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UNIQUE ESTATES AUSTRALIA : VOLUME 4


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reetings and welcome to our 4th issue of Unique Luxury, our most luxurious to date. In this issue we showcase some truly unique and luxurious homes starting with our feature property – The Wing House. This architectural masterpiece, complete with mountain and ocean views, just minutes to Wategos Beach, is a truly remarkable home. We have also added some simply breathtaking properties to our ever expanding Unique Escapes luxury holiday accommodation from around the world. In this issue we take you on a personalised safari to the Serengeti, camping with style in luxurious tents complete with king size beds. If fast cars are more your thing then we have a collection of supercars, from superb German engineering to the ultimate American muscle car. For the adrenalin junkie in you, we go ice driving at a secret testing facility in Queenstown. Eating at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is a must in everyones lifetime – a difficult place to eat a bad meal. Closer to home, why not take a two hour drive south of Sydney and discover why the Shoalhaven is such a special place. As always, we showcase the best in fashion from top international designers. Thanks for joining us again, we hope you enjoy this issue. For any enquiries please contact our head office.

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Contents 1

WELCOME

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FEATURE PROPERTY The Wing House

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14 AFRICA Wilderness and luxury in the Serengeti 44

THE POWER AND THE GLORY Five of the world’s best supercars

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TSUKIJI FISH MARKET, JAPAN Sarah Swan explores Japan’s famous market

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FASHION - MEN The latest on the catwalk from the world’s top designers

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FASHION - WOMEN The latest on the catwalk from the world’s top designers

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SOUTH FOR THE SUMMER Mike Butler explores NSW’s Shoalhaven

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TREADLOCK HOLIDAY BMW ice driving in Queenstown, New Zealand

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UNIQUE ESCAPES Unique Estates represents over 100 holiday properties and special event venues worldwide

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PROPERTY LISTINGS INDEX

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Cover photo: The Wing House Photographer: Saul Goodwin Property Shot Photography Publisher Unique Estates Australia Pty Ltd PO Box 1957 Byron Bay NSW 2481 P +61 2 6684 8266

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oised perfectly in the most protected position at Wategos, The Wing House is not only an engineering feat but an architectural masterpiece.

A combination of steel, timber, concrete & glass balance form and function to create a truly magnificent and unique home. The Wing House takes in the dramatic beauty of its surroundings with the Byron Bay Lighthouse Reserve as it’s backdrop and the views over Wategos Beach, the ocean and Julian Rocks before it. Set over 2 levels there is a magical use of space and light and something to marvel from within the home as well as outside it on every turn. Aptly named, the dramatic Wing-like 27.5 Metre span roof makes a truly individual statement whilst providing shelter and filtered natural light. On the lower level of the home there is a guest suite incorporating a kitchen/ living space and a large deck in front of an ensuited bedroom. Beside this via the central garden courtyard is an outdoor bath and a gymnasium or fourth bedroom. Upstairs the main level is designed to mimic a series of timber boxes and a large timber door opens into a magnificent open plan space with 7 metre high curved ceilings, spectacular views to the ocean and an air of understated contemporary elegance. A timber island bench forms the centrepiece of the kitchen which looks straight over the 22 metre lap pool and the Byron Bay Lighthouse above. An elevated office is accessed via a step ladder and also incorporates a perfect sleeping space. Another extensive deck area off the living space offers outdoor entertaining and access to the pool and gardens around the home. The two timber boxes connected to the living space form a second guest bedroom as well as the master suite with WIR and ensuite both finished with blackbutt timber detailing. An inclinator provides an easy alternative to the timber stairs which connect the levels of the home. There is also a large two car garage and a stunning terraced garden created by Secret Gardens of Sydney. Nestled in the National Park reserve, you get the best of both worlds - a sense of being miles from anywhere yet Wategos Beach on your doorstep. This recently completed Peter Stuchberry design will leave lovers of contemporary design breathless and will certainly provide an amazing beach home in a perfect location for its new owner.

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The best position in Wategos Mountain & ocean views Peter Stuchberry design 22 metre ionised lap pool Extensive indoor & outdoor entertaining 1 hour 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD 45 minutes to Gold Coast International Airport 30 minutes to Ballina Airport Sought after Byron Bay location

Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: $7 million + Land: 803m2 Aspect: North Easterly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 2 Cars

THE WING HOUSE architectural masterpiece

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MAITRAYA

one of the most beautiful properties in Australia

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500 acres of elevated pristine oceanfront land Stunning 8 bedroom sandstone manor 5 bedroom Fisherman’s Lodge 2 bedroom Aviator’s Cottage 900m airstrip & helicopter pad Theatre room, tennis court, gymnasium Indoor pool, spa & sauna Fronting 3 ocean beaches & bordering National Park Sold as a going concern with confirmed and future bookings for weddings, events & retreats

Location: Albany, WA Price: Offers over $20 million Land: 222.5ha Aspect: Westerly 15 Beds, 13 Bath, 12 Cars

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aitraya is a private retreat like no other and is one of Australia’s most coveted coastal properties. It is located near Nanarup Beach, 20 minutes drive from Albany on Western Australia’s south coast. A luxury homestead set on over 222 hectares of breathtaking Western Australian coastline, it offers nature, adventure and freedom in one unforgettable package. As well as being a unique home, the property is also run as a successful venue for weddings, functions and retreats offering four levels of accommodation including the main Maitraya homestead, Fisherman’s Lodge, Aviator’s Cottage and Maitraya’s Country Chalets in total sleeping up to 60 guests. Perched on a cliff top, the beautifully appointed, eight bedroom, sandstone homestead enjoys 270 degree views over ocean, mountains and nature reserve. Its 6,000 square metres of living space comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests. Two fully equipped kitchens, a pool, spa, light-filled garden atrium and secure children’s play area are among the indoor offerings. A retractable star-gazing ceiling adds charm to the master bedroom. Outdoors, the grounds offer multiple delights. There are kayaks at the lake-side gazebo, a tennis court, cricket pitch, putting greens, bird hides, a chicken coop and walking trails scattered with wildflowers and artworks. Whales, dolphins and kangaroos can be spotted from the homestead’s vast windows. Private tracks lead to a perfect swimming beach. The external areas of the property include sculptures and works of art by well known international artists. A 500 acre pristine bushland area is a wildflower paradise in spring hosting multiple varieties of flora and fauna. Remote, relaxed and completely private, the retreat has security controlled entry and a picturesque closed driveway. A sealed airstrip and a helicopter pad make it easily accessible by air. Maitraya is a truly unique property with secure income streams to support the home from ongoing retreat and event bookings, the livestock business and the potential to develop both.

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BRINDLEY PARK

598 acre country estate in the Hunter Valley 2.5 hours on the F3 freeway from Sydney Extensive additional accommodation in heritage guest lodge Summer house, pool & tennis court Stunning grounds, beautiful gardens and countless water features Orchard and extensive herb/veg garden Additional 4560 acres available for sale by separate negotiation 10

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Location: Hunter Valley, NSW Price: $15 million Land: 242ha Aspect: North Easterly 8 Beds, 10 Bath


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rindley Park is a magnificent rural estate at Merriwa in the upper reaches of the renowned Hunter Valley. Set on 598 acres of beautiful rolling country in the equine heartland of Australia, Brindley Park is the premier land holding in one of the region’s finest farming districts.

one of Australia’s premier land holdings

The property features an exceptional contemporary homestead, pool, tennis courts, summer house, a charming heritage 6 bedroom guest lodge and 590+ acres of flat usable, highly fertile land. This historic premier river front landholding was originally granted to William Wentworth and John Blaxland in the early 1800’s and is one of Australia’s oldest farming properties. The main residence, a neoPalladian masterpiece, boasts classical sandstone columns and walls, tessellated granite floors, 5 metre high ceilings, a slate tile roof, beautiful teak panelled entry doors, hand carved marble fireplaces and solid timber detailing. Other features of this magnificent estate include: a private library, gourmet kitchen, formal & informal entertaining rooms, sandstone heritage guest lodge featuring six king-size en-suited bedrooms, summer house with 5m wide fully screened verandahs & games rooms, 18m semi-circular mosaic tiled heated wet-edge pool & entertaining area, tennis court, bocce pit and chip-and-putt golf lawn, traditional English style 1/2 acre herb & vegetable garden, original slab timber stables with recreation and bunk rooms (now used as an office). Situated in a protected easterly facing valley with picturesque views and stands of shade and shelter timber, Brindley Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Australia’s finest country manor estates.

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rindley Park is a magnificent rural estate at Merriwa in the upper reaches of the renowned Hunter Valley. Set on 4,560 acres of beautiful rolling country in the equine heartland of Australia, Brindley Park is the premier land holding and a highly productive working farm with outstanding water supply in one of the region’s finest farming districts.

Australia’s oldest farming properties. The original shearing shed which had 110 hand stands at its peak still stands as a reminder of years gone by. Brindley Park is fully irrigated and with highly profitable Lucerne (Alfalfa) paddocks and east sloped black basalt pastures ideal for farming and grazing.

This historic premier river front landholding was originally granted to William Wentworth and John Blaxland in the early 1800’s and is one of

Brindley Park is an unprecedented opportunity to own one of Australia’s finest agricultural land parcels.

Location: Merriwa, NSW Price: $14.5 million Land: 1,845ha

one of Australia’s premier land holdings

4560 acre country estate in the Hunter Valley 2.5 hours drive from start of the F3 freeway in Sydney Well maintained and presented managers’ residences Historic 19th century shearing shed 1025 acres of Lucerne irrigated by 7 large centre pivots supplemented with travelling irrigators 2204mg of secure irrigation licenses through 4 deep bores with additional perpetual river licences

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BEACHFRONT Location: Empire Vale, NSW Price: Price on application Land: 46ha

1.25km of beach frontage in the Northern Rivers of NSW

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eachfront stands apart from other ocean front properties in the South Ballina area for its character, breadth of vegetation and elevated 360 degree views from the DA approved house site. With 1.25km of beach frontage on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Northern Rivers of NSW; beautiful native vegetation supporting extensive wildlife; 3 wildlife ponds; a pocket of pristine rainforest in the SW corner; a beautifully appointed guest/caretaker’s cottage and two enormous storage sheds, the only thing left to do is to build your dream home.

This 46ha (113 acres approx) property offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion in a truly prime location and a construction certificate has been issued by Ballina Shire Council for a 5 bedroom single storey house on the approved site. BASIX certificate is also approved. An in-ground swimming pool has been approved on the eastern side of the house to connect by boardwalk over the dunes with access to a private beach. There is a large grassed flat area near the entrance to the estate which would make a perfect helicopter pad. Underground electricity and telephone have been connected to and within the property. Electricity, phone and water are connected to the cabin, shed and a pump which pressurizes the line to town

Elevated 360 degree views DA approved house site 1.25km of beach frontage Beautiful native vegetation Extensive wildlife 3 wildlife ponds Pocket of pristine rainforest Guest/caretaker’s cottage 2 enormous storage sheds Approval for a 5 bedroom single storey house Underground electricity Direct private access to the lake Conveniently located

water standard. Four 90,000 litre concrete water tanks collect rainwater from the shed and cabin roofs and have been backfilled and planted out with native vegetation so they are completely hidden. These tanks are now full with 360,000 litres of stored water. The property is fully fenced with wooden posts and barbed-wire fences, and mesh netting is also installed on the eastern boundary. There are many boundary gates, all of which are padlocked making the property secure. The property has 1.25km of direct frontage to the beach, and is only separated from the surf by a narrow Crown reserve of variable width. The reserve is about 105 metres wide on the eastern boundary near the house site. For the past three years an environmental scientist has been engaged to revegetate the land. The bitou has been extensively removed by picking it out of the trees with an excavator and tens of thousands of native trees and shrubs have been planted. Many areas are currently fenced with a three tape electric fence to prevent the wildlife such as wallabies eating the small native plants. The vegetation supports an extensive variety of wildlife from giant 1.5m long goannas and land mullet, to white bellied sea eagles, wedge tailed eagles and whistling kites.

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Outdoor delights at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas

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AFRICA wilderness and luxury in The Serengeti by Bronwen Gora - all images courtesy of andBeyond

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ilderness and luxury are not meant to be synonymous. The concepts are polar opposites. But in these days of space travel, Internet communication and eating anything whether it’s in season or not, a tent fitted with a chandelier and running water in the middle of Africa’s Serengeti savannah is not out of the question. So it transcended that I was led into an enormous tent, the size of my rented Sydney flat, in the middle of the Serengeti. Inside was a king size bed, clad in expensive sheets and down coverings. Crystal decanters sat on the occasional tables, while behind the ‘bedroom’ lay a dressing room fitted with coat stand, brass towel rack, sink with running water and a flush toilet. Beyond that was an open air shower, filled with warm water each evening by my private butler. (Our guide would radio ahead our estimated return time so the water would still be warm.) Such is life with an andBeyond personalized safari itinerary. Ours centred on the best Tanzania has to offer: the game reserves of Lake Manyara, Serengeti plains and the Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcanic crater filled with wildlife.

Everywhere we went the wild surrounds were tempered with accommodation akin to a five star hotel in the same way London or New York offers the Savoy or the Four Seasons. At Lake Manyara, a perfect African landscape teeming with wildlife, we spent our nights at the Lake Manyara Tree Camp, a complex of “tree houses” on stilts, fitted with king-sized beds, claw-foot baths, lounges and outdoor showers with views of the stars. In the Serengeti were the aforementioned tents, along with dining quarters of open-sided tents. A separate tent housed the bar stocked with crystal glassware, every favourite tipple and snacks such as fresh coconut with spicy dipping sauce. The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge was a cut above them all: a $1000-plus-a-night affair where enormous crystal chandeliers bedeck virtually every room, from guest lounge to bedroom to bathroom. Zebras graze in the lodge grounds and all rooms overlook the crater, the largest in the world and near which some of the world’s earliest fossils have been found. But this is to digress: the reason people travel to Africa is principally for the animals and these we saw in abundance. The minute we drove into the

Guest area at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Treehouse suite veranda at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Swimming pool at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Bathroom at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Game drive at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

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Bush dining at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

A perfect African landscape teeming with wildlife

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Flamingos near &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Game drive at &Beyond Klein’s Camp

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When the trees started to thin as we neared the lake, herds of zebra, wildebeest and antelope appeared

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Lake Manyara reserve, troops of baboons and blue monkeys appeared. An elephant shook a tree until its dinner fell off. Giraffes grazed as we trundled by in our safari vehicle and when the trees started to thin as we neared the lake, herds of zebra, wildebeest and antelope appeared.

Tented guest area at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas

On arrival at Lake Manyara the waiting staff handed us cold towels and ginger spiced cocktails. Dinner was an elegant affair, a torch lit meal of fresh soup, roast port and tantalizing dessert. We fell asleep in our luxurious down bedding as hyenas howled and other mysterious noises were made by animals near and far. The next day we headed off for a sunrise viewing of flamingoes on the lake. We later drove past a myriad of birds, lizards, storks, water buffalo, and antelope before our knowledgeable guide Peter chose an acacia tree under which to set up the camp table and lay out breakfast. Not only was there pancakes, fruit, eggs, bacon and sausage, but tea, coffee and Amarula should one wish to partake of liquor in one’s coffee at 8am. At our next destination, Serengeti Under Canvas, the staff performed a song and dance as we arrived. (And Beyond lodge staff take their singing seriously and compete in a choir competition each year.) That night we feasted on barbecued lamb and rested in our luxurious tents, before an early start to take in everything the Serengeti had to offer. We saw cheetahs lazing with their offspring, a pride of up to 20 lions basking in the sun, and a black rhinoceros. The highlight though was seeing a gazelle give birth. Our safari vehicle drove past at just the right time and the newborn took 19 minutes to successfully stand and walk after numerous wobbly attempts. We saw what wildlife documentary makers spend years searching to capture. The Ngonorgoro Crater was even more incredible as we were deposited amid such an abundance of animals. Hippos rolled in a pond while lions lapped from the river just metres away. Grey crowned cranes flew by our vehicle, water buffalo and antelopes and wildebeest were all around. Hyenas trotted along, flamingoes populated the lake and wart hogs snuffled in the ground. It was a Garden of Eden. Leaving as the sun set above the flat-topped trees it was hard not to cry. This was what the world used to be before cities, office towers and suburbs. See it while you can.

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Guest tent interior at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas


Tented guest area at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas

BOOK THIS SAFARI

This andBeyond safari is just one of many five star itineraries that can be organised by Melbourne-based Africa experts – AFRICAN TRAVEL SPECIALISTS. Call toll free 1300 761 980 and visit www.africantravel.com.au. andBeyond is a luxury experiential travel company which operates 32 lodges across Africa and South Asia. At the heart of andBeyond is a commitment to the conservation of animals, the land and local communities. andBeyond is actively involved in all these areas especially rhino relocation. Safaris like this start from about $ 6500 per person.

GETTING THERE

South African Airways codeshare flights with Qantas operate Sydney to Johannesburg daily. There are connections from most major Australian cities. Flight time from Sydney-Johannesburg varies from 12 to 14 hours and 9 to 12 hours Johannesburg – Sydney.

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RAINFOREST SECRETS Location: Sleepy Hollow, NSW Price: $1.95 million Vendor finance available Land: 72.77ha 3 Beds, 4 Bath, 72 Cars

amazing rural offering with great tourism potential

Existing zoning – tourism permissible Permanent creek, 8 lakes & dams Lush rainforest and extensive trails 174 seat fully licensed restaurant Future development potential 100 acres of flat usable land 25 minutes to Byron Bay & the Gold Coast

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ainforest Secrets is strategically situated between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, at 349 Pottsville Road, Sleepy Hollow, New South Wales, and offers multiple investment and lifestyle opportunities. The 72.77 hectare property features many elevated sites with breathtaking views of Byron Bay and The Pacific Ocean along with 8 lakes & dams, lush rainforest with magnificent stands of Hoop Pines, a permanent creek and large areas of rolling rich pastures. Within existing zoning Zoned Rural 1(a) Tourism Permissible, there is a large operational tourism complex ‘Rainforest Secrets’, with a 174 seat fully licensed restaurant with large verandas, a commercial kitchen and retail and office space. The complex is accessed via a sealed 6m wide (2 lane) entry road with sealed parking area for 72 cars plus 4 coaches. Future potential development (under existing zoning) includes a Strata title resort or bungalow accommodation, with the main tourist complex also suitable as a conference centre (Subject to Council approval). The property

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borders the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course site along its entire northern boundary and there are approximately 100 acres of flat flood free pasture. A three bedroom timber home is situated near a second entrance to the property on an elevated north facing site that overlooks the land and would make a great manager’s residence. There are also two large farm / machinery sheds, one steel, one timber, brick stables and stockyards. The property boasts numerous coffee and bush food trees including lemon myrtle as well as stands of commercial forestry species such as eucalypt trees. There are two bore holes plus a surface water license for the pump on the creek as well as 3-phase electricity to numerous out buildings. Rainforest Secrets is only 25 minutes drive north of Byron Bay, 25 minutes south of the Gold Coast International Airport and only 8 minutes to Pottsville Beach and the opportunities are endless.


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ll the hard work has been done and all you require is your architect to get started. Seventeen elevated, picturesque and productive acres offering protected ocean views stretching for miles to the north, overlooking Cape Byron to the east and the coastal escarpment to the west, provide the perfect opportunity to create a rural residence or retreat in a grand scale. Centrally located just fifteen minutes from the coast, with easy access to Byron Bay, Bangalow, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads, the property’s private access is via a sealed driveway through attractive orchards filled with over 200 fruit trees. Adjacent to the driveway, a level pad separate from the main building envelope would provide an excellent location for a manger’s residence, guest accommodation or machinery/toy/hobby shed (STCA). A gradual incline through a small pocket of mature trees, defining the boundary between the orchards and the main residence area, reveals an enormous, virtually level building envelope of approximately 3200 square

metres offering a wide scope of opportunities, including private residence, rural retreat or conference centre (STCA). Multiple water tanks are already in situ as is underground power direct to both the main site and the orchard shed site. The property is a perfect blend of cleared and forested areas with the orchards justifying the property’s primary production status which may provide tax benefits to those eligible. The current owners hold a registered easement protecting their ocean views from any developments and have completed all fauna, waste and fire reports so the site is ready to realize your dream. Two existing cabins on the property can be retained or removed, as can the farm machinery shed. Few properties can boast such expansive views and even fewer offer the opportunity to easily create your dream residence. This truly is an opportunity that should not be missed as properties of this calibre are a rare and precious commodity.

Legal building envelope with power & water Sealed road all the way to the top Registered easement protecting ocean views 210 fruit trees and primary production status Eligible to foreign investors Level building platform with views in all directions Cleared and forest sections Perfect for a private home or rural tourist facility

Location: Montecollum, NSW Price: $1.85 million Land: 7.16ha 2 Beds, 2 Bath

a blank canvas with breathtaking views

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The opportunity exists to live in this bespoke waterfront home with a fully self contained ground floor which is currently set up as a first class bed and breakfast with raving reviews. The new owner can take

Alternatively the home would present an opportunity to holiday lease and use yourself as a retreat only 30 minutes to the Sydney airport and 45 minutes to the CBD.

he Sutherland Shire is renowned for some of Australia’s best waterfront estates and at the top of the list is ‘Palm Lodge’.

Views of Burraneer Bay and Dolans Bay Slipway with automatic winch and floating ramp Jetty with two easily accessible boat sheds In ground saltwater, chlorinated lap pool Hydrotherapy 56 jet double spa bath Limed American Oak flooring throughout. Travertine verandahs with sandstone features Two gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances Multiple living and separate entertaining areas French Chazelles sandstone fireplace Two separate lock up garages with off street parking Air conditioning, plantation shutters, office

Location: Port Hacking, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 847m2 Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 4 Bath, 2 Cars

stunning bespoke waterfront home

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his very spacious and luxurious property has been designed for flexible family living with large inviting living and entertaining spaces that spill out to the expansive outdoor landscaped garden and pool areas. Set over three levels on a very large block, this wonderful home offers many choices for entertaining or private personal retreat, whether it be lounging by the pool, curling up with a book by the wood-fire or experiencing the sublime sunsets over the harbour from the many surrounding terraces. There is a stunning light filled open plan kitchen and dining with soaring ceilings and a natural indoor-outdoor flow through to the external entertaining and living areas. The adjoining large step-down living area provides a wonderful social gathering place. There are two additional living spaces including a huge basement teen retreat and/or games room. The separate formal lounge area with its wood-burning fireplace and wrap around hearth, thick plush floor coverings and built in cabinets, is lovely and welcoming. All of these spaces are enhanced with contemporary concrete textures together with extensive use of glass and natural stone throughout. The master suite provides a large tranquil retreat boasting gorgeous water

views, private terraces leading off the bedroom and the ensuite and a generous walk in robe complete with master-built cabinets. The sunlight bathed ensuite offers a double length vanity and a separate custom moulded bath with large scale floor to ceiling tiles. There are wonderfully flexible accommodation options and all of the additional bedrooms are generous in size with their own ensuite access and full length built in wardrobes. Each has access to large wrap-around terraces via full height glass sliding doors. The beautiful lush gardens with the large solar and gas heated pool, built in BBQ and expansive tiled entertaining terraces provide a wonderful outdoor environment. Offering the ideal combination of privacy and low-maintenance luxury this is a truly unique property. So many additional features such as 8 car secure garage, huge storage capacity and carefully considered quality design fittings and fixtures through-out. This wonderful home, with its bold and uncompromising design in a highly coveted location in one of Sydney’s most sought after harbour-side suburbs and with the luxury of both city and harbour views, is truly one of the area’s most desirable properties.

Designed for luxury family living Incredible City and Harbour views Expansive indoor and outdoor living and entertaining Gas and solar heated pool Large wrap-around terraces Generous and flexible accommodation 8 car secure parking

Location: Vaucluse, NSW Price: Contact agent Sally Taylor - 0411 216 462 Land: 880m2 Aspect: North Westerly 6 Beds, 5 Bath, 8 Cars

contemporary architectural masterpiece

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RAINTREE RIDGE Breathtaking mountain & ocean views Magnificent hilltop home Extensive indoor & outdoor entertaining areas Stunning gardens, pool & bar area 4 bed home + 2 bed studio 5 minutes from Mullumbimby 20 minutes from Byron Bay

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Location: Montecollum, NSW Price: Offers over $4.5 million Land: 22.54ha Aspect: Northerly 6 Beds, 3 Bath, 2 Cars


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ecently completed, this magnificent hilltop home is the ultimate escape from city life.

