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'No-one knows it's there': large riverside sanctuary hits the market

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A large and secluded riverside property next to state forest is on the market in a “bittersweet” sale.

No.36 Riverpark Drive at Ringtail Creek has attracted significant interest from prospective buyers because of its size, natural charm, river frontage, privacy and proximity to Noosa.

The 56-hectare park will somewhat reluctantly be sold by its current owners.

Licensed agent at Town Sunshine Coast Zach Favell said it was a rare property.

“You can’t find much like it, with 200m on the Noosa River: it’s virtually unheard of,” he said.

“No-one knows it’s there. That’s the beauty of it. It’s so private.”

No. 36 Riverpark Drive is a natural delight.

“It feels like you are hours away (from town) but you’re still close enough to Noosa, so it’s got the best of both worlds.

“You drive up Riverpark Drive, through your own natural rainforest, and towards the dam, where your house could be.

“A couple of hundred metres away is the river, so if you’re a boatie or want to go for a paddle, you can head straight out.

“It (the property) is a lifestyle choice.

“The photos you can see (in the above gallery) of boats and buggies, are what’s it’s all about.”

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The property is about 12km north-west of Noosa Heads, along the Noosa River and just south of Lake Cootharaba. It has a four-acre dam, a shed with power, a barbecue hut, 75,000L water storage, one of the largest windmills in the state, and development approval for a 1300sqm home with basement and sheds.

Land has been cleared for a house to be built on an elevated 2ha site with water views.

“The owners have done a lot of the groundwork to prepare it,” Mr Favell said.

“The plans they have made are incredible, and I’m sure someone will put their own spin on it.”

There are potential eco-tourism opportunities (subject to relevant approvals), or the property could be retained as a riverfront home. There is scope to plant an orchard or run livestock there.

Mr Favell said the current owners had envisioned a life on forested farmland by the water’s edge.

No. 36 Riverpark Drive is surrounded by vegetation.

“They bought it with plans to build a house, and it would be their forever home, but had a change of heart and purchased a property a bit further south,” he said.

“It’s a bit of a bittersweet sale.

“They had some pretty grand plans there but now there is an opportunity (for someone else) with it being put back on the market.”

He said there were several inquiries from prospective buyers.

“It’s brought a few people into the market who weren’t (initially) looking for this sort of property. It’s a rare site and a rare opportunity.”

Auction results

2/39 Janet Street, Alexandra Headland

  • Sold under the hammer for $2.5m
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool
  • Home Sunshine Coast, Jay Sherwell and Kate Jewry

804/25 First Avenue, Mooloolaba

  • Sold prior to auction for $840,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car
  • Ray White, Brent Higgins, and Michael Picoto

30 Saint Martins Terrace, Buderim

  • Sold prior to auction for $1.25m
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2 Car
  • Ray White, Gregory Ward and Zoe Byrne

25 Earlybird Drive, Buderim

  • Sold under the hammer for $1.35m
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool
  • Ray White, Brodie Rodgers

24 Centenary Crescent, Maroochydore

  • Sold under the hammer for $1.5m
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car
  • Ray White, Jason Mills

23 Amarina Avenue, Mooloolaba

  • Sold prior to auction for $1.01m
  • 3 Bed, 1 Bath, 3 Car, Pool
  • Ray White, Steven Allen

7 Tallow Wood Drive, Kuluin

  • Sold under the hammer for $931,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car
  • Ray White (Mooloolaba), Casey Munro

3 Kumbada Close, Minyama

  • Contact agent
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car
  • Define Property Agents, Ross Cattle and Katie Davies

6 Canando Street, Woodford

  • Contact agent
  • Land
  • First National Carolans, Amanda Meredith

33-37 Turnbull Place, Tanawha

  • Contact agent
  • 9 Bed, 6 Bath, 5 Car, 2 Pool
  • Fletcher Riley, Rebecca Fletcher and Alan Riley

2 Entrance Island, Bokarina

  • Passed in, offers over $4m
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car, Pool
  • Fletcher Riley, Rebecca Fletcher and Alan Riley

802/14 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore

  • Contact agent
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2 Car, Pool
  • Fletcher Riley, Rebecca Fletcher and Alan Riley

21 Lawrence Street, Mooloolaba

  • Sold post auction for $2.115m
  • 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool
  • Ray White, Ryan Bradeley

52 Tribulation Circuit, Buderim

  • Passed in at $1.825m, now of market for $1.995m-plus
  • 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool
  • Ray White, Gregory Ward and Zoe Byrne

20 Eastview Close, Woombye

  • Passed in for $750,000, contact agent
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car
  • Ray White, Matt O’Grady and Alisha Galea

8 Mornington Crescent, Peregian Springs

  • Sold under the hammer for $1.055m
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool
  • Ray White, Dan McNamara

20 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs

  • Sold prior to auction for $935,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool
  • Ray White, Brent Higgins

29/26 Picnic Point Esplanade, Maroochydore

  • Sold under the hammer for $2.1m
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car
  • Ray White, Niall Molloy and Ari Whisson

11/71 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore

  • Sold under the hammer for $820,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car
  • Ray White, Pam Thomas and Megan Murray

84 Deloraine Drive, Buderim

  • Passed in for $ 975,000, on the market for $999,000-plus
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car
  • Ray White (Buderim), Tully Thompson and John Bartsch

7 Hibiscus Avenue, Mooloolaba

  • Sold under the hammer for $1.025m
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car
  • Define Property Agents, Jordan Barden

5/24-30 Lamington Terrace, Nambour

  • Contact agent
  • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 Car
  • Define Property Agents, Ross Cattle and Katie Davies

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