— Walcha NSW —
Aberbaldie Station is a large scale, high end, productive and visually appealing well established property in the Walcha district and wider New England Tablelands. It comprises the aggregation of, Aberbaldie Station, Kilburnie, Kilburnie South, Mary Gray and covers approx 10,000 acres.
It is situated between Walcha and Woolbrook on the Southern side of the Tablelands. Walcha is renowned for its high rainfall and productive soils.
The holding is considered to be a versatile property suited to a wide range of grazing enterprises including;
- Weaner and vealer production
- Cattle trading
- Prime lamb production
- Fine wool production; and
- Stud animal production such as rams and bulls
The property is developed with a large historic homestead set in established mature gardens with terrific views over the property. Detached from the homestead are well maintained working farm improvements such as shearing shed, shearer’s quarter, cottages and machinery shed.
A significant feature of the property is the long single and double frontages of approx 8km’s to the very permanent Macdonald River and approx 5 km’s to Cobrabald River.
The majority of the soils are of good quality with significant areas being black to brown basalts also with loamy trap rock soils.
Significant pasture improvement programme has been underway with room for further development and increased carrying capacity. The vast majority of the holding has had some pasture improvement via direct sowing and broadcasting of seed and fertiliser across native dominant pastures. A healthy balance of native and improved pastures is now established.
The property is currently under a lease agreement with funds allocated annually to maintaining the productivity of pastures and infrastructure. The lessee is under agreement until April 2017 but will vacate the property earlier if required.
Bushranger, Frederick Ward (alias “Captain Thunderbolt”) work at Aberbaldie Station in 1847 as a station hand.