Raintree Ridge is perfectly positioned on a hillside to maximise the northerly aspect and take-in the jaw-dropping views of Mount Chincogan, the ocean and Byron Bay Lighthouse. Located at the end of an elevated country lane just 5 minutes from Mullumbimby and 20 minutes from Byron Bay, the property has been finished to perfection.

the ultimate lifestyle estate

Featuring extensive covered verandas that seamlessly link the interior & exterior entertaining zones there is also an enviable fully landscaped pool area with built-in seating and an outdoor bar. Inside there is a large open plan living area with an open fireplace, timber cavity sliders and an elegant entertainer’s kitchen and dining zone. A hallway leads to 3 guest bedrooms and a main bathroom as well as an expansive master suite with a large WIR and luxurious bath house. There is also a 2 bed studio ideal for guests and a 2 car carport with a covered walkway to the main building. Everything about this property has been finished to the highest quality with bespoke detailing throughout. Raintree Ridge is the perfect family retreat, holiday home or tree change escape.

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bbies offers the best of both worlds as a successful holiday rental business or as a beautiful home ‌ you can enjoy either. Both holiday makers and the family will enjoy this modern architect designed four bedroom, three bathroom home by the beach. A short walk through the trees in the nature reserve is Tallow Beach, which stretches all the way from Byron Bay Lighthouse to Broken Head. Even with the beach only a minute away, the new 14m resort-style saltwater pool offers your own private oasis with a waterfall, rock features and tropical gardens amidst the natural bushland. Expansive decks all around the house offer entertaining areas, dining experiences or peaceful places to relax and unwind. The master bedroom commands the entire second story with abundant

Location: Suffolk Park, NSW Price: Offers over $2 million Land: 1,271m2 Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 3 Cars

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The expansive open plan living spaces including lounge, casual living, dining and kitchen open to the decks and outdoors through timber framed french and sliding doors offering a range of living and entertaining options to enjoy. Abbies Beach House is in the sought after Byron Bay suburb of Suffolk Park, just 5 minutes drive to the centre of town or a wonderful walk along the beach.

Modern Balinese-style 4 bedroom home 1 minute walk to beach Nature reserve at rear Quiet cul-de-sac location 14m resort-style saltwater pool Multiple expansive living spaces Indoor / outdoor entertaining Income stream from successful holiday rental 5 minutes to the centre of Byron Bay 60 minutes to Gold Coast international airport

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space, a balcony overlooking the pool and gardens, en-suite with bath and sizeable built-in robes. Downstairs, the second bedroom with en-suite opens out onto the pool and enjoys dual entrances, like a separate studio. The third bedroom and bathroom overlook and open out to the nature reserve.


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ust 20 minutes from Byron Bay and 10 minutes from Bangalow, in the sought-after Coorabell area you will find this original farmhouse in the centre of two wonderful acres of garden (0.83 ha).

The house has been transformed with a fantastic renovation to given this old country property a real touch of style, adding contemporary fixtures and fittings, bathroom details and kitchen equipment. There is an ensuited master bedroom with separate shower and bath and two additional bedrooms on either side of the front door that share the main bathroom. The central living area has an open fireplace and opens out onto the covered verandas that are perfect for outdoor entertaining and overlook

the stunning, infinity edge pool. The pool has an infinity edge and a wonderfully private garden setting. Adjoining the living area is the kitchen with dining table. A kitchen door leads out onto the veranda and into a large laundry to one side. There are also an old dairy bales, which could be renovated and converted to additional accommodation, and a 2 car garage with ample additional storage space. This wonderful property is priced to sell fully furnished at $1.25 million and would make a fantastic family home or holiday retreat.

Character-filled farmhouse Brand new infinity edge pool Ideal family home, weekender or holiday retreat Stunning contemporary renovation Fully furnished with style 2 acres of gardens Sought-after Coorabell location

Location: Coorabell, NSW Price: $1.25 million Land: 8,304m2 Aspect: Northerly 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 2 Cars

country farmhouse with contemporary style

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truly rare opportunity to acquire this magnificent coastal property in this tightly held enclave at Seals Rocks. Surrounded by breathtaking ocean views from every room this stunning home offers a truly unique lifestyle. With one of our most beautiful and pristine beaches at your very doorstep, the delights of this naturally beautiful coastal retreat are there to enjoy. Spend the days swimming, surfing and kayaking in the protected bay or perhaps laze away on one of the many outdoor decks and watch the migrating whales and their calves frolic in one of their favourite playgrounds at Seal Rocks bay.

that all contribute to a profusion of local wildlife rarely seen in such abundance. Offering the ideal combination of privacy, tranquillity and low maintenance luxury this is a truly unique property. There is a stunning light-filled open-plan kitchen, dining and living with double height soaring ceilings and a natural open-plan flow through to the outdoor entertaining and living areas that creates an enviable expanse of space and offers a wonderful connection to the stunning vistas of the coastal surrounds. Enjoy a second adjoining step-down luxurious living area with its own fireplace and which spills out to the deck.

Meander along the beautiful beaches and enjoy the company of an inquisitive seal, or perhaps a pelican or two. Experience worldclass fishing from the shores or venture out into the abundant waters from the nearby jetty. The gorgeous neighbouring bushland offers inspiring walks and a vast array of native flora and fauna. The beautiful and protected area encompasses tropical rainforest, coastal bushlands and tidal mangroves

Seal Rocks is easily accessible from Sydney just two and half hours drive from the CBD. There are only a handful of [people fortunate to be privy to the incredible lifestyle that this very private and stunningly beautiful enclave has to offer and we invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to experience this incredible lifestyle in one of the areas most significant properties.

Rare opportunity for stunning ocean-front Incredible ocean views from every room Unique beach-side lifestyle retreat Expansive indoor-outdoor living and entertaining Floor to ceiling double height glazing Generous and flexible accommodation Holiday-letting income option Secure parking and storage

Location: Seal Rocks, NSW Price: Interest over $3 million Contact agent Sally Taylor - 0411 216 462 Land: 639m2 Aspect: North Easterly 4 Beds, 5 Bath, 2 Cars

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AMAROO Location: Myocum, NSW Price: $1.5 million Land: 22.02ha Aspect: Southerly 4 Beds, 4 Bath, 6 Cars

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maroo offers a unique combination of contemporary living and rural lifestyle.

Set on 22.02 flood free ha (54.41 acres) on a ridge-line in the green hills of Myocum, the property is fully fenced and offers cattle yards & steel stockyard enclosures, three natural springs feeding a dam and a well designed water system. The old dairy bales have been converted into well equipped offices from which you can easily manage the farm or other home-based business. As well as accommodating livestock, and the property is currently home to 22 breeding cattle offering a yearly return, there is also a small organic fruit and vegetable garden which could be further developed. The main house sits secluded and out of sight from the road in a corner of the property, surrounded by well established gardens and framed by enormous old fig trees, which provide a beautiful feature when flood-lit at night. A highlight of the home are the curved feature walls which add a distinct character and flow to the open plan living spaces. The entertainer’s kitchen, dining room and lounge with adjacent informal TV room all open to the expansive wrap-around decks that surround the home. The decks extend to

Fully renovated 3 bed, 3 bath main house Guest Cabin Offices in converted dairy bails Tarmac drive & 4 car carport Wine cellar for 2000 bottles 20 metre lap pool, large gym 3 natural springs & storage sheds Steel fenced cattle yards 22 head of breeding cattle Small organic fruit & veg garden

a large covered cabana, perfect for entertaining on a summer’s evening or at the weekend, and the inviting 20m lap pool. There are three large bedrooms in the main residence, each with its own bathroom. The master-suite, or ‘parents’ retreat’, is a haven unto itself in a second pavilion with its own deck overlooking the pool, and just a few steps to your steam room. In addition to the main house and offices in the dairy bales, which also incorporates a magnificent 2000 bottle air-conditioned wine cellar, there are also a separate guest cabin, a 4 car carport and two large storage sheds, one that includes a full-size fully equipped gym. The current owners have invested much time and love in developing and maintaining the house and land. However, with so much space on the property, there is plenty of room and opportunity for you to add your personal touch, potentially design and build your dream home directly on the ridge-line which affords magnificent views of the surrounding fields and valleys, and to further develop the farm business. Amaroo is situated just 15 minutes from Byron Bay and the coast, yet affords everything you could want from a stylish and comfortable rural lifestyle.

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a wonderful hinterland retreat

RIVERBEND

Great hinterland views 1.5km of permanent river frontage Fertile usable acreage Beautifully presented contemporary country home Ample indoor & outdoor entertaining areas & pool Established macadamia plantation, silos & de-husking facility

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Location: Rosebank, NSW Price: Offers over $2 million Land: 48ha Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 2 Bath, 3 Cars


Escape the hustle and bustle, meander at your leisure down tree-lined country lanes and some 30 minutes from Byron Bay you will find Riverbend. Situated on a leafy hilltop, this sanctuary is beautifully calming and lovingly finished. A single level brick and render home with magnificent timber detailing throughout overlooks the surrounding acreage and will leave any new owner feeling that they’ve truly found ‘home’. The acreage incorporates 1900 high-yielding macadamia trees; 3 large pastures for the 20 odd head of cattle; over 1.5km of permanent river frontage where the current owners enjoy family picnics and great fly-fishing; and a large rainforest reserve. Wildlife abounds, with koalas, wallabies, platypuses and over 60 species of birds. Easy-to-maintain gardens (designed by Tim Hays) surround the home. The house has a wonderful open plan L-shaped living dining and kitchen area; a separate master retreat with WIR and a divine ensuite complete with soaker bath and valley views. There are 2 guest bedrooms and a bathroom that share the guest wing. An office or fourth bedroom as well as a powder room are situated next to the kitchen area. A large 3 car garage provides ample storage and a limestone surrounded pool sits invitingly in the gardens below the main house. Other great assets include stands of native rainforest, a citrus orchard and a number of spring fed creeks running over the land. If you are searching for a peaceful and beautiful hideaway in the heart of the Byron Bay Hinterland, with the facilities of Byron Bay, Federal, Mullumbimby and Lismore all within easy reach, Riverbend certainly deserves your attention.

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ort Douglas is just an hour’s drive from Cairns via a spectacular coastal road that is surrounded by forest and the Coral Sea. It is the place where glittering green merges into blue; the only place on Earth where two World heritage listed jewels exist: the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Port Douglas boasts a superb tropical climate all year round and visitors come from all over Australia and the World to enjoy this magnificent place. As one of the last remaining undeveloped commercially zoned blocks in the main street of Port Douglas, this 1012m2 block represents an excellent development and investment opportunity. The dimensions of the block are 20.117m x 50.242m. Schematics have been drawn previously for retail shops on the ground floor; and a restaurant and 30 units above over two additional levels. The land is situated at 6.5 metres above sea level rising to 12m above sea level at the back of the block over a single grade. It is well located at the

Location: Port Douglas, QLD Price: $2.25 million Land: 1,012m2

high-end commercial development potential in Port Douglas

busiest end of the Macrossan street opposite the Ironbark Hotel and close to the main shopping complex incorporating a major supermarket. The land is the original site of the Cooktown Hotel and now holds an old Queenslander which houses a tenant on a month by month lease at $56,000 p.a. + outgoings (including rates at $18,000). All services are on the block and there is a water easement that runs down the Southern boundary. Behind the block are the luxury ‘Monsoon Villas’ accessed via Murphy Street and some 5 minutes walk away is the Port Douglas Marina known as Marina Mirage. Marina Mirage Port Douglas is the closest mainland access point to the Great Barrier Reef and one of the World’s most beautiful tropical regions. It offers 112 marina berths as well as one of the few Australian marinas able to accommodate Superyachts. This Macrossan Street block represents an opportunity for development to cater to some of the 2.2 million visitors that come to Tropical North Queensland annually and spend in excess of $2 billion per annum.

1,012m2 commercially zoned block Close to the marina Centrally located and well positioned in the main street The last remaining undeveloped commercially zoned block 1 hour from Cairns Access a $2.2 Billion tourism market

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JABIRU Location: Palmers Island, NSW Price: $2.44 million Land: 112.81ha

6kms of waterfront, 3 lots all with building entitlements

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his beautiful land parcel comprises of 278 acres of flat land with 6km of waterfront across 3 lots each with a building entitlement.

Jabiru has a 3km long narrow peninsula running into the magnificent 6,000 acre salt-water Lake Wooloweyah and it is bordered by the Palmers Island & Michalo Channels. It has an SE/NW 800m long private grass airstrip, two sheds, an old fisherman’s cottage and grazing land for around 100 head of cattle.

278 acres of flat land Subdivision approved for 3 lots all with building entitlements 3km long narrow peninsula running into Lake Wooloweyah 800m long private grass airstrip Old fisherman’s cottage Grazing land for around 100 head of cattle Approved building sites, town water, phone, electricity Habitat of endless birdlife Direct private access to the lake 10 minutes to Maclean, 15 minutes to Yamba

endless species of migratory and shorebirds. In fact it is a bird watcher’s paradise with every type of shore and migratory bird to be seen including threatened species such as ospreys, brolgas, pied oystercatchers, jabirus, spoonbills, ibis, terns and many others. Prawn trawlers tie up in Palmers Channel out the front of Jabiru and catch scrumptious school prawns in the lake, while the crab boats catch blue swimmers.

The property comprises three separate land titles, each with a dwelling entitlement and wastewater approval, so you can build your dream home immediately. The current owner is open to selling individual lots or the three as one parcel. Most spectacular of the approved building sites is the southern one situated on the lake itself. There is town water, phone and electricity connected to the property. The Clarence Valley Council LEP zonings are ru(1) ru(2) and e(2).

The property offers total privacy and seclusion and there is direct private access provided to the lake for launching boats or seaplanes. The heavily contoured, well-drained, 800m grass airstrip is in the centre of the property, so you can fly your guests in by air.

Currently carrying about 52 head of cattle, the property was previously part cane farm and part cattle farm, but the cane has long since gone. It comprises salt marshes, which are excellent for fattening cattle, and paddocks with kikuyu and couch. The salt marshes are the habitat of

Jabiru is 10 minutes to Maclean and 15 minutes to Yamba by road. There is both water and road access to the Clarence River, Yamba and Maclean, where there is an excellent hospital. Good schools are in the area with a school bus service available.

Eco-tourism is a possibility for the site, subject to Council approval. This unique property also offers a myriad of water sports such as canoe, kayaking, sailing, power boating, fishing and crabbing.

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et amongst the spotted gums with a 40m frontage to Little Lovett Bay in Pittwater, this waterfront estate is a haven for a wonderful array of birds and dolphins which frequent this secluded bay. A short 5 minute boat ride from the wonderful Church Point cafe & general store and a stroll up the deep water jetty is all it takes to arrive at this 10 year old cedar & glass house built by 2011 Australian Builder of the Year Ryan Stidwell. Timber bi-folds connect an expansive outdoor deck and a wonderful open plan living room combined with a superb timber and granite kitchen overlooking the bay below and the National Park beyond. There are 2 guest bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the ground floor with a second formal living area or third bedroom if needed. Upstairs is divided by a suspended

Location: Lovett Bay, NSW Price: $2.25 million Land: 1,500m2 Aspect: Southerly 5 Beds, 3 Bath

magnificent waterfront home, privacy and serenity assured

walkway overlooking the main living space with two additional bedrooms including the master with its attic style roof line, ensuite and sitting area. The rear of the home is almost entirely glass and brings the National Park setting beyond and ample natural light into the indoor spaces. Beautifully furnished and much loved this wonderful property instantly feels like home. At the waters edge is a large flat area of lawn & decking adjoining the boathouse which is perfect for entertaining. Also on this level is another large deck area perfect for entertaining adjoining a boat shed with ensuite ideal as guest accommodation, a teenage pad or bolt hole! The property features an established low maintenance garden, the jetty, a pontoon and a safe sandy beach at low tide. This is a remarkable property that deserves your attention and an inspection.

Spectacular position with breathtaking Lovett Bay vistas Water access only Backing onto Kuring-Gai Chase National Park Dramatic bush setting Spacious open plan living Self contained boatshed 10 minute boat ride to Church Point 10 minutes to MonaVale & 45 minutes to CBD

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RIVERSCAPE 180 degree river, hinterland & coastal ranges views 90 metres of absolute river frontage with jetty & pontoon Master built 2 storey home perfect for entertaining 6 easy care acres in a private tranquil setting just minutes to Yamba Swimming pool with private courtyard & pizza oven Expansive decks featuring bridge timber detailing

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ocated on the banks of the Clarence River, this beautiful property is just a short boat ride away from nearby beaches, lakes, restaurants & hotels and the wonderful seaside town of Yamba, voted as the number one town for Australian travellers. This magnificent architectural property provides the optimum in relaxed luxury. Master built, it boasts superior quality fittings, contemporary appliances and materials as well as historical details such as old bridge timber posts & 90 year old red mahogany floorboards. Designed over two storeys, the top floor features a magnificent open plan

Location: Palmers Island, NSW Price: $2.2 million Land: 2.5ha Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 2 Bath, 3 Cars

a stunning riverfront home just minutes from Yamba

living, dining & kitchen area opening onto expansive decks. Also on this level is a generous master suite with a beautifully appointed en-suite and large WIR. Downstairs there are 4 bedrooms, large main bathroom, separate laundry and a 2 car garage. Outside is an infinity-edge 8 x 3.5 metre salt chlorinated pool and courtyard with a pizza oven and BBQ. A second building offers an additional garage, workshop & studio apartment with a wood-burning stove, ideal for guest accommodation. Riverscape would make a superb holiday retreat or family home and is a must for anyone looking for a luxurious waterside lifestyle property. U nique Luxur y

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BEECHGROVE

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Location: Federal, NSW Price: Offers over $2.9 million Land: 16.18ha Aspect: North Westerly 6 Beds, 4 Bath, 2 Cars


a truly magical family estate

Located just minutes from the sweet little village of Federal in the Byron Bay hinterland, Beechgrove is one of the most amazing country properties you will ever see. Set on 40 mostly flat usable acres, the grounds comprise a 5 bedroom 100 year old renovated timber farmhouse; a newly completed pool & spa area, yoga/pilates studio complete with ensuite & steam room; a 2 storey, 3 room guest studio/office with a 2 car lock-up garage; a large shed with ample additional storage & farm office. All of this, set in stunning flowering gardens which lead into the open pasture where you will find stables, an Olympic size dressage arena and round yard; a wonderful Lilly Pilly maze; a Blackbutt plantation and walking paths through the forested sections of the land. Beechgrove, is only 15 minutes from Bangalow & Mullumbimby and 25 minutes from the beaches at Byron Bay. With Coolangatta International Airport and Ballina airport both within an hour of the property this is the ideal holiday home or family country estate.

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GUNNEBAH RETREAT CENTRE Location: Nobbys Creek, NSW Price: $1.37 million Land: 2.43ha Aspect: Westerly 29 Beds, 8 Bath, 20 Cars

a perfect lifestyle business

Beautiful 24 bed retreat centre & 5 bedroom mud brick home on 6 fertile acres Intimate, hinterland venue for retreats & workshops Profitable business with repeat clients and good year on year growth potential Mud brick retreat accommodation, cabins & ample space for camping Commercial retreat kitchen with vegetable garden Spacious hall for workshops, seminars & yoga Resort-style salt water pool & outdoor shower Lush sub-tropical garden with views to Mt Warning and beyond

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et in view of the majestic Mt Warning near the NSW north coast town of Murwillumbah (only 50 minutes from Byron Bay and 35 minutes from the Gold Coast airport), Gunnebah provides both a beautiful home and a thriving boutique retreat business. Built as a delightful and intimate, hinterland venue for retreats and workshops, Gunnebah currently hosts yoga, tantra, dance, meditation, personal and spiritual development retreats. Gunnebah is the retreat home for many skilled and renowned teachers, who return year after year. Guests are full of gratitude for the peaceful atmosphere, beautiful spaces and caring service provided during their stay. The retreat sits on a manageable six acres, with: a flowing creek; lush, sub tropical gardens; a resort style swimming pool; charming accommodation for thirty guests; a well equipped kitchen; and ample indoor and outdoor dining and lounge space.

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The buildings are primarily constructed from mud brick and timber creating a natural and organic aesthetic. There is a spacious hall (180m2) with wooden floors, windows giving air and light, great acoustics, sound system, ceiling fans and a wood fire. And there is a beautiful residence with a large home kitchen, dining, lounge, office space, five bedrooms and covered outdoor spaces. The property also contains fertile vegetable gardens, abundant fruit trees and a large storage shed. Over the last 4.5 years the current owners have made significant improvements to the property and have delivered a three fold increase in growth to business income. Gunnebah which means ‘place of birth and joy’ has truly lived up to its name, providing the current owners with a wonderful home and the opportunity to produce and nurture a business that has given them new friends, great inspiration and a perfect lifestyle.


Wategos Beach - not actual view from property

WATEGOS

Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: Interest over $2.45 million Land: 664m2 Aspect: North Easterly 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 2 Cars

Sought-after Wategos location Elevated north-easterly aspect Lovely ocean views Enjoy as a no-fuss beach house Or build your dream holiday home Short walk to Wategos Beach Short drive to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Byron Bay

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his property presents a fantastic opportunity to own a holiday home in one of the most sought-after seaside towns in Australia, Byron Bay.

for capturing the summer/winter sun and of course for checking out the surf!

Within Byron Bay, few beaches are more loved than Wategos and this property is only a short stroll from the surf.

Neighbouring a National Park, there are some beautiful walks in the area including one to the most easterly point in Australia and the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse where migrating whales and schools of dolphins are often seen.

Currently on-site is the original 1970’s two level beach house which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces. There is a large deck on the top floor of the property which has a wonderful north-easterly aspect, perfect

Currently short term let, the property would also suit as a holiday let or home. Buy this as your beach house and enjoy it as it stands or, do as many have, and further develop the site into your dream holiday home.

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COORABELLA

15 minutes to Bangalow & Byron Bay Featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Country Style & Instyle Magazine Expansive historic Queenslander Breathtaking hinterland views European Style formal pool Primary production status Sought-after Coolamon Ridge location

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Location: Coorabell, NSW Price: $6.5 million Land: 23ha Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 5 Bath, 14 Cars


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or the first time in 17 years, one of the most iconic properties in the Byron Bay hinterland has come onto the market. This magical estate, named Coorabella, sits on 23 hectares high up on the highly sought-after Coolamon Scenic Drive ridgeline. The main house is an expansive 5 bedroom Queenslander that has a wellconsidered position and sublime views out over the green rolling hills of the picturesque surrounding area. Nestled near a giant fig tree at the end of a tarred driveway, the home overlooks an elegant European-style formal pool area, surrounded by a fragrant garden of jasmine and gardenias. The whimsical tipi is perfect for lounging, meditation or yoga.

iconic hinterland estate

Ideal for entertaining, the property has played host to many high profile special events and weddings over the years, but is also the private residence of well known Australian jewellery designer Giovanni D’Ercole for some of the year. A favourite with media and the style set, Coorabella has been featured in many glossy lifestyle magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Madison, Marie Claire, Country Style and InStyle, just to name a few. The house’s aged patinas and textures are unique and atmospheric, while the 14ft ceilings throughout feature original decorative pressed-tin work. The main living and dining areas combine to form an atmospheric entertaining space that spills out onto the wide, covered verandahs that wrap around the house. The property has Primary Production status and stunning Wilson Creek frontage with an enormous swimming hole, accessed via a wonderful forested trail at the bottom of the property. Coorabella would make an amazing hinterland retreat or family home and must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

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THE POWER & THE GLORY by Mike Butler

There’s great cars and then there are those that beat the rest in every measure. They’re the supercars, and here are some of the best.

