Qld Rural Real Estate – Darling Downs and Granite Belt Region Review
When looking to buy Qld rural real estate there are wide range of regions to consider. No matter if you’re buying a small Hobby Farm or Commercial operation research is a must. Farmbuy.com reviews one of Queensland’s most productive farming regions the Darling Downs.
The Darling Downs is a farming region on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland. The region produces around one quarter of Queensland agricultural output. The region has developed a strong and diverse agricultural industry largely due to the extensive areas of vertosols (cracking clay soils), particularly black vertosols. The Darling Downs contains the largest deposit of rich black agricultural soils in Australia .
The most important commodities in the region based on the gross value of agricultural production were cattle and calves, followed by cotton and wheat. The lower temperatures of the milder summers in the Stanthorpe and Killarney regions allows farmers to grow lettuce, celery, brassicas and potato.
When looking to buy rural real estate in Qld the climate is very important. The annual rainfall ranges from 600 mm (24 in) in the far west of the region, to 1,000 mm (39 in) in the east. Water for irrigation is mostly sourced from groundwater from alluvial aquifers. Water is also extracted from streams, off-stream reservoirs and on-farm dams.
SOUTHBROOK – QLD
64.6HA – 160 Acres Freehold . “Brookvale” is a high quality parcel of fattening country complimented by a superb homestead and watering system. Well situated in a private valley only 6kms Southbrook, 16kms Pittsworth and 28kms Toowoomba. Arguably some of the finest soils on the downs. Very tastefully restored gable style Queenslander Homestead set in well maintained country gardens.
APPLETHORPE – QLD
Applethorpe a few minutes drive North of Stanthorpe a unique opportunity to secure a large area of farming land. Presently a productive working Apple orchard this property lends itself to a host of uses such as berry and vegetable production. Comprising a very well presented 4 bedroom homestead with modern kitchen and bathroom. Comfortable living areas as well a beautiful covered veranda area. Fully operational orchard with packing and machinery sheds, 2 cold rooms with 700 bin capacity. Full working plant and machinery including Computerised grading system – 8 tractors – forklift – truck – slashers – 1000 bulk bins.
STANTHORPE – QLD
Robert Channon Wines – an established profitable business. Arguably Australia’s foremost producer of Verdelho. Winery, Cellar Door and Cafe. Located on the Granite Belt. Total land size of 40 hectares with an irrigation licence of 13 hectares drawn from the nearby lake.