“Garches” is being offered by the Walker Family for the first time in 47yrs. Garches offers a fantastic opportunity for the established grazier and astute investor alike. With a prime location on the highway 40km from Barcaldine you would consider access to be 2nd to none.
Area & Capacity
7,533Ha or 18,606.5Ac Freehold
Lots 1-2-3 RY4 Parish Brixton- Barcaldine Regional Council
Up to 800 breeders plus progeny to weaners or 1000 backgrounders.
Location & Services
40km west of Barcaldine with approx 9km of Landsborough hwy frontage.
67km East of Longreach
Rural power, STD phone, Internet, Thrice weekly mail service, State schools in Longreach and Barcaldine to Grade 12. Catholic School in both towns to Grade 7
Base hospitals in both Longreach and Barcaldine. Daily Qantas flights out of Longreach, twice weekly out of Barcaldine. Special cattle sales in Barcaldine and weekly sales in Blackall 150km freight distance
Quality soft undulating downs country, timbered with Gidyea, Bauhinia, Whitewood with Coolibah in the creeks and channels. Five creek systems run through the property. This country would suit breeding, backgrounding and fattening. Garches is heavy carrying Bauhinia/Gidyea downs which supports a large body of Curly Mitchell and Buffel grass with Flinders grass and herbages in season.
Garches is considered to be extremely well watered with a GABSI Scheme capped Artesian bore. This bore water is reticulated under pressure by pressure pump through approximately 50km of polythene pipe to 10 tanks and 16 troughs. This recently renewed water infrastructure reticulates quality bore water around the entire property giving it security.
There are four dams ranging in size from 15,000yds to 30,000yds and also four turkey nests complimenting the system. Williams Dam has not been dry since since construction in 1970. Semi permanent water holes throughout creek systems.
Garches is fenced into eight main paddocks from 470ha to 1900ha, and 3 holding paddocks complimenting the circular design steel cattle yards. The yards are of steel and railway/tram line construction with a modern vet crush and load out facilities with an 800hd. capacity. Nine km of new Wild Dog Exclusion fencing is constructed on the western boundary and the remainder is of mixed barb and netting.
Basic three bedroom cottage.
Three sheds and stables and associated rooms with a mixture of
timber and steel construction.
One large steel hay shed.