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Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 The celebrity in the supercar pack W

in four days. Combined that with an insane amount of high performance German engineering throughout the car and you’ve got a world leader.

In 1998, when Volkswagen bought the trademark of the once great French carmaker Bugatti – who at that time was folding like a wet baguette – it immediately lay down the gauntlet to the world announcing it would build the fastest, most powerful and most expensive car in history.

Want one? To date both coupes, the Veyron 16.4 and the Super Sport, which are limited to 300 units are sold out. Out of the 150 roadster versions currently in the world however, the Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse, only a few more than 50 are still available. But just so you know, its special tyres can only be fitted in France and a set will cost around $70,000.

hen a poll of 100,000 fans of Top Gear vote you the best car in the past 20 years, you know you’re onto a good thing, which is what this sleek beast was awarded in September 2013.

Ever since then, Volkswagen has pretty much done that. Its current Bugatti Super Sport has held the world production car top speed for the past three years with a rather swift 431.072km/h. How? An 8.0-litre W16 cylinder, 736kw engine that sucks in more oxygen in a minute than you or I would suck

Performance: 0-100km/h 2.46secs, 0-240 9.8secs, 0-300 14.6secs

Price tag: $2,700,000 AUD

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McLaren P1

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reen credentials aren’t typically the domain of these types of cars, but the 2014 McLaren P1 electric hybrid boasts full supercar credentials. Despite a triflingly-small 3.8l engine, it can muster 0 to 300km/h in 16.5 seconds thanks to a fully franked DNA strand that comes out of Formula 1 in its pocket powerhouse. That’s quick. So quick it will actually beat the current McLaren F1 by 5 seconds. Out is its signature three-seat combination with the driver alone at the front, which is a shame but in is an electric motor that can be used for the eerie joy of driving a silent hypercar. It’s being called a game changer in this realm and the suitably wealthy have been snapping them up. If you want one, get in quick because of the 375 that they are making, almost all have been bought. Deliveries began in October. Founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren, McLaren’s true focus

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is on Formula 1 racing; these “customer” cars are but a spin off from their main business of winning track trophies. That means this car has true racing credentials with everything unnecessary thrown out to give it the power to weight ratio of something that really should be flying without the need for a road. That means no carpets, no pesky luggage compartments and no fiddly knobs. Except perhaps for one; the Instant Power Assist System button. That gives an instant acceleration boost via the electric motor, which is too cool for words. •

Performance: 0-100km/h less than 3 secs, electronically limited to 350km/h top speed

Price tag: $2 million AUD


2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse The hottest Gallardo ever T

he moment the freshest spawn from the Gallardo farm was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year, car nuts, glamour models, school kids and basically anybody with a pulse has been ewwing and ahhing over this sexy snorting Italian. While there are lots of things to be said of the multitude of Gallardo variants that the company has been churning out since 2003, including the excellent Italian police version, this Gallardo’s hook is that it’s basically the same as the Super Trofeo race car. Except you don’t need to wear a crash helmet with it to go down the shops. Regardless, you’ll get there quickly. The now legendary 5.2 litre V-10 engine has been tricked up to produce 419kw and 540Nm to make it the most powerful of the Gallardo line-up (that’s including the race car)

and the widespread use of carbon fibre and aluminium, has pushed this supercharged beast down to under 1500kg. That means if you gave it wings, it would fly, fast. The solution? A specially designed rear wing that produces three times more down force than the standard Gallardo spoiler forcing those high performance tyres into the tarmac. Want one? The choice is yours of yellow, white, grey, or red, while its brake calipers come in red, black, or yellow. •

Performance: 0 to 100km/h 3.4 seconds, 10.4-second 0 to 200 km/h, top speed 320 km/h

Only 50 ever made & all sold out

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aluminium buttons gleam with LED powered symbols that appear as f you ever wanted a reason to be Swedish, Koenigsegg would be one. Since 1994 this low-key, hyper-performance carmaker has been producing if out of nowhere. The LED shines through the aluminium buttons via almost invisible micro holes, which creates excellent visibility as well incredibly sexy vehicles that many critics rate as their super car of choice. as a ruthlessly clean and stylish Swedish aesthetic. Certainly, if you wanted to dip your toe into this market you’d be hard-pressed to be unhappy with this purchase. Unlike other supercar makers who tend to treat their cars like track vehicles, the Agera attempts to be a dirty word in this field – everyday practical. Not only does it have luggage space, but also there is a detachable top, which fits in the boot for convertible driving. Inside, comfort is a priority and the dash doesn’t have any minimalist on-track pretentions of others. Instead it looks like something out of the flight deck of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Its ‘ghost light’ system makes solid

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In addition to this it has the lightest and most compact hypercar engine in the world. Weighing only 197kg complete with flywheel, clutch, dry sump system, Inconel exhaust manifold and turbo, the 5-litre V8 bi-turbo engine develops more than 960hp and over 1000Nm. •

Performance: 0–100km/h in 3.1 seconds and a theoretical top speed of over 400km/h

Price tag: $2.4 million AUD


SSC Tuatara

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ig, insanely powerful and designed like an American jet fighter without wings, the latest car from the company formerly known as Shelby Super Cars is loud and proud. Equipped with a twin turbocharged pushrod V8, turbocharged 6.9 litre engine, it’s expected to produce a behemoth 1,268kw and 1735Nm, making it the most powerful production engine in the world. For you that roughly translates to around double the take off speed of a jet plane. For coming onto a decade now, SSC has been locked in combat with Bugatti for the title of the world’s fastest car. This is SSC’s blatant intention to take the trophy that they lost in 2010.

that you can come to on the road. The seats look like the love child of Tomcat’s and Prada leather and the high curved glass windscreen/roof may as well be of an FA-18 fighter. Not that your creature comforts haven’t been attended to. There’s AC, cab-controlled front air lift, a 10-speaker super tuned sound system, full time rear view camera, a neat retro digital display screen, GPS and –just in case you want to watch a movie at 300km/h – a DVD player. •

Performance: 0-100km/h in 2.5 secs, top speed 444km/h

Proudly American, the Tuatara is the closest thing to a Top Gun experience

Price tag: around $1.5 million

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NAUTILUS Location: Fingal Head, NSW Price: $2.7 million Land: 110m2 Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 6 Cars

stunning oceanfront villa

Blackbutt timber floors Overlooks Cook Island 460m2 under roof Lifts to 3 floors Kitchens on 2 levels 3 separate stratas 30 minutes to Byron Bay

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self-contained apartment zoned 3E (commercial), ideal for a home based business. On the second level a large open plan living area and kitchenette services the two bedrooms and a bathrooms on this floor. Bi-fold doors open onto a covered terrace overlooking the pool and the ocean beyond. On the third level there is another living area, a full kitchen and an ensuited master bedroom with views to the mountains to the West and Ocean and to the East. The covered terrace on this level boasts more beautiful views. Other features include a lift to all levels, air conditioning throughout, back to base alarm system and Blackbutt timber floors.


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cean, River and Mountain views abound over four levels at this idyllic location. Just four years old, this elegant residence incorporates a lift to the 2 main living levels, a street fronted one bedroom apartment (zoned commercial) ideal for a home business or as a guest quarters, a large outdoor entertaining area around an in-ground pool and a 6 car lock-up garage. On the first floor there is a large open plan living area with a kitchenette and large undercover terraces. Also on this level are two bedrooms and a bathroom opening onto a large West facing terrace. On the second level (accessed

via lift or stairs) there is a second living area, full sized kitchen and terraces overlooking the ocean and Cook Island to the East and beyond the ensuited Master bedroom views to the Mountains and the Tweed River to the West. Via an additional external staircase there is access to an enormous rooftop terrace with 360 degree views of this stunning part of the far North Coast of New South Wales. Less than 15 minutes to Gold Coast International airport and the restaurants and cafes of the coast, the property is also only an hour from Brisbane and 30 minutes from Byron Bay.

Location: Fingal Head, NSW Price: $3.5 million Land: 111m2 Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 6 Cars

In ground pool 6 car lock-up garage Terraces overlooking Cook Island 360 degree views from the rooftop terrace 15 minutes to Gold Coast International Airport 60 minutes from Brisbane 30 minutes from Byron Bay

contemporary beachside beauty

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with amazing views over the Caldera and earn income from the village from rental, possibly tourism or share farming

Caldera Retreat is a magical and ancient place of crystal-lined terrain, fresh mountain streams, pristine old growth rainforest , swimming holes, amazing views and much more.

- Community Group/Intentional Community - create a sustainable and self sufficient community similar to MO, or SEPP15 Rural Land Share community with income producing potential from a variety of sources, (small farm forestry, bush foods, salvaged timber art, crystal jewellery, art, health and healing etc)

elcome to Caldera Retreat, a private 300 acre property nestled along the slopes bordering majestic Mt Jerusalem National Park.

Caldera Retreat represents a place of sharing, learning, healing and self discovery within a powerful, ancient natural space of important biodiversity. Significant investment has been made in bringing Caldera Retreat to a condition where one can live sustainably, in comfort and in harmony with nature and is ready for new custodians.

- Tourism - create artists retreats, farm stays, eco-tourism/backpacker establishment, education/research facility etc

The property offers a number of potential uses to a variety of buyers including:

- Government - Indigenous education centre or field research station (geology,ecology, pharmacology, sustainable innovation eg. solar, hydro energy etc.)

- Family - build your dream home (from natural materials on the property),

Note* All potential uses would be subject to Council Approval.

Location: Commissioners Creek, NSW Price: Offers over $1.5 million Land: 120.8ha 12 Beds, 5 Bath, 6 Cars

create your own community or sustainable family haven

North Facing 300 elevated acres Riparian wildlife corridor and fauna refuge area Large paddock areas Surrounded by mountain waterfalls 5 renovated dwellings 1 bedroom cottage, 3 bedroom home, 2 bedroom cottage, 3/4 bedroom home & a multi-level property

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rom a bare cow paddock in 1983 to a beautiful rainforest botanical garden, this is potentially one of the best personal environmental projects in Byron Shire: a totally unique property.

The first of some 20,000 rainforest plants were planted on Christmas Day 1983 and, as with all botanical gardens, this property will only improve in value as it matures. This will be a truly unique legacy to pass on through the generations or an amazing environmental investment property to on-sell in the future. The gardens have been established around the ideal central main house site, well away from the boundaries and protected from wind and the summer sun, yet benefitting from the warmth of the winter sun. Here you can build your dream home, subject to council approval, potentially up to three levels because of the site topography with room also for a three to four car garage. A 200m long tree and palm lined driveway leads to a turning circle with space for another two car garage and workshop or shed. Three phase power is already connected to the property. At the far south-west corner of the property, is a partly built cottage used as a

temporary dwelling during the establishment of the gardens, which could be used a site office during construction of your new home. With the exception of the main house site, the entire 5 acres (approx.) is your garden with the feel of a peaceful and tranquil national park. The body of water on the property has been landscaped to give the illusion that there is a river heading off into the distance. Cleverly and carefully designed, the property requires minimal maintenance: all the rainforested areas require no mowing, brush cutting and little to no weeding. And in winter months, even the grassed areas will require limited mowing. The current owner estimates that the entire property could be easily managed by one person spending one afternoon a week – potentially the ideal rural retirement property. Paradise is also a haven for an extraordinary diversity of bird species including rare species such as the noisy pitta, darter and the night heron. The combination of rainforest and a body of water has created a habitat for over a hundred observed species and there is also a breeding Koala colony. The property is situated in a quiet country lane, a no through road, and is just five minutes drive to Mullumbimby and fifteen or so to Byron Bay.

Beautiful near 5 acre lot Personal environmental project 20,000 rainforest trees and plants Over 100 species of birds North-facing house site 5 minutes to Mullumbimby 15 minutes to Byron Bay

Location: Myocum, NSW Price: Price guide $1.5 million Land: 2.01ha

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mmamead is a classic white Queenslander that has undergone an award-winning contemporary conversion and extension. Winning the prestigious RAIA Country Division Architecture Award in 2002, the house has recently undergone a stylish redecoration and is for sale fully furnished. This luxurious yet relaxed retreat with a 16 metre salt water in-ground lap pool features the highest of design standards as well as a stunning hinterland location. There are sweeping views over lush lawns towards Wilsons Creek and lush green hills beyond. The home is situated on a ‘very low maintenance’ 2 acre estate. Against a crisp white palette the owners have layered warm neutrals and contrasting colours and textures. Adding to that, the home has all of those

Location: Federal, NSW Price: Offers over $1.8 million Land: 9,019m2 Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 3 Bath, 2 Cars

award winning renovated Queenslander just 2o minutes from Byron

luxury staples... LCD flat screen televisions, an iPod docking station and state of the art stereo system, crispy cotton sheets, feather & down pillows, fluffy towels, robes and slippers and gorgeous bathroom products. You could also create some cuisine masterpieces on the bbq or utilise the stainless steel kitchen. There is a lovely indoor fireplace, two to three generous sized living areas and five large bedrooms one in a separate guest suite a few steps from the main residence. The bathrooms are beautifully finished and there are 3 in total. The outdoor living areas shaded by wrap-around verandas invite long lazy afternoons. There is also a separate studio currently used for storage that would make a great office space.

16 metre in-ground pool Sweeping views to Wilsons Creek Extensive wrap around verandas Three generous living areas Ultimate entertaining facilities Superbly decorated & fully furnished Low maintenance 2 acre estate Excellent holiday rental returns

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et on a beautiful, certified organic 31 acre property high in Byron Bay’s hinterland, the House of Moons is a truly extraordinary home.

combustion stove doubles up to run central heating keeping the house snug and dry and provides steaming hot water.

The Moroccan inspired architecture and dĂŠcor with archways, richly painted stucco walls and handmade tile detailing is complimented by the use of Australian hardwoods for the timber floors and cathedral ceilings.

Designed for self-sufficiency, the home boasts a state-of-the-art power system with 54 rooftop solar panels, a small wind generator, back-up diesel generator and is interactive with the grid. Water is drawn from a crystal clear permanent spring and bore with consideration given to possible extended periods of drought with tank storage of 144,000+ gallons fed by the spring, bore and rainwater.

The living areas and bedrooms, shaded by an arched walkway, look out over the expansive sandstone terracing and beautiful central blue-tiled pool. The pool house incorporates a Turkish steam room with travertine tiling, change room, large day room overlooking the 10 person spa, and a small gym or yoga studio. The kitchen with adjoining dining area boasts a walk-in pantry, bench-top stove, built-in steamer, dish drawers and granite bench tops. An imported

A large machinery shed set well away from the house includes basic living accommodation for a caretaker or gardener. This east facing home set in amongst lush terraced gardens enjoys breathtaking 270 degree views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Location: Rosebank, NSW Price: $1.6 million all offers considered Land: 12.61ha Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 2 Bath, 2 Cars

270 degree hinterland views Self sufficient for power and water Extensive pool and pool house complex Expansive terracing and lush gardens Archway and handmade tile details An entertainer’s paradise 31 certified organic acres

Moroccan inspired hinterland home

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ituated in one of the most sought-after streets in Byron Bay, this perfectly built home is walking distance from everything that is magical about this popular seaside town. This magnificent property was constructed to the highest standard by a multi-prize-winning builder who won an HIA Renovation Award. Timber-lined verandas provide natural shade and ample space for outdoor entertaining, whilst inside, local Tallow Wood floors give a lovely warmth to the open plan, light-filled living spaces. There is a large entertainer’s kitchen featuring Brazilian granite bench tops; a builder’s pantry, Blum self-closing drawers, Ilvie oven and Leibherr integrated fridge. A vast open plan living & dining space overlooks the garden whilst a second spacious sitting room with ecosmart-fireplace opens onto the north-facing front terrace.

Also on this level is a cloak room, 3 spacious guest bedrooms, a generous Travertine-lined bathroom, separate powder room and laundry. Upstairs is another guest bedroom with ensuite, beside a stunning and extensive master suite complete with large WIR/massage room and a stunningly appointed ensuite. Stairs into the loft level reveal a purpose-built office space also perfect for additional storage. On the ground floor below the living level is a 25m2 gym/all purpose room, plus a two car garage with ample room for boards and bikes. Other features include zone ducted air, programmable under-tile heating, 2.8m high ceilings and garden irrigation. Located on a generous 1012m2 block with approval for a 2 level studio and pool as well as rear lane access. This property leaves little to be desired.

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Immaculately presented multi-level executive residence Large level elevated block Spacious indoor & outdoor entertaining areas Walking distance to everything in Byron Bay 5 bedrooms & 1 office

Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: Offers over $3.5 million Land: 1,012m2 Aspect: North Easterly 5 Beds, 3 Bath, 2 Cars

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Incredible city and Harbour Bridge views Large scale indoor and outdoor entertaining As-new quality Master Craft built home Gorgeous heated pool and spa with mosaic water features Latest, most advanced technology and security systems Extremely private and quiet location

Location: Bellevue Hill, NSW Price: Contact agent Sally Taylor - 0411 216 462 Land: 835m2 Aspect: North Easterly 6 Beds, 5 Bath, 2 Cars

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his is an extraordinarily luxurious and grand home that can entertain on the largest scale as well as provide sophisticated and intimate living. Marvel at the spectacular views over Sydney’s cityscape and the hypnotic vistas of the harbour bridge, especially as they light up against the night sky. Experience a wonderful lifestyle in one of Sydney’s most prestigious suburbs with gorgeous local villages, the best schools, abundant parklands and the delights of the harbour all close by. Entering into the grand foyer entrance with soaring ceilings and spectacular lighting you are greeted with an array of flexible living and dining options that spill out to the outdoor entertaining and living pool-side terraces. These spaces can be opened up to form a vast open-plan indoor and outdoor entertaining or they can be easily separated by glass sliding doors to create smaller more intimate living spaces. The Kitchen has been designed for large scale entertaining with a separate preparation area, three ovens, two dishwashers and two large built in fridges. An oversized single-piece marble island workbench and marble splashback set the elegant tone for the beautiful cabinets and stone floors throughout. The numerous quality European appliances are seamlessly integrated. Boasting a sophisticated, expansive parents retreat with fabulous views, private terrace, huge double ensuite with a steam room and a separate dressing room with custom master-built cabinets. Other generous sized bedrooms on this level each feature their own ensuite, separate bath, private terrace and built in robes. There is provision for staff accommodation with a separate entrance on the lower ground level. This property offers wonderful purpose built rooms with every luxury modern convenience, such as a large cinema/media room complete with full kitchen and bar facilities and fibre optic ceiling, or a designer “man-cave” cellar built to host poker nights and some serious wine tasting events. There is also the most sophisticated use of technology throughout, including both AMX and Cbus electronic systems, fully integrated quality sound system, and the latest highly regarded internal and external security systems . With a spectacular heated pool and spa, large sprawling terraces and gorgeous lush gardens, this as-new, large-scale quality property, with its spectacular views and prestigious location, presents an opportunity second to none.

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CARAWATHA 100 year old farmhouse Recording/editing studio Artist’s workshop 2 room studio & large studio shed Private quiet location Situated on a country lane Hinterland views

nostalgia & creativity combine in this wonderful hinterland home

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Location: Eureka, NSW Price: $1.65 million Land: 1.96ha Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 3 Bath, 2 Cars


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oasting one of the most desirable locations in Byron Bay, with magnificent ocean and hinterland views is this Master built luxury home. Enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Warning, Julian Rocks, and the iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse from the comfort of an architecturally designed oasis.

level offers a designer open plan kitchen with high end European appliances, living area with gas fireplace and dining area that can accommodate a 12 seater table. These features open out onto a huge undercover deck that captures and highlights one of the best views over Byron Bay.

This 2012 award winning design has been built to include every modern accoutrement, including a glass shaft lift that also enjoys the spectacular views. On the upper level, the use of light, space and state of the art finishes is emphasized by 4.5 metre cathedral ceilings. An entertainers dream, this

With dual access to Massinger Street, it is only a short stroll to Main Beach or into the village to enjoy a wonderful array of shops and restaurants. Vantage over Byron could not be better positioned as a family residence or holiday home. This stunning newly completed home deserves your attention.

Never to be built out 180 degree views Architecturally designed 2012 MBA award winning home A few minutes walk to the beach and shops Spacious, light filled and open plan design Wet bar and second galley style kitchen opening out to pool and BBQ area Fully tiled infinity edge pool with ocean and hinterland views Multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining areas

Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: $4.1 million Land: 1044m2 Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 3 Bath, 5 Cars

luxurious oasis in the heart of Byron Bay

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astle de la Mer is an architecturally designed, custom finished, stunning modern beach home or holiday retreat. Set over 4 spacious levels serviced by an internal lift, each room enjoys uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and deserted beaches stretching north and south.

The uppermost living area boasts wrap-around terracing and indoor wet bar taking full advantage of the views. The master suite on this level enjoys an exquisite bathroom with dual showers, a unique egg-shaped soaker bath and chandelier.

From the ground floor 5 star, 5 car garage with adjoining gym/recreation space to the expansive roof-top terrace with wet bar, 8 person spa and 360 degree views, this property is immaculately finished. On the ground floor, you will also find a separate guest studio or nanny/maid’s quarters and the entrance to the lift/stairs that will take you to the upper levels.

Guests can continue to enjoy your hospitality and the 360 degree views up on the roof top terrace with its spa and wet-bar: perfect for summer entertaining.

The middle levels each boast spacious open-plan living areas spilling out onto wide entertaining terraces and two en-suited bedrooms. Entertaining guests and family is undoubtedly at the heart of this luxurious home. The sleek, state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances and massive Caesarstone island bench is any chef’s delight.

Location: The Entrance North, NSW Price: Price on application Land: 697m2 Aspect: Easterly 5 Beds, 6 Bath, 5 Cars

sublime modern beachside lifestyle property

Castle de la Mer is uniquely positioned on the beach front. This fantastic location is mere seconds from the surf; minutes to the stunning Magenta Shores International Golf Course, shops, local cafes & restaurants; and just 80 minutes to business in Sydney’s CBD. With unparalleled luxury and absolute beach frontage, Castle de la Mer is the ideal holiday retreat to escape to or the perfect private lifestyle haven to call home.

Sleek & stylish 5 bedroom beachfront home Spacious & well furbished open plan living Expansive, indoor & outdoor entertaining areas Breathtaking ocean views State-of-the-art chef’s kitchen Rooftop terrace with spa and wet bar Massive motoring enthusiast’s garage with attached studio / gym Full alarm system & security cameras C-bus, TV, phone & data points throughout with Sonos audio-visual hub 10 seconds to the beach, 3 minutes to golf 80 minutes to business in Sydney’s CBD

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HARBOUR VIEWS Location: Shute Harbour, QLD Price: $1.45 million Land: 587m2 Aspect: North Easterly 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 2 Cars

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his contemporary architect-designed home, located in the exclusive enclave of Shute Harbour, exemplifies modern tropical living.

Harbour Views is designed to fit into the landscape and maximise the stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands visible from open plan living areas and multiple decks. Ideal for entertaining, this stylish home offers two spacious living areas and three bedrooms over two levels. On the upper level, the open plan living area includes the kitchen, dining and lounge room with adjoining office space and powder room and polished wooden floors throughout. The kitchen is an entertainer’s delight with all modern appliances and a walk-in pantry. The main balcony is perfect for entertaining whilst enjoying the beautiful tropical environment from the well established gardens below to the Whitsunday views.

Contemporary home ideally suited to a tropical lifestyle 2 livings areas and 3 bedrooms across 2 levels Plunge pool Expansive views over Daydream Island and the Whitsundays 15 minutes to Airlie Beach A short ferry ride to Hamilton Island jet airport

A central spiral staircase leads down to the lower level that incorporates the three bedrooms and two bathrooms together with a second living area and bar that opens to the pool, which also incorporates an internal water feature. The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and enjoys views to Daydream Island and beyond through floor to ceiling windows. The village of Shute Harbour has a ferry terminal to Hamilton Island with its airport linking to all capital cities and there is a light plane airport just 10 minutes away. Airlie Beach, one of Queensland’s most popular tourist towns, is only 15 minutes away. With its unique design, this home captures the natural light and enjoys the cooling breezes and is perfect for anyone seeking a peaceful, relaxed tropical lifestyle.

