Your Wilderness Retreat ecoproperty® and Nature Refuge on the Beautiful Whitsunday Coast, Escape Now or Often
2 Ha of pristine tropical rainforest on a hillside in the Whitsunday area – with a modest 2BR cottage – ready for a new custodian.
The property is situated in rural Strathdickie at the end of a good bitumen road, 10 mins from Proserpine, 20mins from PPP airport and 15mins from Whitsunday coast.
It adjoins National Park.
It has a brilliant balance of being accessible but with the feeling of complete detachment from human chaos. The peace is astounding. The privacy is that of billionaire’s remote island but has grid electricity and a garbage service.
The property retains 98% of original forest cover. Other adjoining properties are also naturally forested and have existing buildings that cannot be seen and are rarely heard (only one with a dog, an aged one that never barks).
The cottage was built by a respected local builder in 1994 for a dedicated conservationist. It was built strong, but humble. A thorough renovation of the kitchen and a complete rebuild of the bathroom, both done with ease of use and ease of cleaning prioritised (plus safety advice from Occupational Therapist), completely new gal-steel and hardwood stairs, electrical and other refurbishments, were completed earlier this year.
It has the feel of a tree-house but is fully screened, dry, safe, and very comfortable. A recent guest remarked, “As the days passed I could feel my blood pressure decrease and an overwhelming desire to stay forever”.
To be 100% clear, there are no fences, no bore, no potential for clearing or farming. It’s forest. Pure, and simple. The cottage was discretely inserted with minimal impact achieved. The only other construction is the modest carport. There are no exotics, is kept weed free with little effort, and there’s no lawn to bother with.
The bio-type is seasonally-dry Wet sclerophyll forest, home to the threatened Proserpine Rock Wallaby, and the bird list from a local expert is 100 species. Beyond the site of the Cottage the land is mostly steep, with some majestic trees and lots of Rock-wallaby-friendly rocks. There is no formal delineation with the National Park, and as there are no tracks or other human facilities, no one ever visits.
Registration of the property as a Nature Refuge with Queensland Government – Department of Environment and Science, is currently underway.
The appeal of privacy and lack of disturbance is of enormous value. Cottage cannot be overlooked by anyone, cannot be seen from roadway.
The forest type is naturally fire resistant and is not known to have ever burnt. Two significant cyclones have affected the area in the life of the cottage and it sustained no damage.
There is storage underneath the cottage and enough height to allow for a potential workshop. There are two water tanks in fair condition, a water pump, and potential to increase capacity and collect from carport. Drinking water is filtered and UV treated.
It is available fully furnished (as pictured), preferably on a 30 day settlement.
It would be ideal for those looking for a wilderness retirement, those seeking a work-from home escape, or even those busy working who just want to live simply and peacefully in a clean environment and don’t have Old-Macdonald-ee-i-ee-i-owe fantasies. It has been listed on AirBnb and this remains an option with current arrangement for those not wishing to occupy immediately or full-time.
Please submit the property inquiry form to receive all the details of how to have any further questions answered and to arrange your visit.
- 2 bed
- 1 bath
- 1 Parking Spaces
- Total Land Area: 2 hectare