Approved beachfront tourist accommodation park for sale

BUYERS have a superb opportunity to purchase an approved beachfront tourist accommodation park as 66-72 Rules Beach Road, on the edge of The Great Barrier Reef, hits the market.

The asset offers a 5.05ha* land area that is the balance area of ‘Rules Beach Estate’ and is being offered by way of expressions of interest.

The site is being marketed and sold by Ray White Special Projects Qld Executive Directors Mark Creevey and Tony Williams, in conjunction with HTL Property Directors Glenn Price and Brent McCarthy.

Mr Creevey said the asset was the ideal opportunity for buyers to capitalize on what was likely to be a domestic-heavy tourism trend going forward.

“We know travel overseas will be heavily restricted in the short-to-medium term, and maybe even longer, so people’s focus will turn to domestic destinations,” he said.

“We expect a huge amount of money to be invested in tourism at home, and this asset really does represent exactly the kind of resort Australians will look to visit in the near future.

“It’s beautifully placed at the gateway of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty from every vantage.”

Mr Williams said the thoughtful and architecturally designed scheme was led by Shane Thompson, a prominent Australian architect, and Principal of Shane Thompson Architects.

“The site has development approval in place for glamping, camping and caravan park, as well as 42 freehold holiday villas and a rural service centre,” he said.

“It’s encircled by unspoiled beaches, Deepwater National Park and Baffle Creek inlet, with access to Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave islands.

“Substantial development and infrastructure works to the estate have already been undertaken with access, power and water connected, and DA for sewerage treatment plant.”

“Tourism Australia data shows 2.6M trips taken by Grey Nomads (55-70 year olds) as the major demographic and were the largest contributor to CamperVan Parks in 2019, representing 40 per cent of travelers, the majority of which traveled across the Eastern seaboard,” Mr Price said.

“This was a 12 per cent increase from the previous year. Alone, 29 per cent of Grey Nomad travellers domicile in Queensland and combined with cross-state travelers, spend on average 16 days within the local region.”

“With COVID-19 restrictions further governing national and international travel, the outlook for safe, family-friendly destinations such as Rules Beach will bring the quintessential family-friendly travelling holiday back on the radar for families across Australia,” Mr McCarthy said.

“With domestic tourism key to kick-starting the Australian economy, and the proximity to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, an opportunity of this scale will be highly sought-after.”

Rules Beach, an untapped locale is only 50 minutes* from the popular destination of Agnes Water. Previously near-undeveloped, it largely is an untouched paradise unlocked, until now.

Expressions of interest close at 4pm Thursday 25 June 2020 (AEST).


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