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THE HACIENDA Location: Tenterfield, NSW Price: $2.9 million Land: 255.3ha Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 5 Bath, 2 Cars

Private mountain ranges location Expansive open fields across 2 titles Mountainous outcrops & creek frontage Excellent private retreat An abundance of flora & fauna Large lake with 2 cottages 2 large sheds one setup as bunkroom Magnificent Spanish inspired residence

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0 minutes drive from the country town of Tenterfield in Northern NSW you will find The Hacienda. Bordered by National Park and encompassing so much natural diversity the property offers the discerning buyer a completely private and magical natural retreat. The main house, built by the owner, who also built Cedar Springs, Paul Hogan’s old home in Possum Creek and the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay, pays homage to the owner’s love of the Spanish style of architecture. A central courtyard is surrounded by the buildings of the main residence on 3 sides. There is a main kitchen with walk-in pantry, a sitting area, and a large dining room with a round fireplace warming a sunken lounge area. There are also 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom in this wing as well as two powder rooms and a bar area off the dining room. A guest wing to the right of the courtyard comprises a self contained apartment and two

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separate en-suited bedrooms, all with open fireplaces. On the opposite side of the courtyard there is a 2 car garage, a games or multipurpose room, as well as a stable for 4 horses and 2 store rooms. The home is surrounded by ornamental exotic gardens (with palms, agaves, cacti rock gardens, and abundant natives) and a large established vegetable garden with underground irrigation throughout. There are several dams on the property and a large lake with 2 additional guest cabins, one built over the water. There are sections of pine forest and a number of paddocks perfect for horses. This 650 acre, 2 title property has an abundance of wildlife including many species of birds, wallabies and kangaroos, koalas, goannas as well as a wonderful array of native flora. The property offers a myriad of possibilities or you can simply enjoy the property as it currently stands.


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outdoor living spaces. The retreat includes a master bedroom with stone walled en-suite and two additional bedrooms that share a second bathroom.

Perched on top of the world, you can relax on the exceptionally wide decks and watch eagles soar past or retire to a comfortable leather lounge in front of the large stone open fireplace.

This truly unique home built high on the plateau is an easy drive to the beautiful beaches of northern NSW, with Byron Bay 45 minutes away, and only 15 minutes to the Gold Coast International Airport or 90 minutes to central Brisbane.

his amazing retreat built high on a ridge line in the Tweed Hinterland features dramatic 360째 views over the Tweed Coast and Pacific Ocean, Mount Warning and Bilambil Valley.

Utilising beautiful natural timbers and local stonework, the home also features many Indian and Balinese details. The large open plan living has six metre ceilings and clear screens that open to totally merge indoor and

The Rock Retreat could be your perfect weekend getaway, where you leave the stress of the city behind to relax and unwind.

Location: Upper Duroby, NSW Price: $1.595 million Land: 2.58ha Aspect: North Easterly 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 2 Cars

stunning views over the Tweed Valley

Complete privacy Positioned high above the tree line Breathtaking hinterland and ocean views Stunning sunrise & sunset vistas Expansive decks Views from every room Timber floors & hand-laid stone walls Indian & Balinese features 15 minutes to Gold Coast airport 90 minutes to Brisbane A unique & perfect getaway retreat

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VILLA BENVENTANO

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et on one of the highest ridgelines in the Byron Bay hinterland, Villa Benventano has a commanding and stately presence on the landscape. The property offers 360 degree views of the surrounding rolling hills and the ocean over Lennox Head. A gently sloping driveway meanders past the macadamia plantation and reveals the home at the top of the hill. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and add another layer to the vistas from the alfresco courtyards that adjoin the home on all sides. Villa Benventano is ideal for the entertainer. There is an expansive dining room with a large double-sided stone fireplace and a truly enviable kitchen. There is a 4000 bottle wine cellar under the house. There are 2 sitting rooms, one that takes in the ocean views, the other beside the stone fire place. A more recent addition is one of the most beautifully built libraries one is likely to see. There are 3 guest bedrooms and a bathroom in the guest wing and there is a 2 car carport. The use of timber and stone throughout this perfectly built double brick home is breathtaking. Outside there is a large vegetable garden, various fruit trees, original dairy bales and a large farm shed. The west facing courtyard has a magnificent hand built stone pizza oven as its centrepiece whilst the Eastern courtyard overlooks a newly completed swimming pool with the ocean as its backdrop. Villa Benventano is something to behold.

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HEATHLAND Location: Corindi Beach, NSW Price: $1.295 million Land: 39.84ha

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Beautiful beachfront acreage 100 acres of heath, forest & grassland DA approval in place for a home Borders Yuragir National Park to the North 9 minutes from the shops, cafes & schools of Woolgoolga 25 minutes to Coffs Harbour 30 minutes to Grafton

ust a short distance from the towns of Red Rock and Woolgoolga and just 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour and Grafton, you will find this magical 100 acre parcel of oceanfront land. With a DA approved building site some 20 metres above sea level and a north to south 4WD track as well as power, water & phone to the land, this block is ready and waiting for you to build your ideal beach front home.

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The current owners keep their horses on the property and ride through it and onto the beach. There’s great fishing, bush-walking & adventuring to do in the area with Yuragir National Park forming the Northern boundary. And yet the convenience of shops, cafes and schools is less than 10 minutes away.


MONTECOLLUM Location: Coorabell, NSW Price: Offers over $1 million Land: 17.46h 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 4 Cars

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ave you always wanted an elevated private parcel of land with views of green rolling hills and the sea beyond? Well this property could be the one! Situated on the sought after Coolamon Scenic Drive on the ‘view’ side of the road, it is a wonderful 43 acre parcel of land. There is an old 2 bedroom cottage and garden shed on the property at present and a driveway leads down to a wonderful build site where a DA approval exists for a 4 bedroom

Prestigious Coolamon Scenic Drive 43 elevated acres Views to the lighthouse and ocean 2 bedroom cottage on-site Superbly located build site DA approval for a 4 bedroom home House designs available Demolition approval for existing cottage DA approval for an infinity-edge pool Primary production status as timber plantation

house and an infinity edge pool. From this position you have breathtaking views of the valley below and the lighthouse and sea beyond. You also have an excellent view of the forests which cover a good percentage of the land and of the flatter grassed acreage and dam which also form part of the property. An application has also been put in for Primary Production status for this land.

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Tsukiji Fish Market It’s difficult to find a bad meal in Japan. by Sarah Swan

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here is a simplicity, a freshness and a quality to the Japanese food that is second to none. The Japanese are extremely proud of their cuisine and with good reason. Tsukiji Fish Markets, one of more than ten wholesale markets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers in metropolitan Tokyo. It is also the world’s largest and busiest, handling over 2,000 tonnes of seafood per day. There are rules around visiting Tsukiji and there is no point whatsoever trying to go off-piste. Not that you couldn’t, perhaps, but the systems in place are so good that your visit becomes easy, still adventurous, never do you feel like a tourist or that you are being merely tolerated. The Japanese have a grace and such impeccable manners. Just do as you’re told and don’t get in the way! Should you forget, there are plenty of signs to remind you at many a corner.

Do not enter areas restricted to authorized personnel!

Do not obstruct traffic!

Do not bring large bags or suitcases into the market!

Do not enter the market in high heeled shoes or sandals!

Do not bring small children or pets!

Do not smoke in the market!

Do not touch anything!

If you are keen and being a part of the live tuna auction is a necessary part of your visit, then you need to be on site by 5am latest. Go to the information centre, line up, request your reservation, hope for the best. Only 120 people are allowed access to each auction and it’s first in best dressed. And always full. That’s probably why I’ve never made it. An hour travelling in the darkness in mid-Tokyo-Winter to be rejected is more than I could handle. Post-auction, the Wholesale Market does open to the public at 9am. An hour spent wandering is an incredible experience. I could do hours more – live eels, whole tuna, whitebait, abalone, razor clams, everything – including some I was too scared to ask about, or perhaps too scared to know. It’s a buzzing hive of activity, automatic trolleys whizzing up and down, restaurant owners, supermarket chain purchasing managers, providers, and the odd tourist getting in the way or run over. It’s not for the faint hearted in the there but I can highly recommend it. I imagine I’ll keep visiting, each time I find myself lucky enough to be back in that great city. The market itself is due to be picked up and moved in 2016 to a site at Toyosu. Tsukiji Fish Markets are closed on Sundays and some Wednesdays – it’s worth checking before you head off... www.japan-guide.com/e/e3021.html

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quite simply, this is food worth queing for

Of course, there is another reason for the committed Tsukiji trek. The feeding of the belly. Just inside the main gate to the market at Shin-ohashi St, you’ll find the wholesale fruit and veg market, and in amongst it all, the most wonderful snaky long lines of eager breakfasters, patiently standing, drooling over laminated images of toro and salmon and yellowtail. 5 years ago, my memory is of a short angry Japanese woman coldly taking orders and pointing her finger sharply if you strayed even slightly West of the queue. This time, the sweet mannered young gent still liked us to be orderly in our line, and in fact, would often move us in file from West to East and back West again – I imagine there was a logic there but whatever it was, it kept us warm as we stared hungrily at our laminated food and rocked quietly back and forth awaiting the 2 out, 2 in system to eventually bring our turn. Quite simply, this is food worth queuing for. It’s simple. Rice, your selection (made outside) of red tuna and fatty tuna (toro – belly), of tuna and salmon, tuna and yellowtail, whatever it may be – along with fresh wasabi of course, a steaming bowl of miso and pickles; and the obligatory green tea. Coats and gloves and skarves and hats are hung on the wall behind you and large wide smiles are exchanged. I have failed in both attempts to get the name of this amazing little hole in the wall – but after much googling and investigation have discovered it is Sushi-Dai – 2nd place up on the right, from the fish market side. It will have one of the longest queues but we have waited no more than half an hour both visits and as I said, it’s a queue worth being in, so don’t hesitate! Still one of the best meals I’ve had in Japan...twice!

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BONNYDUNE Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: Offers over $1.9 million Land: 613.4m2 Aspect: Easterly 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 4 Cars

absolute beachfront in Byron Bay

Private path through tuckeroos to beach
 Alison Tate designed home
 Magnificent timber detailing
 Spacious indoor & outdoor living
 Private secluded and well shaded
 Walking distance from shops
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estled behind a dune forested in tuckeroo and bankia trees, this beautiful beachfront home was built 10 years ago and recently renovated. ‘Bonnydune’ backs onto the pristine sands of Tallows Beach between Cape Byron and Broken Head. Set back off the street to maximise privacy, the Alison Tate design features Sydney Red Gum floors, Cedar windows and doors, extensive timber decks and a private leafy outlook. Upon entering Bonnydune there is a dining area which opens to beautiful gardens and adjoins a spacious kitchen. A large high-ceilinged lounge room with a window seat at one end and bi-folds at the other opens onto an entertaining deck with lawn and garden beyond. On this level is a master bedroom with walk-in robe and a large separate bathroom that opens onto the garden.

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Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom, one with a private balcony and walk-up viewing platform. The quality of the craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident everywhere you turn and the use of bi-folds, windows, & louvres provide excellent cross ventilation for warmer days. The garden is beautifully presented and a small path leads over the dune straight onto the beach. This section of the beach is dog friendly and is a favourite spot for morning swims, surfing and fishing. To the south, Broken Head lies in the distance and to the north the Byron Bay Lighthouse winks down from the cliff. The current owners have been holiday letting the property to wonderful feedback from guests. This home is immaculate in its presentation and detail and would make a very comfortable family home.


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his magical property is perfectly poised on the ridge to capture the surrounding mountain views and must be one of the best positions in the Byron Bay hinterland to take in the sunset. This home exudes style and a relaxed elegance that is hard to match. A 9 metre high ceilinged entrance hall featuring timber beams from an old Grafton bridge built in 1918 and 100 year old Baltic Pine floorboards from an old Adelaide church provide a fitting welcome. There is a wonderful feeling of space in the open plan living area which adjoins a large covered patio area with open fire overlooking a beautiful pool and the spectacular scenery beyond. There is a generous master suite with a private balcony

overlooking the pool, a luxurious en-suite with a round shower room, divine bath and double vanity as well as a large walk-in robe. There are 2 guest bedrooms and a bathroom at the northern end of the house which both open onto the gardens via french doors. A separate guest cottage with ensuite is a short walk from the house. There is also a large work shed at the top of the property. Possum Hill is a 3 minute drive to the main street of Bangalow and a 10 minute drive to Byron Bay and it is most certainly one of the most impressive homes on the market at present.

Breathtaking hinterland views Stunningly designed & built main residence Infinity-edge lap pool Private elevated manageable acreage Indoor & outdoor fireplaces Expansive indoor & outdoor entertaining Close to Bangalow & Byron Bay

Location: Bangalow, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 4.02ha Aspect: North Westerly 5 Beds, 4 Bath, 5 Cars

magnificent Tuscan inspired estate

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et along a quiet country lane in the Byron Bay hamlet of Myocum, this amazing home sits high atop a hill and is framed by a beautiful old fig tree. To the west large entertaining decks take in the Wilson Creek Ranges and some stunning sunsets, while the eastern decks are bathed in the morning light as the sun rises out of the ocean in the distance and the Byron Bay lighthouse frames the sea views. Designed by a well known local architect in conjunction with the owner, the single level home has a wonderful feeling of space and is especially light and airy. A partially glass-covered timber floor brings the reflection pond inside and boasts some stunning Lotus flowers. A flat grassed area beside the home has a DA approval for a pool that will literally have you swimming into the view! The kitchen is in the centre of the open-plan

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living space and includes a Caesar stone island bench, ample storage, views of the gardens and natural light from the skylight above. The lounge area has an open fire place and the western deck has a built-in BBQ and fridge unit. The master bedroom is at one end of the house and includes a good size walk-in robe and a beautiful ensuite with separate bath and shower. Two guest bedrooms and a bathroom are at the other end of the home. Across the driveway is a 3 car lock-up garage and below it a very useful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom studio with its own private deck overlooking the valley below and the lighthouse and ocean beyond. Other important elements include double insulation, Blackbutt floors on a concrete slab and around 100,000 litres of water storage.

Location: Myocum, NSW Price: Offers over $2.5 million Land: 2.57ha Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 9 Cars

breathtaking ocean and valley vistas

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Location: Middle Pocket, NSW Price: $1.995 million Land: 3.85ha Aspect: Northerly 12 Beds, 7 Bath, 12 Cars

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n entering the property through a formal gated entrance and up the driveway bordered by verdant, well established, topical gardens, you arrive at the main house, an immaculately renovated weatherboard two story home with expansive wrap around covered verandas and large central deck – perfect for entertaining all year round. Downstairs in the main home the dining room / kitchen and informal lounge flank the entrance way. Adjacent to the lounge is the en-suited master bedroom, with walk in robe and welcoming open fire place, opening to the veranda. Further to the right is a formal lounge / ballroom with its high set cathedral ceiling. An office and the laundry lead off from the kitchen area. The ballroom, dining room, lounge and office all open through French doors to the expansive central timber deck.

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom main residence 4 luxury 2 bedroom villas Separate manager’s cottage Licensed restaurant in converted farmhouse In-ground saltwater pool & spa Full size tennis court Expansive shaded timber verandas & decks 9.5 lush acres with rainforest pockets 15 minutes to Byron Bay, 30 minutes to Gold Coast airport

Stairs from the entrance way lead to the upstairs to the mezzanine sitting room, 3 additional bedrooms and separate bathroom. The retreat’s four private two bedroom villas sit nestled the secluded rainforest. Each is luxuriously appointed with a queen mezzanine bedroom, spa bath and twin second bedroom downstairs opening to the wide covered veranda and taking in the peaceful bush surrounds. Adjacent to the main residence is the original farmhouse now fully renovated and converted to a 60 seat restaurant also with a deep covered veranda and complete with commercial kitchen, 2 storage rooms and an additional office which could be turned into a cocktail lounge.

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The charm and mood of this mythical utopia has been captured and is reflected in the many statues, carvings and temples throughout the property. Sitting on 2.49ha (6.15 acres), just 20 minutes from Coolangatta airport, this property has stunning architectural design giving you endless views from every direction.

This is an entertainer’s paradise with high ceilings and sparkling Italian porcelain floors throughout the spacious living and entertaining areas. A fantastic gourmet kitchen boasts the latest European appliances, gas oven and polished “Costa Dorata” granite bench tops and large pantry. The open plan living flows into the outside entertaining areas. The master bedroom has a lounge and opens onto the main pool area. It also has a large walk-in wardrobe and five star ensuite with private garden. The second wing has a further two double bedrooms, each with their own private veranda, large bathroom overlooking the hills and forest, plus a separate toilet.

Entry to the property is through majestic automatic gates, with wall carvings and an intercom for your complete security. Additional security to Tropical plants and palms create an exotic garden with numerous statues, the house is via a biometric fingerprint recognition system. A palm fringed 200 metre sealed driveway leads to the residence, which was purpose built stone temple and with illuminated lights that give a true resort feel. with tranquillity and lifestyle in mind.

Stunning mountain and valley views 6.15 acre estate with exotic tropical gardens In - ground pool, entertainer’s paradise Sophisticated security system 3 minutes to golf course Balinese influence

motivated vendors - all reasonable offers considered

Location: Murwillumbah, NSW Price: Price guide $1.45 million All offers considered Land: 2.49ha Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 2 Bath, 3 Cars

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From the gorgeous gardens at the front of the house, you enter an open plan retreat style modern home with all amenities. With beautiful balconies on all sides of the house, it opens like a flower offering entertaining areas or peaceful places to sit at any time of the day and in any season. The open plan kitchen, dining and living area opens out onto timber decks in the trees to the front before the beach and to the rear is a perfect pool and pool-side gazebo backing on to National Park. It simply does not get much better than this. Upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms overlook these serene surroundings with gentle ocean breezes and the sweet sounds of nature.

Location: Suffolk Park, NSW Price: $2.8 million Land: 789m2 Aspect: North Easterly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 8 Cars

Direct beach access Backs on to National Park Very private in a gated estate Bush walks & beach walks Beautiful pool & entertaining areas Open plan, light & breezy Very well built & appointed

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his one-of-a-kind building reinvents inner city living with a focus on sustainability, nature and community. Located right behind Melbourne’s iconic Arts Centre, this beautiful building rises above the Plane trees of St Kilda Road and casts a glorious shadow of modernity and imagination. Sustainable building practices and environmentally conscious materials stand as pillars of this innovative design. Triptych apartments are like no other. A verdant walled garden makes up the building’s facade and echoes what lies beyond. Inspirationally designed by Jamie Durie, the vertical garden features 43 different native Australian plants. The dramatic entrance hall, adorned with masterpieces by Australian artist Robert Owen, is where a concierge is on hand to solve life’s everyday problems. As you step out onto the upper most floor, beyond the 3-storey vertical atrium, a vast shared space awaits. This communal area is masterfully designed to bring the beauty of nature within. The open landing is saturated with natural light and freshness. From these lofty heights, residents are welcomed with stunning views of the bay. With a fresh take on the classic front yard, your penthouse has a gated entrance leading to a front door. This personal foyer creates a sense of

4 bedroom, 306m2, level 28 penthouse North facing with stunning panoramic city views Sustainable development Stunning landscaped gardens Full time concierge Open-plan kitchen equipped with Miele appliances 25m indoor / outdoor lap pool State of the art gym Parking for 3 cars + storage Located on the edge of the CBD, near The Arts Centre, Royal Botanical Gardens, MCG, Crown Casino and the Rod Laver Arena

intimacy and privacy. Walking into this sublime abode, an expansive living area awaits. With environmentally conscious bamboo flooring throughout, the living area boasts spectacular views of St Kilda Road, the Yarra and the Botanical Gardens. The northern wing encompasses the master suite, with generous bedroom, the master bathroom, walk-through salon and access to the balcony. The thoughtful positioning of the master suite means you’ll be guaranteed the utmost privacy at all times. Returning to the centre of the penthouse, the open-plan kitchen, fully equipped with Miele appliances will satisfy the most creative chefs. Everything necessary for entertaining is right at the host’s fingertips, from the butler’s pantry to the nearby wine cellar. As you make your way through this generous space, you’ll find a second living area and a study, which could easily be converted into a home cinema. A spaciously proportioned laundry is fitted with Miele washer and dryer and has its own external entrance. In the southern wing of the apartment there are three generously sized bedrooms, one with en-suite; an additional bathroom and powder room.

Location: Southbank, VIC Price: $3.75 million Size: 306.6m2 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 3 Cars

a penthouse that embodies a utopian future

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et at the end of a quiet country lane Bougainvillea Place is a private tropical retreat wrapped around a courtyard style garden and a saltwater pool with breathtaking views from its elevated position. The 2.587 hectare parcel incorporates the main pavilion style home, a separate 2 storey 2 bedroom studio and a large horse paddock bordering a small creek that forms the western boundary of the property. The Pavillion-style main home spans over 4 rendered brick buildings that surround a grassed partially covered central North facing courtyard and a beautiful pool. The first pavilion incorporates a spacious contemporary kitchen complete with walk-in larder; a powder room and a dining room that opens onto a covered veranda overlooking the sunsets to the

west. Access the second pavilion via a covered walkway to find a large lounge room with an open fire, raked ceilings and beautiful views across the valley. The master bedroom pavilion is light filled with generous proportions and its own covered veranda. There is a large Balinese inspired bathroom with a double shower and separate bath as well as ample robing. The fourth pavilion has another living space and two bedrooms and a bathroom – ideal for guests/kids or the extended family. This is a beautiful property that will be thoroughly enjoyed as a family home, weekend retreat or simply a tree change.

Breathtaking Byron Bay hinterland views Seamless indoor/outdoor living Saltwater pool Borders waterfall & swimming creek Separate 2 bedroom cottage Heated flooring High raked ceilings Rosewood timber joinery throughout

Location: Coorabell, NSW Price: $1.5 million Land: 2.58ha Aspect: Northerly 3 Beds, 2.5 Bath, 3 Cars

stunning hinterland retreat

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his remarkable property bordering the magnificent inland waterway known as The Coorong has a stunning array of wildlife where you can see hundreds of species of birds. Owned by renowned film maker Alby Mangels, this is a rare opportunity to secure your own freehold title with sensational views in this stunning region, 80% of which is pristine national park. Covering 110ha of grasslands (surrounding a 40ha lake) with more than 2.6kms of coastline the opportunities are endless. Utilize the hand built 2 story 3 bedroom home with 200 degree uninterrupted views as a holiday hideaway, or make this your sea-change property. The house can be split into 2 self contained residences or used as one large home. It is handmade with turpentine jetty pylons from Fraser Island, QLD. The owner has also planted thousands of trees. Less than 1.5kms from the house is 150kms of pristine, unique beach where you will never see another soul. A fishing and surfing paradise. Develop this property into an eco-tourism retreat (STCA) & share it with bird/nature lovers from all over the world. An adjoining 600 ha property to the north is also available (same owner) by separate negotiation and is currently being used as a working Dorpa stud. Good income for relatively small work load. Located only 1.5 hours drive South East of Adelaide and only a few minutes drive from the lakeside town of Meningie. This property has a wonderful feeling of tranquillity and wilderness, yet is close to services.

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THE COORONG Uninterrupted breathtaking Coorong views of unique flora & fauna
 House made of stone and heavy timbers from the old wool stores in Port Adelaide Jarrah decks & internal floors
 Exceptional aviation and lifestyle property
 All weather airstrip & 60 x 40 foot hangar
 Helipad, solar panels, rainwater storage and a well on the property
 Close to a hundred miles of pristine, surfing beach

Location: Coorong, SA Price: Offers over $1.5 million Land: 110.3ha Aspect: Southerly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 2 Cars

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hese are the last freehold, oceanfront lots available in the Southern Sunset Estate on Fraser Island.

