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This major site on Whitsunday Island is for sale. Image supplied.
  • Was home of the former Hook Island Wilderness Retreat
  • Has DA approval for a 50-room experienced-based tourism operation
  • No price guide has been disclosed

CBRE Hotels has listed the site of the former Hook Island Wilderness Retreat in the heart of the Whitsundays.

Located on the south eastern side of the uninhabited island, the Hook Island Lodge is an exclusive 9.3-hectare site that offers two private beaches and over a kilometre of water frontage.

And if that isn’t impressive enough, the site offers views of Hook Passage and the Great Barrier Reef.

The current owners have removed the old infrastructure and secured development approval for a 50-room tourism experienced-based operation.

CBRE’s Tom Gibson will be taking the perpetual leasehold to market.

“Hook Island Lodge has the foundations to rival some of the leading luxury lodges of the world,” Mr Gibson said.

“It offers an exclusive island setting, jaw-dropping views and an array of unique local experiences, all on the doorstep to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

“We expect the unique nature of this offering and its flexibility for future use to generate significant interest from domestic tourism owner-operators and international groups looking to secure a foothold in one of the world’s most iconic hotel markets.”

Tom Gibson, CBRE

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Luxury lodge owners includes Emirates Airlines, One&Only Wolgan Valley, KSL Capital with the Baillie Lodges Portfolio and Computershare founder Chris Morris with Mt Mulligan Lodge.

“Hook Island Lodge presents a clean slate to emulate the success of highly-profitable luxury resorts in the region such as Qualia on Hamilton Island, Bedarra Island Resort and Lizard Island Resort,” Mr Gibson added.

“The resort will boast a mix of luxurious accommodation, including glamping tents similar to Amangiri’s Camp Sarika by Amangiri, private villas and a master two-bedroom owner’s cottage.

“Hook Island is one of the Whitsunday’s most admired destinations, and the new owner of the resort will be able to take advantage of this exclusive-yet-accessible setting, just 40 minutes by boat from Hamilton Island Airport.”

No price guide has been disclosed, but sites on similar islands have attracted around $15 million.

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