Historic Beltana Station has stayed in South Australian hands, selling to a Far North pastoralist for $8.4 million.
The picturesque Flinders Ranges property was bought by Andrew Doman, owner of Yadlamalka sheep and cattle station near Port Augusta
Beltana also featured in movies Tracks, Thousand Skies, Stealth and Rabbit Proof Fence and was once owned by Sir Thomas Elder, whose family established the Elders rural business that on Wednesday sold the property at auction.
The auction attracted more than 100 people
Beltana is about 506km north of Adelaide and was first farmed by Robert Barr Smith in 1857, with its name coming from an Aboriginal word meaning “running water”.
The Ragless family bought the property in 2007 and added accommodation, a cafe and a restaurant.
It sold with an Angus cattle herd of 750, a Dorper sheep flock of 6000 and its historic homestead, cottage and shearing shed.