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New South Wales
Ellerston Pastoral station
Ellerston is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 131 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2337
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
  • 322 km (200 mi) N of Sydney
  • 68 km (42 mi) NE of Scone
LGA(s) Upper Hunter Shire
Region Hunter
County Durham
Parish Mamaran
State electorate(s) Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) Hunter

Ellerston is a rural locality of the Upper Hunter Shire local government area, about 68 kilometres (42 mi) north-east of Scone in the Upper Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is about 322 km (200 mi) from Sydney, the state capital.

Ellerston Pastoral

Ellerston Pastoral station is a large property that was owned by media mogul Kerry Packer and since his death is run by other members of the Packer family. The property's primary purpose is as a cattle and sheep station, running 11,000 Hereford cattle and 6500 Merino wethers.

The property also boasts some of Australia's best polo fields. In 2004, its golf course was rated number four in Australia, and, in 2020, was rated number 19 in the world by Golf Digest. The course, which was designed by Greg Norman and Bob Harrison, is exclusive and open only to members and guests, so, on some weeks, only six people play golf there. The property is like many of the properties that allegedly have low rent from the government. Allegedly, the low rent as within the newspaper in 2003 shows the farm was being provided the land at a minimal rent.

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