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Feature Property

Ouse Norley Road

536 hectares

VERSATILE FARM This picturesque farm has magnificent views. With its 850 megalitre water right sourced from one of the safest catchments in Tasmania and its good soil types,"Norley" has many potential uses. The chocolate basalt and red loam soils have successfully grown peas, potatoes, ryegrass, canola, clover seed, poppies and cereals. It has also partly run a winter contract dairy herd, fattened prime lambs and cattle. Cherries grown on another part of the original property are renowned for their size and reliable yields. It has a 30ha centre pivot and 30 hydrants on 2.5km of underground mains. It also boasts a 4 bedroom house and a rennovated cottage.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 3478068


Feature Property

Ellendale Rockmount Road

205.44 hectares

SCENIC SHAMROCK VALLEY Only 3 kilometres from the picturesque village of Ellendale is this fertile farm complete with house and numerous sheds. From most of the farm you have views of the Mount Wellington Range and Mt Field East. The attractive house was built in 1890 and is complimented by a large barn, old dairy, 2 pig sheds, storage shed and 2 hay sheds. The numerous paddocks are predominantly sown to rye-grass and native pastures on rockier banks with large white-gums dotted around. Two small areas of native grass have been fenced for preservation under a biodiversity program. The vendor would prefer to sell only the 40ha (200 acre) block for $350,000 and retain the remaining 124ha (300 acres). The smaller homestead block has all the buildings and is subdivided into 14 major paddocks with very little bush. The larger block is divided into 3 paddocks as well as 68ha of diverse bush under covenant. “Shamrock Valleys� stock water comes from 2 large dams, troughs and smaller waterholes. It is quite rare to find a farm in this reliable rainfall area with such good soil so it is well worth an inspection.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 5181028


Feature Property

Hamilton Lyell Highway

1091 acres

Put yourself in the picture "Willowdene" is an 1091 acre farm currently run as a dairy enterprise milking 460 cows - plus it has another two small sources of secondary income. With access to a secure and reliable water allocation from the Derwent River and on-farm storage, this property could easily lend its self to further diversification. There is also an opportunity to purchase a further allocation off the local water authority, if you require. The investment in a 50-head automated DeLaval rotary dairy five years ago has provided the current owners with significant labor efficiencies as it can be run with only one operator. An Alpro automated feeding system is a feature of this modern dairy, as it enables you to feed each cow individually to ensure efficient use of feed relative to production performance. The paddocks are well fenced and have a good fertilizer history. The pastures are a mixture of improved and native varieties and all paddocks are serviced by a pressurized trough system. "Willowdene" is watered by combination of K-Line's, spray and flood irrigation. There are two comfortable, large family homes on the property and another moderately sized workman's cottage - all located a good distance from each other. "Willowdene" fronts the Lyell Highway and offers the convenience of a school bus services literally going past the front gate. "Willowdene" is situated literally one minute from the heart of Hamilton in the beautiful Central Highlands of Tasmania which is just over one hour's drive from Hobart or two-and-a-half hours from Queenstown on the West Coast. The property is offered for sale with the opportunity to purchase stock, machinery and other assets at value. If you are looking at "Willowdene" as an investment the current management team would consider staying on in a farm management role if required. Elders, through Rural Bank, may be able to assist with finance to help you purchase this property ask me how. Phone for your private inspection

