109-113 Davidson Street
Dougies Backpackers Resort Port Douglas, resort business and freehold land – first time to market in 23 years
The first time to market in 23 years, award-winning Dougies Backpackers Resort Port Douglas is for sale. It is a fully operational and profitable resort providing low-cost accommodation for the hospitality and tourism industry, and holiday travellers. In addition to the accommodation, the resort has a lucrative bar business, catering restaurant, and other revenue sources.
There is expansion and redevelopment potential to maximise the return on investment. Alternatively, it is a prime location for a new resort and tourism development. Included in the Dougies Backpackers Resort offering and titled separately is the 1,670 sqm corner block with restaurant and carpark bringing the total land asset to 8,173 sqm. Dougies is a 10-minute walk to Four Mile Beach and a three-minute drive to Macrossan Street with its restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Dougies Backpackers Resort is licensed for up to 140 overnight guests across a variety of accommodation types from bungalows and glamping tents to private and shared rooms. Facilities include a resort-style swimming pool, reception centre, guest amenities – laundry, self-serve kitchen and cooking stations, and community room with big screen television, and a licensed bar patronised by the resort guests, travellers from other resorts, and locals. Given the current travel restriction limiting international travellers to Australia, Dougies has reinvigorated its business model to meet the demand for affordable housing to serve the Port Douglas hospitality and tourism industry.
The restaurant is situated on an adjacent and separately titled lot. Built as an upmarket Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant and designed by the acclaimed Queensland architect, Roger Mainwood, the commercial kitchen now operates as a catering service. There is an indoor seating capacity for 70 patrons. The interiors are 328 sqm with 265 sqm of outdoor areas set along with a parking area for 14 vehicles is situated on the 1,670 sqm block. Dougies Backpacker Resort, 8,173 sqm land on two titles and the business, is for sale as 'Best Offers by Friday, 29 October 2021.
Start the conversation to acquire Dougies Backpackers Resort and its assets, with one call to Caroline Yarr or Lynn Malone.
8,173 sqm (.82 hectare) on two separate titles
Davidson Street frontage: 62 metres
Swimming pool with adjoining amenities
Guest kitchen with cook stations x 4
Staff accommodation – 2-bedroom cottage, 1-bathroom, kitchen, and veranda
Guest accommodation for 140 guests
Corner location with dual street frontage
Prominent exposure to passing traffic with Davidson Street as the primary entry to the Port Douglas town centre
Relatively large 'Tourism and Residential' land allotment
Facilities have recently undergone cosmetic refurbishments
Easy walking distance to Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street – restaurants, cafes, shops, and services
Dougies Backpackers Resort Information Memorandum upon request
Get to know Port Douglas
Port Douglas is a town in Far North Queensland, Australia, approximately 70 km (40 mi) north of Cairns. Its permanent population was 3,205 at the time of the 2011 census. The town's population can often double, however, with the influx of tourists during the peak tourism season May–September.
Open TimesPlease contact Caroline Yarr to arrange an appointment.
- Land area approx 8173sqm
- Car Parking - Surface
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Close to Transport