If you’ve ever dreamt of escaping to the country, here is your opportunity on this very versatile, hidden acreage, only 20 mins drive from the Hervey Bay Airport, and 2 1/2 hours drive north of Brisbane, just near Susan River Homestead.
The property is currently in the early stages of operating as a producer of essential oils with underground irrigation in place from a 40 megalitre dam and adjoining wetland.
A 24m x 12m shed with 3.5m high doors is the ideal secure storage for vans, boats, machinery and workshop.
There’s an extensive list of machinery that can be purchased separately by the successful buyer, including pumps and all the equipment required to continue operating as a working tea tree plantation.
This is a property with so much potential, with a lot of the hard work already done, and the unique extensive wetland that provides an abundance of water, is a standout feature rarely found.
The opportunities on offer here are endless, from essential oil farm to health retreat, or just a country getaway with the kids enjoying the open spaces and rural lifestyle.
With so many features, one must inspect to truly appreciate.
Gently undulating land with 35 acre wetland (protected area) at lowest area
ALL the rest of the property is an easy drive for cars and quad bikes
Well watered with 3 dams and water storage dam of +20 megalitres
Majority of the land has been cleared
Top paddock (25 acres) – Approx. 10 acres stick picked and ploughed
3 acres growing irrigated Tea Trees and Lemon Myrtle
(An operating 3 cubic metre steam distillation unit on site)
Three acres ready for clearing – more Tea Tree or other crops
Balance of 9 acres well established Pangola grass with a good dam
An automatic irrigation system at the house is fed from the dam
Powerful new electric fence protects the 10 cleared acres
House side of property that slopes down to the wetland
Cleared – but with trees left on contours 25m apart
(Prevents run off and erosion in high rainfall events)
One of these “alleyways” is irrigated with rows planted to Gumbi Gumbi
Three areas of natural scrub and trees not cleared (looks nice!)
New large (20ML) dam – with electric pump (fed from wetland overflows)
2 Acres below dam are cleared and stick picked for wet loving Tea Tress
5 acres adjacent to wetland, flat near level land with tall trees – no scrub
Far side of wetland – 35 acres cleared of scrub with gum tress remaining
Privacy tree/scrub screen in place between paddock and road
Gently sloping land – suitable for cattle, crops, plantations, etc.
Wetland: All natural area – easy to walk through with large old Melaleuca trees
Wonderful diversity – some kangaroos but no evidence of pigs for over 4 years
Actual water depth remaining after run-off has ceased is approx. 1 metre
Actual flooded area soon settles to perhaps 50% of protected area
House: Clean and modern (16m x 8m) – provision for 2 extra bedrooms ($10,000)
Chook yard + shed … currently 12 one year old Australorps + Rooster
Water: three dams (2 small) with large water storage dam 20ML
Irrigation: Two electric pumps and 2 x 4 station auto irrigation controllers
Large shed 24m x 13m + 2 verandahs (4m +7m) + undercover storage at the back
Drinking water: 2 tanks at house and 1 tank at shed (this tank is linked to house tanks)
Solar power (new 6 months) 8kw
Shade House for propagation (20m x 7m)
Large concrete slab + concrete block surrounds (mix and store compost etc)
Underground water pipes for house lawn irrigation
Satellite dish for Foxtel and satellite dish for NBN Skymuster
Security System ($10,000) Chris Jones – 6 cameras – back to base etc.
1. Easy to go all over the property – no steep slopes – car or quad!
2. Easy on the eye! Gentle slopes with rich diversity – plenty of “old growth”
3. The Fraser Coast is blessed with a reliable climate – rainfall and temperature
4. The wetland is special – land is easy to work. No rocky and hard to plough areas
5. With the 2.5m rotary muncher, it is a dream to keep in pristine condition. At most 4 days per two months cover the entire property
6. Macadamias, avocados, finger limes… would all do well
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc.
Essential oil crops thrive in this area (and we have 3 cubic metre still)
7. Salad and vegetable crops – all suitable!
8. The large shed is a bonus for nay and all commercial activities
9. We have all the machinery that you need – which will take away the hard work of farming.