New Mapoon “Utingu”
3 Parish Of Seymour, County Of Somerset Road

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UTINGU, one-off 88-hectare Freehold land and facilities with DA approval for an oceanfront luxury eco-resort

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Revered as one of Australia's natural treasures, Utingu represents a rare opportunity to secure a pristinely preserved freehold paradise with Development Application approval for an oceanfront multi-structure luxury eco-resort. Sprawled across 88 hectares with diverse ecosystems including white-sand beaches, untouched rainforests, rugged bushland, tropical lagoons, and inland waterways, contrasted by delicate flora and fauna, Utingu is the only significant land holding in the Cape York region with no native title restrictions or liquor restrictions.

Utingu is positioned 18 kilometres southwest of The Tip of Cape York, Australia's northernmost point, and 20 kilometres southeast of Thursday Island. Its prized western seaboard location and almost two kilometres of beaches give the feeling of a private island yet accessible to essential services, transportation – by land, air and sea, and support staff.

Held by one family for over two decades and only five ownerships in its 125 years as a titled property, Utingu has a bright future as a highly in-demand world-class luxury eco-resort. Lodge accommodations, amenities, heavy construction machinery, and infrastructure are in place and the DA approval is secured. With no competition for upmarket tourism nearby and the potential for hydroelectricity and gas field projects, an Utingu Eco-Resort development can be fast-tracked, cost-effective, and prosperous.

Opportunities like this exist once in a lifetime. To start the conversation and request the Utingu Information Memorandum, please contact Lynn Malone at +61 408 772 880 or Barbara Wolveridge at +61 418 760 004.

Site Specifications

· 88 hectares/219.4-acre freehold land with diverse ecosystems including white-sand beaches, virgin rainforests, untouched bushland, tropical lagoons, and rare flora and fauna

· Prime western seaboard location, with almost 2 kilometres of pristine ocean frontage and beaches

· 18 kilometres southwest of Australia's northernmost point, 'The Tip', Cape York and 20 kilometres southeast of Thursday Island

· The only freehold title in the region without native title or liquor restrictions and the only coastal freehold property within 600 kilometres

· On the doorstep of a pristine archipelago of 274 islands

· A vast array of native wildlife and birds within lush garden-like vegetation and naturally formed landscapes.

· The climate is like Bali and the Maldives, with gentle south-easterly sea breezes

· Located outside of the Cyclone Belt and is above storm tidal surges

· Embodies exclusive private island-like attributes while offering easy accessibility to mainland services; land, air, and sea transportation; and staffing.

· Torres Strait Island zoning: 'Other Lands' and DA-approved for multi-structure resort construction

· Approved DA with infrastructure in place for a world-class eco-resort covering about 8,000 square metres - less than 1 % of the property's total area

· Architect's design concept and site plans for 67 buildings, including a main building and reception, 20 VIP bures, helipad, and resort amenities

· Potential to vary the approved aesthetics and usage, subject to approval by the Torres Shire Council

· Bures are cost-effective to assemble (requiring only a small workforce on-site)

· Eco-tourism activities can include exploration of the local culture and First Nation history; fossils, topography, and WWII history; birdwatching and its wildlife

· Unique advantage - the only freehold location available in the upper Cape York region, with no competition for high-end tourism

· With approvals already in place, future expansion can be rapid and cost-effective

Other Commercial Opportunities

· A land-based pump relay from the gas fields in the Torres Straits to feed North Queensland

· Booster station for hydroelectricity

· Given the depth and scale of the Utingu land, other commercial pursuits in conjunction with an eco-resort and/or private residence will not impact the privacy of guests and/or residents

Existing Infrastructure

· Utingu Lodge – 440 sqm double-storey air-conditioned residence with a modern and commercial kitchen, four ensuite bedrooms and an open plan dining and lounge room

· The Machinery Building includes three air-conditioned bedrooms, one bathroom, and an air-conditioned lounge area

· Helipad

· Internal tracks from beach to bush offer access to most areas via 4-wheel drive vehicles

· Solar power, diesel generators and LP gas for hot water and cooking

· Town water and electricity services are available


· Daily flights by Qantas and regional airlines to Horn Island

· 1.5hr flight from Cairns Airport to Horn Island Airport then a 15-minute helicopter flight to the Utingu helipad serviced by Nautilus Aviation

· 1.5hr flight from Cairns Airport to Bamaga Airport, then a 40 min drive to Utingu

· Twice-weekly cargo services via Seaswift to Port Seisia

· Freight transfers to Utingu are by road or by barge to Utingu's beach

Lynn Malone

+61 408 772 880

Barbara Wolveridge

+61 418 760 004


Open Times

Please contact Lynn Malone to arrange an appointment.

Property Information

  • Land area approx 219.4ac

Property Features

  • Beach Front
  • Bush Retreat
  • Ocean Views
  • River Views
  • Water Front
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