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Listing Added Mon - 22 Jan 2024
Listing agent
ashley (23)
Mobile Number: 0400 448 679
Fax Number: (07) 47 413 577
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Agent Comments

Available for Private Sale 

“Burlington” is a cattle breeding and backgrounding powerhouse including 4000 guaranteed cattle. This quality, well improved asset offers an excellent Northern address, economies of scale and an abundance of water. The property has a unique but versatile balance of country, representing a rare combination that can breed and background in the same parcel.

The property has potential to carry 4000 adult cattle. Double frontage to the Lynd River, Saltwater Creek & Fossilbrook Creek plus multiple permanent watering points ensure water security.

“Burlington” is a property that offers extensive improvements, low running costs, ease of management set in close proximity to town.  Located in a reliable rainfall area, boasting ample water, economies of scale and is complimented by a complete ‘Walk In Walk Out’ arrangement.


Please contact:

Ashley Naclerio 0400 448 679 [email protected]

Luke Westaway 0413 408 953 [email protected] 

Listing details

Status Available
Selling Method Type Private Sale
Property Name Burlington
Area 46,000ha
Tenure Rolling term lease extended to 31/12/2047
Rates Approx. $6,400 annually
Rent Approx. $12,000 annually
Location Located just 50 km north of Mount Surprise via 38km of built-up gravel on the Springfield-Almaden road and 14km of bitumen Savanah way highway. The road offers access throughout a majority of the wet season only being blocked by localised flooded creeks. The property is centrally located between Cairns, Charters Towers, Normanton and Hughenden.
Country Type “Burlington” offers highly regarded Basalt grazing with significant carrying capacity suitable for breeding and backgrounding. The soil types include productive black basalt soils predominately along the Fossilbrook Creek frontage and the North-eastern end of the property. Black soil frontage encompasses both the Saltwater Creek and Lynd River. Large areas of red basalt country running into open granite ridges and steeper granite hills make up the Western and Southern boundaries. Grasses include Black Spear, Bluegrass, Urachloa, Golden Beard, Indian Couch, Panic, forest Mitchell and Kangaroo Grass. Interspersed with numerous summer herbages along with large bodies of Secca and Verano Stylos. Areas of grader grass do exist on Burlington Station however these have been greatly reduced over recent years through grazing management.
Water “Burlington” has several small seasonal creeks running into the main creek systems and the Lynd River. There is approximately 6.5km of double frontage to the Lynd, 14km of double frontage to Fossilbrook Creek and 12km of double frontage to Saltwater Creek. “Burlington” is bisected by 2 main permanent creeks, along with Tommys Springs and the seasonal Lynd River. It also has numerous other smaller creeks, semi-permanent holes, 14 dams and 9 bores.
Water Allocation 144 MGL water licence
Irrigation There is a 144 mega litre water licence from Fossilbrook creek which enhances the ability to successfully grow crops. Currently a small section of multi species pasture is being irrigated via 2 x K-Lines 60m long with 4 sprinklers each. This is serviced by a Grundfos multi stage pump from Fossilbrook creek. There is an existing Mango plantation of approximately 20 acres with an additional 100 acres of cleared land around the plantation.
Rainfall Yearly average 783mm or 31 inches – Derived from 60 years of rainfall records recorded on Burlington Station.
Fencing "Burlington" is divided into 18 main paddocks plus 5 holding paddocks with an extensive laneway leading to 2 of the 3 sets of cattle yards. The lane joins Ruby’s yard to House yard. Internal and external fencing is mainly 3 barb and steel picket in good order. 82km of new fence has been built in the last 3 years. The fences are good quality three and four barb wire fencing, majority in very good condition. Tree regrowth has been maintained along fence line with Grasslands and machine usage. All major watering points are fenced with squares.
Predominant Use Cattle Breeding & Grazing
Carrying Capacity/Stock 4000 AE
Plant & Equipment Full list P&E available in IM.
Services "Burlington" has rural power, phone, Starlink internet and next G mobile service. Mt Surprise is a friendly community 50km from "Burlington" that services the surrounding grazing industry. The town has all the essential services including: a Hotel/Motel, cafes, service stations, sporting grounds, basic medial, school and caravan park.
Number of Dwellings Homestead, Staff Quarters, Cabin, Hay Shed, Chemical Shed, Lick Shed, Workshop & Butcher Shop.
Features “Burlington” is a cattle breeding and backgrounding powerhouse including 4000 guaranteed cattle. This quality, well improved asset offers an excellent Northern address, economies of scale and an abundance of water.
Pricing Type WIWO


Mount Surprise


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Expires: Tue - 21 Jan 2025
In categories: Pastoral/Stations