Buy an off-grid wellness retreat in Byron hinterland with DA approvals in place

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Nightcap Range Road Byron hinterland retreat

Eco properties on the market: Nestled within a World Heritage National Park in the Byron hinterland, this stunning freehold property called Nightcap Ridge sits on 67 acres of private land – home to endangered plant and animal species, over 30,000 native plantings, and a mature fruit and nut orchard.

Located at 416 Nightcap Range Road, Whian Whian, NSW, the property has an expected price point of $8 million with RU1 zoning and development approval in place to build 12 extra cottages.

The retreat-style accommodation has a track record of 75 per cent occupancy, with events booking 12-18 months in advance and a five-star guest rating. 

Three self-contained cottages compliment a three-bed homestead with an architecturally designed function space, all completely off-grid. For events there’s liquor and water use licensing already in place, and full-service weddings yield between $25,000 to $50,000. 

The buildings are off-grid, equipped with a full solar system, spring-fed water supply with onsite UV filtration system, large fire pit areas, and a large pond with two dams and a jetty. And for the lucky amongst us, there’s even helicopter access if that’s your style.

The historical property is a former dairy that has been sensitively converted by the current owners. A significant investment has been made into infrastructure, roads, compliance and buildings. 

The region has been riding a wave of growth in recent years with Domain reporting that Byron Bay took the crown for the highest house prices in Australia in 2020, which saw an unprecedented rise of 37 per cent. 

The North Coast of NSW saw expenditure totalling $3.7 billion in 2020 and is the number one day trip and overnight destination for tourism in NSW, according to Tourism Research Australia.

416 Nightcap Range Road, Whian Whian, NSW, is being offered for sale with inspections by appointment only, represented by agent Greg James of ResortBrokers.

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Nightcap Range Road Byron hinterland retreat
Nightcap Range Road Byron hinterland retreat