Alan ‘Smithy’ Smith talks about his home – ‘Rosebank Station’

first_imgIt would have 360 degree views from the bed or the bath.There would not be another building or person in site most times of the day or night. Sunset, sunrise and moonlight and every single breeze from every single direction could be used to truly feel free in my ultimate sleeping space. Guest bedrooms would have their own outlook of bush landscape and common areas solely designed for sociability and functionality with open plan kitchen and entertainment areas to enjoy total serenity and silence or Dire Straits on the best sound system. Alan ‘Smithy’ Smith, with horse Scooter, the founder and owner of Outback Aussie Tours, which this year celebrates 30 years in business. He lives at The Homestead, Rosebank Station.Whether it is a renovated cottage, or a brick and tile house, Queenslanders love talking about real estate.Founder of Outback Aussie Tours, Alan ‘Smithy’ Smith, talks about his home. RELATED: MORE: Our business life has grown significantly since we bought the river block and while we love the river and what it represents to us, Rosebank offers a larger sense of freedom as personalities and as a family. Not to mention it being a very special place to host exclusive hospitality events for our Outback Aussie Tours guests making them feel like a person, not just a number on a bus tour as they are welcomed into our home while on tour. We loved the river option as it gave us a direct connection with the bush and the majestic magic of the mighty Thomson River waterhole. This gave us the best of both worlds being close to town and having all the freedoms of being out of town and on the waterway. Sunsets and sunrises and moonlit nights have a one of a kind atmosphere on this block which has been an amazing place to bring up our children and providing some special moments as a couple and a family A wooden Queenslander on the breathtaking Thomson River just out of Longreach; bought for $80,000 — we bought the home for both business and personal reasons — as a place for the kids, and as a homebase for the business. DREAM QUEENSLAND HOME FIRST HOME Friends said they were ‘insane’ to buy this property The Homestead, Rosebank Station, a truly historic homestead.Rosebank is set among the open Mitchell and Flinders grass downs country with the Wellshot Creek that seasonally flows with a network of dams and waterways that are a great contrast to the open plains. This landscape happens to have a historic early 1900s homestead that has a 70 year legacy of Mackenzie/Smith family partnership with stories, events, hospitality and special visitors that are so inspirational and socially valuable to the Longreach story and our custodianship of this amazing homestead. With its sweeping gauzed verandas and lawns and gardens that offer a serenity and a feel good vibe to all visitors and to us as a home, it is a great place to wake up. CURRENT HOME >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Tennis star reveals why he loves the Sunshine Coast My fantasy home would have one bedroom located above the roof of the house with gauzed walls and shutters and a bed and bath in the middle of the room. From a $30,000 hovel, to this! More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoA property in outback Queensland — with our personal experience and visitor experience of the Thompson River and Rosebank, we feel very inspired to realise a long term dream of developing an eco-lodge in special locations in Outback Queensland.This is not a mass tourism experience, but a personalised small group concept that immerses the visitor into the environment and its incredible connection of stories and secrets.That’d be my dream home in a heartbeat! 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