Australia's leading producer and exporter of BioDynamic macadamias, avocados and lemons is for sale. This is a unique chance to acquire a wonderfully tranquil and satisfying lifestyle and income on a beautiful macadamia and avocado farm, set on 54 hectares just 80 kms from Toowoomba and 70 kms from Kingaroy. The property is situated in a prime location on the Blackbutt Plateau in southeast Queensland - a very fertile region with highly paramagnetic soils of volcanic origin, a sub-tropical climate and an area well known for its avocados. The Mt Binga area annually receives around 1000mm of rainfall and has an elevation of 600m. The area surrounding the orchard is made up largely of state forests either with endemic blackbutt, tallowwood and rainforest patches or hoop pine plantations. This land use is another reason why the ground water found here is of good quality. "Wodonga Park" macadamia nut and avocado farm comprises 4 blocks with a total area of 52 hectares - Blocks 14 and 15 adjoin each other and Blocks 11 and 7 are close by. The property features 2 weatherboard residences, packing shed, workshop and silos and also includes all plant and equipment necessary for BioDynamic production. It is secluded but not isolated as it enjoys letterbox mail delivery, garbage collection and the school bus passes the front gate, and it is only 20 kms to Blackbutt shopping, schools, cinemas and medical facilities. Wodonga Park has been an industry pioneer and leader since the development of organic production in 1987. The orchard now comprises 52 hectares with some 7,000 macadamia trees, 1,200 avocado trees and 1,000 lemon trees. It currently supplies the leading European and Australian organic wholesalers with macadamia nuts and supermarket chains with avocados, as well as all major Australian organic wholesalers. Wodonga Park's oils are utilised by European as well as domestic producers of cosmetics with internationally known names among them. The products are identified by unique labels and and a developed brand which is recognisable and has attracted great customer loyalty over the years. This high yield producing property, which was certified BioDynamic in 1991 by the Biological Farmers of Australia, and 4 years ago acquired HACCP certification, has much to offer the investor and the wider community, including proven profitability and environmentally responsible management. Processors associated with Wodonga Park are also certified organic so that the organic status and QA status are maintained from the tree to the shelf. The day to day running of the orchard and manual labour is carried out by long-term employees who perform their duties independently to a very high standard with seasonal pickers hired from the local community. Mechanised units pick the macadamias and the property has the facilities to dehusk, dry and store the nuts until trucking for further processing in Toowoomba. The avocados are hand picked, transported to the on-site packaging shed where they are sorted by a grader according to size, and classed by staff according to quality before being packed. The finished orders are then stored in the coolroom before being collected and trucked direct to market twice a week. Future growth is assured as Wodonga Park is still coming into full production and this will bring natural growth as yields increase. There is also the option of expanding the existing orchard through further acquisitions as neighbouring land remains undeveloped. Wodonga Park is a sound investment with an excellent income offering several distinct advantages over other industry competitors such as diversified production, a low input regime, secure markets with increasing demand each season, and rising yields. The property is being sold as the current owner wishes to retire.
Property has increasing income, Fertile land and prime location, Sub-tropical climate, 1000mm rainfall, Adjacent to State forests, Four separate blocks, 2 Weatherboard houses, 20 Minutes to shopping and schools, High yield production, Certified BioDynamic, HACCP Certification, A great investment and lifestyle.
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