Each lot is approximately a quarter of an acre in size and is located on the protected west coast of the World Heritage island. These lots are truly unique, overlooking the Great Sandy Straits, Hervey Bay mainland as well as having views along the Fraser Island coastline. This beautiful island, the largest sand island in the world, features endless beaches, ancient rainforests and freshwater lakes. Fraser Island is known for whale watching, bush walking, beach 4WD, fishing and boating. Fraser Island is 40 minutes by ferry from mainland Hervey Bay. Land owners enjoy free ferry services to and from the island (including vehicles).

sealed. Electricity, telephone and water are already at the lots. Fraser Island will always be cared for and its value assured as it is World Heritage listed making it a complete and safe investment. Rarely does land such as this become available. Do not miss this opportunity to build yourself a beautiful home in this most unique location. Lot 5

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Lot 6

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Lot 8

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Location: Fraser Island, QLD Price: From $650,000 Land: 1,000m2

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Rare offering of ocean-front land Quarter acre freehold lots All services already connected Short walk to Kingfisher Bay Resort Free mainland ferry services for owners Views over the Great Sandy Straits Mooring rights directly in front of the lots Sailing & fishing paradise Whale watchers’ & nature lovers’ heaven Bushwalking & 4-wheel driving World Heritage island Premium tourist destination

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ALCHERINGA Location: Upper Main Arm, NSW Price: $1.5 million Land: 20ha 6 Beds, 4 Bath, 10 Cars

mountain-top oasis Situated on the edge of Mt Jerusalem National Park, just 15 minutes from Mullumbimby and 30 minutes from Byron Bay you will find a beautiful parcel of elevated land that has the makings of a wonderful private retreat. There is a large flat section of land overlooking to beautiful spring fed dams with spectacular views to the surrounding mountain ranges that would be a perfect spot to build a family home or holiday home. A number of tracks run through the stands of rainforest and connect the 4 timber cottages that are currently scattered around the property.

49 acres of elevated land Ideal site for a family home or holiday house Borders National Park Views across the ranges to the valleys below Beautiful stands of rainforest 4 dwellings on the property 2 large dams

The wildlife and birdlife on the property include koalas, wallabies, parrots and black cockatoos and the flora also includes a diverse range of native trees and shrubs. Alcheringa is a truly magical piece of land that has a great deal of potential for its next owner. The privacy and peacefulness of this mountain top location is ideal for a tree-change! Yet the proximity to shops and schools and Coolangatta Airport just an hour away make it easily accessible.

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Spectacular country estate Stunning elevated location Separate entertaining cabana with bar Large open plan living dining & kitchen area Large central pool area A macadamia plantation Beautiful gardens & an abundance of fruit trees

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Timber floors throughout are another beautiful feature of the home. The gardens are well established and low maintenance whilst the macadamia plantation provides a small income that well and truly covers all maintenance on the property. There are also stands of remnant rainforest, 2 large sloping paddocks and a creek that forms the western boundary of the property. There is a two room workshop with ample storage beside the house and a large 2 bay shed with a 4 room manager’s cottage with kitchenette & bathroom near the entrance to the property. If you’re looking for a truly magical country estate where all the hard work has been done, please arrange to inspect Aura.

Location: Rosebank, NSW Price: Offers over $1.7 million Land: 15.62ha Aspect: North Easterly 4 Beds, 4 Bath, 4 Cars

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ocated on prestigious Minkara Road in Bayview. With breathtaking water views, this immaculately presented property features well established and beautifully manicured gardens with a wonderful array of flowers and trees. Well thought out, the property takes full advantage of the views over Pittwater whilst maximizing privacy and aspect. The home spreads across the hillside over two levels and overlooks the gardens, the pool, the tennis courts and entertaining cabana below. The slope of the property is gentle and as such, unlike many others on this ridge line, all of the acreage can and has been utilized.

The home features a formal dining and lounge area; an informal sitting, dining and kitchen space combined and a large outdoor entertaining patio, all taking in the water views. There is also an extensive air-conditioned wine cellar, a pool room and two bedrooms on this level. There is a second living area downstairs for the three bedrooms also on this level. The home is solid and well built and yet still leaves plenty of scope for it’s next owners to add their own touch. Just minutes from yacht clubs, shops, restaurants and schools, Tathra is approximately 40 minutes drive from Sydney’s CBD.

Breathtaking Pittwater views Abundant well established gardens Championship floodlit tennis court Solar heated pool 2 x 2 car garaging with room for more Large home awaiting your touch

Location: Bayview, NSW Price: $4.95 million Land: 5,267m2 Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 5 Bath, 4 Cars

an expansive home in a stunning and spacious setting

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FASHION men by Matthew Paroz

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n the surface of it all, serving up lairy prints is an altogether acceptable, if a touch obvious, expression for a spring collection. But as is typical of the work penned by Miuccia Prada, it’s never quite that straightforward. Where the natty florals and Hawaiian-style prints at first evoke breezy, resort holidays, Prada subverted the idea of tropical paradise with what she describes as a more ‘menacing’ undertone. On closer inspection, her seascapes occasionally resemble apocalyptic wastelands—a commentary on mankind’s predilection for waging conflict in far-off, idyllic locales. At

least the Prada man can be somewhat relaxed about his war-torn vacation: slouchy silhouettes were the order of the day, from loose trousers to baggy silk shirting in rich jewel tones. Those trousers were the perfect foil to the outspoken prints, rendered in more business-like pinstripe, greys and brown. But then, that is precisely the kind of contrast that Miuccia Prada always finds to irresistible. Whether it be war and peace, daring and restraint, darkness and light, Prada proves that you can’t truly appreciate one without the other.

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ashion is clearly having a moment. It seems the creative minds behind the world’s biggest fashion houses have been brushing up on their art history and whilst there have found a bountiful stream of inspiration to stitch into spring summer 2014. Christopher Bailey at Burberry Prorsum is another who has turned to the art world, taking in a spot of literature on the way. In case the bright, poppy colour palette and relaxed tailoring didn’t give the game away, Bailey helpfully named the collection ‘Writers and Painters’. As one who is consistently patriotic in his influences, Bailey

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name checked Brits, declaring it “a celebration of artistic and intellectual spirit, with a nod and a wink to Alan Bennett and David Hockney”. Fitting, given the runway showcase marked the venerable English label’s move from Milan to the London Fashion Week schedule. Taking a light approach, garments were constructed from cashmere, silk and linen—outwear often consisted of gossamer knit tanks, shirt jackets or paperweight versions of the signature trench. The odd burst of graphic spots and stripes amped up the artiness.


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t’s quite extraordinary that after four generations, this Italian fashion house remains a family-owned business. Even though the brand celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier in 2013, it is still considered a bastion of classic men’s tailoring. But having been in the game for so long, even if consistently managing to stay on top of that game, there comes a point where it’s time to mix things up a little. That time is now, as Stefano Pilati steps in to take the reigns of creative director for Spring 2014. It’s a big step for Zegna, the first time in their history that they have appointed a

marquee designer—and they don’t come with much better pedigree than the likes of Pilati, most recently head designer at Yves Saint Laurent. In the spirit of change, Pilati dutifully mixed things up for the label, with pared back detailing seen on single button blazers (two for a double breast), belted jackets and sleek topcoats. Embossed suiting and injections of colour had the dual purpose of emboldening the wearer and re-energising the label itself.

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PAUL SMITH Mayan Espadrille, $230 Aesop Trainer, $335 Folio, $830 Stockist Number 02 9331 8222.

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agic mushrooms, acid hues, bubblegum brights… Paul Smith has taken a trip, in both senses of the word, through the 1970’s for spring summer 2014. To be fair, Sir Paul has never been one to hold back on colour—and, really, a Paul Smith runway presentation without generous swathes of it just wouldn’t be right. But here he included a level of asymmetry and randomness to proceedings that lent a surreal appeal to suits and sportswear and pieces that were an amalgamation of the two. An indiscriminate slash of fuschia across the bottom of a blazer, for instance;

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the geometric blocks of colour adorning knitwear; or those mushrooms making an appearance again in black and white patterned suiting. While colour and print are Smith’s signatures, there was plenty to offer the more conservative customer beyond the psychedelia, albeit still filtered through a seventies world-view: think patchwork leather jackets, embroidered chambray (there’s those mushrooms again) and checked trousers. As always the sophistication was ever present, even when the designer was indulging in his most playful whimsies.


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enswear and London are forever inextricably linked given that the British capital is home to the planet’s most famous strip for men’s tailoring, Savile Row. And given the notorious greyness of the city’s weather, it’s rather fitting that the powers that be at BOSS should turn to London for inspiration for their autumn 2013/14 collection, moving from the legendary row to Baker Street (because Sherlock Holmes’ personal style is just as sharp as his powers of deduction) to Heathrow, where business lounges are replete with the world’s movers and shakers dressed

to tailored perfection. There are elements of Cool Britannia in slim-fitting suiting and relaxed, un-constructed jackets. The English heritage vibe is seen in sleeveless hunting jackets and earthy shades of sand, stone and rust. Even the details in the collection read like a tourist guide as Piccadilly collars are teamed with Chelsea boots. Check shirts with rolled up denim hint at the punk scene but the thing that really sets the city’s sensibility apart are those dapper details: cravats, pocket squares and flat cap bring on Brit chic.

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asting his eye to the New York of the sixties, seventies and eighties— specifically through the prism of pop art icon Andy Warhol—men’s studio director Kim Jones imagines what might have been. At the time, Vuitton’s legendary leather goods were really taking off Stateside, but the French fashion house wouldn’t dabble in ready-to-wear until the turn of the millennium. So for his spring summer 2014 pre-collection, Jones took the liberty of retrospectively dressing Warhol and The Factory muses for each decade they ruled the streets and clubs of Manhattan. And for this posse,

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it’s all relaxed sophistication with an artistic flair. Opening in the 1960’s, bull leather bomber jackets are teamed with chinos for urban cool, while Breton tees and check shorts recall summer weekends poolside in the Hamptons. By the seventies, the checks have migrated to groovy blazers and naturally, corduroy suits are de rigeur, albeit softer this time around. Things get a little louder in the eighties, of course, with splashy prints that wouldn’t be out of place on the back of a break-dancer and suave-butshowy suiting worthy of Wall Street.


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the ultimate lifestyle combined with architectural perfection

BEACHBREAK

Beachfront living at its most luxurious Paul Uhlmann designed home Spacious indoor and outdoor entertaining options Stunning gardens, pool & fire pit Complete privacy Comprising 4 residential lots Direct beach access - just 30 metres away 30 minutes to Byron Bay 15 minutes from Coolangatta International Airport

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Location: Casuarina, NSW Price: Expressions of interest price guide over $5 million Land: 2,911.2m2 Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 4 Bath, 7 Cars


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his magnificent home demonstrates absolute attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and wonderful proportions. The home & gardens are built over four blocks and encompass 3 lock-up garages whilst the use of space, natural light and height is truly spectacular. A formal yet private entrance combines magnificent Frangipani trees, stone & timber to introduce the home. A large timber door welcomes guests into a wonderful entrance foyer which instantly offers a taste of the impressive home and gardens beyond. To the left of the foyer is a generous but comfortable media or second sitting room which opens onto the stone entertaining patio. The main kitchen and living areas feature beautiful New Guinea Rosewood cabinets, 8 metre high ceilings, chocolate quartz tiles and a mixture of electric blinds and windows to maximise natural light and airflow. A picture window seat that frames the beautifully established gardens and a gas fireplace complete the lounge area. The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry complete with office nook, ample additional storage and features an array of Gaggenau appliances. Apart from a spacious Master suite with open plan walk-in robes, luxurious ensuite and electric curtains and windows there are an additional 3 guest bedrooms with 2 bathrooms upstairs separated by a third living space and office as well as a fourth ensuited guest bedroom on the ground floor. The Carrara marble tops in the laundry carry through into most of the 4.5 bathrooms. While 3 separate lock-up garages can host as many as 7 cars. The gardens are immaculate and feature zoned watering, well considered lighting, a fire pit for conversation and star gazing and a wonderful pool and spa. A large entertaining patio spills from the main living area and connects it to the pool. There is an outdoor shower and gate access for a short but direct stroll to one of the most beautiful beaches Australia has to offer. Aptly named as the property features a perfect beachbreak right out the front.

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PAPERBARK Location: Knockrow, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 16.19ha Aspect: 360 degrees 6 Beds, 7 Bath, 10 Cars

a dream come true

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aperbark is an exceptionally rare property that would leave even the most discerning buyer more than satisfied.

Situated on 40 acres of lush green paddocks which include a huge spring fed lagoon; stunning tropical gardens and a 560 metre airstrip, the 1000m2 home features a state of the art kitchen; 5 ensuited bedrooms; an office; a huge games room; wine cellar for 900 bottles; a 10 seater cinema; a fully equipped gymnasium with steam room; an enormous machinery shed; 3 aircraft hangars; a helicopter landing pad; a 1 bedroom manager’s residence and a beautiful pool with Balinese cabana and 10 seater spa. Located in one of the most sought after regions on the east coast of Australia; just 5 minutes from Seven Mile beach at Lennox Head; 10 minutes from the famous beaches at Byron Bay and only 45 minutes from the Gold Coast and Coolangatta International airport; this is a property that

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deserves your attention. A large lagoon is a central feature of the lush 40 acre property. It creates a magically calming outlook from the main residence and is 4-5 metres deep and stocked with freshwater cod. An impressive gated entrance greets the visitor to Paperbark and is fitted with security and intercom systems. A lovely tree-lined driveway winds to the property and features a range of rare and exotic species of trees and flowers. Once inside, a large tropical atrium garden illuminated by skylights above brings the tropical gardens right into the home. Beyond the atrium a spacious sun room overlooks one of the many entertaining terraces and the beautiful views across the property. Paperbark is the ultimate family residence, luxury weekender or a perfect corporate retreat or events venue.


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his property simply screams potential! Potential as a wonderful holiday or family home, or potential to re-develop and create an amazing residential community with up to 400 lots (STCA). Its magnificent waterfront location, surrounded by National Park and its proximity to nearby Woodgate, Childers & Hervey Bay make it an exceptional buy.

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Upstairs there is an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, a substantial office or 5th bedroom and a lovely master suite with ensuite. Every room on this level overlooks the beautiful gardens or the water and all feature French doors which open onto 3 metre wide verandas that wrap around the home. On the ground floor there are 3 guest bedrooms, one with ensuite, a gym, The main residence, 600m2 under roof has been beautifully built laundry/utilities room and 3 car garage. The bedrooms are all carpeted and by award winning builder Rod Wagner and is filled with beautiful and some antique furniture – also available for sale. The owners are moving the common areas and bathrooms finished with tiles imported from Italy. overseas and have regrettably placed the home they built

Stunning waterfront land & as new two storey Queenslander 80 non-flooding acres of flat usable land Zoned for residential development – up to 400 dwellings (STCA) Swimming pool & established gardens Beautifully built Rod Wagner home with timber detailing throughout 30 minutes to Childers 1 hour 20 minutes to Hervey Bay

Location: Woodgate, QLD Price: Expressions of interest guide offers over $3 million Land: 45.43ha Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 3 Cars

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his prestige home enjoys a separate two bedroom guest residence, swimming pool, floodlit championship tennis court, helipad and 75 metre river frontage across the Nerang River to The Royal Pines Resort with 200 degree north-east views. Celebrity House is only ten minutes from Pacific Fair on Queensland’s Gold Coast and the beaches of Surfers Paradise. Set on two prime acres on two titles, this expansive home of 100 squares now exquisitely reappointed, offers an idyllic waterfront lifestyle with direct Broadwater access and the freedom of absolute privacy for a large family & their guests. The contemporary home features expansive riverfront terraces for indoor/ outdoor entertaining, a formal living area with open fire, a designer granite kitchen, ducted air conditioning, a home theatre and games room. In total there are seven bedrooms including the palatial king-size master with twin dressing rooms, riverside balcony plus parents’ retreat. The vendor is open to selling the two titles as one or individually (each as one acre). - Grand contemporary home features expansive riverfront indoor/ outdoor entertaining - 8029m2 of level riverfront land, ideal north-east aspect

- Formal living with open fire, ducted air conditioning, home theatre, designer granite kitchen - 7 bedrooms: the king size master with twin dressing rooms, riverside balcony, plus parents’ retreat - Office & wine cellar - Zoned reverse cycle air conditioning in both residences, Vacumaid - Undercover terraces by the lagoon pool on riverfront - Floodlit championship tennis court with pavilion + own bathroom & kitchen - 5 car garage, sweeping driveways - New 10 metre floating pontoon with jet ski cradle & serviced jetty, power & water. - Landscaped gardens, manicured lawns, fully automated garden lighting & irrigation system - Fully fenced with infra-red security cameras & back-to-base alarms on both residences - Separate freestanding self-contained 2 bedroom guest residence with ducted air, own driveway, garage & 4 car parking - Automatic emergency generator - Helipad - Approval for stabling 2 horses - Future sub-division potential (subject to planning approval)

North facing riverfront home Lagoon pool Expansive sun-drenched riverfront terraces Full size floodlit tennis court Pontoon for 50ft boat with 240 volt power Security cameras and sensor lights around property Fully automated irrigation system and garden & tree lighting Separate 2 bedroom guest residence Large modern kitchen with Miele appliances

Location: Carrara, QLD Price: Price on application Land: 2 acres Aspect: Northerly 7 Beds, 6 Bath, 5 Cars

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SEAVIEW HILL Location: Brooklet, NSW Price: $1.3 million Land: 2.02ha

the perfect land parcel to build your dream home

Desirable Brooklet address Highest peak in the Ballina Shire with panoramic ocean and hinterland views Neighbours the Gaia Resort 5 clear elevated acres DA Approval for an award winning architect designed house Zoned under the Ballina Shire Close to Harvest Cafe Newrybar & Bangalow 15 minutes to Byron Bay

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ocated in the highly desirable Newrybar/Brooklet precinct this stunning elevated block is ready to be built on.

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house designed by award-winning Sydney Architect Viv Fraser who now resides in the area. The block is private and well maintained and has been set-up so that it only takes 2 hours to mow. If you’ve been looking for the ideal holiday home or property to relocate to and you’ve struggled to find it, here is a beautiful block on which to create exactly what you’re looking for.


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his stunning parcel of land consists of 21.77 acres of green lush pastures and woodland located at the highest point of the Tallai ridgeline. The elevation and the easterly aspect provide 180 degree views of the Gold Coast skyline and coastline, which are breathtakingly beautiful both by day and by night. The block is divided into two titles, being sold together. Number 375 The Panorama is a 9.34 acre block whilst number 385 The Panorama is 12.43 acres. Together they make a stunning luxury house site on a gently sloping ridge surrounded by nature, mature trees, two dams and awe-inspiring vistas.

The land is located directly behind the Gold Coast with all of the amenities and facilities the area has to offer. The property is 3 minutes to the M1 motorway, 4 minutes to shopping centres such as Robina Town Centre and is also close to restaurants, cafes and a myriad of sporting facilities including golf courses, gyms, tennis courts and pony clubs. Importantly it is also in close proximity to a range of top private schools. Gold Coast airport is 20 minutes drive away whilst Brisbane airport is 50 minutes away.

2 titles side by side Private elevated block Stunning views to ocean & Gold Coast Secluded quiet location Gently sloping block ideal for building Beautiful array of established native trees Abundance of wildlife with 2 dams Forested as well as cleared areas

Location: Tallai, NSW Price: $4 million Land: 8.81ha

premium parcel of land on the highest point at Tallai

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AGNES WATER Location: Agnes Water, QLD Price: $1.75 million Land: 505ha Aspect: Northerly 2 Beds, 2 Bath, 1 Car

developer alert! Invest in the future of Agnes Water

Subdivision potential 505 ha (1,248 acre) property 2 existing buildings 2 dams + 5 x 5000 gallon rainwater tanks 15 minutes to Agnes Water and beautiful beaches Sail the pristine waters of the Discovery Coast 6 hours north of Brisbane Endless possibilities

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estled in the Discover Coast hinterland is this glorious 550 hectare (1,248 acre) property where you, your kids and your imagination can run wild! Situated a short 15 minute drive to the coastal township and rapidly growing tourist destination of Agnes Water, the potential here is unlimited. The property offers peace and privacy; a haven where fresh air and relaxation are top of the menu every single day. There are two existing buildings on the property, the first being a great weekender or single bedroom guest cottage with a large open-plan living area. The second steel-framed house is well built, clad in timber and features exposed ceiling beams. The windows throughout the open-plan living areas capture the panoramic ocean and mountain views and open onto

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the north-facing deck where relaxing is the order of the day. The kitchen is modern and well appointed and an internal staircase leads up to the loft room. Lead-lighting features throughout the house compliment the home perfectly. There are two dams on the property as well as 5 x 5000 gallon rainwater tanks and the property enjoys energy efficiency with a fantastic solar power system that is user and environmentally friendly. The property is fenced around the boundary with the exception of the western side. There is a 6m x 3m work shed and an abundance of fruit and tropical plants and trees to enjoy. Properties along the coast are becoming rarer and, with increased tourism to the area, the future looks bright for landholders with a vision and a location such as this.


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ellevue is a fantastic property with substantial infrastructure, great location and wonderful views. Set back well off the road, there is maximum peace and privacy. Elevated and north facing, there is sun all day, great gentle breezes in the warmer months and a view that you could never tire of.

The gardens are well established and the remainder of old original avocado farm keeps the property in ample supply. There are numerous Jacaranda trees on the property that flower profusely, vegetable gardens, a stand of Hoop Pines and an array of native plants & trees that support the varied bird life.

There are two three bedroom houses side by side, one is currently rented (House 2) whilst the other is occupied by the owners (House 1) who are selling up to down-size. Both homes are immaculately presented with modern kitchens & bathrooms, bamboo floors and good sized rooms some with timber windows and doors.

This property is exceptionally well priced at $1,790,000 and ideal for families looking to be close to the conveniences of Mullumbimby and the beaches of Brunswick heads & Byron Bay whilst still enjoying the peace & privacy this tranquil setting has to offer.

Stunning 180 degree views Ocean, mountain & valley views Northerly aspect 2 approved dwellings in great condition Plenty of usable land Established trees & gardens Sought-after Coolamon Scenic address 3 minutes from Mullumbimby 15 minutes to Byron Bay & Bangalow

Location: Montecollum, NSW Price: $1.65 million Land: 10.59ha Aspect: Northerly 6 Beds, 4 Bath, 4 Cars

ridgetop living in the heart of the Byron hinterland

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WYCHWOOD ESCAPE

130+acres of private rainforest Rainforest, hinterland & ocean views 3 bedroom timber main residence 3 one bedroom guest cottages DA approval for 2 more cottages Eco-tourism income stream 3 spring-fed dams 8 minutes to Murwillumbah 20 minutes to Gold Coast International Airport

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Location: Murwillumbah, NSW Price: $1.65 million Land: 52.76ha Aspect: Easterly 6 Beds, 5 Bath, 6 Cars

private forest retreat with established eco-tourism business


SKYNEST Location: Wilsons Creek, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 16.87ha Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 4 Cars

secluded mountain top retreat with 270째 views

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his stunning 42 acre property is set on one of the highest ridgelines in the Byron Shire. Sitting some 263 metres above sea level and taking in some of the most magical views of Mount Chincogan and the ocean from Byron Bay to Kingscliff, it is hard to believe that you are only 10 minutes away from the nearest town. Sky Nest offers privacy, tranquillity, majestic views and all in an incredibly beautiful forest setting. There are a number of trails that lead through and around the property and provide a wonderful opportunity to take in the bird and wildlife this untouched ecosystem affords.

The timber home which is approximately 300m2 under roof is built over a single level to capture the views and to take in the forest setting. It features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and two living areas including an expansive open plan kitchen living area with large picture windows on all sides. The current owners have explored the option of developing an eco-tourism concept incorporating an additional 2 pavilions and sleeping up to 15 people designed

4 bedroom / 3 bathroom timber home 270 degree ocean, mountain & valley views Private sanctuary with abundant wildlife Kilometres of rainforest walking trails Close to creek & swimming holes Potential eco-tourism development or health retreat Bush regeneration project in progress Fruit orchard with well & water licence

for corporate retreats. A tarmacked driveway winds through beautiful stands of rainforest and opens out onto a plateau where the house has been built. Around the back of the home and to the south, the bushland rolls down to surrounding ridgelines. To the north and to the east the view opens up dramatically and drops off into breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape and the ocean. There is a well on the property with a water license, fruit trees which include mandarins, oranges , lemons, macadamias and star fruit as well as a great spot for large shed if needed. The property is home to koalas, eagles, wallabies, goannas and many other native species. Enjoy this magical spot, just 10 minutes drive from Mullumbimby & 25 minutes drive from the wonderful seaside towns of Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads, as a family home, a holiday retreat or a spot to renovate or build the ultimate ridge top dream home.

