Welcome to Passchendaele, a working 5,500 acres cattle station in Queensland, located in the South Burnett in the foothills of the beautiful Bunya Mountains!
It’s time to discover the rich history of this cattle country and enjoy a cattle station adventure in the heart of the true Australian bush. This beautiful piece of land has been owned and operated by the same family since 1921. The name ‘Passchendaele’ was selected by Ken’s grandfather, Arthur Mervyn Bassingthwaighte. After Mervyn returned from World War I he was keen to remember his fallen comrades, so he named his property after the ‘Battle of Passchendaele’ in Belgium in which he fought in 1917. The property today is owned by Mervyn’s grandson Ken Stone and his wife Carolyn. They lovingly call it PFarm and since 1988 they have been welcoming guests from around the world to their beautiful place. Once you arrive at PFarm, you will immediately feel welcome by Ken and Carolyn who are very passionate about this beautiful land and their cattle and they will not hold back in sharing that great passion with you.
Obviously, you are here to enjoy some great horse riding and to explore this beautiful cattle country but also get prepared for some good old country hospitality and being spoiled with great food and have lots of fun. There is nothing better than enjoying a country barbecue, tasty food prepared in the camp oven, a picknick by the creek and sitting around the campfire having a yarn with your fellow riders and your hosts Carolyn and Ken. And, let’s not forget the evenings when you will enjoy ‘happy hour’ and watch these magical sunsets from high up on the hill.
Whilst most of our guests will be busy on horseback all day long there is also lots to do for non-riding guests or if you want to take a break from riding for a couple hours. There are local attractions to be visited and cellar doors opening up for you to taste some local wines or you can spend a leisurely afternoon fishing and yabbying or just find your most favourite spot to relax in the most beautiful gardens or sit under the pergola with a glass of chilled wine and a good book and enjoy the serenity and beauty of this wonderful place.
But now it’s time to put on your boots and once you get on your horse you will be able to join right in with the crew and you can be a cowboy or cowgirl for the next few days, checking on cattle, moving cattle and riding horses, horses and more horses.