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Extraordinary Banubanu Island Retreat For Sale by HTL Property

Arguably one of the most pristine eco-retreats in Australia has been exclusively listed for sale by specialist firm HTL Property.

Following the hotly contested sale of the Beachfront Hotel in Darwin; HTL Property Directors Brent McCarthy, Glenn Price and Nic Simarro are pleased to offer for sale Bremer Island’s Banubanu Beach Retreat by way of an
International Expression of Interest campaign.

Established in 2005, the eco-sensitive Retreat offers clientele a luxury glamping experience in one of Australia’s most remote locations in the pristine waters off Nhulunbuy – East Arnhem Land. East Arnhem Land is known for its pristine beaches and impossibly turquoise waters.

Comprising a very exclusive 6 ultra-high-end glamping rooms, a bar and restaurant; Banubanu entwines high-end luxury in a secluded coastal setting with a complementary food and beverage experience.

Located on the north-eastern tip of the Northern Territory, the journey begins with initial access to the island by flight from Darwin or Cairns to Gove; followed by a 15-minute flight across to the exclusive island.

Following the scenic flight, guests are welcomed with an all-inclusive 5-star food and beverage package and chauffeured to their beachfront glamping rooms. Once settled in, there exists a wide variety of water-based
activities to enjoy in the all-year-round tropical weather.

Committed to sustainable living, Banubanu is an eco-friendly retreat built in partnership with the Yolgnu people; and runs 100% on solar power. The main water supply is bore water with an ethos on water-wise usage.

“We were so lucky to receive support from the traditional owners to operate Banbanu Beach Retreat and ultimately welcome the world to this idyllic haven” commented Retreat owners Helen Martin and Trevor Hosie.

“Whilst a permit fee from all guests visiting the retreat is paid to the traditional owners, this slice of paradise deserves every dollar; you just don’t find these kinds of properties anywhere in the world” added Helen Martin.

Banubanu is one of the most unique experiences this part of the world has to offer, from the ultimate relaxation holiday surrounded by some of the world’s most pristine coastline; to an abundance of Bluewater fishing, Banubanu appeals to a wide variety of high-end clientele.

“Banubanu is a truly remarkable opportunity with plenty of scope to intensify the operations,” suggests HTL Property Director, Brent McCarthy.

“Since the CV-19 related impact upon international travel, we are seeing vastly increased demand from investors seeking this style of assets” states HTL Property Director, Nic Simarro.

“We have one of the greatest countries in the world and the fact we can escape to these isolated and truly unique locations, regularly renders us the envy of the globe” advised Simarro.

“As there exists no planning authority overlay for the island, the incoming owner enjoys the ability to work with current stakeholders and the custodians of the land, to further develop the island’s hospitality accommodation and recreational offering without the requirement of formal approvals” added HTL Property Director, Glenn Price.

With the island’s own airstrip and boat ramp, Banubanu enjoys the benefit of year round access for clientele.

“The eco-indexed luxury retreat asset class is patently alive with both domestic and international investor interest” commented HTL Property Managing Director, Andrew Jolliffe.

“And irreplaceable island offerings like both Banubanu and Justin Hemmes’ Haggerstone Island, are two examples of inimitable experiential assets which deftly showcase the best of Australia’s northernmost reaches” Jolliffe

Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat is for sale by an International Expression of Interest campaign closing by 4pm July 2021 (if not sold prior).


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