Iconic landscape and unique environment.

As a student or researcher, there's so much to discover in the Queensland outback at Fletcherview.

Stock herd

600
Brahman cattle
Fletcherview runs approximately 600 head of high-grade Brahman cattle: 300 breeder-aged females and 300 yearling cattle.

Country

1960

hectares

2

country types

12+

grasses

Fletcherview consists of two main country types: black and red basalt soils, and alluvial river flats along the river. The basalt country features a native grasses like black spear, kangaroo, desert blue, golden beared, flinders and numerous others, and introduced species, including stylos buffell and Urachloa. The alluvial country is mostly inhabited by introduced grasses such as buffell, Urachloa, stylos and some luecena.

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Waterways

There's 2.5 kilometres of frontage to the Burdekin River, one of the largest river systems in Queensland within Fletcherview's boundaries.  There's also three major creek systems, Lolworth Creek, Pandanus Creek and Hann Creek, on the property for visitors to analyse and explore.

Lolworth Creek at Fletcherview Research Station

Climate

600mm
annual rainfall
Like much of regional Queensland, our research station typically experiences a wet and dry season each year. The wet season usually begins in early January and continues until April. During this time, Fletcherview receives most of the 600mm of its annual rainfall.

Facilities

Cattle yards at Fletcherview cattle station

Industry-standard livestock facilities allow safe handling of cattle whilst allowing for processing, scanning and collection of samples.

Our cattle station has a number of small paddocks in close proximity to the yards for intensive studies and in-depth teaching.