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Lot 354 and 379 Melville Island Lodge Tiwi Islands, NT 0822

Lot 354 and 379 Melville Island Lodge,
Tiwi Islands, NT 0822

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Knight Frank (NT) - Darwin
Peter McVann
Matthew Knight

Knight Frank (NT) - Darwin

46 Smith Street Mall
Knight Frank (NT) - Darwin
Lot 354 and 379 Melville Island Lodge
Tiwi Islands, NT 0822



Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase arguably Australia's best fishing lodge and business opportunity.

The sale of the Melville Island Lodge and Tiwi Islands Adventures affords purchasers the opportunity to buy this significant Leasehold tourism asset in a superb location on Melville Island.

Situated 80 kms to the north of Darwin, Melville and neighbouring Bathurst Island are collectively known as the 'Tiwi Islands', the home of the Tiwi people and the home of Tiwi Islands Adventures and Melville Island Lodge.

Leasehold titles with two land parcels
• Lot 354 has a total land area of 2,640sqm (this lot contains the fishing lodge, accommodation, office, deck, kitchen and bathroom facilities).
• Lot 379 has a total land area of 947sqm

The Lodge is strategically located at Snake Bay and on the doorstep of some of the best fishing in the Top End.

• Substantial and well maintained improvements with significant capital investment.
• Positioned within easy reach of Darwin
• Potential for further expansion of facilities
• The site offers easy access to Bathurst and Melville Islands
• Significant list of plant and equipment
• A very rare opportunity
• Your chance to capitalise on the location and existing infrastructure
• Multitude of possible value-add opportunities and uses.

Knight Frank is excited about the significance of this offering to the market and recommends the Melville Island Lodge and the business Tiwi Islands Adventures for your most serious consideration.

Known for its tropical climate, its small and friendly indigenous population and its exclusive fishing, the Tiwi Islands is not open to the public for tourism, except on organised trips operated by groups such as Tiwi Islands Adventures.

The remote and remarkable area consists of thousands of square kilometres of eucalypt, paperbark and monsoon vine forest, coastal wetlands, secluded waterfalls and deserted beaches. An extensive array of mangrove lined river and creek systems, sand flats, bays, inlets and coastal reefs, all abundant with marine life, means the Tiwi Islands are also an unspoiled angler's paradise.

Melville Island Lodge headquarters situated on the shores of Snake Bay. The property is located within the township of Milikapiti (Snake Bay) which is located on the north coast of Melville Island with a population of about 450.

Infrastructure Urban services (water, electricity) are available in Milikapiti, including daily flights to Darwin. Access to the Tiwi Islands is via Darwin, where you are transported to the islands by light aircraft, a scenic 30 minute private charter flight.

The property comprises the Lodge and supporting infrastructure.
• Accommodation consists of 2 x VIP rooms, 6 cabin style rooms and 6 single rooms. There is a total of 15 rooms with a maximum capacity of 21 guests.
• Communal facilities include a covered deck which has a lock up kitchen/bar and a large seating area with views over Snake Bay.
• Staff facilities includes the managers residence which includes two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. There is also a further 9 separate rooms for other staff.
• There are 11 operational fishing vessels (these are rotated in their use), and eight supporting vehicles including Landcruiser's Troop carriers, bus and petrol tanker.

Tiwi Islands Adventures holds permits to fish the red fishing zone which covers the north and west coasts of the Island. Tiwi Islands Adventures have operated here since 1998 and cater for anglers of ALL skill levels, plus small corporate groups, seeking a remote, yet comfortable, professionally guided sport-fishing experience.

They provide our guests with a high-quality catch & release fishing adventure situated in a spectacular and pristine wilderness environment. Dominant fish species include barramundi, mangrove jacks, threadfin salmon, Saratoga, golden snapper, black jewfish, queenfish, giant trevally, spanish mackerel plus countless other varieties.

The Melville Island Lodge caters for fishing packages in which patrons have guided fishing tours and are accommodated at the lodge. The business is currently operated by Tiwi Island Adventures, which is mainly associated with the traditional owners.

For Sale by Expressions of Interest closing Thursday, 10 December at 4pm (ACST)

For further details please contact Peter McVann on 0412 833 2... or Matthew Knight on 0413 058 0....

Property ID: 503699438Last Updated: 26 May 2021

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