Experiences like you've never had.

James Cook University gives you the opportunity to experience life on a commercial cattle station. At just 98km from Townsville and 27km from Charters Towers, this working livestock ranch is much more than just the cattle.

Life in the bush

Large spider on fence wire at Fletcherview station
The 4800 acres of land feature hundreds of species of birds, fish, insects and mammals common to the  outback.  Whether you're a primary or secondary school group, studying at university, or conducting research, we want you to experience life in regional Queensland.

Unique environment

The basalt region features some of the youngest Toomba lava flows in the area. Three local creek systems and one of the largest rivers in Queensland run through the property and are ready for you to explore, sample and study.
Basalt lava flows Fletcherview station

Education and learning


Brahman cattle

Fletcherview caters for school groups, university classes and collaborating research institutions. Fletcherview's main operation to supply livestock to the College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences for practical classes.

Our cattle station can host field trips for your primary or secondary school, university class and hold on-site practical demonstrations at Fletcherview itself.  If you're looking for something particular to fit in with your curriculum, we can tailor to your needs.

Cattle on the move at Fletcherview station