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oorabell Ridge is a home of great proportions, beautifully designed and perfectly positioned on a ridgeline that takes in the Byron Bay Lighthouse to the East and the Nightcap Ranges to the West.

and informal living area incorporate a wood-burning fire and continue the 13ft ceilings found throughout. The kitchen is spacious and incorporates ample bench and storage space.

Located on the sought-after Coolamon Scenic Drive, a discreet entrance takes you down a long driveway through the rolling green acres of the estate to the main house. Grand broad steps lead to the entrance to the home and open into a large central dining room with hexagonal ceiling pitched to a central skylight. Flanked by Redgum staircases and finished with subtle lead-lighting details the room leads to the other wings of the home.

The decks around the home perfectly capture the magnificent hinterland scenery and are wonderful for outdoor entertaining. Upstairs a multipurpose room ideal for yoga or a library has 360 degree views of the property, the surrounding countryside and a wonderful perspective of the Byron Bay Lighthouse. Downstairs there is a generous 2 car garage, a perfect space for a wine cellar and a great deal of additional storage space.

There is a large games room or formal lounge sitting area; a guest wing with 2 spacious bedrooms, a fantastic family bathroom, study and a laundry. There is a parent’s wing with a large master bedroom, walk-in robe, ensuites and an extra bedroom ideal for a younger child. A kitchen

Award winning newly built home Spacious build with multiple living & entertaining areas 13ft ceilings and bamboo floors Yoga room with Byron Bay lighthouse & hinterland views 5 acre timber plantation Green undulating acreage bordering Possum Creek & a large spring fed dam Breathtaking views from every room 10 minutes to Byron Bay & 5 minutes to Bangalow

There is an abundance of water and water storage as well as grazing cattle. The property has Primary Producer status and makes it a viable consideration for overseas purchasers as well as making it a tax effective offering for Australian purchasers.

Location: Coorabell, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 20.24ha Aspect: North Easterly 5 Beds, 2 Bath, 2 Cars

50 acre elevated estate poised on the Coolamon Scenic Ridge

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MUSKOKA Location: Bayview, NSW Price: Offers over $4.5 million Land: 3,718m2 Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 4 Bath, 2 Cars

Breathtaking north facing views of Pittwater, Lion Island to the Central Coast Rare one acre property Wet edge, tiled swimming pool Open plan living/dining with separate TV room All rooms north facing with views Formal landscaped gardens

most amazing views of Pittwater - not to be missed

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uskoka is located on the prestigious Lentara Road in Bayview, with the most amazing north facing views of Pittwater to Lion Island and beyond to the Central Coast. This wonderful property is immaculately presented with an aspect out over a tiled wet edge swimming pool with surrounding formal landscaped gardens. Situated on one acre, this property is only minutes from the boats of the harbour or sand of the Northern Beaches. The home is spread across two levels with all main rooms north facing with water views. An open plan living, dining and kitchen makes use of an abundance of space and northerly light streaming in though the floor to

ceiling windows. A separate TV lounge room is located to the side of the house with separate access to the manicured lawns of the property. A garage and separate workshop is located on the lower level with direct access from the garage to the house. The second level boasts 4 large bedrooms and more stunning views over Pittwater. The master suite has its own ensuite and walk in robe. The bedrooms flow out to a large balcony baked in all day northerly sunlight. Just minutes from yacht clubs, shops, restaurants and schools, Muskoka is approximately 40 minutes drive from Sydney’s CBD.

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CEDARGROVE Location: Bangalow, NSW Price: Expressions of interest guide over $3 million Land: 4.54ha Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 5 Bath, 4 Cars

modern Queenslander in exclusive Bangalow/ Possum Creek region

Character-filled 4 bedroom open-plan timber homestead Downstairs entertaining area & separate guest accommodation Infinity-edge lap pool Entertaining cabana 300 degree views over Byron Bay hinterland 2 minutes to Bangalow village 20 minutes to Byron Bay–Ballina airport

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edargrove is nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland just minutes from Bangalow. This magnificent home overlooks 11 acres of rolling hills with 300 degree views to the east and west. The property consists of four bedrooms, a media room, office and a large light filled open plan living/dining area with gas fire place. A beautiful kitchen opens onto wrap-around verandas and a newly converted downstairs entertaining area, gymnasium and guest room. A superb lap pool and a cabana offer endless relaxation and unsurpassed views over the property.

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All of the bedrooms are carpeted and the living areas and hallway are finished in Jarrah. There are two large spring fed dams: one close to the home with a jetty and a small entertaining deck, perfect for swimming and one further down the property surrounded by stands of old rainforest. Cedargrove has a beautiful array of tropical flowers and trees which attract hundreds of birds and occasionally wallabies can be seen on the lower corner of the property. The dams are filled with silver perch and you can also find yabbies in the spring!


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entertaining terrace; beside this is a large lounge area opening onto et amongst leafy tropical gardens just a few steps from one of Australia’s most famous beaches, Villa Wategos is a magnificent private the gardens on two sides. Also on this level is a lovely guest bedroom & bathroom. Timber stairs lead to a second guest bedroom and bathroom home set over 739m2 of land. and an expansive ensuited master suite. Across the internal courtyard and Completed in 2003, the property comprises of five bedrooms and five bathrooms and two living areas divided between two stunningly designed above a three car garage, Villa 2 is ideal for guests or extended family and has an open plan kitchen living area opening onto stone terraces. There are & constructed villas on the property. two bathrooms and two bedrooms in this equally beautifully appointed villa. Featuring Timber and Travertine floors and extensive Rosewood detailing Wategos is a tightly held, stunningly positioned enclave of Byron Bay and the home has an impressive yet relaxed elegance, ideal in a holiday is also the home of the famous boutique hotel, Rae’s At Wategos, home to property. Water features combine with tropical gardens to provide privacy the international ‘jet set’ and Rae’s Fish Cafe - some 50 metres from your and a beautiful outlook from the home. doorstep at Villa Wategos. Villa 1 features a kitchen dining area opening onto a leafy outdoor

Minutes to Wategos Beach Stunning private tropical gardens 2 separate residences Outdoor entertaining terrace Timber & Travertine floors throughout Rosewood detailing

Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: Offers over $7 million Land: 739m2 Aspect: Northerly 5 Beds, 5 Bath, 6 Cars

a private oasis in the heart of Byron Bay

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Situated at the end of a quiet country lane in the sought-after area of Coorabell, this beautiful acreage has so much to offer. The current owners have undertaken substantial renovations on both the house and a one bedroom cottage as well as establishing some of the most remarkable gardens in the area. Stone pillars mark the entrance and a tree-lined driveway leads to the main house where there is ample parking.

hinterland hide-away just minutes from Byron Bay

The views to the lighthouse to the east and up the coast to the North are breathtaking and the location of the property affords absolute privacy. The main house features lovely hardwood floors and an expansive undercover entertaining deck that takes in the views. There is a large open plan living dining and kitchen area and at each end of the house a spacious bedroom and bathroom. The master also has a separate office and ample wardrobes as well as a beautifully appointed ensuite. Beside the main house is a 2 room studio and a storage space currently used by a potter. Close by is a fully fenced pool, entertaining cabana, vegetable garden and chook sheds. Down a sweet winding stone path you will also find a perfectly private one bedroom guest cottage with kitchenette and ensuite. The property also incorporates a large horse paddock with post & rail fencing and stables for two horses.

Private elevated small acreage Stunning valley & lighthouse views 3 buildings all approved Large fully fenced horse paddock Swimming pool & entertaining cabana Artist’s studio and guest cottage 15 minutes to Byron Bay 10 minutes to Bangalow & Mullumbimby

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Location: Coorabell, NSW Price: $2.2 million Land: 3.85ha Aspect: Easterly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 5 Cars


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WIRLINGA PARK Location: Tallebudgera, QLD Price: Offers over $5 million Land: 107ha

pristine rural land parcel

Stunning rural acreage 2 titles & 3 building entitlements Tallebudgera Creek frontage Eleven spring fed dams Currently running 150 head of cattle & 10 horses Breathtaking hinterland views

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irlinga Park is a rare and beautiful parcel of land with so much to offer. Once you cross the bridge over Tallebudgera Creek at the entrance to the property the feeling of space and the extent of the property is revealed. The property gently slopes along a ridgeline and borders a number of large acreages including Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat. The three house sites on the property are private and well-considered and all offer excellent Northerly aspects and hinterland views. There is an abundance of wildlife on the property with some 55 different species of birds as well as the odd resident wallaby. The property incorporates pockets of forest particularly in the higher country and the

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remainder of the land is a mixture of lush creek flats and undulating pastures. Wirlinga Park has an abundance of water with pumping rights from the beautiful Tallebudgera Creek as well as 11 spring fed dams. Wirlinga Park is only 15 minutes from Coolangatta Airport and an hour from Brisbane’s CBD. It has great access to shops, restaurants and the beach, and yet its rural setting gives a wonderful feeling of privacy and tranquility. It would lend itself to owners looking to own a substantial but well situated acreage who are keen to build a beautiful family estate, either as a primary residence or as a rural retreat.


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ust 2 kilometres from Broken Head beach there is an exceptional parcel of land that is available for sale. Located on Broken Head Road, you drive in through one of three access roads to the property, winding through age-old stands of Eucalypt forests and subtropical rainforest and there is an instant sense of complete privacy. The property consists of 92.3 acres (37.35 hectares) of land consisting of around 20 acres of flat grassy pasture and around 70 acres of forested area. An elevated ridgeline with a 2 acre clearing has a DA approval for a 4 bedroom house overlooking some of the most magnificent and ancient forest you will find in the area. There is also a 2 bedroom unit with a large lock-up garage and a separate studio both ideal as interim accommodation whilst building the main residence. A machinery shed provides extra storage. The land has 5 waterholes and a spring fed wetland /creek as well as 80,000 litres of rainwater tanks; there is a septic system; 3 phase underground power

and well maintained gravel driveways leading to the house site outbuildings and horse pastures from the three access points. The property offers a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna and there are a number of paths that provide an opportunity to appreciate its beauty. Forest tree species include Lilly Pilly, Red Ash, Bangalow Palm, Black Bean, Tamarind, Teak, Brush Box, Forest Oak, Blackbutt and Mahogany to name a few. Many species of birds can be found here and they include King Parrots, Cockatoos, Blue Wrens, Kingfishers, Honeyeaters, Wagtails Kookaburras and Pheasants. This is a great opportunity to secure acreage so close to the beach and to the popular seaside town of Byron Bay, just 5 minutes drive away. It is also only 30 minutes to Ballina Airport and 45 minutes to Gold Coast International Airport.

92.3 acres of beautiful land DA approved house site Magnificent ancient rainforest stands 3 access points/roads into the property 3 phase underground power Studio, shed & 2 bedroom unit 20 acres of flat pasture Permanent water

Location: Broken Head, NSW Price: Offers over $2 million Land: 37.35ha

an exceptional parcel of land at Broken Head

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or the first time in nearly 40 years this truly magical parcel of land has come onto the market. In a quiet, peaceful area, Byron View is one of the most beautiful substantial acreages close to Bangalow and is central to Lismore and Ballina and only 15 minutes from Byron Bay. This property has outstanding panoramic views, and to the north the Nightcap and Border Ranges can be seen. Its 150 clean acres have a mainly northerly aspect and the sloping pastures currently run up to 80 breeders but would also offer a new owner many alternative uses. Byron View borders both Byron and Skennars Creeks and features at least three wonderful waterholes that were the joy of this family’s children growing up. The creeks have abundant life including bass, platypus, yabbies and bird life. The pastures are divided into 12 fully fenced paddocks (10 with natural water sources) and include Kikuyu, Paspalum, clover and Maku Lotus.

North facing elevated acreage Gently sloping with two creek frontages Breathtaking 180 degree views Property offered for the first time in 40 years Farmhouse & dairy bales Primary production 5 minutes from Bangalow & 15 minutes to Byron

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The property contains rainforest remnants and a substantial rainforesttreed area which is a haven for birds and wildlife. Some of the stunning trees include Australian Teak, Red Cedar, Black Bean, White Beech and many others. The farmhouse is a two storey brick home with five bedrooms, two with ensuite, a study or family room downstairs and a double car garage. There is a second double car garage suitable for a caravan, boat or trailer. There is also an original dairy bails that would make a wonderful studio or guest accommodation. Renovate the house or decommission it and build your dream home on this unique and special estate.

Location: Bangalow, NSW Price: Offers over $1.95 million Land: 61.37ha Aspect: North Westerly 5 Beds, 3 Bath, 4 Cars

stunning 151 acre parcel just minutes from Bangalow

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FRIDAY HUT ESTATE Location: Possum Creek, NSW Price: Offers over $3.4 million Land: 1.63ha Aspect: North Easterly 8 Beds, 5 Bath, 8 Cars

Stunning contemporary 4 bedroom residence Multiple dwellings all approved 18m infinity edge salt water pool Breathtaking hinterland views Separate 2 bedroom & 1 bedroom cottages Multiple water sources Just over 4 flat low maintenance acres Great indoor & outdoor entertaining spaces Wonderful fruit and veggie garden

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ituated on a wind protected, level hilltop overlooking the green rolling hills of the Byron Bay hinterland is Friday Hut Estate.

The estate contains a five bed main house and a charming two bed cottage. The property also includes a well-appointed studio and generous shed. This home was built to the very highest standard by a local builder for his own family. It includes five generous bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The architecturally designed main house is uniquely contemporary. It makes creative use of timber, marble, commercial grade aluminum and tilt slab concrete construction to realise a striking yet comfortable home. The attention to detail is unparalleled with thoughtful consideration given to every finish both for aesthetical appeal and lasting quality. There is a kitchen to make any master chef happy, soaker bathtubs, double shower-heads in the master ensuite, creative lighting features, central vacuum system, fireplace, 10 inch wide recycled Jarrah floorboards, whole

house water filtration system, Cat 5 wiring and under floor heating. As a modern Australian house it also incorporates passive solar design leaving it extremely well suited to the local climate. The cottage is a thoughtfully converted farm building. It has slate tile and timber flooring throughout. The two bedroom, one bathroom, home has been renovated to include modern conveniences while keeping the charm of the original hard wood beams and timber frame windows. The one bed studio features a large bathroom with claw-foot tub and living area with kitchenette. It lends itself to multiple purposes as a guest space, teenager retreat or home office. The property is fully council approved and also features ample water storage, a potable bore, water easement to Possum Creek, a northeast aspect, rooftop PV solar panels, low maintenance botanical gardens and a mature fruit orchard.

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SHALVA Private & tranquil 5 acre estate 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, open plan living Luxurious outdoor entertaining pavilion Chef’s & entertainer’s kitchen Spacious loft studio for guests Beautiful in-ground resort-style pool & cabana Stunning landscaped tropical gardens Views to Nightcap Ranges 20 minutes to Byron Bay 15 minutes to Bangalow

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Location: Federal, NSW Price: $1.95 million Land: 1.89ha Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 4 Cars

a magnificent & luxurious hinterland sanctuary


TERANIA CREEK

Location: The Channon, NSW Price: Guide over $1.25 million Land: 36.15ha Aspect: Northerly 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 6 Cars

64 acres of magnificent rainforest country 1.5km of Terania Creek frontage Five lush green pastures for cattle Several ideal building sites Sweet country cottage Natural spring water supply One hour from Byron Bay

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here are very few places on earth more beautiful than this property and the country that surrounds it. Set on 89 acres bordering Australia World Heritage-listed rainforests of Nightcap National Park, one would be pushed to find a more magical spot.

With 1.5 kilometres of Terania Creek frontage the property boasts some magnificent stands of rainforest and sits nestled between two ridgelines in the valley beyond The Channon village. The popular and dramatic Protestor Falls is just a minute’s drive from the front gate and the walks through the Nightcap National Park are also breathtaking. 64 acres of the land climbs up and over the ridgeline to the west of Terania Creek Road and consists of wonderful rainforests, natural springs and some

great views of the surrounding country. The remaining 25 acres is on the eastern side of Terania Creek Road and incorporates an incredibly cute cottage, hand built by the current owners, with Terania Creek frontage and five lush green pastures where a few cows meander with delight. The creek has a number of wonderful swimming holes perfect for those hot summer days and an abundance of cheeky platypus who splash about late in the day. This land is the perfect spot to build a substantial country home or holiday house. It is just 15 minutes drive to The Channon village, Lismore is 40 minutes away and Byron Bay is exactly an hour door to door. Coolangatta Airport is an hour and twenty minutes drive away and Brisbane Airport is two and a half hours.

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t’s always apparent that art heavily informs the work of Miuccia Prada—in fact, it’s fair to say that art is one of the few predictable elements in the designer’s work. She’s a known collector and exhibits at her own modern art space, Fondazione Prada. Last season Prada showcased the lesserknown, delicate side of Andy Warhol’s talent; for spring 2014, she used her clothes as a showcase for contemporary artists. The brief to the six artists she commissioned: “an active, strong woman”. The boldness of bright faces emblazoned across skirts, dresses and coats were partly a political

expression of female strength, resembling Mexican activist wall art (trivia fact: Mrs Prada holds a PhD in political science). Indeed, as a paen to bold women it was clear: these were not clothes for the shy, retiring type. The female form—in particular, the bust—was exaggerated with skin-baring cutouts and bright, brassiere-style panelling. The revolution, in Miuccia Prada’s world, is filled with cartoonish colour and crafty embellishment, a collage of glamorous furs and crystals next to textured sporty ribbed tanks and leg warmers.

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n dedicating his spring collection to the ‘English Rose’, Christopher Bailey set out to call to mind a most prim and proper Miss Britain. The candy palette, shin-length pencil skirts and tweed cardigans proffer the sort of conservatism that suggests she makes a living educating children or tending to books with glasses perched on the tip of her perky nose. Of course, keeping up appearances is a national custom in England and it was apparent that beneath the cautious silhouettes something else was going on altogether. The blouses may have been buttoned all the way up,

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but they also happened to be see-through. Bailey did give his muse pretty, Bridget Jones-style big knickers to preserve her modesty—but we only know this because they were plainly visible through sheer English lace. Not quite the thing for the local grammar school, then. Cashmere, jewelled embellishments and polka dots all conspired to play up the English Rose’s more demure side. A clear rubber jacket, though, suggested that when you really see through her, she may not be quite as sweet as she smells.


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he emergence of summer brings with it thoughts of sunshine, holidays and the outdoors—enough to shake Karl Lagerfeld out of the dark broodiness that infused his winter collection and into an altogether more upbeat mood for Cruise 2014. Although one can’t quite picture the prolific designer having the time to settle in for a test match—much less the interest to do so—he wants to be certain the Chanel woman can remain at her chicest in the event that she decides to take to the pitch for a friendly hit. So he has given her cricket whites with an exaggerated V-neck

sweater and her very own Chanel bat and pads, no less. When she’s not feeling so active, high-rise, wide-legged trousers with luxuriously laidback crepe tees see her hosting guests under the gazebo. Kaftans and onepieces in beige and black take her to the yacht: the knotted rope heel of her matching pumps keeping in the nautical theme. And when she craves unbridled glamour, there always awaits a Chanel melange of tulle, beading and embroidery to satisfy.

Bag, $4,240 Ballerina flats, $880 Cuff, $2,150 Boater Hat, $1,790 Earrings, $600 Gloves, $1,060 Stockist: 1300 CHANEL (242 635)

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ould there be anywhere more apt to showcase a Cruise collection to the world than Monte Carlo? Monaco is famous for its extravagance, fast cars and, yes, yachts—so if a woman were to be taking an actual cruise anywhere, odds are one would find her here. It’s the first time in three years that creative director Raf Simons has elected to put Cruise on the runway. Simons being Simons, though, this was never going to be a collection filled with the obvious resort-friendly sundresses in nautical stripes. No, the Christian Dior woman elegantly drapes herself across the bow of her

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catamaran in a metallic bathing suit peeking beneath delicate lace. Full skirts, coat dresses and palazzo trousers brought the unbridled femininity that is de rigueur at a Dior collection, while hemlines and necklines revealed Simons’ fondness for asymmetry. One of Monsieur Dior’s most famous customers was Grace Kelly, a resident of Monaco—indeed, the princess of. Whether a chic red pantsuit or a floaty frock with vibrant slashes of colour, one suspects the princess would approve.


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LOUIS VUITTON “Cocktail” Flat Sandal, $1,120 “Louise” Evening Bag, $2,790 “Shiny” Sandal, $1,330 Stockist: 1300 883 880/www.louisvuitton.com

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here’s just something about the French woman: inherently glamorous and yet exuding a bohemian insouciance. Thousands have been inspired by her elegant indifference and so it’s perfectly logical that Louis Vuitton’s women’s design director Julie de Libran look to her Gallic sisters for cruise 2014. The French woman possesses the kind of effortless chic that comes from throwing a tailored white blazer over a slouchy drop-waist chambray sundress. Equally, she manages to infuse men’s tailoring with a feminine nonchalance, be it with a man style overcoat or a pantsuit in

linen or tweed. French attributes can be seen in the way she embraces the unexpected… and doesn’t give a damn. She down plays her slinky miniskirts with oversized tees and barely there flats and is all the sexier for it. But she’s not averse to high glamour, naturellement. As comfortable as she is in calf-grazing denim skirts, she occasionally longs for floorsweeping silk or sheer lace. It’s just how the French woman works: fluid, yet impulsive. Whatever it is that sets her apart, it just works.

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onsidering this Spring collection marked something of a milestone for Francisco Costa—his ten year anniversary as creative director for Calvin Klein Collection—few would have begrudged him the opportunity to roll out a sort of ‘greatest hits’ collection. But no such thing transpired. Certainly, the minimalism that is so inherent to the brand was present at moments, but in place of sleek, wall-to-wall futurism, Costa infused the show with crafty, almost unfinished, detailing. It was a rawer, more textured take on the label’s signature aesthetic: still appropriately modern

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but reveling in more organic elements such as frayed hemlines, exposed seams, patchwork paneling and fringing which created a wonderful sense of movement on his dresses. Art once again provided a source of inspiration, with Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Man Ray among those cited as references for the collection. Whoever the muse, it’s reassuring to know that after a decade in the job, Costa is still willing to push the boat out. It’s clear this is one designer who doesn’t intend to rest on his laurels.


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SIGNATURE APARTMENTS

Breathtaking harbour & ocean views Immaculately presented luxury residence Architect designed & built with quality materials Light filled open plan living spaces Stunning kitchen including quality appliances Close to beaches, cafes & restaurants Wonderful opportunity for overseas buyers Elevator access Secure parking & substantial storage

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Location: Vaucluse, NSW Price: Contact agent Sally Taylor - 0411 216 462 Size: 209m2 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 2 Cars


exclusive new coastal sub-penthouse with harbour and ocean views

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prestigious coastal address on the edge of expansive parklands offers a prized northern aspect with breath-taking harbour and ocean views whilst inviting you to experience a sophisticated lifestyle of beaches, coastal walks, local cafes and restaurants. The sculptural and organic lines of the luxurious interiors combined with the use of beautiful high-quality natural materials create an elegant designer home. Offering the ideal combination of privacy, tranquillity and lowmaintenance luxury, this is a truly unique property. There is a stunning light-filled open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with a natural open-plan flow through to the outdoor entertaining and living areas that creates an enviable expanse of space and offers a wonderful connection to the stunning vistas of the coastal surrounds. Enjoy a second luxurious living area and a separate master-crafted study. The magnificent master suite with walk-in-robe and spacious en-suite with heated floors, double vanity and separate bath creates a serene retreat. There are two more generous bedrooms, a family bathroom, a further powder-room and a separate laundry. The kitchen is a true chef’s delight and incorporates fully integrated Miele appliances including microwave, Nespresso machine, oven and dishwasher. There is also a large integrated fisher and Paykel fridge and freezer, an abundance of cupboards with European soft-close mechanisms, corian stone benchtops and double stainless steel sinks. The incorporation of gorgeous natural materials including wide limed oak floorboards, stunning oak-veneer built in cabinets, rare caramel veined marble stone tops and plush wool carpets together with the use of premium high quality fittings through-out and the inclusion of many additional luxury features make this a truly desirable home. The sculptural architect designed building offers a level of natural and organic living that is beautiful and serene. From the wave inspired entrance to the use of stunning travertine and sandstone surfaces and the inclusion of wharf posts screening the discrete and private entrance enhanced by copper light fittings, there is a sense of coastal sophistication that is incredibly appealing and inspirational. This together with the practical advantages of elevator access, secure parking for two with substantial storage and renowned cafes at your doorstep create a very special opportunity.

