Listings in northern, central NSW highlight prime season

Linda Rowley June 14, 2024

Ningle at Gurley south of Moree is on the market for the first time in a century. Photo: Ray White Rural

A RANGE of property types is on the market in central and northern New South Wales this winter at a number of price points.

Listings include Springview at Wattamondara, East Cooltah and Karnang in the Macquarie Valley, Ningle at Gurley, and Glenkerry at Vermont Hill.


A versatile mixed-farming enterprise in central western NSW is being offered as a sale-and-leaseback opportunity by the Boyd family.

The 2219ha Springview is near Wattamondara, 15km south of Cowra and 44km north of Young.

After recent rain, the property is presenting well,  and is anticipated to attract local farmers, corporates or high-net-worth individuals.

The undulating to flat land has highly fertile soils growing 1419ha of dryland crops, including canola, wheat, barley and oats.

The balance is improved pastures running cattle or sheep.

Springview. Photo: CBRE

Situated in a reliable annual rainfall region of 595mm, water is sourced from three bores, a well, Crowther Creek frontage and several dams.

Infrastructure includes a new five-bedroom home, numerous sheds, a five-stand shearing shed, cattle yards and 2500 tonnes of grain storage.

Springview is being offered as a sale and leaseback opportunity (to the current owners) by expressions of interest closing on July 18.

CBRE Agribusiness agents James Beer, John Harrison, Thomas Quinn and Nick Connor are handling the sale.

East Cooltah and Karnang

Peter Grech and Michelle Azzopardi have listed their prime Macquarie River dryland cropping and irrigation country expected to raise around $20 million.

The 1148ha holding is located 25km from Dubbo, in the highly regarded Macquarie Valley region of central western NSW.

It comprises the 461ha East Cooltah and adjoining 686ha Karnang, both close to cotton gins at Trangie and nearby Gin Gin, and commodity-receival centres near Narromine and Dubbo.

Irrigated cotton is a key crop for East Cooltah and Karnang. Photo: LAWD

Productive soil types consist of red brown earths and chernozems that grow cotton, winter cereals and canola.

Currently, 680ha is sown to dryland winter wheat and 105ha is prepared for 2024-25 cotton.

According to the vendors, recent soil tests under the pivots indicate Colwell P levels indicating immediately available phosphorous levels of up to 190.

The irrigation development is described as first-class, and includes 250ha of pivot spray irrigation and 220ha of lasered flood irrigation, supported by 800ML of on-farm water storage.

Entitlements include 350ML of Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated River water and 998ML of Upper Macquarie Alluvial groundwater.

East Cooltah and Karnang are linked via a storage reservoir and have independent bores and river pump sites.

An integrated system allows water to be pumped from bores, river and on-farm storage.

Infrastructure includes a fully renovated five-bedroom home, machinery shedding, pumping infrastructure, workshops and an office.

LAWD agent Ian Robertson said the sale includes the water and the current winter crop.

“Interest is coming mainly from locals impressed by the extensive and quality irrigation development undertaken over the past three years.”

East Cooltah and Karnang are being offered as a whole or separately by expressions of interest closing on July 16.


After 100 years of family ownership, fourth-generation farmers Rob and Joanne Hamilton are auctioning their outstanding Moree Plains mixed-farming country.

The 2411ha Ningle is 8km from Gurley and 27km from Moree on the highly fertile North West Slopes and Plains region of New South Wales.

It is close to numerous grain receival sites near Gurley, Bellata and Moree.

Originally run as a grazing concern, Ningle has been recently converted to a mixed-farming operation growing winter and summer crops, and breeding and finishing cattle and sheep.

Ray White Rural agent Ed Wisemantel said Ningle was carrying a large body of feed after late summer rains.

“Consistent falls have fired up the medics and established the winter cereal planting, with 338ha of wheat included in the sale.”

Inspecting a 2023 wheat crop on Ningle. Photo: Ray White Rural

“Already, there has been good early interest from Queensland, NSW and Victorian farmers seeking scale,” Mr Wisemantel said.

The country is mostly flat and open with black basalt self-cracking soil types and divided into three cropping paddocks that could be expanded.

Ningle is traversed by the Gurley Creek that provides some substantial waterholes and seasonal beneficial flooding.

Situated in a 650mm average annual rainfall region, the property is also watered by seven dams, a bore drain and a recently drilled artesian bore to enable a private cap and pipe scheme.

Infrastructure includes a renovated three-bedroom home, numerous sheds, a shearers quarters, new steel sheep and cattle yards, a five-stand shearing shed, as well as 12km of new fencing.

Ningle will be auctioned on July 18.


A mixed farming powerhouse in the New South Wales’ central west has been listed for $6.5 million including 2590ha of crops.

The 3139ha Glenkerry, located in the Vermont Hill district, 90km north-west of Condobolin, comprises 2781ha of freehold country and an additional 358ha of leasehold land.

During their four-year ownership, the Orange-based Litchfield brothers have significantly invested in infrastructure, transforming the property into an efficient, easy to manage operation.

Nutrien Harcourts agent Ainslie Toole said Glenkerry is exceptionally priced cropping country.

“Prior to sowing, the country received 300mm of rain, a full moisture profile, so it is a great start to the season,” Ms Toole said.

“The listing is already generating strong inquiry and is expected to sell quickly.”

Significant improvements have been built on Glenkerry under current ownership. Photo: Nutrien Harcourts Forbes

Around 93 percent of the gently sloping to rolling soft kurrajong and box country is arable, with 1538ha of wheat and 1052ha of barley included in the sale.

While this year’s focus is cropping, Glenkerry is also suited to sheep and cattle.

It can run 3500 dry-sheep equivalents or 350 cows and calves, with the infrastructure supporting both enterprises.

An anabranch of the seasonal Eremeran Creek flows through the property and there are soft creek flats along the watercourses with good water catchment and run off.

This is supported by 13 dams, with at least one in every paddock, and 475mm of rain.

Infrastructure includes a three-bedroom home, shearers quarters, a new machinery shed, new steel cattle yards, sheep yards, a shearing shed, new fencing, four new 100 tonne silos and two 80 tonne fertiliser silos.

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