416 Nightcap Range Road, Whian Whian
Sold for $ 1,220,000
RARE NATIONAL PARK LOCATION Lifestyle - Property ID: 758831
Located in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area just an hour from Gold Coast Airport this 27ha (67ac) lifestyle property features native forest, amazing wildlife, lilly-filled dams, spring fed creek, open paddocks plus fruit and nut trees.
The home is a splendid Queenslander (circa 1910) featuring timber lining and floors, big verandahs, french windows and doors, 3 big bedrooms, sunroom, formal lounge, real country kitchen and beautiful outdoor entertaining area.
Existing approval for 15 cabins offers you the opportunity to create your own health/wellbeing or recreation eco retreat centre.
Kandaroo is like an oasis within the forest. It comprises grassed areas which are akin to the grassed areas found in the original 'big scrub' by the early settlers who came to harvest the timber resource, most particularly the Red Cedar trees.
Kandaroo is a habitat for a number of significant species including koalas, wallabies, Little bent-winged bat, Wompoo fruit-dove, Masked owl, Stephen's banded snake and Red-legged pademelon. The number of bird species is worthy of particular mention with over 100 species recorded in the adjacent Nightcap National Park. At Kandaroo, Rifle birds have been seen doing their courtship dances. The Regent Bower bird, Wompoo pigeon, Rose pigeon and many other beautiful species have been recorded on Kandaroo. The fauna of Kandaroo is yet to be impacted by the Cane Toad. The colonisation of the local area outside of the Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area by the dreaded Cane Toad (Bufo Marinus) is well advanced.
Kandaroo lies 28 degrees 32 minutes South and 153 degrees and 17 minutes East and is part of the Mt Warning (Wollumbin) Volcanic Dome Shield in the far north east of NSW. Byron Bay is some 40kms to the east and Lismore is located 35kms to the south. Brisbane is 180kms to the north.
Kandaroo ranges from about 300m to 350 metres above sea level. It has a warm temperate to sub tropical climate and is at the inter face of two climatic zones. This contributes to its species diversity and unique ecological values. The property is comprised of red basalt lying between and over Nimbin Rhyolite. The red basalt provides rich, fertile, deep soils, while the neighbouring rhyolites located in the adjacent park and conservation area are of low fertility. This geology of Kandaroo contributes to its uniqueness within the park and conservation area, although it is not the only location to have some basalt occurring.
The property and surrounding park and conservation area experience the highest rainfall in NSW.
Kandaroo provides a base for experiencing the wonders of the dominant massifs, sheer cliff walls, lush green gullies and spectacular waterfalls which make up Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area. Boomerang, Minyon and Quandong Falls are all nearby. But most visitors seem happy to just experience the magic of Kandaroo and do not venture outside its borders.
Kandaroo is a sensory, calming experience surrounded by nature. The essence of Kandaroo is guardianship and stewardship.
For more information visit www.kandaroo.com.au or call Ruth Russell on 0402 855 929