Sally Murfet 0409 196 861 Web ID Willowdene

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Feature Property

Mount Seymour Black Gate Road

50 acres

Stepping stone to a better life. There is something special about this property, almost spiritual, and you can feel it from the very second you set foot on the place. Everything has been done here to make your life simple and carefree, you seriously could move here and just watch the grass sway with the breeze or watch the world go by, if you so choose. The home is four years old and is around 11 squares in size. It’s neat and compact in design and bustling with vitality and country charm. Nestled on an idyllic 50 acre (approx.) plot, there is a good mixture of light bush for animal shelter and well laid out paddocks. There is an excellent supply of water here too, so you could farm just about anything you want. This property is an easy 10 minute drive from heart of historic Oatlands Township and around 1 hour to Hobart. Oatlands has everything you could want from a regional town - a District High School (the school bus runs right past the front gate), a Childcare Centre, a Medical Centre, a Pharmacy, a Supermarket, and a good selection of speciality shops and cafes, to name a few. Imagine awakening each today, to the peaceful sounds of country life without the hassles of large acreage. This property is a place where you can learn to appreciate life all over again; live off the land by growing your own food for the soul. Stop imagining and pick up the phone to organise a time to inspect what could be your next home.

Sally Murfet 0409 196 861 Web ID 4728221

Offers over $339,000

Feature Property

Premaydena Saltwater River Road

95 hectares

PREMADEYNA "A rare chance to gain a magical and unique piece of the Tasman Peninsula. Build your dream home on one of the many house sites available and just sit and take in the views. Get close to both wedge tails,sea eagles and the other wildlife". This 95 hectare property located on the northern side of the peninsula on one of the few points has sweeping views over Norfolk Bay and surrounds. With over a kilometre of coastline the property has direct access to a beautiful swimming beach and boat launching spot with good fishing close by.Go horse riding or drive 5-10 minutes to Eaglehawk Neck and Pirates Bay which are famous for surfing and tuna fishing. It is also close to many of the peninsulas tourist attractions including Port Arthur and only 1 hour and 15 minutes to Hobart.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 3478067

Price Upon Application

Feature Property

Ouse Lyell Highway

261 hectares

IRRIGATED DAIRY - ABUNDANT SECURE WATER 路 Land Area 261 hectares approx. 路 Bedrooms: 4 路 Swimming Pool and Tennis Court Situated in the pituresque Derwent Valley overlooking the historical village of Ouse this farm has one of the safest water supplies in Australia. With approx 500ac of irrigation, and a 1421ML Water Licence, this property milks 300 cows all year round with plenty of room for expansion. Recently the farm has been capitalising on the lucrative dairy heifer export market which has substituted some milk production. The dairy is a 48 bail rotary, with a new 10,000 litre vat and good infrastructure. There is 140 tons of grain storage and a good feed system in place. The 300 cow yard is complemented by a 400 cow feed pad.There is also a 75ac pine plantation. The Telstra, Optus and now NBN towers secure nearly $20,000 income P.A. There is a modern four bedroom architecturally designed house with an inground swimming pool and a tennis court set in an established garden with magnificent views. A second home is a charming three bedroom house currently used as a B & B and is on a seperate title. There is another substantial house and a cottage on the property. Berkley Farm has frontage to the Ouse River with an abundant water right. There is an extensive irrigation infrastructure with a 120ac linear irrigator, laterals and large hard -hose traveller. Two new centre pivots have recently been installed. The property consists largely of flat to gently undulating paddocks with fertile sandy loam soils with some black flats and steeper banks.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 3478069


