INSPIRATIONAL PLACES: WALKERS RUN IN BUCKETTY, AUSTRALIA
Posted on May 5, 2018 at 6:04 am by The Hippie Shake
We have had the pleasure on our journey of meeting some of the most creative people and visiting some of the most unique and inspiring places all around the world.
In Australia we got the chance to shoot at the incredible Walkers Run. We came across this place on Airbnb by chance when searching for locations and I could not believe my eyes. The decor and whole place is so visually pleasing and everything was created by the owners Rob and Ruth. It really is one of the most unique spaces we have ever visited and something very special.
Rob and Ruth used to work together in Wellington, NZ when Ruth was Robs PA at EMI records, and they rekindled their romance 15 years ago after meeting up again, having not seen each other for 30 years, at a mutual friends funeral in Sydney.
Rob had a very successful career in the music industry which we found fascinating after seeing photos on the walls of him with the likes of Stevie Nicks and Mick Jagger! Amongst other incredible things he travelled the world whilst he was tour manager for Tina Turner! Rob’s also responsible for artist signings including Savage Garden, Tina Arena, Keith Urban and James Blundell. His career earned him top positions as head of A & R/Promotions for EMI Australia, and Director of International Operations at Capital Records Los Angeles.
Rob discovered the 30 acre spot in Bucketty not long before they met again and together they have spent the last 15 years creating their ‘Funky Wild West’ in the Aussie Bush. Pairing Ruth’s creative background in the textile and furniture industry and Robs ability to build ‘just about anything’ it made them the perfect dream team to create and develop what they have today. A quirky, inspirational, magical space which we will never forget.
They recently opened their home to guests via AirBnB and have had visitors come and stay from all over the world. It really does feel like you’re getting lost in the Wild West but you’re only 90 minutes outside of Sydney!
The spectacular views from the decking is endless green and so perfect to relax on with a glass of wine.
You can book their place on Airbnb HERE and follow Robs and Ruth’s amazing place below…
Keep an eye on our site for our shoot from Walkers Run, coming soon!
Photography: Dan Hilburn
Model: Sloan Peterson
Hair/Make Up: Amy Chen