"Imagine a lagoon - or it might be called a lake - 300 yards long, shaped like a crescent, tapering to a point at each end, and fringed along one side with tall bull rushes. To the south and east an open, well grassed flat, timbered lightly with red gum, bloodwood, apple and oak. On the north a sand ridge, with a suitable level space for buildings and yard. On this ridge a few bloodwoods, and a group of beautiful wild quince."
from his book 'Main Camp - Memoirs of a Country Gentleman'
Some interesting facts about our property:
The property spans some 4,300ha and using sustainable practices, regenerates over 30 million tea trees each year on laser leveled land.
Flora and Fauna
Myrtle Creek forms part of MCNE's property and is described as a Multi-Channel Belt river style system. This is recognized as being of high conservation value for the associated plant and wildlife that it supports. MCNE is dedicated to assisting in the fight to save some of Australia's rarest flora and fauna including facilitating a successful breeding program for the endangered species, the Jabiru. In addition to over 100 bird species including both the Sea and Wedge-tail Eagles and the Kookaburra, other wildlife of interest include the bandicoot, dingo, fox, tortoise as well as the more common kangaroo and wallaby. MCNE is often a place of interest to worldwide ornithologists.
There are four lagoons on our property: Lemonade Lagoon, Black-butt Lagoon, Homestead Lagoon and Physics Lagoon or "area of white kangaroos" according to the local indigenous mythology. MCNE has two main water storage dams plus a quality irrigation system that provides enviable water security for the farm.