Cooktown’s sprawling Peninsula Caravan Park is up for sale.
The Cairns Post reports that the park, which was run by the late Mary Thackeray for almost 40 years, is being sold as a going concern with two adjoining lots amalgamated into one, over 71,000sq m.
Claimed to be the largest caravan facility in Queensland, the park is well positioned at the gateway to the Cape.
The site has a footprint of 46,500sq m, and offers 80 powered sites in the natural beauty of native bush land, as well as 12 self-contained timber cabins, and bunkhouses.
The Peninsula, which is well used by grey nomads, is the closest van park in Cooktown to the beach at Finch Bay.
Listing agent Shane Mullins of Off Market Hotels told the Cairns Post that the park offered a rare opportunity for investors or an onsite owner/operator.
“It has got scope for (onsite) growth and everyone says the region is experiencing high rates of visitation,” he said. “This is the place where people can be in the Far North, in the rough and be a million miles from home with the all the modern facilities of Cooktown.”
Adjoining the park at the front of the property, is a 4,047 sqm vacant block included in the sale which could be used to add more cabins and powered caravan sites, Mr Mullins said.
“This rare opportunity allows for an astute buyer to increase the footprint of the park, to include capital improvements and potentially own and operate one of North Queensland’s largest tourist parks,” he said.
The second adjoining land on the western border is 20,200sq m vacant block of land with three street frontages.