SSAA OR HUNTING CLUB MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BY ALL HUNTERS
Quilpie 7 is a 47,200 acre property offering a mostly flat and semi open terrain where lots of pigs can be found in the grasslands and scrub.
This beautiful setting and camping waterhole is enjoyed by all visitors, while rifle and bow hunters particularly love the easy access and many pigs.
You do not need a 4WD to get to the property or to get around the property.
There is variable phone service throughout but can be achieved clearly in certain spots.
You will need to bring all camping, food and cooking equipment, cold storage, generators etc for your stay.
No need to bring firewood – the property has available firewood lying around the property for you to collect.
You can sight your firearms and target shoot at your campsite, of course observing all safety precautions.
About two-thirds of the property is generally flat and prone to regular beneficial flooding-hence the term "Channel Country". This country is lightly timbered with Yappunyah which is highly sort after by apiarist.
We have one apiarist who harvest honey off the property and they sell it at a premium. There are numerous camp sites available including Turvilla lake, Nyngarie Waterhole (5 kms long) and Bauhinia Waterhole which is on the Bulloo River.Campers can choose their site.
There are numerous channels and waterholes in this country and abundant wildlife-very picturesque
About one-third of the property rises to Gidyea and Mulga with Bloodwood and Bullock waterholes. This is also very picaresque and where we graze our cows.
Winter temperatures range from 6 to 20 degrees with 350mm of rainfall on average a year, whilst summer enjoys 22-37 degree weather.
We are advertising camp only however we are in the process of upgrading the ablution faculties and a set of shearers quarters.
It gets very hot in summer, sometimes above 40 degrees. a good time to bathe in the waterholes. Autumn and Spring are great with numerous local events. It gets cold in winter and a good time to huddle around a camp fire.
The best time to book is all year, but even better in Autumn and Spring.
The best time to arrive at the property is during business hours (9-5pm).
Rules on the property are simple – follow and read the conditions for property access book. Common Sense – leave gates as found, no shooting at or within 500m of stock, or on ridgelines, respecting property boundaries, avoid driving on crops. Be mindful of driving close to stock. Do not shoot anywhere near main house or owners goats. Hunt respectfully. Take all rubbish with you to the designated area, obey any fire restrictions especially total fire bans.
It is also important that you radio in to the property owner each night for safety. (The property uses UHF/CB channel 10.)
There are no extra charges for trophies.
Leila looks after 2 orphaned kangaroos, 2 poddies and 2 Collie dogs (Gidyea and Mulga).
The property was originally settled in 1873 and the current owners have resided here for 13 years. It is one of the oldest properties in the district.
It is an organic beef raising property with 2/3 of the land subject to beneficial flooding and 1/3 red mulga (channel country property). The waterhole where the campsite is, is 3km permanent water with abundant flora and fauna.
When the family comes along with hunters, they can relax by the waterhole, picnic, read, or use the surroundings as inspiration for art or photography. The wildflowers are particularly pretty after the winter rains. Fishing and Kayaking is also a fun family option on this property.
Plenty of Kangaroo surround the homestead for petting as well as the pet goats.
The Property was initially settled as part of a larger property in 1870-soon after Burke and Wills fateful expedition.
In 1884 Comongin was split into North and South.When the Duracks left Quilpie for the Kimberley they purchased bulls from South Comongin.
In 1949 South Comongin was split into 6 properties and the owners of South Comongin elected to retain The property due to the abundant water. There is considerable evidence of aboriginal activity on the property.
The present owners, Chris and Leila, have owned the property for the past 14 years. Prior to this they had considerable experience in the pastoral industry around Australia.
This property is 50kms from the nearest major town.
Quilpie is the local town and a great community with friendly people. There is a hospital, doctor, chemist, 2 supermarkets. hardware, tyre repair, motor vehicle repairs including air conditioning and bakery. Quilpie is about 50 kms away with 30 kms of bitumen and 10 kms of all weather gravel.
Additional Supplies can be obtained from the Quilpie township with 2 stores, 2 coffee shops, 1 hotel, 1 motel, fuel and a pharmacy. All open business hours. There is also a hospital and doctor.
It is recommended visitors come well equipped and bring insect repellent in summer.