THE striking Rivertree-district cattle property Kalimna South sold for $830,000 at a Ray White Rural auction in Brisbane.
Offered by Mack and Gilruth Rees, Kalimna South is 1737 hectares (4291 acres) of wilderness that features a lovely country home, good improvements, and quality grazing.
Combining their love of the country with Mr Ree’s extensive knowledge and experience as a senior agronomist with the CSIRO, they have preserved nature’s beauty and developed a successful grazing enterprise to create a cattle property with a difference.
Last year the owners sold 316 head of cattle off the property, which comprises of six freehold titles.
Kalimna South is located in Northern NSW at Rivertree in the striking Border Ranges - 47km from Stanthorpe and 80km from Tenterfield.
Almost all of the 1736 hectares here is suitable for cattle including 120ha of cleared country. More than two thirds of the cattle country has been sown with improved pastures.
In addition, the 10ha old Rivertree racecourse paddock has been planted with lucerne. The balance is very good kangaroo grass and native legume pasture.
Kalimna South is recognised as the best watered property in the district with more than 15km of frontage to Koreelah Creek, many other creeks and 14 dams. The entrance to this farm is located where the mighty Clarence River starts – the largest river on Australia’s east coast.
Improvements include quality fencing, 17 paddocks, two sets of good cattle yards, two Colorbond sheds, tanks and troughs to eight paddocks. The extensive system of good farm roads allows access to all parts of the farm.
Built by designer and builder Greg Sproule is 1995, the comfortable country homestead has 360 degree views and an 1860’s style. There are 3.65m verandahs on all sides, three large bedrooms and study, two bathrooms, and a huge family room. Features include nine foot ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and a Rayburn combustion wood stove.
The marketing of Kalimna South was handled by Barry Quinn, White Rural, Brisbane.