SSAA OR HUNTING CLUB MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BY ALL HUNTERS
Tambo is the oldest town in the Central West of Qld and 4 years ago the town proudly celebrated 150 years.! It is also the site of the infamous Qantas Crash Site where 3 people were killed in the 1920s.
Read all about Tambo from the Tambo Wikipedia Page
Tambo 2 is perfectly placed close to the highway making it an easy stopover point if you are on a longer journey or a perfect place to come and relax for a few days.
The landscape at Tambo 2 varies from undulating open Mitchell grass country to some Gidgee scrub. Due to the heavy black soil, big trees and forest do not grow and so the land is mainly open country. The open country is broken up by patches of gidgee scrub. Kangaroos love the gidgee scrub and can be found hiding in these patches. The property sits right on the western edge of the Great Dividing Range, situated on a plateau, which along time ago was part of an inland sea. Our soil is predominantly self-mulching black soil. The whole place is unique in that there is a clear line between the open downs and the scrub which made the edge of the inland sea. Many fossils can still be found along the old shore line. The Eastern Boundary of the property is part of a watershed with the eastern waters going into the Murray Darling system and the West going into the Barcoo and down to Lake Eyre.
The property is open to all types of hunting, with the property located within an exclusion fence zone, therefore pigs have been virtually eradicated. The property still see's the occasional wild dog. The property still has a real problem with rabbits and wild cats.
A four wheel drive is recommended to reach and get around the property. The access to the property located approx 30Kms west of Tambo and access to the homestead is via a black soil road of about 8kms. It is usually in good condition, however, should it rain it can be impassable.
The best time to arrive is early mornings and late afternoon as the property owners may be out doing work on the farm. However, if you are planning on arriving at a different time, please advise Kerrie so she can work it out with the property owner.
The accommodation is a large set of shearers quarters that can sleep up to 16 people. You will need to bring a swag or bedding for the quarters, there are mattresses available. You will need to bring your own food. There is ample firewood to light a good campfire.
Bonus - Mobile coverage is available over the entire property.
The property owner allows you to sight in your firearms and target shoot safely at your camp.
Hunters love that there is no shortage of wildlife. It is easy to get around the property and not too far from the town of Tambo.
When you arrive, the property owner is more than happy to welcome guests and give them a run down of everything
The hunting property is situated at the beginning of a waterway, so the creeks are not large. They have some waterholes but these are not permanent. The land is natural pasture and no crops grow here. The average rainfall is 500mm or 20 inches on the old scale.
Visitors most like the terrific views on this property and the appreciation of the wide open spaces. It is a lovely mix of open country, some waterways and a little bit of timber, to keep it interesting. Sighting many species of birdlife including wedgetail eagles and emus is popular for photographers and painters. When family members come along, the kids swim in the dam if there is enough water with plenty of space to ride pushbikes or go exploring the wide range of birdlife or help feed the animals.
The property owners pet hate is rubbish. Please do not throw your rubbish out the window.
Additional supplies can be purchased in town - there is a good grocery store, there is a roadhouse and an electrical appliance store. There is also Johnson brothers where tyre repairs and replacements are carried out. Fuel is available 24 hours, all others are open normal trading hours. Tambo is the home of Tambo teddies, a wonderful product made locally in our town. There is a park and playground. We have a swimming pool, open in summer only. Tambo is a small town of only 400 people.