CONONDALE STATION


Conondale Station is one of the largest, privately owned, working cattle properties on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland, Australia. Located on the Mary River, it spans 930 hectares and is home to Maree Duncombe and her herd of over 300 Brahman and Charbray beef cattle. Visitors can experience its beauty with bed and breakfast accommodation available at ‘The Cottage’.

 

There are 3 houses on Conondale Station and Maree has renovated and styled all of these houses including ‘The Cottage’, which is available as bed and breakfast accommodation for guests to stay in.

The cottage is a 60 year old house that was relocated from Brisbane to Conondale approximately 40 years ago. It is perched high on an exclusive hill with breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Conondale Valley. Located 4 kilometres off the Maleny – Kenilworth highway, the cottage is perfect for couples as well as small families and groups.

5 years ago, Maree initiated her own breeding program producing Charbray and Brahman beef cattle. Her cattle are bred to suit all markets including grass fed and feedlots with the occasional mob of replacement heifers being offered to other breeders .

Maree’s main aim was to produce a premium product with stock that were functional, productive and adapted to the hinterland environment. To achieve this, she knew she had to be very particular selecting her foundation breeders. “I searched for a very long time to find the right type of commercial females to start my breeder herd. I started out fully aware of the time required and commitment necessary to run breeders, so I wanted to make sure I was working with a top quality product to begin with’.

5 years ago, Maree initiated her own breeding program producing Charbray and Brahman beef cattle. Her cattle are bred to suit all markets including grass fed and feedlots with the occasional mob of replacement heifers being offered to other breeders .

Maree’s main aim was to produce a premium product with stock that were functional, productive and adapted to the hinterland environment. To achieve this, she knew she had to be very particular selecting her foundation breeders. “I searched for a very long time to find the right type of commercial females to start my breeder herd. I started out fully aware of the time required and commitment necessary to run breeders, so I wanted to make sure I was working with a top quality product to begin with’.