Rural Property description
“"The Rocks" Income Producing Farm on Maroochy River”
This iconic and historical landmark property is truly one of the Sunshine Coast's unique properties, having only two owners in the past 118 years. This income producing farm of 42.03 ha or 103 acres, has 890-meter river frontage, 3 income producing buildings, your own private mountain with a spectacular home site, a cabinet timber plantation, 3 dams and 18 acres of paddocks that can be utilised for various farming enterprises. Current rental income is $105,000 pa.
The Rocks Event Centre was originally set up as a restaurant but today it is one of the Sunshine Coast's most popular wedding venues. It is easy to see why. A charming and secluded location overlooking the beautiful Maroochy River. The pavilion is a split-level river view room, which seats up to 80 guests and features beautifully polished timber floors and roof lined fairy lights creating a magical atmosphere. The property is licensed, with a commercial kitchen and bar allowing for full catering services. The events centre is leased to the operator on a long lease.
The "Brown House" is a historic Queenslander built in 1906. The home has been renovated and was once used as art gallery, however today it is rented as a home. Upstairs has an area of 300m2 and incorporates a lounge dining area, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms each with their own ensuite and balcony, office and quintessential Queensland verandah living. The ground floor has a concrete floor with a laundry, shower and toilet. The high clearance would allow extra living space to be constructed if desired.
The studio buildings are a modern addition to the property. The main building (11m x 7m) has a small kitchenette, shower and toilet, laundry and spacious living area. Adjacent to this is a (7m x 4m) building which is currently being used as a storage area but could serve a variety of uses. Currently the studio is rented for the use by the bridal parties.
The spectacular feature of the property is "Want Hill" giving in fact ownership to your own mountain. "Want Hill" is 200 meters or 650 feet high with a distinctive Buddhist shrine located at the top. "Want Hill" offers breathtaking views of the river and farmlands of Yandina below and views to the north. Originally there was a home located on the hill which has since been removed, allowing for the new owners to construct a home of their choice, giving privacy, peace, security overlooking the Sunshine Coast in a truly unique and spectacular location. The two-road access to the property - one off Yandina Coolum Road and the other off Nimbin Place allows for a private entry to the new residence, away from the main farm activities.
A 20m x 7 m timber truss and iron clad shed has 3 bays, 4 roller doors, open carport with concrete floor, power and is ideal for farm machinery and storage. A small nursey is located behind the shed.
In 2002 and 2004 a cabinet timber plantation was established as a future income stream for the property. The plantation covers an area of 7.7ha or 19 acres with 8,526 rainforest timber trees. Varieties include - Silver Quandong, Silky Oak, Queensland Maple, Crows Ash, White Beech, Red Cedar, Black Bean, White Cedar, Deep Yellowwood, Silver Ash and Kauri Pine.
There are 5 separate paddocks totalling an area of around 18 acres. In previous years ginger was grown in these paddocks and with the excellent water supply similar crops could be grown again. The paddocks are also suited for grazing livestock such as cattle or horses.
There are 3 dams with the largest being 4 acres in area. Looking out over the dams with the back drop of Mt Ninderry gives one a sense of peace and tranquillity. An excellent bore supplies high-quality drinking water to the function centre, the residence and studio. A 23,000-litre holding tank is located on the hill to supply the farm with gravity fed drinking water in case of a pump failure.
An irrigated orchard has mango, orange, ruby grape fruit, lime, lemonade, mandarin, kumquat plumb, persimmon, peach, custard apple, apple, macadamia and guava plus other exotic trees scattered around the property.
The historical cane railway line is still present on the property complete with its own timber railway bridge.
The 890-meter river frontage is enormous and allows for all river activities such as boating, fishing, crabbing, kayaking and even water skiing. From here you can travel by boat or jet ski down the river to the mouth at Cotton Tree.
Located on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway, "The Rocks "is only 4 km or 5-minute drive to Yandina. Access to the highway is only 2 km away, in fact, you can see" Want Hill" from the Highway.
Travelling to the other Sunshine Coast locations is easy, with Coolum Beach a short 15-minute drive, Maroochydore is 20 minutes and Noosa Beach just 30-minutes.
For International travellers Sunshine Coast airport is only 30 minute's drive while the Brisbane International airport is 1 hour 10 minutes away.
The overseas owner is committed to sell so, now is your chance to acquire this iconic property that gives the new owner numerous income streams and also, a building site that is truly unique.
For full property details contact the marketing agent - Greg Young 0488 238 988.
40 years real estate experience on the Sunshine Coast.