The Gorge: Rare jewel of the Clarence
2568 Gorge Rd Heifer Station, NSW
“The Gorge” needs little introduction. It is a landmark property in the Clarence Valley and a tourist destination in its own right.
Best known as a catch-and-release bass fishing destination it has been owned and run by the same family for multiple generations.
The Australian Bass run into a natural barrier between narrow basalt rock walls as they push their way upstream after spawning, and tourists travel from every state in Australia to try their hand at catching the explosive sports fish in one of the most striking landscapes on the Clarence.
Totalling approximately 7750 acres, the property is one of the largest holdings in the district and rises from its namesake river formation to a high ridge named the “Camel Back.”
While boasting 7km of open river flats ideal for the popular campground and fishing tourism business, as a cattle proposition real value lies in the hill country.
Untapped grazing potential exists across the width and breadth of the property.
With an estimated carrying capacity of 400 breeders, “The Gorge” is one of the larger-scale cattle properties on the Clarence River.
While you will find easier to manage and easier to access properties, you won’t find a large scale, winter feed block like it anywhere in NSW.
The cattle business would ideally suit someone wanting to run a large-scale breeding operation and willing to run the property using time-honoured bush stockman skills.
The cattle currently migrate around the property, pushing up on the bush ridges for winter feed and shelter, then returning to the river flats for the sweet alluvial pastures in spring.
Combined with diversified income generated by the tourism business, the property is currently yielding healthy ROI figures for the vendors.
“The Shack” is a brick bunkhouse catering to families and groups not wishing to bring their own camp and it is booked 12 months in advance such is its popularity.
Financial figures for the tourism business will be made available to interested parties upon application.
The block comprises 4125 acres of freehold country and 3625 acres of leasehold. 2325 acres of the forestry lease country gives the holder both grazing rights and timber royalties, with the remaining 1300 acres for grazing use only and renewable on an annual basis.
Please watch the video to get a good overview of the property and then contact our agency to arrange your inspection. The vendors are now looking to downsize and all genuine offers will be considered.
Property Size: 7750 acres (approx)
Freehold: 4125 acres approx. (red shading on map)
Perpetual Lease: 2325 acres approx. timber and grazing rights (green shading)
Grazing permit: 1300 acres approx. annual grazing permit (yellow shading)
Carrying Capacity: 400 Breeders
Lot & DP Info:
13,14,15,16,21,22,32,40,48 // DP753512;
1-3,6,25,26,40 // DP753521;
78 // DP721309.
Lease information: Leasee is entitled to a royalty payment for any timber cut by NSW Forestry Corp in the green area highlighted in above map. Leasee has grazing rights across both yellow and green highlighted areas. Yellow highlighted area is renewable on an annual basis at approx $490 per annum.
- 6 bed
- 4 bath
- Air Conditioning
- Land is 7750 acre
- 6 Toilet
- Built In Robes
- Floor Boards
- Outdoor Entertaining
- Open Fire Place
- Split System Aircon