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ABOUT THE FARM

Bustard Downs is a small family run organic farm settled on a distinctive Australian rural outback plain landscape overlooking the stunning rainforest mountains.

At Bustard Downs we believe in  naturally grown chemical free farming and we practice and promote ethical animal husbandry, treating our animals with love and respect using low stress stock management.

A small breeding herd of Brahman cows graze primitive native grasses and introduced pasture grasses,  Eucalypt Woodland, living symbiotically with the native Flora and Fauna.

 

Our cows live a happy, healthy life in a natural family herd environment

Bustard Downs Pool

 

RETREAT

Everybody needs some time out to regenerate

realign your energy in peace and quiet with space to just be you....or share with a friend or a group of friends.

Absorb nature, let yourself feel the earth under your feet and breath clean air, walk, swim, sleep, explore, read, eat, drink..... re-charge

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Contact us to check availability and prices.

SPECIAL EVENTS

LOCATION HIRE

WELL BEING RETREATS

Small numbers

Yoga

Meditation

Massage

Whole Organic Foods & Juices

Bustard Downs organic farming produce

ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC

What is organic and Biodynamic?

Biodynamic farming is an enhanced or alternative method of organic farming.

Biodynamic uses traditional farming techniques and a prescribed list of biological or natural “preparations”, whilst acknowledging and working with universal or cosmic forces, that are at play in the farming environment.

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

2012-2015 *Beef Cattle

Bio-Dynamic applications 2007-2013

2009-2019

Mary Creek Camping and Cottages

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

2022

Introduction of Polled (PP) Brahman Bull

Breeding Grey Polled Brahmans

* Guesthouse 'Bush-Lux' relaunch

MARYFARMS : a collection of Farms along the Mary Creek
Maryfarms is 7km South of Mount Carbine on the Mulligan highway and 20km North of Mount Molloy

In the 1950s land was surveyed and clearing began for Tobacco Farms along the Mary Creek which continued up until about 1975.

 

During this time it was a thriving community of successful farming families of many origins including Italians, Albanians, Anglo and Indigenous Australians. There was also a Post Office, telephone exchange, school bus service to Mount Molloy and a small shop.

Today Maryfarms is a collection of small production Farms and Lifestyle blocks on the East and West sides of the Mary Creek.  The Mary Creek joins the Mitchell River which flows West to the Gulf of Carpentaria. 

"The desired Mitchell we reach at last; it is undoubtedly the river of Queensland. No one would believe there is such an extent of rich forest country up here on its banks and tributaries on this table-land, and that so near the coast..." Camp 12, May 1875, James V Mulligan

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