew at its Ooraminna Homestead. Hereford cattle take priority, but the cowboys save time to guide roo- and wallaby-spotting bush walks. Rooms are outback-chic: four cottages that include an "authentic" jail, built by a movie crew (from $170 per person, all-inclusive; ooraminnahomestead.com.au). If that still feels too boxed in, there’s always the Pioneer Suite (from $80): a plush bedroll laid out beneath the open sky.

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