Spectacular border country grazing gem

Spectacular border country grazing gem


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This is "pretty spectacular sort of country" and it could be your new home.

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The Far North Coast cattle property, "Kalimna South", occupies what selling agent, Bary Quinn of Ray White, says is "pretty spectacular sort of country".

The 1736 hectare property at Rivertree nestles up against the border ranges, which demarcate NSW and Queensland, and which feature lush, subtropical rainforests.

When its owners, Mack and Gilruth Rees, acquired the property 24 years ago it was totally undeveloped, but the couple have turned what Mr Quinn says was largely wilderness into a functioning grazing operation.

Mr Rees called on his extensive knowledge as a former senior agronomist with the CSIRO to create a successful grazing enteprise while preserving the natural beauty.

The property covers six freehold titles and includes an attractive country family home.

It sits right in the headwaters of the largest river on Australia's east coast, the mighty Clarence.

Almost all its 1736ha is suitable for cattle grazing and last year the couple sold 316 head of cattle.

About 120ha is cleared, with more than two thirds of it sown with improved pastures for controlled grazing.

The old Rivertree racecourse paddock of about 10ha has been planted to lucerne and the balance of about 1200ha features good kangaroo grass and native legume pasture.

The property has been subdivided into 17 paddocks and features two sets of cattle yards, two colourbond sheds and four water tanks, each with a 22,000 litre capacity.

There are 13 dams and underground pipelines provide water to cattle troughs in eight paddocks.

Another feature is a 15 kilometre frontage to the beautiful Koreelah Creek, and several other creeks also run through it.

The homestead was built in 1995 by master builder and designer, Greg Sproule, but in 1860s style.

It has 12 foot (3.5 metre) verandahs on all sides which provide 360 degree views. There are three large bedrooms and a study, two bathrooms, a lounge-dining room, and a huge family room.

The country kitchen features a Rayburn combustion wood stove and a separate gas cook top. Another notable feature is it has NBN satellite and free-to-air satellite reception.

The property is on the market because both Mack and Gilruth are both over 80 years old and ready to retire.

Open farm inspections can be on Fridays from 10.30am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm, or by appointment.

The auction will be held at 10.30am on Friday, September 22, at level 26, 11 Eagle Street, Brisbane.

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