Description: If it's time to leave the hustle and bustle of city life or you have been looking for an idyllic lifestyle location with income to support your move, then you have just found it!
Perfectly positioned, this beautiful, thriving 14-year-old Macadamia Farm, with 3,100 now producing trees, is only minutes from the growing Macksville township.
The 'nuts' and bolts of the property are the 2020 year production will yield in excess of 14 tonne with an average SKR of 42% and $8.40+/kg (incl quality bonus). As the trees are maturing next year's yield expected to increase by 20%.
The property in total comprises 83 acres - 60 acres of natural bush land and around 23 acres of Macadamias. The 5 specially chosen varieties are suited to the semi tropic environment and are providing very good results in yield and 'crack out' achieving above average 'farm gate' prices.
This high quality macadamia farm has been beautifully maintained and has great grass coverage under the trees. Buffalo and Smothergrass (Durban grass) has been planted to provide low growth coverage to alleviate erosion and reduce root exposure thus making it easier for picking up the nuts. This quality coverage also provides better water retention during the warmer months and helps cool the soil.
The property has great cross pollination from the native bees from the National Park and natural bush land.
Our owners pride themselves with maintaining their macadamias and fertilise the property seasonally. They carry out structured annual soil and leaf sampling and use a specially prepared fertiliser mix that is prepared based on the results of the farm. Only organic fertilisers are used, and biological improvers applied.
Integrated Pest Management is practiced, ensuring both pest and beneficial insects are managed with minimal use of pesticides. The pesticides used specifically target only the pests that affect nut production.
Set amidst your macadamias is a beautifully presented lowset contemporary colonial-style 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that works beautifully to enjoy the lovely mountain and surrounding views.
The spacious open plan living flows on beautifully through the full length sliding doors, providing you with fabulous indoor/outdoor entertaining with the lovely wide deck and stunning north-facing mountain aspect. Also enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that this property provides!
In keeping with a farm of this standard, there is a large shed with quality machinery for easy managing of the farm; storage bays for the machinery, easy semi-trailer access for delivery of fertiliser, plenty of water tanks and a bore with an approximate flow rate of 400 ltr/hr.
For sustainable living there are producing fruit trees with two mangos; pawpaw; lychee; guavas; eight pitanga cherries; pomegranate; custard apple and cumquat. There are also six vegetable garden beds. Build your chook pen, plant a few oranges, mandarin, lemon and limes and your quality lifestyle with an income is complete!
There are also 10 avocado trees, with room to clear what was previously a terraced avocado orchard and plant a further 200 trees to provide you with a mixed farming income.
If you were considering investing in a property for two families and/or require an extra dwelling, you would be hard pressed to find a better potential second home site with arguably some of the best views in the area. You will enjoy 180-degree mountain and valley views from the southern boundary of the property and the stunning northern aspect with soothing sea breezes.
The property backs onto the Yarrabini National Park and has its own micro rainforest; horse riding; walking and bike trails. Yarrabini National Park has many trails for riding and a lookout with exceptional ocean and valley views across the Coast.
Macadamias are a winter crop, meaning the harvest and most of the farm work is done over the cooler months, with maintenance in summer. The trees have been well nurtured by the current owners and will increase in yield for years to come.
You will be able to gain Primary Producer status and, if so desired, easily transition into organic farming. The current owners are ready to sell and will help with the transition.
This magnificent ground floor opportunity is situated less than 10 minutes from Macksville, 18 minutes to fabulous Valla Beach, an hour to Port Macquarie and only 15 minutes to beautiful Scotts Head Beach with vehicle access for beach fishing and walking the dog.
The sale is W.I.W.O. with quality machinery and equipment to manage your farm.
Contact Brett or Peter to arrange your private inspection.