Tourism Region: King Island
King Island is a beautiful idyllic island, it’s the jewel in the crown of the Bass Straight islands between Victoria and Tasmania. Famous for its cheese, beef, crayfish, golf, and the friendliness of the locals, a walk through the shopping area quickly confirms it; people will stop and talk to you at the drop of a hat. You can be as social or non-social as you prefer, in no time the island will feel like your home. No crowds, no traffic, and miles of pristine deserted beaches at your doorstep and the world’s cleanest air is the bonus. For sale is this beautiful, north facing recently renovated 3b/r house set in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens 100 meters from the beach on picturesque King Island. There’s also 2 seaside cottages on the property: Blue Wren & Wattlebird. They’re great for short stay tourist accommodation and bring in about $60,000 per annum. A great way to meet people with a small but handy income. THE NITTY GRITTY THE HOUSE: Total renovation & extension completed October 2010. Master b/r has his & hers WIRs - #2 b/r has large BIR - #3 bedroom smaller, with smaller BIR. Large linen press. Lower Deck opens out to an oasis of an orchid. Upper Deck via spiral staircase with great views of Sea Elephant Bay. 2 x Solar panel systems: 1 to grid, 1 to battery storage. (no power bills) Solar/Gas HWS. Wood Heater- does whole house. 2 years wood supply cut, split & stacked undercover included. 2 x car garage app 40m2 - will fit 2 big cars. Undercover clothes line area. Semi-attached Laundry - Workshop - Tourist Office Block. Undercover Storage area – app 65m2. Garden sheds x 2 – app 6m2 each. Wood-fired bbq and shelter. THE BUSINESS: 2 gorgeous holiday cottages rated 3.5 Star. On separate title, renovated October 2011. Fully furnished and self-contained. All inclusions for running of the business from furniture, linen etc to websites. Business well established with rock solid reputation. Gross earning about $60,000 per annum. Plenty of forward bookings. Guest Laundry. Games room – fully equipped. BBQ undercover with tables & seating. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence last 4 years straight. THE PROPERTY: 6317m2 on 2 titles – a little over 1.5 acres - 50 meters from beach on sealed road. Ocean views in front, creek & rural landscape at rear. Beautiful well maintained gardens. Vegetable patch wire enclosed (possum & wallaby proof) app 150m2. Gorgeous well established orchard set in an oasis of manicured lawn. Hothouse app 9m2. Totally fenced, gated and wallaby proof. Property electrically wired to keep dogs in. (Sureguard). Internal fencing & gates and there's ample water storage. The property is capable of expansion as there is room for more cottages/cabins that can be added later if so desired. King Island is going through exciting times with the recent development of 2 new international golf links, one of which is now rated #3 in Australia and #23 in the world ‘Cape Wickham.’ The other is ‘Ocean Dunes’ which is ranked 4th in Australia. There are plans to create a 36-hole championship golf course, add to this the already existing links in Currie and a rumoured Greg Norman designed links to be developed here and it will be an amazing golfing mecca. The island is also experiencing massive tourism growth, particularly golf tourists. Tourist numbers are expected to grow by over 90% in 5 years, from 13,000 to 25,000. Approximately half of the visitors are tourists and the other half consist of corporate business people and visitors to family and friends. TOUR OF KING ISLAND: copy & paste the following into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfu9ts1755Y
125 The Esplanade, Naracoopa, 7256, Tasmania
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ABOUT THIS REGION King Island is located in the Roaring Forties of Bass Strait, off the north-western tip of the main island of Tasmania, about half way between Tasmania and the mainland state of Victoria. The southernmost point is called Stokes Point and the northernmost point is called Cape Wickham. There are three small islands surrounding King Island, namely New Year Island and Christmas Island situated to the northwest, and a smaller island called Councillor Island to the east. King Island is surrounded by rugged coastline and full of fresh seafood, famously good produce and some of the cleanest air in the world. This is a destination for foodies who want to get close to the source and travel far from the rest of the world. Uncover the island's stories at the museum and cultural centre in the town of Currie or take a guided or DIY trail of the island's produce, culture, history, flora and fauna. It's quiet and easy going here, but there's something interesting at every turn – from a lighthouse and offshore shipwrecks to the island's great nature walks and unique wildlife, including the elusive platypus and rare orange-bellied parrots. Surf's up for serious board riders and kite surfers and divers, with plenty of other ways to work up an appetite before sampling the island's famous cheese and dairy products, seafood, beef, honey and fruit and veggies at a farm gate or eatery. Catch dinner on a charter boat or pick up a picnic hamper for an alfresco feast, King Island-style. Food is king here, and the island's annual Long Table Festival puts the island's fresh produce front and centre. And don't forget the cheese. Accommodation includes everything from campsites to cute B&Bs and friendly hotels. King Island is 80 kilometres north-west of mainland Tasmania, accessible by air from Melbourne, Launceston and Burnie–Wynyard. INDUSTRY RESOURCES Regional Tourism Website : Visit King Island Regional Tourism Website : Discover Tasmania Research and Statistics : Tourism Tasmania Local Councils : Local Government Association Tasmania CREDITS Information Source : Wikipedia Information Source : Discover Tasmania Image Credit : King Island : Tourism Tasmania : Southern Cross Television Regional Map : Copyright 2014 GoPanda Communications GoPanda
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