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opportunity for yachtsmen or those who simply enjoy the stunning scenery of Sydney’s waterways and northern beaches.

Possibly Sydney’s largest freehold deep waterfront land holding, Marara is truly an exceptional estate. It is set on 12,685m2 on Sydney Harbour foreshore land that slopes gently to its pristine waterfront with private beach, deepwater wharf and slipway. As such it presents an unrivalled

Here you could design and build the ultimate waterfront residence. Should you desire, as the property has approval for sub-division to six separate titles, you could build a whole family enclave. Alternatively, and subject to planning approval, the further development opportunities are boundless.

arara is offered for sale for only the second time in 80 years. This is an absolutely unique real estate investment opportunity.

Location: Avalon, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 12,685m2 Aspect: Northerly 8 Beds, 5 Bath, 4 Cars

Prestigious trophy property Only two owners in 100 years Over 119m of pristine sandy beach frontage Deep waterfront with super wharf & slipway Two boathouses & three existing residences Build you ideal prestigious residence Significant development potential 12,685m2 approved for 6 separate titles

Sydney’s largest waterfront estate

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n the rolling green hills of the Byron Bay hinterland some 20 minutes from the golden beaches at Byron Bay you will find a magical country estate called Saratini. An unassuming entrance leads into the property and a wonderful 2km long driveway winds across the land past green open pastures, macadamia trees and gums into a beautiful olive grove and up to the highest point on the property and the homestead. Saratini is a Ron Johnson designed federation style, single level home with a lovely north-easterly aspect. It is surrounded by award winning and beautifully presented, old English-style country gardens and mature trees. The home is designed around a central sun drenched courtyard garden and features 5 good-sized bedrooms, a sunny conservatory, a large kitchen with Butler’s pantry and dining area, as well as a lovely lounge room with a wood burning fire for chilly winter’s nights. One of the five bedrooms is in a separate self contained guest wing with its own private north facing veranda.

Constructed from rendered hebel block and graced with high ceilings and numerous double hinged French doors which add wonderful character and bring the outdoors in. With tranquil Wilsons River frontage, 2 creeks and multiple dams, Saratini has an abundance of water and with the macadamia plantation, olive grove and cattle pastures the property also has primary production status. Apart from its agricultural benefits the property offers a wonderful lifestyle with some beautiful stands of rainforest and a great swimming hole in a private rural setting. Saratini is a magnificent property that has been thoroughly loved and nurtured by its current owners over the past 20 years and will provide a great lifestyle and abundant opportunity for the next owners. It is 10 minutes from the village of Bangalow and only an hour from Gold Coast international airport.

Federation style home in beautiful condition Olive groves & macadamia trees Horse & cattle pastures 92 acres of green rolling land Magical hinterland views 3 minutes from Clunes & 10 minutes from Bangalow Abundant water supply with creek frontage Award Winning Garden – Spring 2011

Location: Clunes, NSW Price: $1.99 million Land: 37.29ha Aspect: North Easterly 5 Beds, 3 Bath, 6 Cars

charming country estate

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a private rainforest retreat just minutes to the beach

OURMULI 5 bedroom open plan light-filled home Separate, self-contained guest pavilion Stunning pool area, perfect for entertaining Nestled in serene rainforest setting Privacy assured Minutes to pristine beaches and the golf course 5 minutes to the centre of Byron Bay

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ositioned amongst serene natural rainforest in a quiet sought after street in Byron Bay, this private family home enjoys all the benefits of living in town with the privacy of a country property. Nestled amongst the gumtrees, this stunning home has been designed to complement its surroundings whilst using clever design elements to maximise light and breeze. The living area is open plan, with dining, kitchen and lounge combined in a spacious light filled space which features a fireplace and views of the kitchen garden, orchard, rainforest and the spring fed dam. The property is a 3 minute drive to the beach and main street of Byron Bay. It consists of 5 bedrooms, including the guest pavilion, 3 full and two 1/2 bathrooms and top quality fixtures, fittings and features that make living here a dream. The guest pavilion is completely self contained and has its own sun drenched deck where guests can enjoy their own time while taking in the views to Mt Warning. Another wonderful feature is the pool area, perfect for entertaining with built-in seating area, dining courtyard, built-in BBQ, fire pit and pizza oven.

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erched some several hundred metres above sea level on a picturesque hilltop and overlooking its own private 18 hole golf course, the surrounding Noosa hinterland and the ocean, The Eagle’s Nest is a property unparalleled in Australia.

incorporates two spacious lounge areas with six bedrooms and maid’s quarters. All but the master suite are in an accommodation wing over two levels with a luxurious spa room. The master bedroom has fantastic views over to the ocean and a large ensuite with luxurious sunken bath.

The estate comprises 150 manicured acres and a full time grounds keeper meticulously maintains the golf course, featuring undulating hills and peppered with water obstacles and bunkers. From the course the views of the home and the surrounding hills are breathtaking.

The large central courtyard has both undercover seating and open air dining on the sandstone terraces. And, next to the wet-edge pool is a Teppanyaki hut. Beyond is a full size tennis court and beautifully planted gardens.

The home, elegantly designed around a majestic 150 year old fig tree,

Private 18 hole golf course Stunning 360° mountain & ocean vistas Award winning main residence Beautiful infinity edge pool Full-size tennis court Private health spa Teppanyaki hut Extensive outdoor entertaining areas 20 minutes drive to Noosa 30 minutes by helicopter to Brisbane

The house has won a number of architectural awards and is less than 30 minutes by helicopter from Brisbane International Airport.

Location: Cooroy Mt, QLD Price: Expressions of interest Land: 60.7ha Aspect: Northerly 7 Beds, 8 Bath, 8 Cars

a magnificent private 150 acre estate

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ituated perfectly in this coastal paradise is arguably one of Australia’s premier waterfront properties with spectacular turquoise Coral Sea waters on one side and untouched national park on the other. Mandalay House enjoys the very best of the Whitsundays. Classic architecture complements perfect views on a scale that will simply amaze. Nowhere does the attention to detail lapse as this home has been built as a labour of love and a dream realised.

Features include: 6 king size bedrooms with marble ensuites; 9 bathrooms in total; palatial 144m2 master bedroom with lounge room & separate 52m2 walk-in dressing room; formal dining & lounge rooms; ocean front

pavilion with dining for 14, marble bar & wood-fired pizza oven; large wood panelled office with separate secretarial space bathroom, media room & library; large kitchen & adjoining casual dining room; maid’s room, butler’s pantry & caretaker’s cottage; studio with courtyard; cellar with dining for 12; cinema, gymnasium & pool room; internal timber panelled lift; 6 car garaging; private marina with a 24m floating dock, 2 jet ski docks & boat shed; underground rain water storage for 550,000lt; large plant/storage rooms & work shop; emergency 240v generator; multi-zoned commercial air conditioning throughout; C-Bus smart home automation system; CCTV & 24 hour monitored security; absolute privacy & tranquillity bordered by national park & the Coral Sea.

2649m2 of absolute luxury Fully self-contained staff quarters Private 24m marina & personal helipad 10 minutes from Hamilton Island jet airport Humidity controlled cellar & dining hall State-of-the-art theatre & games room Immaculately landscaped grounds Stunning pool & outdoor terracing Spectacular Coral Sea water frontage Minutes from Dent Island golf course Enjoy the best of the Great Barrier Reef

Location: The Whitsundays, QLD Price: Expressions of Interest Land: 4,200m2 6 Beds, 9 Bath, 6 Cars

unrivaled Whitsunday luxury

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TREETOPS Location: Myocum, NSW Price: Offers over $1.5 million Land: 2.98ha Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 4 Cars

a beautiful rural setting minutes from everything

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his home offers many choices for entertaining or private personal retreat. Whether it be lounging by the pool, curling up with a book by the open fire, coffee in the courtyard, or an escape into nature with a stroll down the hill to enjoy the wildlife or some private yoga and meditation on the deck by the lily pond. For the hobbyists there is large 15m x 15m shed away from the house, suitable for crafts or mechanical. Nestled on a leafy ridge amongst majestic old gums and rolling lawns, Treetops is a beautifully presented rendered blueboard and block home. North facing, the property takes full advantage of its sunny position with an expansive 15m salt water pool, outdoor entertaining areas and timber decks surrounding the home. The south side of the home opens up to a

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wonderful courtyard garden centred around a tranquil fountain. A lovely country kitchen with modern Caesarstone and stainless finishes forms the heart of the home and a butler’s pantry and laundry lead off at one end. Beyond the kitchen there is a sunken lounge area and TV room; to the left a generous master bedroom with walk in robe and spacious ensuite; to the right an elevated hallway leads you to a expansive lounge and dining area, with open fire. All of these rooms flow to the pool and outdoor entertaining areas. Continue along the hallway to a bedroom or office space with powder room. Adjoining this, with external access, are two self contained guest suites with spacious bathrooms and individual balconies.


Wonderful Byron Bay lighthouse & hinterland views Large resort style pool & spa Spacious relaxed 2 storey home (650m2 under roof) Multiple indoor & outdoor entertaining areas Manager’s cottage/cabin Short drive to Byron Bay, Bangalow & Mullimbimby

Location: Myocum, NSW Price: Offers over $2.2 million Land: 3.91ha Aspect: North Easterly 6 Beds, 4 Bath, 4 Cars

a truly magical hinterland holiday oasis

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LE PARADIS

Limestone construction with imported French doors Beautifully landscaped gardens 4 bedroom self contained guest house 4 bedroom main residence with study Expansive undercover terraces Magnificent laundry Large climate cooled wine cellar Floodlit synthetic grass tennis court Large private, tiled pool Separate manager’s residence

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Location: Knockrow, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 1.17ha Aspect: 360° - mainly North Easterly 8 Beds, 6 Bath, 4 Cars

the essence of the French countryside magically recreated in Byron Bay

The main residence incorporates formal and informal living areas, 3 guest bedrooms, a large master suite and a study. A superb family room overlooks a secluded courtyard with its French fountain and under cover terrace. There is a separate dining nook with views of the stunning formal gardens which This totally unique property boasts 8 bedrooms (6 with ensuites) over two magnificent residences, that offer multiple accommodation/living options for are terraced down to a luxury tiled in-ground pool area, beyond which lies a guests. Built from solid imported Western Australian Limestone, and finished separate pool house and floodlit tennis court. Le Paradis ideally located in the hinterland close to cafes and amenities and with unique French architectural elements including doors, wrought iron is 5 minutes from Newrybar and 15 minutes from Byron Bay. Gold Coast and balustrades and imported French Oak floors, the residence has truly elegant Ballina-Byron airports are within 45 minutes and 10 minutes drive respectively. European character. et on the picturesque and secluded escarpment that overlooks Byron Bay and Lennox Head, Le Paradis is a true masterpiece defined by quality craftsmanship, superior attention to detail and taste.

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he R & R Ranch gives you the feeling of being in the mountains of Colorado with its expansive spaces and exquisite timber build, all the while being just two minutes to the quaint village of Bangalow and 10 minutes to vibrant Byron Bay. The beautifully constructed home comprises four connecting pavilions offering tranquility and privacy for even the largest family. The heart of the home, the great room, is an enormous living area with cathedral ceilings, a central floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and stunning rural views beyond the adjoining deck accessed through vast sliding doors. The open-plan kitchen

has luxury appliances, a butler’s pantry and two large caeserstone islands. Located in the middle pavilion is a stylish lodge-style recreation room. Giant sliding timber framed doors open out to the unbelievable 25m lap pool, 5x8m leisure pool and custom built eight person spa with waterfall. The far pavilion is the immaculate Guest House with two bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, lounge space and deck. The R & R Ranch is set on 35 beautiful acres with creek frontage. It represents an exceptional family home or holiday retreat and the perfect guest house and wedding and special event venue.

4 pavilion timber lodge-style home Expansive open-plan great room Rec room with bar & movie theatre 2 fully equipped kitchens Palatial master suite 5 additional bedrooms Separate guest wing Lap pool, leisure pool & 8 person spa Top of the range appliances State of the art home entertainment systems Expansive decks with views

Location: Bangalow, NSW Price: Offers Over $4.5 million Land: 14.2ha Aspect: Southerly 6 Beds, 6 Bath, 5+ Cars

expansive Colorado resort style home

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South For The Summer

Two hours out of Sydney and a million miles from the North Coast, NSW’s Shoalhaven is deliciously different. by Mike Butler

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ooking for a quick, stylish getaway with particularly good food thrown in? If you’re from Sydney, the Shoalhaven on the South Coast is one of the best. Loosely defined as the stretch between Berry to Ulladulla, it was settled particularly early, almost 200 years ago, for the fine reason of its dark floodplain soils and easy fishing. For the uninitiated, it’s quite different from the coast north of Sydney. More hilly, that bit greener and typically a couple of degrees cooler, the area is a perfect city escape that combines quality with fun motoring.

While the cabriolet may be the weakling of the 911 range, with the smallest, least powerful engine and more weight (about 70kg) than the coupe, you’d hardly notice. With its 7-speed gearbox, it still sprints to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds making it indecently rapid by any normal measure and has all the hallmarks of quality. The 2014 model is yours for around $285,000 off the floor.

One feature of this part of the South Coast are its pocket towns that have been small enough to retain their own character. Berry is biggest and has the best shopping but arguably the most charming is Currarong. To Whichever way you approach it – whether it’s dropping down the Kangaroo Valley from Bowral or straight through the rollercoaster stretch of get there, turn left at Nowra and drive through achingly green floodplain Pacific highway that connects it to Sydney – this is a driver’s holiday. There country until you get to the former fishing village that still has vintage Massey Tractors parked in some front yards. There’s a stunning beach, are plenty of snaking roads and gorgeous scenery, so choose transport that’s up to the task. Ours was the new Porsche 911 Cabriolet, probably the great bushwalks, two shops, funky renovated fisherman’s cottages to stay in and the kangaroos come out at night. It’s that cute. The best place to best convertible on the road today. stay is Aurora cottage. This sea shack built for two has uninterrupted views Its first test, the famous Kiama bends, saw it remain glued to the tarmac down the beach and has been beautifully restored by heritage architect at the legal 80km/h while most would be firing off into the shrubbery Robin Graham who has added the welcome luxuries of a four poster at that speed. It’s second, a winding hill climb to the top of Cambewara bed, twin nozzle shower and excellent gas cooking range. To book go mountain that lords over the region saw it rocket up through the forest to www.southcoastescapes.com.au. the impressive lookout with the strength and poise of a gymnast. It’s third, were its heated seats that made on-top driving comfortable, even on a cool night.

probably the most relaxed rooms in the world

Another Shoalhaven hook is its wineries, a rarity so close to the sea. Wine has been grown around the Shoalhaven since the 1800’s and today, 12 vineyards means you can combine wine tastings with lazy mornings on the beach or energetic bush-walks along the escarpment. With over 1,000 Australia and international medals collectively to their name, its Chardonnays and Semillons, which thrive in the more moderate maritime climate, are particularly good. Also try the Savagnins, Tannats and Arnes’, all varieties rare in Australia but perfect for this region. Max Staniford of Fern Gully wines says “I often hear customers say that the Shoalhaven reminds them of the Hunter Valley 30 years ago before largescale commercial concerns bought up the vineyards. Ours are relatively small and owner operated.” Keep your eye out for the 2013 vintages. Last summer’s hot dry conditions have produced an excellent season for both the whites and the reds. Unsurprisingly, its 199km coastline features plenty of surf and protected beaches but the most outstanding are the white sands of Jervis Bay. They are indeed toothpaste white and its clear turquoise waters are home to a grand marine park teaming with dolphins all year and whales between March and November. Bring your snorkel and walk straight in off the beach 148

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to see them even closer. If you don’t want to get your feet wet, get a luxury charter from dophinwatch.com.au and the dolphins will come to you. The best place to stay in this area is also one of the most extraordinary any where in the country. Paperbark camp is part eco-lodge, part luxury glamping and 100 per cent foodie heaven. The concept is as simple as it is exclusive. Twelve five-star tents for two with private outdoor baths and the softest bamboo linen on beds as big as life rafts in probably the most relaxed rooms in the world. Then join it together with a restaurant elevated to the tree tops where a private chef serves food focussed on the best of the region. If you dine outside your company will include cheeky possums that charm you by the table-side. It’s current chef, Chilean Emilio Erazo is an extraordinary talent. Having trained under the legendary Joan Rocca in Barcelona, Erazo worked on Easter Island before coming to Paperbark and now he’s injecting something special into every meal. When Unique Estates visited our evening started with a roasted capsicum gazpacho combined with an avocado sorbet and the audaciousness of a popcorn kernel on top. What

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followed was perfectly prepared kangaroo, kingfish, then chocolate cake, peanut ice cream and blood orange. This is Erazo’s second season here and since coming he’s established a thriving restaurant vegetable garden. The attraction of the rising Chilean star to the region? “The fish, the local produce and it’s the beaches. How could you go past that,” he says.

Stein’s insistence Ezaro’s not the only one. English celebrity chef Rick Stein has also set on fresh seafood up shop in the region. He came in 2009, taking over the restaurant at that’s simply cooked and Bannisters in Mollymook. served with proper portions remains Sitting on its own peninsula at the of end of millionaire’s holiday home the same however and the food is still, as row, Bannisters has been a bit of an institution for the upper levels of Rick would say, “bloody good”. The oysters and locally Sydney and Canberra society since 1965. The original besa-block building made pork sausages were divine, the mussels to die for and still stands looking over a stretch of water which has an unnerving ability the ginger pudding was sensational. Even on a Wednesday it was to attract sea life. We were woken to a mother and child humpback playing almost full of happy diners to create that sort of buzz that’s is an ingredient no more than 400m off our balcony. In addition to that are a host of luxury of a good night. rooms from views to balcony Jacuzzis all the up to the Pinnacle room, a And while more and more speciality food makers and eateries are luxury penthouse with 243m2 of internal space, 55m2 of decking and a sprouting up every year in this region, there are some things that don’t 2 41m roof garden. It sleeps four in unfettered luxury and is yours for $1500 change, the Berry doughnut van being one. For a couple of generations this a night. fryer has been serving piping hot fresh doughnuts today the South Coast If you haven’t been to Bannisters for a while, it’s definately worth a visit. In November the restaurant had a complete refit with a giant Moroccan tile feature wall, new furniture and a more casual approach to fine dining.

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the ultimate couples getaway

THE OCEANFRONT VILLA

Absolute beachfront 180 degree ocean & river views 15 minute stroll to town & restaurants Complete privacy Outdoor bathtub & shower Separate second ensuited bedroom Austar & wireless internet Yoga & pilates room Massages available

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Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: $4.5 million Land: 860m2 Aspect: Easterly 2 Beds, 6 Bath, 3 Cars


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xperience the ultimate luxury Villa on absolute beachfront in Byron Bay. The Oceanfront Villa offers space for total relaxation within completely private surroundings. Enjoy the sound of the ocean on your door step; with the tranquility of the Belongil River on the other side. Spaces are large; open plan and inviting. The Top Level is flooded with natural light and has 180 degree ocean and river views. The open plan kitchen and living area blend easily onto the outdoor decks, making the most of the views with floor to ceiling glass doors. The kitchen is a chef’s delight and caters easily to both indoor and outdoor dining. The master bedroom features a king size bed and large ensuite. A large outdoor balcony off the bedroom includes an outdoor bath perfect for relaxing under the stars. There are also office facilities on this level - which hopefully you won’t use! The lower level is dedicated to relaxation and meditation. There is a lounge area to snuggle up and watch a movie. There is also a large meditation space which is perfect for yoga; meditation; massage and pilates. Private yoga/pilates sessions and massages can be arranged on request.

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agnificently positioned on 6.52 acres of rare coastal escarpment, Four Winds is an idyllic sanctuary offering complete privacy and seclusion. Ten minutes drive from Byron Bay and five minutes to the beach at Broken Head, you arrive at Four Winds via an understated tree-lined drive that reveals little of the home and the breathtaking views it enjoys. As you make your way through the entrance pavilion to the lagoon style pool and heated spa, the property’s dramatic ocean backdrop is revealed. The main residence features two large bedrooms with luxurious indoor/ outdoor marble bathrooms. A kitchen, lounge area and separate dining space take in the stunning ocean vistas and adjoin expansive wrap around verandas. A second living space opens onto timber decks and a private walled garden. There are two separate and well appointed guest villas featuring vaulted timber ceilings and lavish marble bathrooms. These are approved for rental as luxury getaways or are ideal for family and guests. Lush tropical gardens and rolling lawns surround the home. The stables and riding arena complete this remarkable hinterland property located so close to the coast.

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an idyllic sanctuary with breathtaking ocean views


FOUR WINDS Coastal escarpment location Main residence & two luxury villas Established holiday rental income Totally private & secluded Stables & fenced grass riding arena 5 minutes to pristine beaches 10 minutes to Byron Bay 5 minutes to Bangalow 20 minutes to Ballina/ Byron Airport 40 minutes to Gold Coast Airport

Location: Newrybar, NSW Price: Offers over $4.5 million Land: 2.64 ha Aspect: Panoramic views 5 Beds, 5 Bath, 5 Cars

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• Stunning ocean views from every room • Wet edge infinity pool with cocktail and pizza bar • In-house day spa • Award winning Rick Stein at Bannisters Restaurant

Bannisters... incorporating international chef Rick Stein’s Australian restaurant

191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook, NSW South Coast | Ph: +61 2 4455 3044

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yana is the perfect luxe beach house in one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations sitting perched on a hill above Byron Bay’s world renowned surf beaches, overlooking the ocean and lush vegetation of Arakwal National Park The ground level benefits from a substantial four car garage, the rear of which can be adapted to a large media/rumpus room, and an outdoor bathroom: perfect after the beach. Ayana’s mid level comprises a spacious kitchen/living/dining room opening onto an extensive covered deck ready made for relaxing and entertaining. A large family room provides a second living/study/media room. Access from this level leads to the private rear

courtyard with elevated six person heated spa. Upstairs are four large bedrooms which can sleep ten. The dark weatherboard exterior and stone feature walls ensure Ayana merges into the landscape of the surrounding tropical garden. Inside features timber floors, sisal and wool carpets, bespoke kitchen with Miele appliances, back to base security, full reverse cycle air conditioning, integrated sound system, under-floor heating, solar powered hot water and rain water storage. Ayana achieves considerable holiday let income at around 90% occupancy when not owner occupied.

