Boorara Cattle and Sheep Station
Drought proof? Well as good as it gets in the Australian outback! Why?
Lots of water, not just surface, but deep underground water, artesian bores that will supply water as long as the drought.
Fodder from the trees – ample cattle feed via vast stands of mulga.
Boorara is located in the Paroo River catchment 200km S/W of Cunnamulla, 257km N/W of Bourke, 42km north of Hungerford. This is a great location. Virtually on the border. Not far off the Eulo-Thargomindah Road, but far enough to feel like a remote station.
This is right next door to Currawinya National Park, where they released the bilby. This is the second most important inland habitat for birds in Australia, following Lake Eyre. Boorara is the main catchment area for the creeks and lakes in Currawinya.
Services include rural power, backup generator, sat TV, broadband internet, mail services, and 5 station airstrips.
115,384ha approx. 285,120 acres, term lease expires 2054.
Boorara: An excellent mix of safe strong grazing country suitable for sheep and cattle with a large percentage of country receiving beneficial flooding from 4 systems; channels, water holes, lagoons and swamps abound.
Boorara features a wide variety of soft edible timbers indicative of the strength of the country and giving safe drought reserves. Main timbers include Gidyea, Beefwood, Bloodwood, Box, Coolibah, Yapunyah, Dogwood and Mulga.
It is very important to note that there is a lot of low, edible mulga that has never been pushed. These trees, with the other edible trees associated with them, are a vast store of drought forage. Will carry a lot of stock into a bad drought!
Soft red and red stoney soils support an excellent variety of natural and improved grass plus salines and herbages. They include Mitchell grass, Blue grass, Neverfail, Umbrella grass, Woolybut, Button grass and Buffel. Prolific herbages, pigweed, Tarvine, Nardoo and numerous salines.
Abundance of water
• 12 flowing bores, good supplies, capped and piped.
• 100km HP poly pipe
• 60 concrete stock troughs
• 5 sub bores
• 13 earth tanks avg. approx.
• Permanent natural springs. These are the amazing mound springs, water just bubbles up, and can be left natural or fenced etc. these must be seen to be believed.
• Permanent and semi permanent creeks, lagoons and swamps.
23 major grazing paddocks. 8 holding paddocks. New stock squares and top yards. Approx. 70km of boundary and internal fencing replaced in recent years. Fencing generally stock proof, some in need of replacement.
The owner has created an easier way to harvest the feral goat population. With 32 sets of yards, each one 200m x 200m, barbed wire and hingejoint, steel corner assemblies, these are located on various waters, and trapping and mustering goats suddenly got a lot easier.
There are large numbers of feral goats and a substantial income could be gained with some amount of effort.
Boorara Station, Homestead and Complex
An attractive oasis on the banks of Boorara Creek surrounded by an expanse of manicured lawns with artesian water feeding the sprinklers. On arrival, it is a sight for sore eyes, and located in the remote outback!
The large lowset 7 BR homestead is an attractive blend of new and old. The original part (Circa 1880) 4 BR incorporates a blend of Victorian and Colonial charm. Great high ceilings, thick Pise walls, a formal entrance/main hallway running through the home, formal lounge with open fire place and formal dining. Study/office and enclosed verandas all around.
The new wing is huge. It includes a modern kitchen with stone bench tops and a spacious dining room. There is a massive lounge/entertaining area (about 8 squares imperial) with a built in bar/stainless steel bench top, sink and all. This comfortable room, equipped with both air-conditioning and overhead fans overlooks the airstrip to the west and the lawns/Boorara creek to the east. There is an addition of 3 extra guest bedrooms, one ensuite, one bathroom, and a laundry. In total, the main homestead has 7 bedrooms, it is air conditioned (2 systems) and includes a cold room that has been built inside, located in the area adjacent bathroom 4/laundry.
The managers residence: 3 bedroom brick and timber, enclosed verandas, fireplace, sunroom, air conditioned.
Guest quarters: brick and fibro, 3 bedrooms, air-conditioned. School room, 2 sleep outs and veranda.
Overseer’s cottage: 2 bedrooms.
Men’s quarters: 4 bedrooms.
Old original Boorara Homestead circa 1860’s, pise construction, attractive but old and in need of restoration. Currently the museum.
(Sustainability Declaration Available)
Garage/workshop, 3 bay concrete floor gantry, lockable storage.
Large modern aircraft hangar, all steel, 60’ x 45’.
Horse stables and day yards.
3 sets of cattle yards, steel and timber, 2 main sets incorporating crush race, cradle and ramp, water and sprinklers,
There is a set of portable/modular cattle yards, used in conjunction with the trap yards and the holding paddocks. This set up travels on the back of the truck and dog trailer, along with a tractor to assist in setting up the yards.
This travelling circus comprises a first class crush, a 3 way drafting module, a branding/husbandry module with equipment and the gas furnace/gas bottle securely set in place, four v-shaped race panel modules, fully sheeted in steel, and a number (30) of portable panels all locking together to make a good solid set of yards in an hour. You can bring the portable yard trailer and the portable cattle ramp and do the job right!
10 stand 1880 shearing shed, raised board, concrete floor wool room, all steel sheep yards, good shearer’s accommodation and ablutions for 20 personnel.
“Boorara” is being sold with basic plant.
Note: There is an ancillary list of plant including new truck, near new grader and low loader available by negotiation.
Historically up to 25,000 sheep and 1,500 cattle. Suggested balance, 20,000 sheep and 1,000 cows and progeny or 2,000 cows and progeny.
“Boorara” has run Hereford cattle with the previous ownership, but the current owner has introduced more suitable Bos Indicus X cattle and believes that this does enhance production considerably.
Boorara is an historic property once owned by Sir Sidney Kidman, it is a naturally attractive safe and versatile station it is capable of producing big sheep heavy wool cuts and good lambings. It will breed, grow and fatten high quality sort after cattle. It adjoins the Currawinya National Park.
Boorara is for private sale at $3.35 million including basic plant, and 500 head of cattle, comprising 250 Brahman X cows with calves at foot. This is excellent value at roughly $1500 per breeder area.
Location Details: 200Km SW Cunnamulla
Land Use: Grazing, Pastoral / Stations
Further information: the owner.
Leighton Clark. Leighton@clarkgroup.com.au
Land Area 115384 hectares
Abundance of Water
Location Details: 200Km S/W Cunnamulla Land Use: Grazing, Pastoral/Stations Why buy it? A million reasons, including: Drought Proof (almost!) Water -Twelve flowing bores, three creeks, and water everywhere! Feed - 60% of property is low, edible mulga plus vast & good grass lands Cattle and sheep. Stock—Carry 2000 breeders (sheep equiv.) & opportunity income from goats Historic Property - once in lifetime opportunity Cattle Brand. HT3 brand is the 3rd reg'd in Qld. Early squatter's History—Pise home CIRCA 1866, currently the museum. Historic Homestead -Victorian Era pise home CIRCA 1880 Numerous Bldgs - Outbuildings & station improvements Natural paradise Remote Outback—Lakes, brolgas, mound springs, and rocky hills.
Value for money on income basis. Earning capacity - only $1500 (approx.) per breeder area. Outstanding improvements. Significant—7 BR, 5 Bathroom homestead. Original Woolshed, outstation huts Cattle yards—3 sets & large numbers of trap yards (30 sets) (major catchment area for adjoining Currawinya National Park).