15,000 acres. 4000-6000 sheep. Hoards of kangaroos, camels, 20 guardian donkeys, horses, dogs, emus, chickens, pigs, goats, deer and two humans.
The Lynch family, originally from Ireland, drew it as a ballot block back in the early 20th century and gave it the name “Shandonvale”. The three Lynch brothers then operated the property for the next 97 years.
The Stent-Smith family acquired it in 2007 and we have been bringing it back up to its full potential since then.
In 2017 we renovated the old Shearer’s Quarters and turned it into accommodation for guests who want to get a taste of the real Straya.
Just because you’re going to be in the middle of the outback, it doesn’t mean you need to rough it.
Our 100-year old Shearing Quarters have been completely renovated for a luxury outback experience. We have four bedrooms, each with a Queen-sized bed and 1000-thread Egyptian cotton linen, connected by a living area with a fully-functional self-contained kitchen, gas fireplace, and dining room. Full access to outdoor kitchen / BBQ al fresco dining area. Our bathing facilities include a traditional claw-foot bath, and an old-style shearer’s bath house with three shower cubicles and toilets, hand washing, clothes washing and dryer facilities.
We only welcome one group at a time at the Quarters, accommodating anywhere from one to eight people. That way you have the run of the place to yourself and we can tailor your visit to your interests. For more information on our packages, please visit our Bookings page.
On arrival, you will find a station produce breakfast basket, which changes with the season, and typically includes fresh organic milk and butter from the house cow Milly, nitrate free old style home smoked bacon, grass-fed dorper lamb or bore goat chops or camel sausages or pork cutlets, seasonal herbs from the garden, perky eggs from the station laying hens, a loaf of home baked bread and home made jams and relish.
Phone: (07) 4651 1685
Address: 1950 Politic Road, Barcaldine, QLD, Australia 4725