Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: A large area of severe to extreme heatwave conditions across northern and central Queensland, with low intensity conditions extending over much of the remainder of northern Queensland.
HEATWAVE conditions are being experienced right across Queensland, with residents in some towns most likely reading this story from inside their refrigerator.
Today, Cairns recorded its hottest November day on record, after reaching 39.3C at 10.20am — beating the old record of 37.2C on November 15, 1971.
Other towns have also sweltered through heatwave conditions including Innisfail Aero (40C at 10.12am), Townsville (39.6C at 10.23am) and Proserpine (40.7C at 10.29am).
It has been a bit cooler in the southeast but that’s set to change on Wednesday.
So what else is there to do when your skin is melting off, and your dinner is cooking on the car boot?
Well, you can always plan ahead for the next summer stinker (probably nine days from now) and look at flashy properties with refrigerators big enough for the whole family to move in.
Or buy your own private beach … or water park!
In Pullenvale, you can escape the heat at this beautiful six-bedroom Georgian style home with pool, a tennis court and landscaped gardens — all just 20 minutes from the city.
This Georgian-style house at Pullenvale is picture perfect …
But all that is irrelevant — except maybe the pool — when its hotter than a shearer’s armpit.
Check out that 2000-plus bottle and refrigerated wine cellar that comes with a reinforced security door. You can fit the entire extended family in here! Or not.
But on a hot day, here is where its at!
On the Gold Coast, this waterfront mansion has been inspired by the “finest homes on Star Island in Miami, USA”.
Designed by Brunei Royal family architect Bayden Goddard, it has a sound proof party room and a glass display wine cellar that would fit right in at a luxe hotel.
There are loads of other ritzy features but we came here for that wine cellar, and, specifically, its ability to preserve the poshest of plonks and, therefore, its human inhabitants.
Shift the Sav and move in the sofa — it’s time for channel surfing!
Oh, and the fact you can shift a few bottles so you can still watch that special on Antarctica on the Discovery Channel.
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Anyway, moving on. If you have a spare $4.85 million (plus!) in the bikkie tin, you could buy your own private beach.
I have $50 in the bikkie tin. Anyone else want to pitch in?
Overlooking the Gold Coast Broadwater is three levels of “phwoar” at 24 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point.
We are told the sellers are motivated and that the lucky buyer could move in by early next year — just in time for heatwave number 5.
It comes with all of the usual luxury features — gym, cinema, private bar, lift — but we came here for that private beach, and maybe that 12m marina berth.
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Now if that’s not enough, you can get wet and wild in Bowen, where you can pick up a caravan park complete with its own water park and jumping pillow.
Yeeha! A water park and a massive mango statue just down the road! Winning!
On the market for $3 million, the property at 18540 Bruce Highway has cabins and a two bedroom managers residence.
Alternatively, this beachside residence at 3/80 North Shore Road at Twin Waters is just a few footsteps to the beach, has its own pool and just a short distance from the Sunshine Coast’s Aqua Fun Park.
If you squint, I am over there!
And here is the house … I am still at the water park.
Up north, a property being marketed as Port Douglas’ “finest residence” is on the market at 1 Wharf Street.
It has three water features including a pool, all overlooking the Coral Sea and and two fully-equipped kitchens, one with its own refrigerated cold room.
Pool, cold room. Check! Bedrooms?
In Brisbane, a house at The Gap is geared for those times when you just don’t feel like ‘adulating’.
Embrace your inner child!
Known originally as Dillon Farm, has its own plunge pool with a water slide and a 15m lap pool.
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