Billabong founder sells off Kabi golf course near Noosa
AUSTRALIA'S only certified organic golf course, near Noosa, is being offered for sale by a co-founder of the Billabong surf clothing business as part of a stunning 400ha portfolio.
Rena Merchant cites chronic illness for putting the Kabi course on the market along with her organic beef property called The 404 and the lifestyle sanctuary Trickle Creek, offering views from Fraser Island through to the Noosa hinterland.
Kabi is a Land For Wildlife sanctuary located at Boreen Point with lush plantings of organic fruit and nut trees lining the fairways that were designed by outstanding golf course creator Graham Papworth.
The self-professed "old hippie from way back" is sad to be parting this green gem, which includes 48ha of trees.
Although the course closed to the public years ago, the complex, including a club house with two commercial kitchens, a bar and seating for 150 plus a pro shop, has been maintained.
"The property is being offered on a walk-in, walk-out basis with extensive plant," Ray White Rural Queensland representative Peter Douglas said.
He said The 404 coastal property is "simply one of the best cattle blocks in the Noosa hinterland" and will be auctioned with its Brahman herd and property machinery. He said: "A large four-bedroom, three-bathroom homestead set amidst landscaped gardens is included in the sale.
"Located in the middle of the property with a wrap-around veranda, it enjoys coastal breezes and spectacular views.
"Trickle Creek is an absolute retreat from the world.
"Hidden at the end of the road, it provides private and self-sufficient living for those who wish to escape from it all but still enjoy comfort and convenience.
"Described as a living, breathing Garden of Eden, in just over 10 years the owner has turned her small part of the world into a truly unique organic holding."
The property will go to auction in Brisbane at 10.30am on Friday, December 11.
Viewing is by appointment.