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Daintree Island, Far North Queensland

Island paradise and cattle fattening Daintree

$425,000 bare- Priced to Sell!

ID #7383

Land Size

30.35 hectares

Property Description

Interested in this listing or have any questions? Please contact using info below:

Henry Slaney

  • T: 07 4787 1811
  • M: 0429 872 985
  • AH: 07 4787 2985

“A secluded piece of paradise set on the Daintree River and framed by the magnificent National Park”

Area & Tenure: Freehold – 30.35 Ha (74.99ac) with the use of up to 120ac

Property Location: Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111 km north of Cairns and 56 km from Port Douglas, Queensland. The McDowell Ranges are near the town while the Daintree River flows nearby. It takes its name from Richard Daintree, a pioneering geologist of British origin in North Queensland in the 1860s. It is within the local government area of Shire of Douglas.At the 2006 census, Daintree and the surrounding area had a population of 78. 

Daintree Island is located on the world renowned Daintree River only 8.6 km from Daintree Village, 36km from Mossman and 125km from Mareeba.  The ‘postcard beautiful’ port of Cooktown is but a 3hour drive north. Adjacent the Daintree National Park and with the McDowell Ranges & Cape Tribulation only a short distance, there are so many places to see and experience it this wonderful part of the world.

Services: Daintree Island is serviced with Rural Power, Telephone and Satellite Television. A mail service is available to the Daintree Village store.  The closest school is the Daintree School located at the Daintree Village, there are also State and Private schools in Mossman. In the township of the Daintree village, amenities include Hotels, Lodges, Caravan Parks, Restaurants and a local store to pick up basic grocery items.

Access: Access is via Upper Daintree road, on a council gazetted road to the river esplanade and then across a dry rocky causeway (4-wheel drive only) onto Island. The river is fresh but is tidal and not salty as it flows down from the national park streams for 12 months of the year. The salt water stops downstream from the Daintree Township. 

Vendor comment … ‘Although the river seems to be a problem for some, it has been great for us as we are secluded and when we have been gone for months at a time, has proven to be a blessing due to the secluded entry into the property therefore no worries. We do put rock on the causeway crossing every 5 or so years to build it up a bit. Last year (2016) we drove across all months of a year apart from a few smaller floods which came up and down.’

Country Information: Daintree Island is renowned for its rich soil and lush pastures.  The island pastures include Hamill Grass, Hymenachne, Para Grass, Guinea and Setaria grasses. The high ground has never been under flood water.

Paddocks & Cattle yards: There are 4 paddocks, all with natural waters apart from the house paddock which has a small dam which was desilted 2 years ago. The cattle yards are constructed of galvanized steel and include race, vet crush and loading ramp. When it’s time for entry of new cattle or exit of prime cattle to the market the vendors have been walking the cattle out and using the neighbour’s yards. This arrangement would have to be agreed upon with new owners.  The vendors suggest that a 4-wheel drive body truck would be perfect for this process if wanting to bring in and out only a body load at a time. 

Cattle: Easily carrying 100 head, the current owner strategically manages the cattle by utilising rotational grazing in the 4 paddocks. (1-2 week paddock rotation giving each paddock a 1 month spell between grazing). The current programme is to buy steers in the earlier months of the year, depending on the wet, and when the meatworks open in January the heavy bullocks are sold then replaced with light steers of approx 300kg average liveweight. This is extremely fertile country so requires little supplementary feed or pasture fertiliser input. The property is being sold bare of livestock.Vendor comment… ‘The Daintree is second-to-none for cattle liveweight gain.’ 

Accommodation: The two story modern cabin home is flood free and is in immaculate condition. Three bedrooms, office, separate lounge, dining and modern kitchen compliment the entire property. The bathroom/laundry offers a generous amount of space. A large deck provides an entertaining/BBQ area. The home is air-conditioned with split systems. A water tank that is connected to the cabin has over 30,000L of water storage. The helicopter pad has been purposefully located near the cabin, providing easy access to the property during the wetter months. During the wet season access is only via boat or air. There is a steel shed located near the Cabin, and contains a 2-bay workshop area with plenty of storage. 

Fishing & water activitiesFor a ‘boatie’ this is paradise! The Daintree River has renowned barramundi fishing and is very popular in the dryer seasons. The mouth of Daintree River is within half hour boat ride from Daintree Island. The Great Barrier Reef comes within 20km of the shoreline whilst smaller reefs can be found a matter of 200m from the beach.

Wildlife & Rainforest: This marvellous part of the world is the gateway to the heritage-listed, Daintree National Park renowned for its eco-tourism, the world’s oldest continuously living rainforest, untouched waterfalls and hiking tracks, secluded beaches, Barramundi fishing, and picturesque views. 

Being adjacent to the world heritage Daintree National Park the flora and fauna abound. Daintree is the home of the Pink Nose Tortoise, Pencil orchids and Tassel ferns and large Fig trees. The New Guinea Pigeons’ annual migration sees returning birds making home in this rainforest for parts of the year and then making their way back to New Guinea.

Vendor comments: “We had one look and bought the Island for Beef Fattening purposes. It has been the greatest adventure island to raise our four children and we now look to sell due to interests elsewhere. The Island brings truly secluded paradise and tranquillity with the option to produce a quality beef product or grow a crop”.

