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Spadely Station is a unique island located offering that boasts 17 kilometres of sensational beaches. Image: Supplied.
  • Occupies 1500ha of North Curtis Island
  • Boasts 17km of white sandy beaches
  • Also includes working rural enterprise

Yet another island paradise is up for sale merely days after a Fijian luxury resort was listed by CBRE, and a private island in the Great Barrier Reef also came to market.

While the offerings earlier this week and last, were 30-hectare and six-hectare luxury resorts, with one truly a private island and the other near enough, this latest offering taken to market by an offers to purchase campaign run by Knight Frank and Ray White Rural is quite unique.

Reef and beef: 1500 hectares of beach and farm

Why is this property unique?

This property is located on North Curtis Island, just south of the Keppel Group of Islands and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef; it also includes a working rural enterprise (cattle station).

Known as Spadely Station, this opportunity includes a grassed, 850-metre airstrip that means locations like Emu Park, Gladstone, and Rockhampton are easily accessible by short flights.

You will also get to enjoy 17 kilometres of beach, a residential block with building approval fronting the beach, an old Queenslander residence, and good gravel roads and sheds.

It seems the perfect beach retreat too with safe anchorage and boat ramp, and reliable all-weather sea access links to Rockhampton, Yeppoon, and Gladstone.

“This property will be heaven for anyone looking for a beach retreat with something extra, combining a productive rural enterprise with year-round crabbing, fishing and boating within the Southern Great Barrier Reef Marine Park,” said agent Richard Brosnan of Ray White Rural.

“What’s more, freehold title fronting the beach is exceedingly rare and means whoever buys the property will have an intergenerational asset ready for whatever the future brings.

“It’s the ultimate status symbol for any investor – the only freehold island I know of in the Great Barrier Reef that is a rural enterprise.”

“We have seen the attraction of private islands continuing beyond COVID with the sales or contracted islands of Dunk, Hook, Long Island Resorts, Lindeman and others confirming the desire for security and privacy for those with vision and means,” said agent Greg Roberts of Knight Frank Agribusiness Queensland.

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Spadely Station is located on North Curtis Island and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and has commanding views out towards the Keppel Group of Islands. Image: Supplied.

Spadely Station was once owned by cattle baron Sir Graham McCamley and family and the property has been restored to its former glory by its current owners. It features new yards, internal fencing, dams, freshwater lagoons and abundant marine couch, legumes and tropical grasses. 

Roberts added: “Spadely Station adds an extra dimension to life which we think will appeal to those who love the idea of a beach property, but who want something more to keep them engaged and challenged, along with the tax incentives that go with running a rural enterprise.”  

The Offers to Purchase campaign for Spadely Station closes at 4 pm on May 17. 

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