Horses have been part of Charlotte Plains since before i can remember. There are three race tracks on the property of which two were for training and one was for race meetings. Whilst we no longer train horses at CP anymore and nor are they used for station work, Charlotte Plains would just not be the same without them.
This shearing shed used to put through up to 60,000 sheep in its hay day and had 24 shearing stands. Today we only shear about 1,000 sheep per year, as we have introduced Meat Sheep which do not need shearing as they shed their own wool. We have more of an even balance between Sheep and Cattle.
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Well this is me, the owner, Robyn Russell, out on my trusty 4 wheeler motor bike. Well maybe not always so trusty but it does get me around the place.
Well…… when we are not taking a break!
Boys, keep the sheep moving..!
The Turnworth Artesian Bore was drilled in 1892 to a depth of 561 metres. A vast amount of water flows from this bore and travels along boredrains or through piping to troughs to water the animals on the property.
Guests find that this is a great destination where they may camp without Power, relax and wallow or lie back in old bath tubs and enjoy the hot mineral water as they gaze at the stars, the sunsets or sun rises.
Not everyone wants to rough it, but for some there is no better way to experience the real outback and the life of a Waltzing Matilda.
“The beautiful array of birdlife on Charlotte Plains is amazing”
One of the tougher jobs on the property is lambmarking all the new little lambs. It’s a very important job to get done in regards to ownership, birth control and the sheeps well-being as it grows older.
Well my sons and Chris have been ….