Rainbow Paddock

"The 2 cattle stations “BULLOAK” and “RAINBOW” could not be more different to each other"...

...Rainbow has better soils, pasture and therefore higher carrying capacity. The commercial herd hold their condition well here. In the monsoonal "wet season" birdlife becomes prolific. It is a nesting haven for migratory birds from all over the world.

It's also a time for hunting the destructive wild pigs that dig up the "bulgaroo" bulbs (similar to water chestnuts) in the swamps. The magnificent pied geese construct their nests in these swamps and many eggs and chicks are pilfered or destroyed by these feral animals.

Rainbow Station is tidal and is bounded by a salt water creek that is abundant with barra, reddies and big Queensland mudcrabs. It is a hunters and fishers paradise, perhaps that is why it is called "Rainbow".

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