Tree Change Retreat Only 350 metres from Stunning Waterfall
Located within 45 minutes' drive from Cairns international airport, and 10 minutes from the Great Barrier Reef, this unique 79 acre property lies under the shadow of Mount Bellenden Ker, the second tallest mountain in Queensland.
The property is bordered on two sides by World Heritage listed rainforest, described by Sir David Attenborough as "the most extraordinary place on earth". 350 metres from the house, amidst the rainforest, is one of the Top 5 most beautiful waterfalls in Tropical North Queensland,
"I have been photographing the waterfalls of Far North Queensland for more than 40 years. I would rate Wooroonooran Falls as one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the entire area. The clarity and freshness of the water is second to none." - Paul Curtis, author of "The Traveller's Guide to North QLD Cairns and Surrounds"
The falls are not on the property for sale, but 100 metres from the property boundary in the adjacent Wooroonooran National Park. As well as the waterfall just 150 metres from the house, there is a superb jungle swimming hole.
Apart from its natural beauty the property also has an incredible history; it was owned by one of the first settlers in the area the Honourable Victor Albert Nelson Hood, the nephew of Lord Nelson, and the Godson of Queen Victoria. His photos in the listing show the property as it was in 1884, when it was one of the very first houses in Babinda.
The large 4 bed, 1 bath Queenslander home was built in 1948 from Johnstone River Hardwood, and has never been subject to flooding, as it is on the high side of the road. The interior is all Silky Oak and Johnson River hardwood. The view from the front verandah are over fields of emerald green sugar cane, to the rainforest clad mountains in the distance. Flowing out of the mountains, and past the front of the house is a crystal clear creek with a plunge pool surrounded by granite boulders.
Currently zoned Rural 1, the 79 acre (32.23 hectare) property has 20 acres of flat land suitable for a variety of purposes.
• Tree Change Retreat, grow your own tropical fruit and live self-sufficiently
• Renovate, raise and build underneath and/or extension to make a Luxury Retreat
• A Deluxe small scale Eco Resort (subject to Development Approval)
• Add some cabins to rent on AirBNB
A detailed Investors' Prospectus and Eco Resort Prospectus is available to qualified buyers.
Inspections are by appointment with qualified buyers.
- Prestige Homes
- Area Views
- Bush Retreat
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Openable Windows
- Pets Allowed
- Car Parking - Surface
- Built In Robes
- Air Conditioning