Cambeela - Fresh Channel Country + Scattered Gidgee & Mitchell Grass Downs

Cambeela – Fresh Channel Country + Scattered Gidgee & Mitchell Grass Downs

Area and Tenure:

  • 19236.733 Ha (47,514 Ac), GHPL 45/3671 Rent $1,860 per quarter. Rates $3955.39 per half year. Stand Alone Solar Electricity $4876.54 per half year Completing 2020.


  • 175km South West of Winton on the Diamantina River Road, 220 km east of Boulia.


  • Satellite TV and Internet
  • Radio Telephone
  • Twice weekly mail
  • Solar Power
  • Private 1200M Airstrip.

Rainfall: 325mm (13 Inches).

Water: Cambeela is securely watered. There are 2 permanent billabongs up to 7km long and 31ft deep, numerous semi-permanent Billabongs lasting 6 to 12 months. Also mono equipped Sub Bore rated at 4,500 gal/hr reticulated through the centre of the property, 19.5 km of 2” poly with 9 Poly Tanks and 14 Cement Troughs will water 1,000 head. There is an unused sub-bore of 14” diameter, water is visible just meters from ground level. The house and yards supplied from Cambeela Billabong with 14,000 gal storage.

Improvements: Solid Queenslander style low-set Homestead, of single sheet hardwood tongue and groove, with colour bond roof, consists of 2 bedroom 1 sleep-out, separate lounge, dining, kitchen with pantry, bathroom and toilet. Wide breezy verandas, overhead fans in kitchen and through wall air conditioners in bedrooms. 2 machinery sheds one 7 bay the other 5 bay with 3 bays cemented. Stand Alone Solar power unit, gel batteries with capacity for two homes. 6 stand woolshed and sheep yards, unused 6 bedroom shearers quarters detached kitchen/dining and ablution block.

Yards and Fencing: Boundary fence consists of Approx 30klm dog netting fence on Gidgee posts in fair condition, Approx 7 km of new 4 barb, some 3 barb, balance is 2 barb 5 plain wires on wood and steel. Internal fencing divides Cambeela into 8 main paddocks and 2 holding paddocks with a 6klm Laneway from the channel country to an 800 Acre holding paddock. Approx 20km has been renewed in the past 20 years, there is some 3 barb, hinge joint, barb and plain wire fencing mostly in fair to good condition. Excellent all steel cattle yards with 1500 head working capacity, consists of 5 way pound draft, calf race and cradle, vet crush, loading ramp and are equipped with a sprinkler system and water troughs.

Country: Cambeela is gently undulating Mitchell grasslands and soft pebbly Downs interspersed with Gidgee hollows and good areas of flat alluvial Channel Country. Being highly regarded by locals, Cambeela has an exceptional stand of Barley Mitchell grass which is intersected by broad semi-open Gidgee hollows with good coverage of buffel grass. Some areas have an open mosaic of Gidgee tress providing excellent shade, while maintaining the ability to easily muster with bikes and horses or even a Toyota and Dogs. The feature of Cambeela is the Cadell and Diamantina Channel system, which is renowned fattening country capable of growing fattening feed from beneficial flooding without overhead rain. This system diverts water through the East and South East of the property providing numerous Billabongs and broad silty flats of soft native grasses and herbages. Being in a favourable rain path Cambeela is experiencing an excellent season, it is carrying 1200 Head of cattle and could handle another 1200 with ease.

Carrying Capacity: Conservative long term average 1500 AE.

Agents Comments: Cambeela combines nostalgic outback Landscapes and efficient production capability with its sprawling Billabongs, high producing flooded Channel Country and Mitchell Grass Downs. It has had recent flooding and good rain offering assured fattening feed and Cash flow for an extended period. Renowned bullock fattening country with secure water and good improvements, Cambeela would be an ideal weaner depot and represents good value in todays market. Being sold for family reasons this is a chance in a lifetime to secure some of Queenslands tightly held Iconic Diamantina Channel Country. Inspection highly recommended.

Price: Price on Application. Bare, Plant and cattle available at valuation.

Contact the selling Agent:

KENNEDY RURAL – JULIA CREEK – Jack Kennedy: 0488 418 785