Queensland’s Pumpkin Island up for sale

Queensland’s Pumpkin Island up for sale
Queensland’s Pumpkin Island up for sale

One of Queensland’s most sustainable tourist destinations, Pumpkin Island, is up for sale.

The internationally award winning 6-hectare Pumpkin island, situated in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, hit the market in July this year.

The rolling lease for the island, situated in the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s Keppel Group of Islands, 14 kilometres off the coast of Yeppoon in Central Queensland and only 10 kilometres north of Great Keppel Island, will be taken to the market in a sale campaign run by Deborah Cullen of Knight Frank Prestige Residential NSW and Pat O’Driscoll, Knight Frank Partner and Head of Knight Frank Rockhampton and region.

Pumpkin Island is being sold by Sojourn Properties Pty Ltd, a Queensland-based company with a boutique collection of properties operated under the Sojourn Retreats brand.

This is just the second time Pumpkin Island has come to the market since 1961, with the last sale being to Soujourn Properties 17 years ago in 2003.

Pumpkin Island first opened to guests in 1964 and is a private whole island escape for couples, families or groups.

It offers eco-friendly accommodation for up to 34 guests in five fully self-contained oceanfront guest cottages and two bungalows with an open-air kitchen and bathroom facilities. The island is completely off grid and powered by solar, wind and with plenty of rain water storage.

The property also contains staff quarters, a large work shed, a double-storey lookout building, a bar lounge area, a manager’s cottage, a children’s playground, two registered moorings, a helicopter land pad and a custom built 36-passenger catamaran.

An oyster lease also belongs to the owner and can be sold with the island allowing guests to shuck their own oysters off the rocks.

Pumpkin Island was named Australia’s most sustainable hotel in Australasia in 2018 at the World Boutique Hotel Awards, and was the first beyond carbon neutral island in Australia, offsetting 150% of its annual greenhouse gas emissions.

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