Poole Island is being offered for sale for the first time in 40 years…and it needs to be sold before Christmas!

Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Poole Island could be your very own slice of paradise. For just a tad more than the average Sydney one-bedroom apartment, this island is on the market for a mere $1.2 million. Talking to news.com.au, island and resort specialist Richard Vanhoff said he had already received hundreds of inquiries since the property went on the market on October 15.

“We’ve had probably well over 1,000 inquires so far, which has been huge.”

Mr Vanhoff said that the property, now zoned residential, was once the first place in Queensland to store frozen meat to be distributed internationally.

Poole Island


A Family Island

Although it has been in the family for decades, Poole Island’s current owner, a 93 year old man from Melbourne, has decided to sell as his family no longer get time to visit. “It’s a place where he brought up his children for holidays and it’s just a family island,” Mr Vanhoff told realestate.com.au. Mr Vanhoff is looking for a deposit of no more than ten percent, but also suggests he’d consider going as low as half that if it means getting the sale over the line. That is, he told Vice.com, an outrageous deal. If the idea of owning your own island is still not enough, Poole Island has two freestanding homes, a 700ft runway, a rock swimming pool and incredible views of the Coral Sea – where do we sign?

Lots of Potential

If you’re still unconvinced, the island also has 21 hectares of open space ready for your very own music festival, racing track or supersize veggie patch. The possibilities are endless. And what kid wouldn’t love growing up with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World right on their doorstep?

Whoever is lucky enough to buy Poole Island will be getting the bargain of the century…and a lot of friends wanting to holiday with them!

Would you buy Poole Island? Let us know in the comments below.






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  • If I had the money I’d be there in a flash….sounds ideal to me!


  • I think you would be completely isolated during bad weather. You wouldn’t want to need emergency assistance then as even flights may be cancelled


  • Oh no, I’ve just seen this now…has it been sold? If so, hope one of my friends bought it. Haha.
    If not, maybe I can convince 10 of my friends to put in an equal share with me so we can all own it together. ????


  • It looks a bit run down, but it would be lovely to own your own island in this fab part of the world


  • ooh that looks like an adventure to be snapped up.


  • I’ve always dreamed of living away from the rat race but way out of my price range.


  • How awesome would that be? Unfortunately its still six times more than I paid for my house and a bit out of my budget.


  • It would be fabulous to own an island!


  • No doubt, the Chinese will snap this up.


  • Would be amazing to have my own private island. Would never have to think about going away for holidays except to see family and friends. Beach, fishing, camping in your own backyard.

    • I would absolutely love it too – so much fun to have your own island getaway and complete privacy.


  • A little bit far for me. But owning your own island.. that sounds amazing!! :-)


  • It looks a bit run down. I wonder if there are any building restrictions? You could build an amazing holiday home.


  • Yes, if I had the money I would. But wouldn’t like to live on an Island all alone, if I wouldn’t have a house in the midst of people as well.


  • How wonderful to think that someone could buy this island. Wish I could, but my house wouldn’t bring this amount if money, and doubt I could borrow the difference


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