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"MARYVALE STATION", Charters Towers QLD 4820
Price Upon Application
  • 67200 hectares


Continuous family ownership for 154 years speaks volumes for the significance of this opportunity.
The highlights of Maryvale Station are many and start with the enviable closeness and easy access to the eastern seaboard and its services, followed by the natural attributes of Maryvale itself. An abundance of spring water, reliable rainfall, excellent soils, and healthy pastures are the foundation of this cattle business.
AREA & TENURE: Rolling Term Lease of approx 67,200ha (165,984acres)
• Title reference 17665051
• Lot 551 on CP 843339, Parish or Glenmiddle, Kangerong, Lyall, Meath & Yaramulla
• Term 30 years commencing 1/7/1983, expiring 30/6/2013, extended to 30/6/2063
The historic Maryvale is located 147km NW Charters Towers along the Gregory Development Highway. The shortest access to Townsville is 226km.
Homestead airstrip located adjacent the Homestead complex, 800m length
Opera Yards Airstrip is located approx 1km ENE of yards, RFDS length
Shallow underground water and the springfed creek systems of Maryvale, Tara, Murray and Boggy creeks form the platform for the watering systems at Maryvale. These natural waters are supported by a number of equipped dams, bores, and wells and more recently, in 2015, the water distribution was extended, via 50mm and 63mm polypipe, to numerous tanks and cement troughs thereby extending cattle grazing zones. Double frontage to the Clarke River for approx 20km provides seasonal and permanent waterholes.
RAINFALL: The annual average rainfall for Maryvale from official records, including BOM, collected since 1890 to 2012, is 643.8mm.
Maryvale predominately comprises a well-balanced mix of fertile red, chocolate and black basalt soils, along with some granite. The country ranges from tablelands, plains, ridges, and hills with some ranges on the northern side of the Clarke River.
Maryvale is being offered bare of livestock
Estimated carrying capacity is approximately 11,000 Adult Equivalents
The property is serviced by two sets of steel yards (Tara Yard & Opera Yard) each capable of handling 2,000hd of cattle.
Fencing is generally 3-barb in good condition as much has been upgraded in recent years.
Main House:
The homestead is a very large building of approx. 420sqm, plus verandah and deck of approx. 270sqm, constructed in 2008. The two separate upper levels of this large, air-conditioned house have a combination of bedrooms, bathrooms and separate toilets.
Staff Complex:
The complex was designed to comfortably accommodate both station staff and visitors separately. A skillion roof covers the entire 4 donga complex and is comprised of 7 single air-conditioned bedrooms, 1 double air-conditioned bedroom, bathroom, toilet, laundry, storage or office room, lounge area, and small kitchen.
Carport/Storage Sheds:
This shed, 100sqm, accommodates in 4 sections a workshop, motorbike storage, vehicle storage and a lockable chemical storage area in one section. Concrete floor
Workshop Shed:
This shed is approx. 160sqm, has concrete floor and is closed in on three sides, has a small loft, and used for a workshop and storage of motorbikes and general tools, chainsaws etc.
Machinery Shed:
Large, 470sq metre, 5-bay steel frame construction with metal cladding to three sides with a large opening in the back wall, gravel flooring.
Old complex:
Adjacent the new homestead complex is what remains of the old original Homestead complex. Most of these building are now unusable, however some accommodation has use.
There is a large lick storage shed in use.
There are two adjacent Exploration Permit for Minerals' (EMP) No's 18020 & 18048 located on the section of the property north of the Clarke River.
List on request.
Peter MacPherson - Queensland Rural | M: 0447 941 110 | E:
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Henry Slaney - Slaney & Co, Charters Towers | M: 0429 872 985
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