Mobella

Located 190km west of the Stuart Highway, between Glendambo and Coober Pedy, Mobella is a big run station and almost the size of Kangaroo Island.

Mobella

Located 190km west of the Stuart Highway, between Glendambo and Coober Pedy, Mobella is a big run station and almost the size of Kangaroo Island.

Details

Manager

Natasha Masters

location

Coober Pedy region, SA

land size

413,200 ha

Day temperatures

40°C through summer. 18°C during winter.

staff

8

stock

20,000 Merino sheep

annual rainfall

175mm

In a low 175mm rainfall area, Mobella is well developed, with 25 bores, seven dams and several long pipelines that water 70 paddocks. The western and northern boundaries are made up of 1.6m high netting fences – forming part of the famous Dog Fence.

The nearby Coober Pedy region is known for a land rich in minerals and a long-standing Aboriginal connection. It is often recognised as the opal capital of the world.

Work on Mobella is as challenging as it is rewarding. A Cessna 172 aircraft is used to facilitate mustering using air-to-ground UHF communication with motorcycle musterers.

Mobella’s proximity to the Stuart Highway encourages participation in social events with its neighbouring stations and in Glendambo and Coober Pedy. Key events include:

  • Coober Pedy Races
  • Glendambo Gymkhana

This is a great opportunity to learn about sheep and sustainable land management in an arid climate and the importance of maintaining reliable and quality watering infrastructure.

Mobella

Mobella
Unnamed Road, Commonwealth Hill SA 5719, Australia
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