Riverfront living in demand

Tom Offermann Real Estate’s Tracy Russell was all smiles at Offshore Noosa on 287 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. 374338_01

Erle Levey

From Noosa riverside guests to investors, properties enjoying Noosa River frontage have been in demand in recent weeks as buyers seek to secure prime position ahead of the summer rush.

With the vantage point albeit a generous north-facing terrace attracting year-round lashings of sun, and seriously-anytime 180-degree views from the Noosa River mouth, across Noosa River’s Noosaville and Tewantin and beyond, there was bound to be keen pre-auction interest – especially from Brisbane and Melbourne, for apartment 13 in Offshore Noosa at 287 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, listed by Tom Offermann Real Estate agent Tracy Russell.

However, inspired by having holidays in the well-presented apartment with year-round, back-to-back bookings, two bidders thrashed it out for the keys.

It was sold under the hammer for $2.36m – a record for the complex.


Richardson & Wrench Noosa has announced the successful sale of 24 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads.

The property has been held by the same family for more than 35 years and sold at auction for $16.5m with Gillian McCauley.

This is the second most recent high-end sale by Gillian on Noosa Parade.

The previous sale was a Queensland record for the past financial year at 12 Noosa Parade for $27million.

The property was sold to an overseas buyer without them setting eyes on it in person.

“This property, cherished as a family home since its construction in 1987, boasts an unparalleled location and breathtaking views,’’ Gillian said.

“Its north-facing orientation ensures an abundance of natural light and offers a prime position just minutes away from Hastings Street.


Eliza Coppin at Top Offermann Real Estate is seeing strong interest in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, one-car riverfront apartment 19/24 Munna Cres, Noosaville.

Listed as a forthcoming auction due to the high demand for holiday bookings, the ground-floor townhouse in Noosa Pacific has the advantage of river views from both bedrooms and the living areas.

“There has been plenty of activity,’’ Eliza said. “It has been consistent inquiry.

“Much has come from Sydney and Melbourne … people who have stayed in complex or already have a property in Noosa.

“People have come for holiday and are now prepared to make a decision.’’

Positioned north, it captures almost 180-degree views of the Noosa River, hinterland, Noosa Spit and Noosa National Park. The Kit Kemp inspired interior design features bold colors, contrasting fabrics and patterns.

One-off furnishings and art has been arranged by Signature on Hastings designer Gail Hinkley who managed the renovation.

The undercover terrace is linked almost seamlessly to the living area and just a few steps away to the sun-drenched, heated pool.

The open-style kitchen features cream stone tops and matching silky-finish cabinetry, complemented with glass display shelving and LED lighting.

The main bedroom is accessed on a separate level for privacy and has a Juliette balcony.

The theme continues with a bright rainbow fabric bedhead and stylish furnishings then a bright, white, brick-size tiled ensuite bathroom.

On the lower level is another bedroom blessed with wide water views.

This room shares a bathroom with a good-sized study that is being utilised as an optional third bedroom as it is fitted with bunks for the kids.


Mention Las Rias and it is almost certain to attract attention.

The iconic riverfront Noosa Sound apartment complex is tightly held.

Roark Walsh of Tom Offermann Real Estate sold a ground-floor apartment there for $4.65m in October.

On Saturday, 25 November, he is taking a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, one-car riverfront apartment 9/8 Quamby Pl to auction at 1pm.

“Being three bedrooms on a single level is one of the great attractions,’’ Roark said.

“On the first level with lift, the north-easterly aspect brings completely uninterrupted views.

“The main bedroom is at the front, together with the living areas.

“The Body Corporate has granted approval to groom the beach at no cost.’’

Interest is coming all over the place, Roark said.

“Southerners and those familiar with the complex.

“There are active buyers at the moment and we are achieving good results, especially in the past month or so.’’

Coming to the market is a five-bedroom house with separate flat in Ross Cres, Sunshine Beach.

The Stephen Kidd-designed home has magnificent north-easterly aspect and ocean views as well as to Lion Head.

It will be marketed at a price.


A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-car house at 10 Ferris St, Sunshine Beach, is scheduled for auction at 2pm, Saturday, 2 December.

Michael McComas and Rebekah Offermann at Tom Offermann Real Estate are marketing the property, which is nestled in the leafy street yet handy to the village and surf beach.

The funky beach house features spacious living areas with lofty white raked ceilings and beams.

A wall of windows is designed as breezeways, with seamless indoor-outdoor connectivity to the terraces on the south and especially north sides.


It’s a top-floor, single-level apartment in one of the best positions in the Munna Point Apartments.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, one-car riverside apartment 28/291 Gympie Tce, Noosaville, is set for auction at 12pm on Saturday, 2 December, with Chrissie Baker at Laguna Real Estate.

“It’s a fabulous property,’’ Chrissie said, “… at the quieter end of Gympie Tce with spectacular views to the river mouth, North Shore and the hinterland.

“This is the first time it has been on the market in 35 years.’’

The spacious apartment features a good-sized balcony around two sides, great bedrooms, ensuite and family bathroom with separate toilet.

Perfectly presented by the original owner, it is at the centre of everything … without the noise, Chrissie said.

Interest has been really strong – local as well as interstate and from New Zealand as well as from existing Noosa property holders.


Chrissie Baker is experiencing a lot of interest in property in recent weeks, especially from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane but investors are creeping in as well.

Chrissie sold 10 Pines Ave, Cooroibah, recently after finding really good interest in the stylish five-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-car house.

While asking for offers over $995,000, it achieved $1.010m with buyers from Brisbane.

The renovation and extension were carried out under the management of highly-regarded Silk Design Construction, Noosa, and included a separate fully, self-contained secondary dwelling.

Sold to a local family at 10 Forest Ct, Noosa Parklands, recently for $1.040m was a four-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car house in original condition.

Just listed is a two-bedroom townhouse with two-plus bathrooms in the gated community of Koel Gardens at Noosaville.

Listed at offers over $875,000, 34/18 Lake Weyba Dve is in mint condition and comes with fresh, modern kitchen, air-conditioning, private courtyard opening from the open-plan living, and internal access from the lock-up garage.


SATURDAY, 25 November

Noosa Heads

9/8 Quamby Pl: 3bed, 2bath, 1car riverfront apartment, 1pm, Roark Walsh 0437 447 804 Tom Offermann Real Estate

Sunshine Beach

25 Hill St: 3bed, 2bath, 2car house, 11am, Tiffany Wilson 0468 922 519 Tom Offermann Real Estate

WEDNESDAY, 29 November


6/169 Gympie Tce: 3bed, 2bath, 1car fully-furnished apartment, 4pm, Melanie Butcher 0407 379 893 Laguna Real Estate