An entire freehold tropical island just off the coast of Queensland has hit the market with council approval for usage as a tourist resort, or an option to purchase as a private retreat.
Turtle Island sits on 23.25 acres of land, is one of only nine freehold islands in Queensland, and boasts extensive existing facilities and ease of access, including two helicopter pads, a private jetty, a main building with four spacious bedrooms – each with separate bathrooms and three of which include their own entertaining area – large kitchen, expansive entertaining area with pool room and music room, undercover parking for five cars, sweeping wrap-around verandah boasting views over the coral sea, a pontoon and idyllic in-ground swimming pool, all surrounded by luscious vegetation and greenery.
According to Colliers International, Turtle Island is a truly unique offering, in that it can either be used as a high-end boutique resort for discerning travellers, with council approval for resort use (tourist facility) or as a private retreat for a tasteful owner.
There are sweeping views through Port Curtis and back to Gladstone and The Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave, Heron Island, and Great Keppel Island are a comfortable motor ride away
“Given that Turtle Island is located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, it has one of the seven wonders of the natural world at its doorstep,” said Emily Fan of Colliers International, who is selling the island with colleague Matthew Meynell on behalf of Phoenix Avoca Pty Limited ATF Phoenix Avoca Trust.
“The Southern Great Barrier Reef is home to what is considered to be one of the top dive and snorkelling sites in the world, dotted with impressive coral caves and reefs that are only a stone’s throw away from the coast,” Ms Fan said.
“While it may feel you are worlds away when you are on Turtle Island, it is extremely accessible being just four kilometres from the town of Gladstone. From Gladstone, you then have the option of taking a ferry, helicopter, or your own private boat to Turtle Island in just 10 minutes. Gladstone offers an array of fine dining and entertaining options if you ever feel like stepping away from Turtle Island.”
The property also includes 15 large water tanks, vehicle accessibility via a car barge, two dams and phone reception connectivity.
The weather is exceptional year-round on Turtle Island with an average of 19-28 degrees.