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where to buy near the water from cairns to cassowary coast

Written by The ReReport

Elysian at Bluewater. Residential development.

FAR North Queensland has some of the best boating and fishing opportunities in Australia so where can you buy to minimise travel time to the water and maximise on-deck hours.

Bluewater Marina, Trinity Park

State government regulations mean this Cairns canal development, where you can park your boat right outside your home, is the last for the region.
FNQ Hot Property principal Nathan Shingles said it was a shame there would be no more house and marina packages.
“Environmentalists think they’re bad but it provides a habitat for fish,” he said.
“Bluewater harbour has good partnership in place with state government and there is regular dredging. It costs about $800,000 a year for the dredging.”
With 108 berths, Bluewater Marina is cyclone-rated with deepwater access and the Great Barrier Reef is as close as 20 minutes offshore.

Median sale price (past 12 months)

Trinity Park $440,000


Five localities on the shores of Lake Tinaroo offer space as well as proximity to the region’s best inland fishing, water skiing and boating spot.
Tinaroo, Kairi, Barrine, Danbulla and the bigger township of Yungaburra are all popular with retirees or those seeking a tree-change prompting the construction of a number of small housing developments.
Lake Tinaroo also has five camping areas located in the Danbulla State Forest.

Median sale price (past 12 months)

Tinaroo $312,500
Yungaburra $381,000

#GOQLD RoadtripPerry Harvey Jetty. Photographer: Liam Kidston.

Clump Point

Bingil Bay and Mission Beach residents not only live a glossy, tourist-brochure lifestyle but they are also in the best position to take advantage of the new Clump Point marina currently going through the approvals process.
The upgrade of the current Perry Harvey jetty will add a new boat ramp lane, floating walkway, improved breakwater, carpark and new moorings and is set to get underway next year.

Median sale price (past 12 months)

Bingil Bay $355,000
Mission Beach $310,000

QLD_CP_NEWS_PHOTOGRAPHS_12APR14Peter Bachelor checking on his boat in Half Moon Bay Marina, Yorkeys Knob. Picture: Stewart McLean

Yorkeys Knob

This suburb has beaches, cafes, a tight-knit village atmosphere and the Half Moon Bay marina where you can safely berth your vessel close to the northern beaches of Cairns.
Yorkeys Knob Boating Club manages moorings in the 197-berth marina just 15 minutes from the Cairns CBD.
The marina was constructed in 1994 and includes the multimillion-dollar marina clubhouse built out over the water.

Median sale price (past 12 months)

Yorkeys Knob $371,000


As you might expect for a tropical, waterside metropolis, Cairns has two moorings in the city, the Cairns Yacht Club at Pierpoint Rd in the CBD and Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron at Portsmith.
The city offers plenty of apartment options with buildings on the Esplanade high on the wishlist of newcomers to the city.
Just a few kilometres out, Bungalow, Parramatta Park and Westcourt are the places to look for proximity to the Portsmith marina.

Median sale price (past 12 months)

Bungalow $365000
Parramatta Park $452,750
Westcourt $345,000
Cairns City $295,000 (unit)

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