8.9 out of 10

Abergowrie

-18.4535629948609 145.958190139552
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  •  

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Do you like peace and quiet?"

A small town with no infrastructure to speak of, Abergowrie is a beautiful green and often wet place. The township itself is but a shadow of the past, all shops converted to houses. There is a mix of nice and neat, as well as dilapidated. Surprisingly, broadband internet is available within a certain radius of the exchange, otherwise it's satellite. The place is at the end of a 42km no through road, but a small community is still keeping the place alive. Sugar cane is the main industry, with the Abergowrie College and Abergowrie State School servicing the area. Unfortunately, a lot of fibro houses have been left to rot, and this has meant limited options to re-populate the area back to it's heyday in the 50s and 70s. If you like peace and quiet, it's a great place, wildlife everywhere (even the bad variety), but people here love fishing and there is plenty to do if you "get out there"...
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great country living and top value for money prime agricultural land."

ABERGOWRIE, North Queensland – The name is literally derived from the Celtic prefix “ABER” meaning the confluence of two streams or at the mouth of a river. In this case the Herbert River named after the first Premier of Queensland, Robert Herbert who served from 1859 to 1866 and Gowrie Creek which is most likely named after the Vale of Gowrie in Scotland.

Abergowrie is an ideal tranquil rural setting located in the heart of the Herbert River Valley approximately 30 km north west of the township of Ingham. The Abergowrie township has an excellent, well resourced state primary school with a preschool attached. Secondary education is catered for at Abergowrie Catholic College which caters for boarders. Access to Ingham State High School and Ingham TAFE campus is provided by a bus service. The main industry is sugarcane, forestry and cattle. The famous Ashton Hotel is located on Abergowrie Road and is only a short drive away.

Abergowrie is close to the highset single drop waterfall in Australia name Wallaman Falls and the beautiful mountain stream setting of Broadwater National Park.

Abergowrie offers good value for money residential properties and the naturally well watered and fertile agricultural land is currently under valued given the continued increase in the world price of sugar as a commodity and its potential as an alternative green fuel source.

Abergowrie is great for families and a prime agricultural area. You can enjoy this lifestyle today for a fraction of the cost of city living. Abergowrie has great potential to increase in value and is a must see for any discerning investor.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees