Cool properties on the market in North Queensland right now

first_img 6. MAGNETIC ISLAND: Who doesn’t love koalas? The Bungalow Bay Koala Village at Horseshoe Bay is listed for sale for the first time in 17 years. Some furry ‘housemates’ and their keepers at Bungalow Bay Koala VillageMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoIt comes with an award-winning eco village comprising of 37 bungalows and 35 bush camping sites, a koala park, a deck bar, reception. laundry and camping facilities. It is listed with Savills Brisbane. Bungalow Bay Koala Village is listed for the first time in 17 years 7. SOUTH MISSION BEACH: It is all about luxury at this swanky, three-level, 7-star energy efficient house. In North Queensland there is no shortage of properties with some serious wow factor – for both the kids and the kidults.Here we take a look at, arguably, some of the coolest properties on the market in North Queensland right now. The property is listed with Open Property Townsville. 1. TOWNSVILLE: A designer house on a sprawling 13 acre block hit the market this week, complete with its very own professional motocross track.Located in Alice River, the property is listed for $1.35 million and also comes with an activity room, a huge theatre, a large outdoor entertaining area complete with an outdoor kitchen and built-in gas barbecue, a gym, dam and a large in-ground swimming pool. RELATED: Designer home and acreas complete with motocross track One house comes with its own motocross track at Alligator CreekThere are homes and then there are fun houses – properties so cool they are in a league of their very own.And sometimes they can even provide an opportunity to earn a quick buck. MORE NEWS: One Nation identity’s Yeppoon property listed 2. TOWNSVILLE: The iconic Barra Fun Park – arguably Australia’s best backyard – was listed for $2.5 million earlier this year. Owner of Barra Fun Park Brent Stevenson PICTURE: MATT TAYLOR.On 25 acres, the property is currently run as a red claw and barra farm, but also boasts cable skis, an inflatable water park, a huge water slide, a jumping pillow, fishing, cafe, commercial kitchen and a modern home. The Barra Fun Park is listed for $2.5 millionDubbed the “Best Backyard in North Queensland” at the very least, it is listed with Property Now. 3. KURANDA: A treehouse set among three acres of rainforest has also just hit the market in Kuranda for offers over $399,000.Designed and built in 2004, it has Turpentine poles, Cypress walls, and mixed rainforest hardwood flooring, a handcrafted wooden kitchen and a spa on the deck. Your very own treehouse in the rainforestAlso in Kuranda is a resort-style house with a separate, self-contained granny flat on almost six acres.But it is the huge undercover deck overlooking a private lakecomplete with its own waterfall and surrounded by spectacular gardens that would make it the ultimate adults retreat. It is listed with Ray White Cairns Beaches and is on the market for offers over $839,000. Or perhaps your own lakehouse. 4. MISSION BEACH: If fishing is your thing, here is your chance to turn that hobby into a business. Catch your own dinner at this barra farmA barramundi farm has been listed for sale at Mission Beach and includes a house, a resort-style pool, a huge shed, nine aquaculture ponds, three of which are stocked, and the business, which stocks a number of local restaurants and sells direct to the public. It is listed for $1.5 million. Yes please!Also at Mission Beach is Sails, the “quintessential beach house” on a 4000sq m rainforest block. This beachhouse comes with some cool artworksThe architect-designed house has 300sq m of decks alone, and is being sold complete with its unique inventory of furniture, artworks and furnishings. Including its own whale sculptureLocated at Garners Beach, 10 minutes from Mission Beach, it is listed with Ray White Mission Beach and is on the market for $2.5 million. 9. BOWEN: If you go troppo for mangoes, this ocean frontage property could be just the right medicine.It has a fully established mango orchard, ripe for the picking, and is listed for $3.1 million.Offering eight acres with spectacular views, the architecturally-designed four bedroom house also has tropical gardens, stone terraces and its own private boat launching facilities. See the mango orchard to the left of the house …. 10. TRINITY BEACH: This award-winning residence is packed full of features, including its very own aquarium. Cattle station sold for massive $35m in online auctioncenter_img The swish house comes with its own motocross trackThe property is owned by Steve Hannah of Hannahbull Hydro Excavations and wife Sharni (nee Williams), the granddaughter of Alexander Park (AP) Williams, who founded AP Williams & Co in 1932 but passed away several years ago.The family continue to run the business today.“I designed the house and we built it in two stages, the first in 2010 and the second in 2015,” Mrs Hannah said. “It has heaps of louvres to catch the breezes, and is big and open.”Mrs Hannah said they had the motocross track professionally designed and constructed for their son Lachlan, who is now 23 and living in Brisbane. One of Ms Hannah’s nephews in actionTownsville-born world Moto-GP champion Jack Miller has taken a spin around the track, as has Mrs Hannah’s nephew Kayden Downing, who is now competing in the US.“That’s why we bought the property, really,” she said. “So we would have enough room to build the track. Our daughters (Mylee, 12, and Jordan, 9) have also enjoyed it.”But the time has come to move on, with Mrs Hannah admitting it was tough to sell the property.“It has been an awesome place to raise a family,” she said. “The open spaces, the parties with the music cranked up at 2am and no one close enough to hear it.“It gave us a great lifestyle but we still enjoyed being close to town.” 5. MAREEBA: Life could be pretty sweet if you owned Emerald Creek Ice Creamery at Mareeba. We all scream for ice cream!!!Zoned as rural residential, the 355sq m business sites on 5.31 acres and is listed for $930,000.It has operated for 12 years, but the owners are ready to retire, with the option to buy the family home, located on a separate title, also on the table. Features include glass turrets above the living area, an internal marble stairwell, an infinity pool and barbecue pavilion with ocean views, a fully self-contained second level for teens, grandparents or guests and a 5083sq m block surrounded by rainforest. This modern castle has its own turrets And some seriously spectacular views!It is listed with Andersons Real Estate for $3.55 million. 8. PINNACLES: Offering about 68,500 hectares, Springfield Station offers wide open spaces and plenty of cool “toys” to explore it . About 8500 cattle are included in the sale of the property, which includes a large, 1960s built homestead with plenty of room for guests to help you explore its vast terrain.The house has six bed quarters plus two staff cottages. Springfield Station comes with quadbikes, a truck and tractor and its own air stripThe property also has its own registered 900m airstrip and hangar, sheds, horse agistment and training facilities, huge verandas and outdoor areas for entertaining, including an outdoor kitchen and heaps of trail rides to explore, all just a short drive to the Bartlett Park Rodeo Complex.A diesel truck, a tractor, ride-on mowers and quadbikes are also included in the sale, with the property listed for $950,000 with Explore Property. Madam Butterfly’s big $3.055m payday Cooler than most nightclubs, just saying …Offering almost 850sq m of living space, the house features spectacular light features throughout, a sunken lounge, casual living and dining spaces with glass features that showcase the 20m saltwater swimming pool, a rear terrace with a built-in barbecue, landscaped tropical gardens, a media room, a fish pond feature at the entrance, internal access four car garaging, and smart home technology, all on a 1100sq m block. Just simply cool …The built-in aquarium is located in the entry foyer. On the market for $2.95 million, it is listed with FNQ Hot Property.last_img read more