Historic cafe at Gold Coast tourist attraction hits the market

The Natural Bridge is a popular attraction in Springbrook National Park.
The Natural Bridge is a popular attraction in Springbrook National Park.

A historic cafe and residence near one of the Gold Coast’s most popular natural attractions is on the market, presenting huge untapped potential when the border reopens.

The Natural Arch Cafe Restaurant, also known as Two Pines Cafe, is less than one kilometre from the Natural Bridge within Springbrook National Park.

The tourist hotspot is famous for a waterfall flowing through rocks and into a cave where glow worms are visible after dark.

Built in 1935, the cafe forms part of a four-bedroom residence which previously served as a telephone exchange, a post office and had a petrol bowser during the 1970s.

The cafe, restaurant and residence are located on almost four acres of land.

The cafe and restaurant is a popular stop for visitors to the Natural Bridge.

Retiring owners Judith Diamond and Kerry Broome, who’ve been serving hungry tourists at 3175 Nerang Murwillumbah Rd for the past 20 years, have listed the property for $995,000.

Nestled on 1.51ha of usable land at the base of the mountain range, Christie’s Prestige Director Alex Caraco says the property presents a rare opportunity to acquire an income-producing business on a tourist route.

“There’s a large semicircular driveway for coaches and cars and plenty of space for several cottages for Airbnb, subject to council approval,” he says.

“It’s a licensed venue which could also be set up for weddings and there’s council approval for music which lends itself to lots of different opportunities.

The property is surrounded by rainforest and enjoys high rainfall.

“I don’t see this staying on the market for long once the border reopens.”

The Nerang Murwillumbah Road forms part of a scenic drive route between the Gold Coast and Murwillumbah in NSW.

A bore and rainwater tanks supply the property with unlimited water for commercial use and high rainfall makes the area suitable for organic farming.

“The water from the bore is super clean because it filters through igneous rock making it a pure form of drinking water,” Caraco says.

The cafe and restaurant occupy a front section of the main residence.

The property could be renovated or set up for Airbnb rental.

“You could also use it to grow plants, feed animals, and top your water tanks up in case of bushfire.”

The house could also be converted back to a family home, bed and breakfast, or continue to operate as a restaurant and cafe.

As an added bonus, visitors to the cafe also enjoy ‘dinosaur views’, with the models used in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park stationed on the property opposite.

This article from the Gold Coast Bulletin originally appeared as “Historic Natural Bridge cafe and residence for sale”.