|Lot 393||68.417 ha||168.99 acres|
|Lot 394||85.49 ha||211.160 acres|
|Lot 395||124.491 ha||307.493 acres|
|Lot 4||92.849 ha||229.337 acres|
|Lot 401||105.522 ha||260.639 acres|
|Lot 402||109.063 ha||269.386 acres|
|Lot 403||101.273 ha||250.144 acres|
|Lot 404||121.203 ha||299.371 acres|
|Total||808.308 ha||1996.52 acres|
GRANADILLA TROPICAL ESTATES — LAND FOR SALE
Granadilla is a horseshoe shaped valley. It is 2000 acres consisting of eight individual titles, averaging 250 acres per lot. The climate is tropical or subtropical. The long axis, which runs from north to south is serviced by a road fronting all the estates. Although this road is deeded to the Department of Roads it is not sealed. The Granadilla valley is surrounded by high hills and the entry is the opening of the horseshoe at the north. The valley received its name early in the 20th century because a large fruit (Granadilla) is growing wild there. As contrasted to land west of Australia’s Great Dividing Range this land has dependable rainfall: at least 60 or 70 inches every year. The land is part rain forest and part pasture. There are areas of hardwood, some of it mahogany suitable for furniture. All of the property is freehold property. Part of Granadilla shares a common boundary with land granted World Heritage status.
Helicopters from Cairns International Airport have landed on Granadilla Estates, a short twenty-minute trip. The property is located approximately midway between Australia’s principle north south highway (Bruce Highway) and Mission Beach. The distance between the highway and the Pacific Ocean is 25 to 30 miles to the east. A major international airport is located at the city of Cairns about a 90 minute drive north from Granadilla. The state capital, Brisbane, is a flight south a little more than two hours long.
Some time ago a substantial area of land was cleared and seeded to exotic pasture with a very high carrying capacity for cattle grazing. This also included a Santa Gertrudis stud. 700 to 800 head of cattle were fattened on the property yearly. Cattle were transported by truck or train to Townsville where the meat was shipped, principally to the U.S.A.
Town electricity is available and would be connected when residences are to be constructed. There are dwellings nearby using this service. There is water on the property either in creaks and streams or under ground, as the water table is high. Also abundant rainwater can be stored in tanks.
The Great Barrier Reef runs parallel to the coast east of Mission Beach and Granadilla. There are a number of small tropical islands nearby which attract many visitors for scuba diving and snorkeling. There is a yearly black marlin fishing tournament which is a world attraction including many participants from California.