Agent comment: Vendors are motivated sellers.

 

 

 

“A secluded piece of paradise set on the Daintree River and framed by the magnificent National Park”

Area & Tenure: Freehold – 30.35 Ha (74.99ac) with the use of up to 120ac

Property Location: Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111 km north of Cairns and 56 km from Port Douglas, Queensland. The McDowell Ranges are near the town while the Daintree River flows nearby. It takes its name from Richard Daintree, a pioneering geologist of British origin in North Queensland in the 1860s. It is within the local government area of Shire of Douglas.At the 2006 census, Daintree and the surrounding area had a population of 78. 

Daintree Island is located on the world renowned Daintree River only 8.6 km from Daintree Village, 36km from Mossman and 125km from Mareeba.  The ‘postcard beautiful’ port of Cooktown is but a 3hour drive north. Adjacent the Daintree National Park and with the McDowell Ranges & Cape Tribulation only a short distance, there are so many places to see and experience it this wonderful part of the world.

Services: Daintree Island is serviced with Rural Power, Telephone and Satellite Television. A mail service is available to the Daintree Village store.  The closest school is the Daintree School located at the Daintree Village, there are also State and Private schools in Mossman. In the township of the Daintree village, amenities include Hotels, Lodges, Caravan Parks, Restaurants and a local store to pick up basic grocery items.

Access: Access is via Upper Daintree road, on a council gazetted road to the river esplanade and then across a dry rocky causeway (4-wheel drive only) onto Island. The river is fresh but is tidal and not salty as it flows down from the national park streams for 12 months of the year. The salt water stops downstream from the Daintree Township. 

Vendor comment … ‘Although the river seems to be a problem for some, it has been great for us as we are secluded and when we have been gone for months at a time, has proven to be a blessing due to the secluded entry into the property therefore no worries. We do put rock on the causeway crossing every 5 or so years to build it up a bit. Last year (2016) we drove across all months of a year apart from a few smaller floods which came up and down.’

Country Information: Daintree Island is renowned for its rich soil and lush pastures.  The island pastures include Hamill Grass, Hymenachne, Para Grass, Guinea and Setaria grasses. The high ground has never been under flood water.

Paddocks & Cattle yards: There are 4 paddocks, all with natural waters apart from the house paddock which has a small dam which was desilted 2 years ago. The cattle yards are constructed of galvanized steel and include race, vet crush and loading ramp. When it’s time for entry of new cattle or exit of prime cattle to the market the vendors have been walking the cattle out and using the neighbour’s yards. This arrangement would have to be agreed upon with new owners.  The vendors suggest that a 4-wheel drive body truck would be perfect for this process if wanting to bring in and out only a body load at a time. 

Cattle: Easily carrying 100 head, the current owner strategically manages the cattle by utilising rotational grazing in the 4 paddocks. (1-2 week paddock rotation giving each paddock a 1 month spell between grazing). The current programme is to buy steers in the earlier months of the year, depending on the wet, and when the meatworks open in January the heavy bullocks are sold then replaced with light steers of approx 300kg average liveweight. This is extremely fertile country so requires little supplementary feed or pasture fertiliser input. The property is being sold bare of livestock.Vendor comment… ‘The Daintree is second-to-none for cattle liveweight gain.’ 

Accommodation: The two story modern cabin home is flood free and is in immaculate condition. Three bedrooms, office, separate lounge, dining and modern kitchen compliment the entire property. The bathroom/laundry offers a generous amount of space. A large deck provides an entertaining/BBQ area. The home is air-conditioned with split systems. A water tank that is connected to the cabin has over 30,000L of water storage. The helicopter pad has been purposefully located near the cabin, providing easy access to the property during the wetter months. During the wet season access is only via boat or air. There is a steel shed located near the Cabin, and contains a 2-bay workshop area with plenty of storage. 

Fishing & water activitiesFor a ‘boatie’ this is paradise! The Daintree River has renowned barramundi fishing and is very popular in the dryer seasons. The mouth of Daintree River is within half hour boat ride from Daintree Island. The Great Barrier Reef comes within 20km of the shoreline whilst smaller reefs can be found a matter of 200m from the beach.

Wildlife & Rainforest: This marvellous part of the world is the gateway to the heritage-listed, Daintree National Park renowned for its eco-tourism, the world’s oldest continuously living rainforest, untouched waterfalls and hiking tracks, secluded beaches, Barramundi fishing, and picturesque views. 

Being adjacent to the world heritage Daintree National Park the flora and fauna abound. Daintree is the home of the Pink Nose Tortoise, Pencil orchids and Tassel ferns and large Fig trees. The New Guinea Pigeons’ annual migration sees returning birds making home in this rainforest for parts of the year and then making their way back to New Guinea.

Vendor comments: “We had one look and bought the Island for Beef Fattening purposes. It has been the greatest adventure island to raise our four children and we now look to sell due to interests elsewhere. The Island brings truly secluded paradise and tranquillity with the option to produce a quality beef product or grow a crop”.

Agent comment: Vendors are motivated sellers.

 

 

 

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