Expression of Interest
The ultimate ticket to tranquillity and prosperity is an island life. Your exceptionally rare opportunity to secure one of only a few freehold private islands in the world has just arrived. Sprawling across 31 majestic hectares in the eastern end of the Gippsland Lakes Victoria 3909 Australia, Fraser Island is a pristinely preserved ecological paradise. Bordered by the mainland and unspoiled Ninety Miles Beach, it's revered as one Victoria's best-kept secrets.
A picturesque montage of coastal landscapes, white sandy beaches, emerald greenery and abundant wildlife, it's the very definition of a natural wonderland. It also represents a prosperous commercial enterprise, with this east coast oasis boasting an established holiday and function business with a suite of first-class amenities. Perfect for group getaways and corporate events, it offers exclusive accommodation and resort-style facilities, as detailed below:
Rising up from within the manicured grounds, this classic century-old homestead embraces the beauty of a bygone era. Enriched with traditional charm, it boasts 11 bedrooms (two with private ensuites), male and female bathrooms, a grand dining hall to accommodate over 30 guests, wine cellar, refrigeration room, laundry and a kitchen fit to create a feast. Spanning 65 character-filled squares and trimmed with a wide verandah, it basks in stunning panoramas that stretch across the pristine greenery to the water's edge.
Challenge yourself to a game of golf on the 9 hole course surrounding the homestead or take up tennis on one of the two flood-lit tennis courts. A games room and glistening pool also feature, along with a gazebo with built-in sound system plus BBQ area with a gas hotplate and small wood-fired pizza oven. Meander through the picturesque island countryside to witness native animals and abundant birdlife in their natural environment or swap the bush for the small private beach. Ideally suited for swimming, fishing or more, it also features a 14m x 12m jetty that can moor a large 50ft boat or four smaller vessels of approx. 18ft. There's even a nostalgic commercial ferry and a speedboat to keep you connected to the mainland.
Potential for geothermal groundwater resource exists beneath Fraser Island Retreat. Confirmation would require drilling and testing at a target depth of around 450 to 500 metres. Allocation of a groundwater entitlement would be subject to approval by Southern Rural Water.
Weddings, parties or business functions – Fraser Island provides the perfect backdrop for a special occasion to remember. Select between the expansive homestead deck with sweeping coastal views, or the elegant dining room that is rich with character and warmth. Events can even take place outdoors, overlooking the idyllic lakes or beach at sunset. No matter the choice, it will be a celebration simply without comparison.
• Newly upgraded solar system with a backup generator
• Separate two bedroom cottage (used as the on-site manager residence)
• Bunkhouse that sleeps 11, gym/games room, workshop/shed to store equipment
• Self-sufficient rich water system: bore hole, sand filtered underground fresh water and
• Solar hot water
• Public male and female bathroom amenities
Lakes Entrance is a heritage haven approximately 3.5 hour's drive from Melbourne (one of the world's most liveable cities). Part of the Gippsland Lakes region, Fraser Island is nestled near the eastern end of this unique aquatic paradise.
Access is via Kalimna or Lakes Entrance jetty (10 minutes by boat), or arrive in style, with an airstrip catering to light aircrafts.
Besides the lucrative monetary benefits this thriving enterprise promises, what holds the most value is the opportunity to protect and preserve an iconic slice of natural paradise. That's what's truly irreplaceable. Embrace the unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase your own freehold private island.
For more information, contact Daniel Schoeman by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0417 824 769 today.
Expression of Interest close on 12/12/2022 at 4pm.
Due Diligence Checklist
What you need to know before buying a residential property. Before you buy a home, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you. The questions are a starting point only and you may need to seek professional advice to answer some of them. You can find links to organisations and web pages that can help you learn more, by visiting the due diligence checklist page on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website (consumer.vic.gov.au/duediligencechecklist).
Disclaimer: All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee its accuracy, and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.
*Please note that the image indicating the boundary lines is an estimate only. The actual boundary lines for this property are provided in the Section 32 / Vendor Statement.