This magnificent fully productive fruit tree farm situated on the Fitzroy River only 20 minutes drive from the Central Queensland city of Rockhampton, Australia, is for sale (by auction) for the first time!
The farm has an area of 60 hectares (148 acres) of fertile river soils and consists of over 4000 fig trees, 1000 mango trees and numerous other sub-tropical fruit bearing trees – including lychees, persimmons and grapes. All trees are irrigated mainly by under tree sprinklers (90% of trees), some by trickle irrigation, pumped from the Fitzroy River. The farm has one of Australia’s most secure irrigation water supply as it is from the Fitzroy River. It is sold with an ample 150 mega-litre water licence and 200 mega-litre water harvesting licence.
The farm has two frontages to the Fitzroy River Barrage (s) with:
400m on the Fitzroy River
200m on Deep Creek
The Orchard consists of:
- Figs – over 4000 trees (fruit is produced out of season when the prices are highest!),
- Mangoes – over 1000 trees (Keitt, Kensington, R2E2, Keow Soevy (Green Eating),
- Lychees – 100 Persimmons – 80 Black Muscat grapes – 80, and
- Other sub-tropicals -Loquarts, Longans, Citrus, Macadamias …
Sheds & Production area of the farm has:
- Timber-framed fruit grading and packing shed (500 sqm) with a 2 bay workshop attached,
- Separate garage/storage sheds (100 and 40 sqm)
- Lunch shelter (150 sqm)
- 20 pallet cold-room
The present owners have planned and perfected growing figs out of season which in turn yields premium prices and returns.
Improvements include production sheds, a large commercial cold room and a workshop.
Another plus is the location of the fruit farm which is only 15 minutes to a major airport ensuring that the product is at the markets quickly and the fruit grown is the highly regarded registered brand name of “Jungle Fruits”.
The serene surrounds lends itself to a great lifestyle but still has the luxuries of all major infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, shopping and business centres. Broad-band internet access (as part of the National Broad Band network) available on the property.
Thirty years of planning and hard work have been invested by the present owners and this is a great opportunity to purchase this productive farm and reap the rewards.