what Fletcherview has to offer

Our 1960-hectare working cattle station is home to 600 head of cattle as well as a great diversity of land types, fauna and flora.

  • Fully operational outback cattle station
  • Located in the dry tropics, close to Townsville
  • Open savannah woodland, dry rainforest, lava flows and marine fossil beds
  • Three major creek systems and 2.5 kilometres of frontage to the Burdekin River
  • Hundreds of species of plants, birds, fish, insects and mammals common to the area


600 head of quality Brahman cattle

Our current research projects include a range of cattle reproduction and fertility trials, as well as pasture trials. We work closely with James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science to develop technology-based solutions for the challenges associated with grazing in the dry tropics.

  • Animal production
  • Animal nutrition
  • Pasture monitoring
  • New grazing pasture types


Fletcherview is for you

We cater for school groups, university classes and collaborating research institutions.

  • Field trips for primary and secondary students
  • Field trips to explore the large ecological diversity of the station’s flora and fauna
  • Practical hands-on experience for agriculture and veterinary students
  • Study the basalt from the “Toomba” lava flows of 100 000 to 13 000 years ago
  • Study the substantial marine fossil beds


accommodation and research

We offer state-of-the-art animal handling facilities for research and teaching, prioritising human and animal safety. Onsite accommodation is available to sleep up to 12 people.

  • Comfortable self-contained onsite accommodation
  • Wi-Fi connection and 3G mobile service over 90% of the station
  • Industry-standard livestock handling facilities for weighing, scanning and collecting samples
  • Smaller paddocks availabile for intensive animal or pasture trials

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