Feature Property

Campania Colebrook Road

179.7 hectares

FARM GATE ADVANTAGE ! "Woodreef", trading as Coal Vally Orchard, is offered for the first time due to the well-deserved retirement of its current owners. They developed it in 1998 from rundown pastures into the financially rewarding orchard enterprise that it is today. The property is 444 acres (179 hectares) in total. The orchard - cherries, apples and apricots – consists of around 45 hectares; the balance is arable and volcanic grazing country. The Coal River Valley is renowned as one of the most successful fruit-growing areas in the state because of the dry, low rainfall, environment, particularly for Cherries. It is also well known for lettuce production, as it is one of the only places in Australia where leafy vegetables are not stressed by heat, too much rain or frost. Quality irrigation assets compliment the natural environment and allow you to fully control when water is applied to manage tree growth and vigour. In the fourteen years since the owners established the orchard, it has not been badly frost affected. The area above Campania is also remarkably fog free, which not only makes the farm much more pleasant in winter, it also means less worry about bacterial canker; and allows for an earlier start when winter pruning.The orchard has a real advantage in that expensive nets are not needed over the cherries due to low bird numbers and the great shelter from prevailing winds.This is due to the easterly aspect and the large hill to the west. Whilst most of the the orchard is mature in production, there is still great potential for orchard expansion, the establishment of a vineyard or a cropping regime.It is claimed the arable volcanic area above the orchard would be ideal for cool climate wine production.The healthy cherry orchard pictured looks to have a heavy crop which should yield 80-100 tons this year. The packing shed and cool rooms have only been finished recently so significant cost savings and potential for processing outside cherries are now possible. The overall business potential has not been fully utilized yet either (we would be happy to discuss these many avenues with you when you enquire). The heritage listed, sandstone homestead was once known as the Bird-in-Hand Inn. It was fully restored in 2003. It is a two-storey residence dating back to circa 1834-36 and is now surrounded by a beautiful established garden. All the hard works been done – there is nothing left to do but move in and benefit from the diversity and expertise which has been built into the farm. A truly extraordinary opportunity to purchase an already profitable business which offers you diversity and substantial future growth potential. Instant return on investment. Development potential. Heritage home to suit a modern lifestyle. Where else would you get all this in one package? A detailed Information Memorandum and financial information is available upon request to qualified potential purchasers.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556


Feature Property

Tunnack Wattle Hill Road

149 acres

COUNTRY COMFORT According to the dictionary, Paradise means a place of extreme beauty, delight or happiness - that seems to be a very apt way of describing “Paradise” situated at Tunnack, 93 kilometres from Hobart, in the Southern Midlands of Tasmania. “Paradise” offers an easy lifestyle for those who are winding down or a comfortable starter package for those wanting to make the move into farming without scaring the pants off your bank manager. Historically, the beautiful farmland of “Paradise” has successfully grown/supported a variety of farming enterprises including meat sheep, a vealer cattle operation, fresh market potatoes and Lucerne, to name a few. In addition to the reliable rainfall of around 650mm (or 26 Inches in the old language), “Paradise” has a large dam that hold more than 25ML of water; and a 30ML water right out of the Coal River which has a long frontage on the Northern boundary of the property. The improvements consist of a tidy, low maintenance 2-bedroom cottage - with a bunkhouse that could be used as a 3rd bedroom or teenage/grandparent retreat a 2000 bale (approx) barn, old dairy with a meat safe adjacent, 6mx9m workshop, a 5mx2.9m fuel shed and a small set of circular cattle yards. All improvements, including fencing are in good to excellent condition. Elders, through Rural Bank, may be able to assist with finance to help you purchase this property – ask me how. This is your opportunity to own a viable small-scale farm that fits a multitude of purposes and enterprises. Phone for your private inspection.

Sally Murfet 0409 196 861 Web ID 4680772

Offers Over $439,000

Feature Property

520 acres


How often does a versatile 520 acre farm come up for sale in the suburbs, only 25 minutes from Hobart CBD? With industrial zoned land close to the new Brighton railway hub and potential for subdivision (STCA and zoning) in the future due to proximity to substantial houses at Honeywood and Brighton, this could be a great investment. Brighton is a rapidly growing area close to Hobart. With 200ML of farm water storage and access to more treated waste water than the farm uses, this versatile farm is in a perfect location next to saleyards for fattening stock. The dam nearly always fills from run-off but water can also be pumped from the Jordan as it’s the last farm before the sea. The nutrients from the waste water help minimise fertiliser use on grass and poppies. Cherries are grown successfully nearby and leafy vegetables such as lettuces are suited to the area. It would be excellent for market gardening or labour intensive agriculture with labour so close. The farm has recently produced prime lambs, peas, cereal crops and exceptional crops of poppies. Crops are watered by three centre pivots covering four sites covering around 80ha (200 acres).The irrigation equipment is well installed and having the waste water dams located above most of the property, expensive electricity costs are minimised. There is potential for another 50ha (125acres) of irrigated ground under two pivot circles. The farm has excellent, nearly maintenance free infrastructure which is pictured. The 3 stand cyclone shearing shed is well designed for sheep flow and is solidly built with classic cyclone gates and panels. There is also a large 4 bedroom brick homestead with an established garden. This farm is close to the airport and would thus suit both interstate and local investors.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 4658524

