SANDY Creek Orchard represents the opportunity to purchase 20ha (49 acres) of agribusiness development land on Tamborine Mountain.
The property on Geissmann Street is made up of eight freehold titles. A new school and retirement village neighbour the parcel, which has six access points on three separate roads.
The managed orchard enjoys a cooler climate with rich, red volcanic topsoils. The average annual rainfall is 1525mm, with subsurface streams for irrigation supported by a 13ha licence.
The headwater of Sandy Creek flows across the property as well as five bores and a well, and an 8ML dam, all supported by an irrigation system servicing the entire orchard. The orchard produces about 70,000 trays of Kiwifruit a year.
The 480sq m packhouse is equipped with a two-lane weight and size grader with a 27 pallet holding capacity, staff room, showers and toilets. An extensive inventory of plant, equipment, and crops are included in the sale.
The six bedroom, two bathroom Cape Cod style home is surrounded by giant fig trees. There are five other homes on the property, generating a healthy rental return.
Marketing agent Peter Douglas, Ray White Rural, said it was first time the property had been offered in a generation.
“There are eight titles, five road frontages, adjoining schools and retirement villages all just 500m from the Tamborine Mountain post office,” Mr Douglas said.
“Combine this with the high holding income from a full managed orchard in what could be one of the best development opportunities available on the Gold Coast hinterland for many years.”
Sandy Creek Orchard will be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Brisbane on June 30.