Hidden gem in high rainfall, high fertility valley
Phone enquiry code for this property : 5601
Nestled in a high-rainfall valley, with the Albert River as its northern boundary and the Hedley Range to its south, “Lowlands” is productive and picturesque.
The fertile river flats are complemented by rolling undulations, providing a brilliant mix of pasture and soil types for all seasons.
A 40 megalitre dam at the heart of the farm, coupled with an 11 megalitre stock and washdown licence from the river, makes for absolute water security. The registration licence on the impressive dam offers irrigation shandied with effluent that delivers prodigious pasture production.
Held in one family for 80 years, the decades of investment in Lowlands is evident at every turn, from the fastidiously managed pastures through to the tens of thousands of trees that shelter the property.
The 16-aside double-up herringbone dairy is equipped with a 17500 litre vat, automatic cup removers, auto plant wash and a 300-cow yard with hydrant wash for efficient single person operation.
The family homestead is a very comfortable four-bedroom brick home with study and large rumpus, surrounded by park-like gardens featuring mature trees. A second three-bedroom cottage is ready to have its renovations completed and would make excellent employee, sharefarmer or farmstay accommodation.
The bus for three primary and a secondary school stops at the front gate. A big Woolies supermarket, vets, hospital, doctors and everything from tattooists to rural trading stores are just a 10-minute-drive away.
Nearby are the fishermen’s twin delights of Port Welshpool and historic Port Albert, the stunning rainforests of Tarra Bulga National Park and Wilson’s Promontory. Lowlands is also central to the major regional centres of Traralgon, Sale and Leongatha.
To reach the farm, you’ll turn off the South Gippsland Highway after Welshpool and it’s a manageable 210kms from Melbourne’s CBD.
Priced at $5,900 per acre, the complete property includes five titles totalling 487 acres, though road reserves and river frontages take the available area to approximately 500 acres.
Lowlands is available for sale as a whole or in two blocks, with or without the main homestead.