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A Macedon Ranges property boasting Victoria’s only privately-owned gorge, spectacular waterfalls and soaring basalt columns is ready to rock the market.
Named Corumbene, the sprawling 202.34ha address is expected to make $6m-$6.6m and includes a five-bedroom farmhouse, pool, tennis court and sauna.
The home at 160 Dickins Lane, Barfold, is located about 20km from Kyneton.
Apart from its two waterfalls, the gorge’s most eye-catching feature is the basalt columns formed millions of years ago by ancient lava flows.
The gorge runs about 4km along the Campaspe River and is some 100m wide and 80m deep.
Forbes Global Properties Australia director Robert Fletcher said the gorge looked as if it belonged in the Western Australia’s remote Kimberley Region.
“While the images and film we’ve created look spectacular, it doesn't do it any justice,” Mr Fletcher said.
“When you are there, you understand how spectacular and amazing it is that this exists an hour from Melbourne.”
Corumbene’s owners of the past 15 years are selling up with plans to downsize because their four sons have grown up and left home.
“I think the property is an amazing family compound that has the distinct advantage, one, of having this incredible natural asset of the gorge near the border, and two, you’ve got beautiful working farmland to utilise that is suitable for cattle or sheep,” Mr Fletcher said.
He said the owners had camped out at the gorge and also celebrated special occasions at the “very private” natural wonder.
“They have had birthdays next to the two incredibly large waterfalls with kids jumping off the large rocks,” Mr Fletcher added.
A number of potential buyers have inspected the property, with queries coming from Australia’s eastern seaboard plus the US and Asia.
The gorge is located about three minutes from the farmhouse by car, Mr Fletcher said.
Expressions of interest in Corumbene will close at 5pm on August 30.