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12 Stewart Street, DAINTREE QLD, 4873

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Property for Sale in 12 Stewart Street, DAINTREE QLD, 4873

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The iconic and unique "Big Barra" is going under the hammer!

All locals for miles around know "The Big Barra" the iconic building built in 1870 that dominates the quaint Daintree Village. Not as big as the Pineapple or the Banana but a far north Queensland ‘big' in so many other ways.

Situated in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest it is surrounded by World Heritage sites - the Wetlands and the Daintree Rainforest all harbouring amazing flora, fauna and wildlife. With the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef only 30 minutes away.

It is this unique enclave of the world that tourists flock to every year.

Daintree Village was originally built to support the workers in the red cedar timber trade. As timber turned to tourism the Big Barra not only served tourist goodies of Barra, Roo and Croc burgers, but the Timber Gallery and Museum gave visitors an idea of the history of the area. With live woodturners and selling timber artefacts it was the centre of the tourism industry in Daintree Village.

Anybody arriving in Daintree Village, can't miss seeing the Big Barra and the restaurant as soon as they turn the corner as it dominates the street.

Tourists to Daintree Village are a mixed bunch from bird watchers, to 4 x 4 ers to backpackers and family day-trippers.

At the end of the street, the Croc Tours leave regularly. Early morning, the photographic wildlife and bird tours leave. Passing through are the 4 x 4ers grabbing their last supplies and a good feed before venturing on to drive the CREB track - one of the most demanding off-road tracks in the country.

Some come to visit the stunning Tranquility Falls that are only a 10 minute drive from the Big Barra, or many are visiting on their way to Cape Tribulation.

Residential Area - the expansive living area is located on the first floor. Consisting of 3 expansive bedrooms (with built-in robes) and a bathroom that could fit 6 baths in it (and still room to swing your towel). There is space aplenty to allow anybody with creativity and vision to turn this into a beautiful home.

Restaurant - seats over 80 people. As one Trip Advisor reviewer commented, "The covered but unairconditioned seating area features what are probably Australia's most high-quality casual picnic benches; check them out if you are in the area". Even the tables are now a tourist attraction! Eleven tables seating eight people on solid wood benches and tables add to the ambience of the restaurant. Renowned for the big barramundi sculpture adorning the front of the garden centre, the Big Barramundi Garden offers alfresco dining in the warm tropical surrounds of Daintree Village. Offering a taste of Australia, serving dishes including crocodile, kangaroo and barramundi, as well as the delicious and the well known locally homemade ice-cream in exotic flavours, black zapote, wattleseed and Jaboticaba, to name a few.

In the restaurant is also an information booth that can be used as a tourist information office (tour sales gain 10-15% commission on all tours sold) or as a bar.

The restaurant kitchen has a current Food Business Licence which includes a yearly inspection. There is a grease trap that a local company empties regularly. The kitchen is on mains electric. There is a walk-in cold room and a selection of fridges and freezers (included in the sale).

The Workshop - Was home to the Daintree Markets with around 12 market stalls. Before that, it was used as the woodturning area, so people could view them and then buy their timber wares in the shop. The workshop is a large iron shed with timber poles, power points at each pole and large double doors. There is also a kitchen area a large walk-in pantry/storage area.

The Gallery and Shop - Visitors here were able to purchase a piece of history in the form of a polished wooden treasure here, literally hot of turning machine! The history here is phenomenal. At present, it is one expansive space, but could easily be divided into two (both have air conditioning units installed). The retail area is on a separate power metre and was previously rented out at $500 per week (inc workshop use).

The options are only as limited as your imagination! This is a rare chance to buy a famous local icon and build a vibrant and profitable business in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

AUCTION: 19th October 2019 - At the Big Barra 10.00 am

For any more information or to book an inspection contact Jenna Chamberlain 0403 479 164 or jenna.chamberlain@raywhite.com or Rosie Wang on 0425 34 5771 rosie.wang@raywhite.com.

For more details, please email agent

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