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Mountain water has flowed fast and free onto this property for over 150 years.

 

The Miracle of Water

Water. The well spring of life; so important to our health, our vitality and our way of life. And the springs here have continued to run for over 150 years—the recorded history of Ravensbourne.

Your body is made of approximately 60% water. This makes water from this property a valuable resource. A resource to be consumed when needed the most.

Your Body’s Many Cries for Water

Dr Batmangehelidj [medical doctor] writes in his book, Our Body’s Many Cries for Water, why water is vital for good health. When drank regularly, strategically, it is the elixir of life, without the need for costly medicines.  And this life-saving substance is right here—in abundance—on this Aussie spring water property.

The Heart of the Mountain

Nestled at the top of the Great Dividing Range, 660 meters above sea level, Aussie spring water is the heart of the mountain. The water bubbles up from deep within the earth (somewhat like a beating heart) and flows unrestrained into the chain of ponds placed on the property. These ponds allow the water to freely flow through the landscapes arteries [the creeks], created by nature to nourish the wildlife, and the surrounds.

This way, the land flourishes beautifully … naturally.

Water is the all important component revitalizing and refreshing the land it flows from. Replenishing surrounding flora, fauna as well as us. It is truly, the nectar of the earth.

Approximately 10 Degrees Cooler Than in Town

The property has open spaces. It is refreshing to come home to a cool, clean environment. Free of traffic and the hubbub of daily life. When you take a deep breath that’s exactly what you will breath in—cool, fresh air.

This is a very unique water property. And, because this property is on top of the Great Dividing Range, and is so high above sea level, the temperature is comfortable—approximately 10 degrees cooler than in the closest towns of Highfields or Crows Nest—with an annual subtropical rainfall of approximately 1,016 millimetres.

Whatever you decide to do on this property there truly is water, water everywhere.

Trees—the Lungs of the Land

Trees grow straight and tall here. Some trees are approximately 300 years old. Among the tree species here are:

  •  Red bloodwood
  • Stringybark
  • Sydney blue gum
  • Tallowwood
  • Blackbutt

And many other species of hardwood. In fact, the Queenslander home here was built from hardwood milled on, and cut from, this property. Even the original saw pit remains in place.

Comfort and Convenience

Esk-Hampton road is the main thoroughfare. It is well maintained with major upgrades to at least four sections of the road. And the upgrades continue. This makes traveling either to Toowoomba, or Brisbane, safe and convenient.

And this Aussie spring water property has the orient at its doorstep. Wellcamp Airport is just over an hour away by car. Less when the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is completed. Cathay Pacific is now Flying cargo in and out of Wellcamp Airport to Hong Kong. Qantas and Rex are flying passengers to Sydney, Brisbane and Charleville, while Airnorth is set to take passengers to Melbourne and Cairns in March 2016.

Sounds of the Rainforest

When you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the major cities, put your feet up, relax; and listen…to the many sounds of the Australian bush. Just click on the video below to hear sounds of the sun setting over this serene acreage.

 

We could go on talking to you about this superb property. How the land is shaped like an amphitheater. Where to find your own private water falls. And where to set up camp right here on Aussie spring water. Even how you’ll see  views of the surrounding volcanic valleys.

And then there’s a huge array of bird life, the amazing wildlife “visitors” who come right up to the back veranda. And how the previous generations bring the next generation to visit. Without being intrusive.

There is so much to see and discover you’ll just love to come home after a tiring day.

Spring Water Property Secrets

Download our Free Property Pack for more information to help you plan your visit to Aussie spring water and how—for the right person—you can make it your own.

And it is here you will discover rainforest magic, as well as a natural water wonderland.

 

Water Reticulation on top of the Great Dividing Range

One more way Australians can be sure of Aussie Spring Water.

 

“Wouldn’t you protest if water collection infrastructure ran through this beautiful property?”

 

 

 

water infrastructure

Water continues to run from Aussie Spring Water, even with water infrastructure in place, and keeps this fresh water creek on the boundary alive.

 

 “It already does!”

 

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Paul Maskell. Engineer and Owner of Aussie Spring Water Property

“When Aussie Spring Water owner, Paul Maskell, proposed water collection from the mountain springs, water reticulation was carefully implemented through the middle of the property. And people were worried.

What would happen to the water?

And what scars would remain?

A chain o’ ponds is being carefully constructed.

Healing the wounds of the 2010 – 2011 Queensland floods.

On the 10th to the 11th of January 2011, there was rainfall of approximately 450 millimetres here in Queensland. Toowoomba residence also experienced flash flooding following an incredibly estimated 160 millimetres which fell on the inland city in two hours. The chain of events most of us saw on YouTube, and in news reports, began on the 10th of January.

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back—so to speak—because it rained here at Aussie Spring Water single month throughout 2011.

Here’s what we experienced…

Following an extremely wet spring, the main catchments, creeks, and indeed the land itself, was saturated before the heavy rains in December 2010 through to January 2011. The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 600 to 1200 millimetres of rain. This was widespread along the coast of Queensland, while some areas north and west of Brisbane exceeded 1200 millimetres.

Although this property is 53 kilometres north west of Toowoomba, the property was so wet in 2010 and early 2011, we wore rubber boots for most of the year. It is now five years down the track, the land has repaired itself as much as it can.

It is now time to start serious reparations.

As I skilfully place my excavator bucket in the earth, I can see immediate improvement. These structures are designed to enhance the property as well as cater for the phenomenal amount of water spilling out from deep within the earth and into the creeks here every day. This way, the water won’t run wildly—or randomly—over the ground, which would cause even more damage.

Water quickly fills the ponds taking shape to collect the water, while at the same time allowing the water to run uninhibited down the natural waterways. The spring water then refreshes, revitalizes and replenishes the land as it happily chatters its way through the property and into the creek shown above.

We recognize that without this precious life giving water, other natural waterways in the area would surely die.
The sheer serenity of the land surprises visitors, but not me. I know what lengths we are going to. Every foot of excavation is planned to enhance the natural lay of the land … even to the exact contour of the property.

It is also important to protect 200 to 300-year-old trees.

Sometimes I agreed deviations in the water reticulation to avoid disturbing these superb specimens. In addition, reparations will be such that the erosion caused by the flooding will be unnoticeable.
We are excited about the expected results, and it shows the way for other conservation projects here on Aussie Spring Water property.”

“You can be sure of Aussie Spring Water property.”

 

natural stand of black-butt
A natural stand of Black-butt trees we’ve nurtured and allowed to thrive.