Private island nicknamed ‘fisherman’s paradise’ with three homes and stunning beaches is for sale – but with a warning

A remote island dubbed a fisherman’s paradise is up for sale – but it comes with a warning for its new owners.

Sweers Island to the north Queensland Offered for $3.95 million, Gulf of Carpentaria includes a booming tourism business and resort.

Sweers Island is on the market for $3.95 million


Sweers Island is on the market for $3.95 millionPhoto credit:
It features a bar, two airstrips and a booming fishing business


It features a bar, two airstrips and a booming fishing businessPhoto credit:
The 8 km long and 2 km wide stretch of land is a paradise for anglers


The 8 km long and 2 km wide stretch of land is a paradise for anglersPhoto credit:

The 8 km long and 2 km wide stretch of land is considered a utopia for avid anglers and the accompanying fishing resort is part of the deal.

There are two houses for management and staff, as well as cabins and rental boats for visitors, two airstrips and a hangar.

It features a bar, an open dining area and miles of beaches to relax on.

Even in winter the temperature rarely drops below 24 °C and can reach up to 35 °C in December.

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However, the island is completely off-grid and runs on solar and gas energy.

Waste disposal is carried out by a barge that visits regularly and also supplies the island with goods from the mainland.

Real estate agent Richard Vanhoff of Private Island Online said the best thing about the island was the size of the fish out on the reef.

He said: “They have some of the largest coral trout in Australia, which I think are the trophy fish for most fishermen – the ones they catch there are just huge.”

However, there is a warning for new owners as sharks and even a crocodile have been spotted in the waters surrounding the island.

However, it is believed that the sharks are well fed due to the abundance of fish near the remote location.

The 30-acre property has been for sale since May last year and has now been reduced in price after owners Tex and Lyn Battle decided to sell it.

The property functions well as a business five months of the year and brings in enough income to make up for the quieter winter months.

The resort owners will act as stewards of the 1,100-acre island.

The island offers tourist operators a permanent rental agreement with minimal expenses and no fees to pay.

Richard warns that there can be hidden costs when investing in your own private island.

Community fees apply to condominium islands, although they may not have access to community services.

However, most islands are sold as leasehold properties, meaning the owner can keep the land for 25 to 75 years.

This means rental costs can run into the thousands

He told the Australia Daily Mail: “Even if you buy the land, you have to pay for the rent every year. It’s not a big deal, but most island owners mitigate these costs by leasing the property.”

Another one nearby Iceland is also on the market and will cost you less than the price of a house.

Located 3 km off Cape Palmerston National Park on the Central Queensland coast, Temple Island has 123 hectares of land.

It has its own 1100m private airstrip, a four-bedroom house on the highest point of the island, a new tractor, an off-road vehicle, a Range Rover and a quad bike.

The four-bedroom island home features three upstairs bedrooms, a downstairs bunkroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room, a large porch, and a full solar and battery system.

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The island is on the market for $1.75 million after recently coming back onto the market.

The island has miles of beaches to relax on


The island has miles of beaches to relax onPhoto credit:
The new owners must be careful of sharks spotted in the island's waters


The new owners must be careful of sharks spotted in the island’s watersPhoto credit:


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