Plantation resort at Rainbow apartments are now on the market.
Plantation resort at Rainbow apartments are now on the market. Craig Warhurst

Plantation units sale

NEARLY half the residential units in the award-winning Rainbow Beach Plantation resort have come on to the market, with management rights to remain in place, according to publicity material published by agent Knight Frank Australia Pty Ltd.

The development, including the hotel and associated restaurants and shops, occupies possibly the most central and picturesque location at Rainbow Beach.

The complex was voted one of the best places to visit in Queensland.

In 2009, it won the Queensland Master Builders' Association tourism and hospitality award for projects up to $30 million.

Of its 36 apartments, 17 are now on the market.

Promotional material related to the sale says they are to be sold "in one line".

With views to Inskip Point and Fraser Island, the units range from one to three bedrooms and have access to a heated pool and spa.

Although no comment was available from the agents or owners yesterday, the two-year-old apartments were described originally as five-star rated.

They are built adjacent to the large Queenslander-style two-storey hotel, which incorporates a public bar, bistro-restaurant area, wine room and two function areas, with wide timber verandas on all sides.

Between the apartments and the hotel, a retail plaza area includes 10 retail sites.

Original resident manager Cheryl Keats said in 2009 that the managed accommodation project was a sign of the area's coming of age as a tourist destination.

"Gone are the days when Rainbow Beach was just a place to go through to get to Fraser Island.

"It's now a destination in its own right," she said.

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