Price On Application

Feature Property

Woodsdale Tin Pot Marsh Road

809 acres

Invest in your farming future! If ever the time was right to find a place to hang your hat, it’s now. The enterprise mix on this 809 acre farm consists of livestock and cropping. The livestock comprises of approximately 1500DSE of ewe/lambs and cow/calf; and the cropping consists of approx. 50 acres of poppies and fodder crops. The annual rainfall is around 600-650mm (22-24 inches). All improvements are in reasonable to good condition and include; cattle and sheep yards, a very large concrete floor workshop, 5-bay machinery shed, 2-stand shearing shed, refrigerated meat safe, plus several small outbuildings. The homestead has been partially renovated and consists has 4-5 bedrooms, large living and dining areas heated by a wood heater. In addition, there is a separate bunk house that could be used as an additional bedroom or an office. Situated about 1 hour from Hobart’s city centre or 45 minutes to the Hobart International Airport; and 20 minutes to some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches on the East Coast of Tasmania. This is a solid mid-sized fattening or stud property with plenty of potential to increase carrying capacity through continued pasture renovation. Call for your own private inspection. Elders, through Rural Bank, may be able to assist with finance to help you purchase this property, ask me how.

Sally Murfet 0409 196 861 Web ID 5119036

Offers around $999,000

Feature Property

Swanston Swanston Road

1052 hectares

SOUND COUNTRY-14 TITLES. Original (1800) site of Swanston town to get supply to Little Swanport and Oatlands. Pine Hills is situated on the Original (1800) site of Swanston which was established to help get convicts and their supplies from Little Swanport to build the halfway carriage town of Oatlands.That is why the property has blocks ranging from one to 200 hectares.With 14 titles there is potential to sell blocks off for shooting or getaway shacks. At only 167 m above sea level this property is much earlier than farms closer to Oatlands and thus lambing and calving can be earlier while still having the benefit of high summer rainfall (usually) to finish lambs. The property has been named after the oyster bay pines on the property. Much of the bush has been put under conservation covenant. The turnip crop pictured speaks for itself. It features a 4 stand Shearing shed, 3 bay Machinery shed (20x20.) It is watered by Dams, springs and the Pine Rivulet. It also has 2 sets of sheep yards and 1 silo. LAND: 2600 acres 700 acres ploughable. 2 x 500 ml dam sites as well as numerous other sites have been identified by a Farm Water Development Plan. The carrying capacity is 3500 DSE at present but could be increased with installation of pivots and ploughing. One of the standout fearures is the strong stands of microlaena native grass which is very productive in the bush areas and is particularly prevalent on South Pine Hills which is also for sale next door.The fertile areas around the sheds and yards are carrying thick stands of ryegrass. The farm has the benefit of being sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds and being relatively frost free like the East Coast due to being down off the Oatlands plateau.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 3478065