Luxury beach house across 3 levels Designed by Corben Architects Contemporary beach house design Extensive north facing covered deck Private courtyard with 6 person spa Ocean views over Clarkes Beach Walk to Byron Bay lighthouse Magnificent local stone work 2 320m interior with open-plan living Substantial 4 car garage

Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: $3.5 million Land: 438m2 Aspect: Northerly 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 4 Cars

new luxury beach house opposite Byron Bay’s renowned surf break

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n The Inlet is the ultimate holiday house by the sea and the inlet! Two minutes walk to Belongil Beach and fronting the inlet on a large north facing block that’s a short stroll to the truly local Belongil Bistro and soon to be re-opened Treehouse Cafe and just 3 minutes drive into the heart of Byron Bay, this property is ‘instantly’ relaxing! Set in lush tropical gardens that provide great privacy from the street, the property is divided into three separate accommodation options. There is a one bedroom studio closest to the street with an en-suites; then there’s the main house with 2 bedrooms and a new bathroom in a downstairs wing, a newly renovated kitchen, living area and 2 decks (also on this level) and another two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Closest to the inlet is an elevated 1 bedroom gazebo with a bathroom downstairs and bedroom & observation deck upstairs. All three sections of the property are currently holiday let in a range of configurations to maximise rental return, whilst still providing accommodation for the owners when they’re in town. There is an abundance of bird and fish life on the inlet and the sunsets to the west over the nearby ranges are truly spectacular. Belongil Beach offers hours of walking, fishing, swimming, surfing and a 15 minute walk south has you at Main Beach and all that the main street of Byron Bay has to offer. The property has been extremely well maintained and is an ideal getaway. It’s located just 45 minutes drive from Coolangatta International Airport & less than 2 hours drive from the CBD of Brisbane.

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the ultimate Byron Bay holiday house


ON THE INLET 6 bed, 4 bath beach house
 Walking distance to beach, cafes & town
 Private tropical garden setting
 Stunning water views of the Inlet & nature reserve beyond
 Web-based holiday business and ongoing management
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great holiday letting potential

Location: Byron Bay, NSW Price: Expressions of interest Land: 1,380m2 Aspect: Northerly 6 Beds, 4 Bath

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he beautiful Spanish island of Ibiza is known for its emerald green water and its lovely beaches. Underneath a seemingly eternal blue sky, visitors enjoy wonderful rural landscapes of pines, Savins, fig trees and carob trees.

Situated on 185,000m2 of land, just 10 minutes walk from the village of San Jose you will find this unique combination of properties. Available for sale as a pair or individually, there is a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom newly built villa on 185,000m2 of land as well as a 300 year old stone Finca on 5000m2, in its original charming form, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Ibiza, whilst being rich with historical buildings scattered across the luxuriant countryside, also offers a charming village atmosphere and one of Both homes enjoy breathtaking views across the valley below and the Villa the best summer party vibes one could ask for. has been designed to capture the distant ocean views to Formenteria.

Wonderful rural landscapes Charming village atmosphere Newly built villa 300 year old stone finca Breathtaking valley views Distant ocean views

Location: San Jose, Ibiza Price: Villa - â‚Ź1.3 million Finca - â‚Ź595,000 Land: 180,000m2 4 Beds, 4 Bath, 2 Cars

Spanish island paradise

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EDEN CAY Location: Nicaragua Price: All offers considered Land: 10.52ha Aspect: Northerly

Rare freehold opportunity Private Caribbean island 3 nautical miles off the Nicaraguan coast Motivated sellers Previously owned by a Miskito King

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ocated close to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, this 26 acre coral cay will once again be transformed into the ultimate getaway with a most luxurious home away from home. A significant offer, based on the official land value will allow the owner to rebuild the villa and refurbish it to the same stunning standard it was before being significantly damaged by a hurricane. The vendor intends to personally oversee the remaking of this remarkable place during a six month settlement necessary to complete the work. Only hurricane proof

materials will be used. Eden Cay was previously known as Wild Cane Cay and, many years ago, was the private property of a Miskito King. The current owners, originating from New Zealand, purchased the island to create a true paradise for themselves and their four young children. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a freehold private island, which will be fully developed as a unique luxury private residence.

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Treadlock Holida y Take one secret testing facility, plenty of expensive cars and the chance to go nuts with them on ice and Mike Butler finds you’ve got the Queenstown experience that will turn the most sedate driver into an adrenaline junky.

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f you had to attach an adjective to Queenstown, it would be thrilling. From the moment you approach its airport through that V-sided valley, it starts. As you drop below its jagged snow-capped peaks being buffeted by invisible winds, the valley sides – yes, both sides – feel like they’re only a stone’s throw from the wings because they actually are. It’s one of hell of an entrance for a holiday in thrill seekers central. And while most know the skiing is pretty good here along with bungy jumping and all manner of other ways to throw yourself off heights and live to tell about it, deeper in the mountains is one of its best kept secrets that’s guaranteed to give anyone with a driving licence a buzz. As one of the most important winter testing grounds for automotive industry, the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground is the place where cars and tyres get tested and refined away from prying eyes before being launched to market. Needless to say if you turned up with your handycam at the gate, security would be bundling you off. But in a blistering win for the average fellow, BMW will not only chopper you into the testing grounds but teach you the moves normally reserved for the drivers of diplomats and high-risk CEOs. Want to know what it feels like to power slide at a 170km/h? This is for you. It’s not cheap, but it’s cool, it’s challenging and very secret squirrel and most importantly will leave you with a silly grin and probably an even better driver than you were before. The day begins with an early morning helicopter pick up from a field near Millbrook Resort, where you stay as part of your ice driving package. Set on 500 acres low in the valley and with its own 27-hole golf course, restaurants and spa and gym facilities, you can see why people like Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela have stayed here when in Queenstown. When Unique Estates visited, the US women’s college ski team, were using it as their base for their Northern Summer training. Ten minutes of peak-skimming flying sees you deposited well above the tree line to a totally white network of racetracks, skidpans and snow obstacles. Here you’re whisked away into a briefing room for the fundamentals of driving on snow and ice.

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In a nutshell, it’s hard to keep control and even harder to stop but the BMW X-drive is one of the best cars to do that in because of its ability to intelligently transfer it power to each wheel according to what it needs. The German car maker calls it the world’s most intelligent all-wheel drive system, and after a follow-the-leader trundle around a track to get a feel the latest X3’s, X5’s and X6’s in both deep snow and icy roads, it’s off to a steep ramp show the X-drive’s credentials. With one side totally ice slick and the other bare concrete, the X-series works a treat sensing the surface and directing all of the engine’s power into the two wheels that can grip to take it up the ramp and then down another with hardly a slip to be seen. It’s impressive in a sedate low-speed sort of way but it’s after this that real fun begins, starting with a 400m-diameter skidpan with the intention of power sliding your vehicle around it as fast as you possibly can. It’s purpose is to feel the balance of power and traction of the car as you oversteer it to throw the back wheels out into a permanent slide while using the front wheels for the direction and drive. Easy? Even with the X-drive, no, it’s as hard as hell. But after a few 360 degree spins and encouragement from the instructors over the CB radio to cut loose, most crack a high-speed circular slide along with an ear-to-ear grin to go with it. Just a word on BMW’s instructors because these guys really know what they’re doing. One comes direct from the company’s German security driver training section and all the others have bone fide racing qualifications, which they demonstrate after the skidpan exercise with joy rides to show what these cars can do with somebody who really knows what they’re doing behind the wheel. It’s all casual conversations with a couple of handbrake turns thrown in here and there as you hurtle around a course far quicker than you thought possible. At one point I looked at the speedo and we were doing something that looked like 170km/h. That’s fast enough on a real road but with snow as your road surface, and with the car going sideways half the time, it’s insanely quick and a timely reminder that there are good drivers and then there are professional drivers. U nique Luxur y

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it’s a great way to end a day doing what this part of the world does best; throwing up enormous possibilities in one of the most magical alpine environments anywhere

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After that, the next exercise proves the most challenging but the coolest, a high-speed J turn. If you don’t know what that is, it’s when a reversing car seemingly instantaneously spins around to face forward to then rocket off into the sunset which is all very Hollywood stunt man but “Is a particularly important manoeuvre if you need to get out of somewhere in a hurry,” said our German instructor matter of factly. And this is how you do it: reverse in a straight line fast without turning your head, it’s crucial to use your side mirrors to see where you’re going otherwise you’ll get in a real pickle. Then, slip the car into neutral, spin the wheel 360 degrees one way then 360 degrees the other as fast as you can with moving your head or touching the brake and you’ll throw the car into a 180-degree turn that will see the car facing forward allowing you to accelerate away, foiling your pursuers and stunning onlookers. That’s followed by a timed slalom course designed to apply all that’s been learned during the day from controlled slides, smooth acceleration and smart cornering, again on ice and snow, which draws out everyone’s competitive streak. That’s then followed by a final challenge, heats of

drag races to see who accelerates best. It’s a boy – and girl – racer’s dream come true as we compete in the faltering afternoon sun to beat the next person. It’s a great way to end a day doing what this part of the world does best; throwing up enormous possibilities in one of the most magical alpine environments anywhere. Whether you come specifically to do the X-Drive Alpine experience or bolt it on as a day off the slopes during your next Queenstown ski trip, you’re guaranteed to get a thrill and be a better driver for it. And if nobody believes that, they’ll give you a certificate to prove it.

* BMW Alpine X-Drive days take place over an 8-week period starting in August on the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground on the South Island of New Zealand. The site is about one hour’s drive from Queenstown, but participants are flown in for the day via helicopter. The cost is $2000 which includes two nights at Millbrook resort and some meals. For more information visit www.bmw.co.nz/com/en/insights/events_and_sponsorship/ Events/bmw_alpine_xdrive.html

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FEDERAL RIDGE Location: Federal, NSW Price: $1.35 million Land: 9.19ha Aspect: North Easterly 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 2 Cars

stunning hilltop acreage to build your dream home

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very now and again a truly special piece of land finds its way onto the market. This 22.7 acre parcel of hilltop land offers some of the most beautiful hinterland views, 10+ acres of usable land for livestock or crops, a dam, and a DA for an 8 bedroom house and pool designed by Beach Architects, Byron Bay (plans available on request). Rarely does a piece of land as beautiful and as well located as this Federal parcel become available.

area with timber verandas on 3 sides. This is the approved site for the home and pool and has a perfect North-easterly aspect. The Tuscan-like valley views change every day and provide a rich green tapestry of colour at the base of this land on 3 sides. The paddocks are fully fenced and currently agisted to a neighbouring farmer. There is a bore on the property which is pumped to a tank and then gravity fed to the cottage.

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his stunning Coorabell property has multiple dwellings set in some of the most beautiful gardens the Byron Bay hinterland has to offer. The main house affords three bedrooms and an office. Serenity Cottage offers two bedrooms and The Cube is a quaint sandstone single bedroom cottage. The gardens and grounds include two 100+ year old Mulberry Trees, umpteen glorious old Fig trees, stands of Hoop Pine & Eucalypts, flowering plants galore, water features and garden statues, a herb garden, and veggie/ market garden complete with chicken coop. Pathways and sealed roads link all buildings and the entire site is overseen by a caretaker from the studio residence above the three-bay machinery shed near the entrance to the

property on the much sought after Coolamon Scenic Drive in Coorabell. The musicians’ room is built on a floating slab supported on hard rubber, physically separated from the recording room by a gap in the slab and double glazed windows. The roof and walls are filled with a series of sound absorbing systems constructed in what are now rare timbers: Rosewood, Teak and the denser Eucalyptus species. ‘ First established in the 1970’s, The Music Farm has remained one of the most revered recording studios in Australia famous for its rich unique sound that comes from the timbers used in construction.

Location: Coorabell, NSW Price: $3 million Land: 4.47ha Aspect: Northerly 7 Beds, 5 Bath, 10 Cars

historic Byron Bay property & renowned recording studio

Impeccable established gardens Beautiful & unique timber recording studio Original 3 bedroom farmhouse fully renovated 2 separate cottages Sealed driveways linking all buildings Sought after location 15 minutes to Byron Bay 45 minutes to Gold Coast International Airport

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FRANCE Florence Barcelona Burgundy

ITALY

Rome Amalfi Coast

Canne

Marbella

SPAIN USA

THAILAND

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5 minutes to Bangalow village 12 minutes to Byron & beaches 10 minutes to Mullumbimby Pool with mood lighting 2 bedroom pool house Manicured gardens & lawns Reverse cycle air-con 2 fireplaces Panoramic ocean views Complete privacy

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COORABELL, NSW Sleeps up to 14 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 night minimum stay in peak season 6 Beds, 3 Bath From $11,500 per week


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he Glasshouse, designed by Australia’s award winning architect Alec Tzannes, offers luxury and exquisite contemporary style. Set on five acres of manicured gardens and lawns the property has its own waterfall, lake and orchard, and provides complete privacy while being just 5 minutes from the stylish village of Bangalow and 12 minutes to the vibrant surf town of Byron Bay in the Northern Rivers of Australia. The 4 bedroom main house mostly constructed from glass captures a wraparound view of nature on a grand scale, and is accompanied by a separate, fully contained 2 bedroom pool house. The main house has an enormous living area with two dramatic fireplaces that scale up to two storey high ceilings. Generous sofas take in the sweeping view of the gardens and the Byron lighthouse, and sliding doors on all sides peal away to create the sense of a house without walls. The dining area is fitted out in the best of Danish design with a twelve seat oak table that looks out to the tropical gardens and the lighthouse. The open plan kitchen caters for your total family and entertaining needs. Sliding doors in the kitchen fold away to create the sense of an outdoor kitchen, servicing an expansive dining deck and outdoor lounging area. An outdoor deck off the end of the house is perfect for pre dinner drinks and provides a birds eye panorama of the coast and the terraced gardens. An exquisite property in a prime location. U nique Luxur y

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ESSEX HOUSE APARTMENT NEW YORK, MANHATTAN

Sleeps up to 6 guests 3 night minimum stay 2 Beds, 2 Bath From $4,000 per week

Central Park cityscape

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Luxurious apartment accomodation Overlooking Central Park Panoramic city view Boutique shopping Fine dining Close to theatre


ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND Sleeps up to 8 guests 4 night minimum stay 4 Beds, 4 Bath From $9,000 per week

stunning penthouse in top Swiss ski resort

Sloping glass ceilings Original hand-made furniture Stunning fireplace Private Elevator Private glass-fronted sauna Free-standing round jacuzzi Mountain views Concierge

HEINZ JULEN PENTHOUSE

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LA VIEUX CHĂ‚TEAU VOUTENAY SUE CURE, BURGUNDY

Sleeps up to 15 guests 1 week minimum stay 8 Beds, 4 Bath From $11,000 per week

your own castle in Burgundy

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14 hectares of beautiful gardens Stunning terraces 9 hole private golf course Picturesque stream running through the grounds Private swimming pool & tennis court


BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 10 guests No minimum stay 5 Beds, 5 Bath Wedding & event venue From $165 per night

river views in the heart of Bangalow

Heritage style home Beautifully renovated 4 rooms with ensuites River views from the balcony 2 minutes walk to the village 10 minutes drive to Byron Bay & beaches 2 designated marquee areas Stunning landscaped gardens

BANGALOW GUESTHOUSE

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the ultimate resort-style estate

BELLE HELENA

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Infinity pool with lighthouse views Tennis court & driving range Gymnasium and bocce court 6 seater cinema Multiple outdoor entertaining areas Perfect for weddings & events Multiple open fireplaces

BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 22 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 6 Beds, 5 Bath From $6,900 per week

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a place you will never want to leave

BYRON’S BRAE

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Private & peaceful Amazing country overlook TV & DVD in every bedroom 250 DVD titles to choose from Short drive to Byron Bay & Bangalow Stunning pool house with BBQ dining, kitchen & views In-ground pool with daybeds Wood fireplace & outdoor firepit

BYRON HINTERLAND, NSW Sleeps up to 10 guests 3 night minimum stay 5 Beds, 3 Bath From $4,500 per week

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a spacious home just minutes from the heart of town

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4 minutes drive from the gate to Byron Bay Main Street Total privacy Hear the breaking surf Wood fired pizza oven Flat screen TV’s, Austar, iPod/iPhone docks & fast wifi Open fire in lounge Undercover parking for 8 cars

BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 10 guests 3 night minimum stay 5 Beds, 2 Bath From $6,500 per week

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the ultimate couples getaway

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xperience the ultimate luxury Villa on absolute beachfront in Byron Bay. The Oceanfront Villa offers space for total relaxation within completely private surroundings. Enjoy the sound of the ocean on your door step; with the tranquility of the Belongil River on the other side. Spaces are large; open plan and inviting.

The Top Level is flooded with natural light and has 180 degree ocean and river views. The open plan kitchen and living area blend easily onto the outdoor decks, making the most of the views with floor to ceiling glass doors. The kitchen is a chef’s delight and caters easily to both indoor and outdoor dining. The master bedroom features a king size bed and large ensuite. A large outdoor balcony off the bedroom includes an outdoor bath perfect for relaxing under the stars. There are also office facilities on this level - which hopefully you won’t use! The lower level is dedicated to relaxation and meditation. There is a lounge area to snuggle up and watch a movie. There is also a large meditation space which is perfect for yoga; meditation; massage and pilates. Private yoga/pilates sessions and massages can be arranged on request. 184

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Absolute beachfront 180 degree ocean & river views 15 minute stroll to town & restaurants Complete privacy Outdoor bathtub & shower Separate second ensuited bedroom Austar & wireless internet Yoga & pilates room Massages available

BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 6 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 2 Beds, 2 Bath From $5,500 per week

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270 degree panoramic ocean, valley & waterfall views

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130 acre property Complete privacy Relax & rejuvenate 12m salt water lap pool 15 minutes to Gold Coast Airport Earthy finishings and architecture www.aquilabyronbay.com.au

BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 6 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 3 Beds, 4 Bath From $3,150 per week

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PAPERBARK BYRON BAY, NSW

Sleeps up to 8 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 4 Beds, 3 Bath From $3,00 per week

just a short stroll to Byron’s beautiful beaches

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Sits in a peaceful cul-de-sac 2 king-size master suites Freestanding sculpted bath Views to the National Park High speed wireless internet All weather outdoor dining Weber gas BBQ Luxurious yet relaxed decor & feel Perfect location to fully enjoy Byron Bay


BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 6 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 3 Beds, 2 Bath From $4,000 per week

absolute beachfront, north facing home

Ten minute walk to the many cafes Reverse cycle air-conditioning Gas BBQ Right on the Belongil sand dunes Spectacular sunrise & sunset views Paved parking for 5 cars Foxtel, DVD, LCD TV

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BLUEWATER ON THE BEACH BYRON BAY, NSW

Sleeps up to 27 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 12 Beds, 6 Bath Cottages from $300 per night

absolute beachfront houses with just a short walk into town

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Ultimate surf or family getaway Perched on the dunes of Belongil Lawn with direct beach access Cottages can be rented separately Cliff edge decks overlooking ocean Watch the sunrise & sunsets


BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 14 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 6 Beds, 4 Bath, 2 powder rooms From $9,500 per week

expansive Colorado resort style home

2 minutes to Bangalow 10 minutes to Byron Bay Complete privacy Spacious pool & spa 2 fully equipped kitchens Perfect wedding & special event venue Air-conditioning & fans throughout Top of the range appliances Outdoor fire pit with views

R & R RANCH

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88 NORD

BOOMERANG BEACH, NSW

Sleeps up to 10 guests 2 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 4 Beds, 3 Bath From $3,300 per week

stunning Boomerang Beach home

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Absolute beachfront home Boasts 270 degree ocean views Architecturally designed European styled kitchen 3 Queen rooms Bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds Your own private beach access


VANTAGE OVER BYRON BYRON BAY, NSW

Sleeps up to 11 guests 3 night minimum stay 7 nights in peak season 5 Beds, 3 Bath From $6,500 per week

luxury by the beach in Byron Bay

Under 10 minute walk to the beach & CBD Infinity edge swimming pool with views Wet bar area adjoining the pool area Glass lift to all levels Custom made day bed/ meditation platform Two living/entertaining areas Bathtub with views & outdoor shower Organic herb garden

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HORIZON BYRON BAY, NSW

Sleeps 8-12 guests 3 night minimum stay 5 Beds, 5 Bath From $9,500 per week

stunning luxury home with breathtaking views

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Honeymoon suite features king sized bed, luxurious bathroom & spectacular views Gourmet kitchen suitable for catering Large BBQ area with 3m of stone benches In-ground pool with entertaining area Domestic sound system supplied Marquee platform Large timber deck overlooking the lighthouse & ocean 10 minutes drive from Byron Bay


BYRON BAY, NSW Sleeps up to 9 guests 3 night minimum stay 4 Beds, 3 Bath From $3,500 per week

stylish villa in the heart of Newrybar

Directly across from the award winning ‘Harvest Cafe’ in Newrybar 10 minutes to Byron beaches 5 minutes to Bangalow Extensive vegetable & herb gardens, decks & spacious grounds Resort style plunge spa adjoining master suite Gourmet designer kitchen 15m solar heated lap pool Outdoor stone pizza oven & dining for up to 12 seated

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PROPERTIES Abbies Beach House .........................................28 Agnes Water ............................................................108 Akasha Beach House ........................................79 Alcheringa .......................................................................85 Amaroo ...............................................................................31 Ammamead ....................................................................54 Aura ........................................................................................86 Ayana ..............................................................................157 Beachbreak ..............................................................100 Beachfront ......................................................................13 Beechgrove ..................................................................38 Belle View ........................................................................58 Bellevue .........................................................................109 Bonnnydune ..................................................................74 Bougainvillea Place ............................................81 Brindley Park Homestead ...............................10 Brindley Park Farm ...................................................12 Broken Head Acreage .................................119 Byron Horizons ............................................................76 Byron View ..................................................................120 Caldera Retreat ......................................................52 Camelot ............................................................................25 Carawatha .....................................................................60 Castle de la Mer .....................................................62 Cedargrove ..............................................................114 Celebrity House ....................................................104 Coorabell Retreat .................................................29 Coorabell Ridge .................................................112 Coorabella ...................................................................42 Eden Cay ....................................................................161 Federal Ridge .........................................................168 Four Winds ..................................................................154 Fraser Island ..................................................................84 Friday Hut Estate ..................................................121 Gunnebah Retreat Centre.............................40 Harbour Views...............................................................63 Heathland .......................................................................68 House of Moons .......................................................55 Ibiza ..................................................................................160 Jabiru .....................................................................................35 Kingsley ..............................................................................56 Le Paradis ....................................................................146 Little Lovett Bay ........................................................36 Macrossan St ...............................................................34 Maitraya ................................................................................8 Mandalay House ................................................143

Mango Lane ............................................................116 Marara ............................................................................138 Monet Vista ...................................................................23 Montecollum .................................................................69 Muskoka .........................................................................113 Nautilus ...............................................................................50 On The Inlet ..............................................................158 Ourmuli ............................................................................140 Palm Lodge ...................................................................24 Paperbark ....................................................................102 Paradise ............................................................................53 Pockets ................................................................................77 Possum Hill ........................................................................75 R & R Ranch ..............................................................147 Rainforest Secrets ...................................................22 Raintree Ridge ...........................................................26 Riverbend ........................................................................32 Riverscape ......................................................................37 Rock Retreat .................................................................65 Saratini ............................................................................139 Seal Rocks House ...................................................30 Seaview Hill ................................................................106 Shalva ..............................................................................122 Shangri-La .......................................................................78 Signature Apartments .....................................136 Skynest .............................................................................111 Sundance ........................................................................51 Sunset Lodge ..........................................................145 Tathra ...................................................................................87 Terania Creek .........................................................123 The Coorong ...............................................................82 The Eagle’s Nest ..................................................142 The Hacienda ............................................................64 The Music Farm ......................................................169 The Oceanfront Villa ......................................152 The Panorama ........................................................107 The Wing House ...........................................................6 Treetops ........................................................................144 Triptych Penthouse ................................................80 Vantage Over Byron ..........................................61 Villa Benventano .....................................................66 Villa Wategos .........................................................115 Wategos ...........................................................................41 Wirlinga Park .............................................................118 Woodgate .................................................................103 Wychwood Escape .........................................110

UNIQUE ESCAPES 88 Nord ........................................................................192 Aquila ...............................................................................186 Bangalow Guesthouse .................................177 Bath House ................................................................195 Belle Helena .............................................................178 Belongil Beach House ..................................189 Bluewater on the Beach .............................190 Byron’s Brae ...............................................................180 Essex House Apartment ................................174

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Heinz Julen Penthouse ....................................175 Horizon ............................................................................194 Koreelah ........................................................................182 Le Vieux Chateau ..............................................176 Paperbark ....................................................................188 R & R Ranch ..............................................................191 The Glasshouse .....................................................172 The Oceanfront Villa ......................................184 Vantage Over Byron ......................................193


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