Dr Geraldine McGuire and Atherton (Athy) Nye live on the Oak Grove Property named after the abundance of local Oak species on the property. The 80 acre property is located adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, just a 15 minute drive from Malanda on Queensland Atherton Tableland, in Northern Australia. The native orchards have been established on the original site of a miner homestead lease which was cleared in the 1930's for dairy farming.
Oak Grove has been lovingly reforested over the past 20 years and incorporates a mixed rainforest habitat, a timber plantation, fruit orchards, and vegetable and herb gardens. Geraldine is an accomplished Environmental Scientist and talented cook who has lived, worked and travelled extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Athy, a fifth generation decedent of John Atherton after whom the Atherton Tableland was named, is President of the local Eacham Historical Society and an avid collector of Australian art.
Rainforest Bounty manufacturing facility is located on the Johnstone River Property only 5 minutes from the thriving rural town of Malanda. The 177ac property was also originally a dairy farm owned by the Lindsay Family and then converted into an Eco-Tourism venture by Dennis and Heather Allwood for Japanese tourists during the 1990's.
The property includes a purpose-built commerical kitchen, a stunning river pavilion, residential house and sheds. The 2km of river frontage is home to numerous playtpus, rainforest birds and tree-kangaroos. New plantings of native rainforest fruits and organically grown vegetables have recently commenced.