Scott Creek on market

Scott Creek Station on the market

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The Gschwenter family has put Scott Creek Station on the market.

The Gschwenter family has put Scott Creek Station on the market.

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The 101,000 hectare Scott Creek Station, once owned by the Sultan of Brunei, is back on the market.

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THE 101,000 hectare (249,576 acre) Scott Creek Station, once owned by the Sultan of Brunei, is back on the market.

The station, located 60km from Katherine on the Victoria Highway, has been put on the market by its owners, the Gschwenter family.

Scott Creek was one of a group of Top End cattle stations previously held by the Sultan for more than 20 years.

Gunther Gschwenter, the founder of the Britz campervan business, took over the Scott Creek Station in 2008 from a different owner and a decade later has put it back on the market as the 73-year-old progressively winds down his Northern Territory holdings, according to the Australian Financial Review.

Mr Gschwenter sold the Britz motorhome business in a $50 million deal to New Zealand's Tourism Holdings in 2000.

He plans to list Scott Creek for $12m.

The station was once the core of a larger agglomeration and is surrounded by a number of well-known holdings including Willeroo, which was also once held by the Sultan and was taken over by mining magnate Gina Rinehart two years ago.

"Scott Creek has huge mixed farming potential. Its 1400ha of cleared land, positioning over three aquifers, and all-season road access makes it a very versatile investment," said marketing agent Olivia Thompson, Landmark Katherine.

The Gschwenter family is also selling Mary River West for $4.5m and sold Ban Ban Springs Station, south of Adelaide River, in late 2016 for about $10m.

Speaking from Scott Creek Station, Mr Gschwenter said he hoped to lead a more relaxing life after selling up his remaining Top End assets.

"I'll go travelling. I only got into to this station business by accident. I bought Ban Ban initially for tourism purposes.

"My customers from Germany, they had never seen anything like it, a cattle station."

 Katherine Times

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