Parcel of FNQ island can be yours for $1.8 million

first_imgZuna island, Torres Strait Pic : suppliedIT is fodder for the most outlandish of dreams: owning a parcel of an idyllic island off the Far North Queensland coast.But reveries could become a tropical reality for a bold investor.A 4050sq m slice of Zuna Island, near Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, is currently listed for $1.8 million.The beachfront property comprises a modern house and neighbouring bungalow, which together can sleep up to 10 people.“It’s not for everybody, but those who live up there absolutely love it – we’re looking for the right type of person, who has a sense of adventure and loves the Far North,” said Jillian Raleigh, selling agent for the property’s owner Russel Williams. Mr Williams was living in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, when the idea of owning a Zuna Island property was born after seeing an advertisement on the internet.“There was nothing but a shack there. There were no services, power and water supply was non-existent,” he told News Corp Australia. “Even though it was pretty humble I saw the potential. I wanted an escape, a retreat.” The 1000ha island is accessible by air and water from Thursday Island and Horn Islands, both of which are nearby. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe property has a main residence and nearby bungalow.Both the main residence and bungalow are fully furnished.“The Torres Strait is Australia’s best-kept secret,” Mr Williams said.“There are more islands here than the Whitsundays, but fewer people. “It’s one of Australia’s best areas for fishing, snorkelling and diving. “The whole pace is so different; it’s laid-back, colourful and the people are so welcoming.“When people come and visit me here they see the wow factor.”It is understood several people have expressed interest in the property.The Zuna Island offering is among several islands off Queensland currently on the market. The Duke Group Archipelago, comprising three separate islands off Central Queensland, is listed for almost $12 million. For more information about the Zuna Island property visit