The Weekend Post - Real Estate


Snap up a slice of paradise with freehold site in Torres Strait going to auction next month.


A FREEHOLD parcel of land at Entrance Island in the Torres Strait is garnering plenty of interest from across Australia, according to Colliers Internatio­nal Cairns managing director Stacey Quaid.

“We very seldom see these blocks come up on these small islands; people tend to hold on for life and pass down through generation­s,” Mr Quaid said.

“It is quite unusual for one to become available.”

He will auction the 2144sq m beachfront allotment online on November 4 at 11am.

Mr Quaid said there were a few freehold properties on the island, which is accessible via dinghy or water taxi from Horn Island or Thursday Island.

“It is pretty much in a natural state with a small waterway on the boundary, and white sandy beach – there’s views across the block to adjoining islands, it is pretty spectacula­r,” Mr Quaid said.

“It is one of those island dream getaway locations in the wonderful clear waters of the Torres Strait.

“Interest has been pretty strong from across the country.

“It is one of those properties people dream about being freehold makes it attractive.”

Positioned at the southern point of the group of islands in the Torres Strait, Entrance Island is home to only a few residents, with the majority of the island made up of bushland reserves.

The island sits nestled between the southern side of Muralug Island, or Prince of Wales Island, and the tip of Cape York.

The relatively flat parcel of land has 52m of north-facing frontage and direct beach access.

There are about 274 small islands in the Torres Strait and almost all are part of Australia.

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