Lynton, Goulburn NSW


One of the most outstanding and historic Equine/Equestrian farms in Eastern Australia
210ha (520 ac) – Model farm
Ideally located 6km west of Goulburn, 80km Canberra, 210km Sydney

Custom Designed Equine Improvements
1,900m irrigated grass track with 300m finishing incline
1,500m irrigated sand track
Equine swim dam
26 boxes + feed & tack rooms
Huge under cover shed/indoor arena (65m by 27m) incorporating a sand-based round yard
Custom (25m x 25m) shed for fully automated walker
Truck & wash bays
Day yards, and spelling paddocks

Beautiful Historic Homestead
5BR fully renovated stone/brick (c 1870’s) amongst an acre of English gardens, original stone coach house and tennis court + Two x Modern 4BR guest/staff houses.

Scenic, highly developed, irrigated, pastured farm with 3km frontage to Wollondilly River – also fattening up to 400 steers per annum.

Generous 287MgL Irrigation License

Inspection by appointment only.

Clint Donovan 0421 944 985
[email protected]

Barry Bowditch 0402 280 538
[email protected]


The outstanding ‘Lynton’ of the Goulburn district is to be offered for sale via Meares Online Auction, by Magic Millions and Donovan + Co in conjunction with Meares & Associates on 30th November 2022.

Located just 6 km west of the city of Goulburn, with a 3km frontage to the Wollondilly River, Lynton was developed by the late Alan Cardy. This magnificent Goulburn landmark was purchased by Cardy in 1986, and following his passion for horses was developed as a fine tuned equine and cattle farm, concentrating on breeding and training of thoroughbreds and also supporting the Australian Equestrian Federation with the creation of a viable national eventing course.

Undoubtedly one of the key features of Lynton is the five bedroom, three bathroom historic stone homestead (c 1870’s), nestled amongst one acre of “English” gardens, with the original stone coach house and tennis court, overlooking the Wollondilly River.

Cardy also developed an outstanding equine complex on 4ha (10 acres) adjoining the homestead with a huge undercover horse barn, separate stables complex and a large undercover, fully automated horse walker. Most of these improvements were introduced just prior to the 2000 Olympics, allowing for the Australian Equestrian Olympic team to be based at Lynton for their pre-games training. The complex also includes two custom designed and professionally constructed training tracks – a 1,500 metre irrigated sand track and a 1,900 metre irrigated grass track with incline.

The complex is now the base for thoroughbred horses in full training. The farm has also been the venue for one of Australia’s most prestigious and renowned equestrian events, the ‘Lynton Horse Trials’, with its scenic and challenging cross country course sprawled across the paddocks.

The balance of the farm is both highly improved pasture and well irrigated, perfectly suited for a beef fattening, currently turning off up to 400 premium grade fat steers per annum. These are most sought after by both the domestic and export beef markets.

With its mixture of alluvial river flats, easterly facing slopes and low hill country, Lynton offers a prestigious, perfectly balanced equine, lifestyle and beef cattle opportunity. Together with its expansive river frontage and two high quality irrigation bores supplying a 10 hectare centre pivot, the farm today comprises mainly of highly improved Phalaris/Fescue and Clover based pastures, which see animals achieve outstanding weight gains of up to 1½ – 2½ kgs per day.

Clint Donovan noted ”In all my travels in the bloodstock industry, I believe the Lynton horse complex is second to none for scale, location and quality. No cost has been spared in creating this magnificent spelling and training facility, located perfectly for racing in Sydney and wider NSW locally, with the benefit of the direct freeway access to Melbourne. With the incessant demand for inner city training facilities at breaking point, Lynton is perfectly designed and situated for a private training and or pre-training facility targeting our major racing jurisdictions.

The mixture of climate, farm improvement and equine facilities have established Lynton as one of the key thoroughbred farms in eastern Australia. Lynton would suit a thoroughbred owner, trainer, or anyone with equestrian interests”, he concluded.

Chris Meares for marketing agents Meares & Associates confirmed “The development of Lynton has seen the creation of a unique farm – especially for someone looking for a rural retreat in one of the most attractive rural areas within a 2½ hour radius of Sydney, or looking for a farm able to create reasonably strong trading profits or was just a lifestyle investor – Lynton would be an ideal investment and, given the fact that there is only one traffic light between the farm and William Street in Sydney CBD, as well as its closeness to one of Australia’s leading international airports, the location of Lynton farm is ideal.

Also given its closeness to the much sought after Southern Highlands area to the north and the scarcity of broad acre farms in that area, together with the level of improvements on Lynton, there is no doubt that a sizable discount as against Highland prices, could apply for the purchase of Lynton.

This together with any lifestyle benefits and possible subdivision potential, being so close to the city of Goulburn, will ensure a strong capital growth in the years to come. We would therefore expect interest to come from, not only equine investors, but also general rural lifestyle investors from Sydney, Canberra and even inland.”, he concluded.

It is expected that Lynton will sell at Auction, offered by Magic Millions and Donovan + Co in conjunction with Meares & Associates via the Meares Online Auction platform on 30th November 2022.