Flora Valley

This is our only station in Western Australia and is one of the biggest in the eastern Kimberley district.  It is managed in conjunction with two other leases; Gordon Downs and Nicholson Stations.

Cattle 42,000 head
Breeders 17,000 head
Property Size 833,100 hectares
Country Consisting of mainly red basalt soils with basalt rock outcrops. The country has a mix of Mitchell and Flinders grass, with areas of Bluebush.  The Sturt Creek is the main floodway on the property, forming a wide east-west belt through Gordon Downs.

Station Managers Gary Faulks & Kate (Tinkey) Townsend

Gary and Tinkey joined Heytesbury Cattle Co. in January 1999, when Gary was appointed Overseer at Mt Sanford and Tinkey was part of the stock camp. Both progressed through the company in various roles before taking their current position at Flora Valley.

“Socially, we had met a lot of good people who worked for Heytesbury Cattle Co. and I [Gary] saw a real opportunity for progression there. Heytesbury Cattle Co. has a reputation for cattle that perform and they practice horse-back mustering, which was something that I wanted to continue doing. Heytesbury has given us opportunities to progress our business management and leadership skills, as well as cattle management and horsemanship skills.”