NT’s Silkwood, Tuwinga and Glenara in NSW list

Linda Rowley, April 29, 2024

Glenara is located in the Kickabil district north-west of Dubbo, and is being offered for sale by its long-time owners the Campion family. Photo: Ray White Rural

LATEST listings include two New South Wales properties, Tuwinga on the Liverpool Plains and  Glenara near Dubbo, and the Silkwood Aggregation in the Northern Territory.

Tuwinga, NSW

T2W’s Mooney Pastoral Co has listed its cattle and cropping enterprise on the south-western edge of the renowned Liverpool Plains.

The 2287ha Tuwinga is a versatile and productive farm near Bundella, halfway between Quirindi and Gunnedah.

Purchased privately by the Sydney-based family in 2018, Tuwinga has not been publicly offered to market since it was settled in the mid-1800s by the Traill family.

Tuwinga is located in the Bundella district of the Liverpool Plains and is scheduled for auction on June 13. Photo: Elders

Under current ownership, Tuwinga has been run as a cattle-breeding and trading enterprise together with a summer and winter-crop operation.

Around 60 percent of the property is deemed arable and grows wheat, canola and sorghum.

The country on Tuwinga features alluvial creek flats to contoured farming slopes, rising to undulating hills and steeper range country associated with Moores Mountain.

Elders agent Ben Green expects Tuwinga will achieve between $8000/ha and $9000/ha, with strong interest from locals and city investors.

“The fertile black self-mulching soils, sloping topography, contour bank system, the 500m to 600m elevation and a north-easterly aspect combine to provide soft growing conditions, excellent drainage and versatility in crop management,” Mr Green said.

Tuwinga is watered by an 8.2km-Tamalie Creek frontage, four equipped bores, and several unequipped bores and wells supplemented by dams and spring-fed gullies.

Infrastructure includes two four-bedroom homes, a worker’s cottage, numerous sheds, a five-stand shearing shed, steel cattle and sheep yards.

Tuwinga will be auctioned on June 13 by Mr Green and fellow Elders agent Chris Malone.

Glenara, NSW

A productive turnkey cropping and grazing property in central western NSW will be auctioned by Ray White Rural on June 5.

The 1037ha Glenara is located near Kickabil and 40 minutes north-west of Dubbo.

After several generations of ownership, it is being offered by the Campion family to enable succession planning.

Estimated to be 90pc arable, the mostly level country has sandy loams to heavier red loams over clay.

In a normal season, the vendors crop around 700ha of wheat, barley, oats and pulse crops, and run 50 cows and calves.

This year, 780ha is ready for the incoming purchaser to plant a 2024 winter crop, while at the same time grazing a full complement of cattle.

Glenara is watered by 10 dams and two unequipped bores.

Ray White Rural agent Frank Power said while the Glenara homestead is in need of repair, the property is a well presented and ideal for an absentee owner.

“Interest is coming from locals and outsiders seeking an expansion block to run remotely,” Mr Power said.

He would not be drawn on price expectations; nearby sales over the past six months have achieved more than $4000/ha.

Glenara offers renewable-energy opportunities, with the Campions in discussions with several wind-turbine companies.

Infrastructure includes a home, a three-stand shearing shed, steel sheep yards, cattle yards, a machinery shed, and 800 tonnes of grain storage.

Silkwood, NT

A blank canvas adjoining the Northern Territory’s renowned Tipperary Station is offering cropping and grazing development opportunities.

Located two hours from the Katherine cotton gin, the 35,766ha Silkwood Aggregation comprises three holdings which have been held by Sydney-based Dr John Cooper for the past 20 years.

Silkwood is situated near Robin Falls, 110km south of Darwin and 180km north of Katherine in the Adelaide River and Douglas-Daly regions, which offer an ideal climate and irrigation access for cotton cultivation.

Of particular interest to farmers is the 28,897ha Adelaide River Downs (crown lease in perpetuity) which has cropping potential for both cotton and hay.

The Silkwood Aggregation includes the Adelaide River Downs lease. Photo: LAWD

The property features kandosol, alluvial flood, red, black and sandy soils, as well as an abundance of natural surface-water resources.

These include the Adelaide River, Robin Falls, Burrell Creek, and numerous springs and creeks.

There is also potential for the incoming purchaser to obtain a ground or surface water-extraction licence.

Across the aggregation, the diverse country ranges from low-lying floodplains, productive open-grazing plains and a significant number of valleys through to rugged escarpments with spectacular views.

The Silkwood Aggregation is likely to attract a wide range of buyers for tourism, conservation and subdivision.

It is available as a whole or as separate parcels by expressions of interest closing May 21.

LAWD agents Olivia Thompson, Peter Sagar and Eline Wesselink are handling the sale.


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