This unique property has that relaxed elegance and charm, where a great lifestyle can produce an income from many sources – ie, fruit, flowers, cattle, tourism...
The property has good water and the creek is easily accessible and private; great for a dip at any time of the day. All areas other than the cattle paddocks, are mowed and maintained, giving the area a park like appearance and feel.
LOCATION: The property is located in a fertile area known for cattle breeding, exotic fruits; tropical fruits and tourism. It is located approx. 23 kilometres from innisfail and approx. 5 kilometres from Mena creek township, which consists of an hotel, primary school, post office/store and Paronella Park tourist attraction. All roads are bitumen.
TOPOGRAPHY: the land is basically split into 3 sections – the area facing utchee creek road is level then it drops away to creek area, then rises to a hilly section at the rear. A permanent creek, Juhas creek, provides a good quality supply to the whole property. The lot has a frontage of 73.976 metres to the roadway and opens out towards the back section – battle axe shape. The land is generally high and dry and does not suffer to any great extent from any flood damage – some minor flooding at the creek level at times which does not affect the plantation. A permanent creek services the grassland at rear. The land is used as follows:-
plantation - approx 3 hectares
Grassland - approx 14 hectares Improved tropical pastures Scrub - approx 3 hectares on back boundary
RAINFALL: Average annual rainfall is about 3,000 mm and falls mainly in the early part of the year. Usually summer storm rains come late in the year.
WATER SUPPLY: 10,000 gal. (37,000 litres) underground tank fed from shed roof and supplemented from creek by irrigation pump. . IRRIGATION: a grundfos 3phase 40mm multi stage pump supplies water to all orchard areas.
PLANTATION: assortment of tropical fruits including rambutans, lychees, abiu, durian, longans, fiji longans, star apples, star fruit, dragon fruit, black sopote; assorted citrus, *previous owner sold rambutans and lychees commercially. Tropical flowers – assorted heliconias and gingers are currently being sent to market on a weekly basis throughout the year.
GRASSLAND: improved pasture - could run approx 20 head of cattle year round – on turnover could run more.
FENCING: southern boundary is 4-barb on steel pickets with timber post strainers. Northern boundary and back area is partly fenced with the scrup acting as a natural fence.
SOIL TYPE: basically 3 types as per the topography. Front section is red volcanic. The creek area is a loamy type and the rear section is a pinky light type soil.
HOUSE: solid block 3-bedroom low-set cottage recently renovated. Modern kitchen; authentic fireplace; large patios; large covered breezeway; tiled throughout.
SHED: the shed is adjoining the house and consists of 5-bay solid steel frame with block walls and concrete floor throughout; mono rail to 4½ bays; roller doors; 2 loading bays; 1 bay mezzanine floor; 2 toilets; 1 shower; and is fully lockable. The shed also has fully self contained granny flat which can be accessed through the shed or from breezeway; with kitchenette; office; bathroom/toilet; large bedroom. This area also has the potential for bed & breakfast – which are popular in the area.
TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA:
The property is 20 mins from the town of innisfail. Cairns and the tablelands are approx 1–1½ hours away. It is situated close to paronella park; etty bay; josephine falls; and many other tourist attractions.
So come, sit and relax with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and view the abundance of stars and occasional satelite in the peace & quiet of this beautiful country property.
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