Saturday, October 21, 2017

Development

Australia: $600 Million Resort Makeover Slated for Great Keppel Island

A gorgeous private island in the Great Barrier Reef has just received approval for a controversial upgrade that will bill in the hundreds of millions.

(Great Keppel Island image by Tourism Queensland)

When it comes to island development, the Australian state of Queensland is having to walk a fine line between …Read More: Australia: $600 Million Resort Makeover Slated for Great Keppel Island

Environment

Australia: The Island Where Wild Dolphins Come Bearing Gifts

The remote continent is renowned for its unique and often strange wildlife, but one scientific study of dolphins off Tangalooma Island Resort takes the cake.

(Image from www.tangalooma.com)

If you like seafood, you’ll love what the bottlenose dolphins of Moreton Bay have to …Read More: Australia: The Island Where Wild Dolphins Come Bearing Gifts

Environment

Australia: Tourism Concerns over Vast New Marine Reserve

The isolated continent has long been at the vanguard of environmental policy, and a newly designated marine reserve will make its acres under protection the largest in the world.

(Satellite of the Great Barrier Reef by NASA)

Ahead of this year’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, where the leading …Read More: Australia: Tourism Concerns over Vast New Marine Reserve

Island Market

Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

One of numerous Australian private island resorts that have been put up for sale in recent years, the former Club Med property was just sold to a China-based company.

(Image Courtesy of Club Med)

The only Australian resort owned by France’s middle-market Club Med has just traded hands for a …Read More: Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

Island Resorts

Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

This luxury island on the Great Barrier Reef is marketing itself as a sanctuary for “guy time”, where mates can enjoy sports, fishing, and beer without having to look good for the ladies.

(Image Courtesy of Pumpkin Island)

Let’s face it, both men and women need a little time with …Read More: Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

Island Market

Australia: Toogoom Island Auction Set For December 9th

After the previous sale in 2009 failed to complete, a unique island along Queensland’s coast will be going under the hammer in hopes of finding a new buyer.

(Image Courtesy of Scott Wagner)

In 2007, Queensland real estate agent Ken Collingswood was confident – but realistic – about the prospect …Read More: Australia: Toogoom Island Auction Set For December 9th