Price Upon Application

Feature Property

Ross Tooms Lake Road

7466 hectares

MT MORRISTON Mt Morriston is a historic fine wool property, which is situated on the banks of the Macquarie River on the outskirts of Ross. This iconic property hadn't changed hands for 175 years until Japanese textile baron Ken Fuji bought the property in 1996, where they continued to produce some of the finest wool in Australia. The present owner has helped drought proof the property with a half share in a 7500 mega litre dam and added a massive amount of infrastructure including 6 pivots and kilometres of underground mains. Three other sites already have centre blocks installed and pipe work from installed pumps. There are also at least 6 more large pivot sites close to the river and power. The sandstone colonial house is nestled near a wide stretch of the Macquarie River and was rebuilt after a fire in 1849. After years of extensive renovations by the current owner, the homestead now consists of 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and extensive living areas. An Aga stove has been installed in the kitchen. The house is complimented by well preserved sandstone and blue-stone stables, barns and private court yards. The eight stand shearing shed and massive machinery sheds pictured are more akin to an industrial estate than a farm. The workshop has heated floors. Mt Morriston is for sale as a whole (7466 hectare or thereabouts) or in individual title lots. The lots range in price from below one million, so there is scope for a large range of buyers. Offers may be made for other areas of the farm, but the lots specified are the preferred lots for sale. **FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE VIEW THIS PROPERTY AT ID 455149 For sale or lease or combination. Lot 1 Back Run Hills........ 1362 HA approx. Over 5kms river frontage. Lot 2 Cassiford Flats......... 328HA approx 77HA pivot and 150HA sit Lot 3 Snows cottage block.......177HA approx 60HA and 36HA pivots.Hydrants.3kms river frontage. Lot 4 Lime Kiln............ 324 HA approx 30HA and50HA plumbed pivot sites Lot 5 Stockers ..........1065 HA approx Over 500HA higher rainfall marsh. Lot 6 Honeysuckle .........1813 HA approx Sandstone home and great superfine wool country.Large area of bush possibly for carbon credits. Lot 7A Mt Morriston ........7466HA approx Lot 7B Mt Morriston main blocks... 4588HA approx

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 3478072

Price Upon Application

Feature Property

Swanston Swanston Road

405 hectares

PINE HILLS SOUTH Nestled into the Eastern highlands this 1000 acre property is bordered by two rivers. To the West is the Little Swanport River and the Pine Rivulet forms the Eastern boundary. The lightly bushed dolerite property is good healthy sheep country. It is suitable for wool or store fat lamb production. The intermittent bush lends itself to deer and wallaby shooting.The light bush provides cover and opens up to many small sweet pastured areas. Approximately 80 hectares is arable and could be cropped for fattening. The bush is dotted with She-oaks and Oyster Bay Pines, and 40 hectares is fenced off for protection under the Midlands Biodiversity Hotspots program (limited grazing is still allowed). Two 500 megalitre dam sites have been approved and construction would allow diversification into horticulture if desired. The three bedroom cream brick house blends into the bush and is complimented by a garage/work-shop and two stand shearing shed nearby. The large kitchen/living room area is at the sunny end of the house and has views out over the cliffs of the Little Swanport River. Orford 45mins -Oatlands35mins.

Christopher Johnston 0408 355 556 Web ID 3478064

Price Upon Application

Feature Property

Brighton Elderslie Road

12 acres

Been saving for a rainy day? Well, it is raining now - in fact, it is pouring. This is your opportunity to purchase the "little black dress" of land in the Brighton area. Here, at Braeside Estate, you get the best of both worlds; country lifestyle and pace yet it's a two minute drive to the heart of Brighton or only 25 minutes to the central business district of Hobart for those who want to commute. The allotments are all around the 12 acre mark and would be suitable for a variety of buyers i.e. market gardeners, small scale livestock breeders; given that they are so close to the Brighton Training Track, they'd be perfect for those involved in the horse racing industry. Each block will have power and water to the front boundary plus each have a unique rural aspect. If position and price are important to you, you will be hard-pressed to find anything to match these blocks in terms of value for money. Remember, the early bird catches the worm so make that phone call before you miss out.

Sally Murfet 0409 196 861 Web ID 4196527

From Offers Over $208,000

Rural Property Guide - July 2013  
Rural Property Guide - July 2013  

A "Cattle Dog" of rural property available from Elders Southern & Midlands, TAS.