Shandonvale Station Queensland. 15,000 acres. 4000-6000 sheep. Hoards of kangaroos, 140 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. They then named it “Shandonvale”. The three Lynch brothers then operated the property for the next 97 years.
The Stent-Smith family acquired it in 2007. We have been bringing it back up to its full potential since then.
In 2017 we renovated the old Shearer’s Quarters. We 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. They are connected by a living area with a fully-functional kitchen, gas fireplace, and dining room. Our bathing facilities include a traditional claw-foot bath, and an old-style shearer’s bath house. This contains 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. It typically includes fresh organic milk and butter from the house cow Milly, nitrate-free old-style home-smoked bacon. Also included is grass-fed Dorper lamb or bore goat chops or camel sausages or pork cutlets. To complement all this is seasonal herbs from the garden, perky eggs from the station laying hens, a loaf of home-baked bread and home made jams and relish.
Did you know that you can fly into Shandonvale Station?
Other things you can do at Shandonvale:
– there’s plenty to do at Shandonvale.