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561 Pickford Road Biboohra, QLD 4880


561 Pickford Road,
Biboohra, QLD 4880

Shop & Retail • Hotel & Leisure

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An incredible lifestyle & business opportunity on a globally recognised conservation reserve in Northern Australia

Would you enjoy creating a business on a globally renowned conservation reserve, surrounded by wildlife and working closely with the Indigenous Traditional Owners and a large social and environmental organisation?

Colliers Cairns presents a venue and ecolodge accommodation facility 90 minutes from Cairns, for lease on negotiated terms. Nestled in a spectacular nature reserve that is recognised globally as a hotspot for birdwatching, and adjacent to the impressive Hann Tableland National Park, the property presents a lifestyle and commercial venture for people who can envisage an exciting future in nature-based & cultural tourism. The facility includes a small 2-bedroom cottage to reside in or use as additional guest accommodation. Proposals are sought from parties with a solid background in the hospitality field, or perhaps a young couple with a clear vision and a desire to showcase the outstanding natural and cultural assets of the nature reserve and create something truly remarkable. The natural assets and complete privacy of the reserve are ultimately well suited to a high-end product.

Comprising a refurbished function venue with a 180-person capacity, a cottage, guest accommodation and more, the owner presents a remarkable opportunity to create a unique business while capitalising on the beautiful surrounding wetlands and nature reserve. A 6m boat with electric motor, canoe and new seating, tables and crockery for 180 people are included. The facility also has several existing eco-tourism agreements that will support early revenues.

There are some truly unique aspects to this opportunity, including building on the strong foundation already in place. That foundation includes the potential to link in with the organisation's global brand, >100k social media reach, and the strong relationships that the owner holds with the Indigenous arts & culture community, local government and the tourism peak body.

Another unique aspect is the ability to negotiate the lease terms. The owner, a national charity, works to facilitate fresh ideas and new energy in rural communities and how society engages with wilderness landscapes. If you envisage tangible social outcomes as part of your proposal, particularly with the Traditional Owners, those outcomes could offset some of the lease fees.

Currently operating as "The Orchids," the future lease holder can carry that name forward or amend it to reflect their new venture. All necessary equipment is included in the lease allowing the new occupier to walk-in and begin operations.

Guest accommodation in the form of 5 "glamping" style safari tents are available on the site. Complete with their own ensuite, 240v mains power and water, the safari tents are positioned within close proximity to the main building.

-Ready-made business opportunity for the right operator
-Existing equipment and infrastructure
-Extensive connections with local government, the Indigenous community and Traditional Owners, the peak tourism body, wedding event networks
-Exclusive use of the lake offered with lease - potential for multiple guest activities such as wildlife watching, cultural tours with Traditional Owners, champagne breakfasts in the bush, guided saratoga & barramundi fishing, canoe and boat tours, stargazing, campfires etc
-Potential for multiple income streams, including accommodation, art & cultural elements, events & functions (including unique ceremonies with the Traditional Owners)
-Secluded location fronting a substantial lake/wetland area, spectacular backdrop
-Lease over designated infrastructure areas and license over approximately 300 acres
-Located on a 5,000 acre nature reserve
-Power and NBN connected
-Work shed positioned away from the function centre
-Parking for 80 vehicles plus a helipad
-Cairns International Airport approximately 60km

Located on the fringes of the popular Tablelands, Mareeba is positioned approximately 15km from the site, offering a variety of cafes, restaurants, retail outlets and accommodation options. The region plays host to Australia's oldest coffee plantation and a well-known and spectacular hot air ballooning, outback experiences, the Wetlands and Tablelands and of course some of the most incredible diversity of fauna and flora attracting a growing number of tourists as well as locals to take advantage of all that the area has to offer.

Incentives and flexible lease options including stepped rental and turnover provisions can be negotiated to assist the business make solid foundation and have the ability to prosper. We encourage your full investigation of the offering.

For more information, contact Stacey Quaid.


All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.
Colliers - a leader in global real estate services, defined by our spirit of enterprise. Through a culture of service excellence and collaboration, we integrate the resources of real estate specialists worldwide to accelerate the success of our partners. We represent property investors, developers and occupiers in local and global markets. Our expertise spans all property sectors - office, industrial, retail, residential, rural & agribusiness, healthcare & retirement living, hotels & leisure. Colliers is Australia's own global real estate success story.

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Property ID: 503877974Last Updated: 17 Nov 2021

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561 Pickford Road
Biboohra, QLD 4880
Colliers - Cairns
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