Henderson Park is a 5th Generation, family owned commercial beef cattle property that also offers a secluded accommodation and function venue. We provide an authentic country retreat experience,set right on the banks of picturesque Hedlow Creek and overlooking a massive floodplain from which rise volcanic plugs . 

We are just 30 minutes’ drive north of Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast, Central Queensland and a short 10 minute drive off the A1 highway. Henderson Park Farm Retreat is your haven waiting to be discovered. We welcome you to our little piece of paradise.

Our ancestor Ben Barrett disembarked from the "Hannah More" at the Rockhampton wharf in June 1865. He had sailed direct from England with his parents and five siblings. 20 years later, he and his wife Mary selected land in the Mt. Hedlow district where they ran a dairy farm and also raised pigs.

The holding was developed and expanded and by the 1930's a dairy and free range piggery were operating and crops of maize, sweet potatoes and pumpkins were grown. During World War II a lot of this produce was used to feed American soldiers stationed in nearby areas.
In 1931, country along Hedlow Creek was purchased from a member of the Henderson family and this was where my grandmother and grandfather made their family home. In the late 1940's the holding was named "Henderson Park".
tree with fences

Since the establishment of Henderson Park, grazing has been the principle activity of the farm. 

In recent years, we have maintained a high level of Brahman influence in our herd but have experimented with a range of other breeds in a cross breeding program. Some of these have been discarded due to unsuitability to the area and at present our herd is Brahman, Brangus and Droughtmaster cross. Our enterprise involves both the breeding and fattening of cattle, and our aim is to produce beef for the feeder and export market and replacement heifers for our own herd
cows in the farm

We have been in the tourism industry since 1997, starting with a simple pioneer style family cabin to supplement income to the cattle business during an extended period of drought. Over the years we have continued to diversify and grow, adding accommodation and developing our facilities as demand increased. We are now a busy accommodation and function venue open all year round. Our holiday accommodation is superbly detailed and a perfect holiday destination for a family or couple, groups, functions , weddings, local businesses and schools, as well as offering short stays to international guests looking for an Australian experience .It’s also a dogs heaven with a sight and smell experience and your pet will have as good as time as you will.

We can accommodation for up to 33, including Cabin 1, Cabin 2, Hedlow Lodge Complex (4 rooms plus 2 kitchens), and Barrett House - the original homestead on the property which has been beautifully renovated, as well as a marquee and extensive grounds.
Henderson Park Farm Retreat
"Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful place. Thank you for sharing this amazing place with the world. We will be back!" 

Henderson Park can be hired exclusively to celebrate your special day. We are perfect venue that provides endless choices to create your wedding in a style as unique as you are. With stunning views and photo opportunities, excellent facilities and a rich ambience that you and your guests will never forget
man and bride
"Henderson Park exceeded our expectations. On our road trip from Cairns to Brisbane, this place was the ideal chance to experience Australian farm life in contrast to all the rainforests and beaches. The accommodation is pretty and clean, so that we felt at home the minute we have arrived. We enjoyed the peacefulness and the swim in the river. Thank you for the hospitality and for the interesting tour around the farm."

Our retreat offers secluded accommodation and unique facilities to host your function, corporate event or team training
people in the estate
Call us today on 0409631451 to book your stay or click here to enquire. 
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