1250 acre property – Lucrative International Agritourism Business Rural Queensland + irrigation + grazing .
The farm is a working host farm with bookings (www.australianworkingadventures.com) through to October 2020 from young people wishing to learn about living and working on an Australian farm. The property is for sale as a going concern owing to the imminent retirement of the owner, who has operated the farm as a host farm since 1991.
There are 4 houses, all in good order to provide accommodation for the owner, staff and participants- the main Homestead (1903), the Cottage (1995), the Olive House (1996) , and the Owners Cottage.
All buildings have rainwater storage tanks to collect drinking water. There Is underground water available with two wells each equipped with a pump and several springs on the property,. One of the wells has been used for irrigation.
The land is mostly timbered ridges with old logging tracks which have been made suitable to 4WD driving, motorcycling and horse riding. There are 10 dams to collect water for the cattle, sheep and horses and one is also used for swimming the horses and there is a rope swing. About 150 acres are suitable for crops or making hay.
The 11 metre pool is in front of the homestead.
A shop with a stock of farm work clothing, boots and hats and water bottles.
Two car ports at the back of the house.
One tack room and feed store for the horses.
Sheds for the motorbikes and quads and utes.
Lean to for the 3 tractors.
A big hay shed and two bullpens / feeding bays.
A round yard for schooling horses.
Two small machinery sheds
Garage at the owners house and built on car port for 2 cars.
A good set of wooden and steel yards with a heavy duty crush and walk through area.
Animal weighing scales.
20 horses used for trail riding with approx. 10 saddles and bridles
The farm is situated on the main Burnett Highway 28 km north of the small town of Goomeri which has a supermarket, pubs, cafes, fuel stations and a wide variety of shops. There are clubs for tennis, pony club, cricket, soccer, rugby union, bowls, swimming and polocrosse. The farm is 1 hour drive to Gympie a town of 40,000 people and three hours from Brisbane Airport and Brisbane city. There are schools in Goomeri, Murgon and Gympie and a private high school (Victory College) in Gympie picks up in Goomeri every school day.
Springbrook Host Farm started operating in 1991 and enjoys membership of local tourism bodies and Adventure Queensland. The current owner is on the Committee of the Backpacker & Youth Tourism Advisory Panel for Australia and the owners have played a full part in the Tourism ventures by both Tourism Australia, Tourism & Events Queensland and membership of international organisations.
The farm is to be sold as a going concern with bookings from farm work experience participants through until the end of October 2020 at present. Ideally the purchaser would be an entrepreneur interested in continuing to work with young people from all over the world.
4 houses, pool, guest accommodation, great lifestyle!