After spending the best part of 2020 with its borders shut to the rest of the country, Western Australia is scheduled to reopen to travellers from Victoria and NSW from December 8.
And with plane tickets to Perth soaring in price in recent days, it seems everyone’s desperate to visit.
If you’ve been waiting to head west for change of pace, here are five properties to help get your new life started as a sand groper.
The Chimes Spa Resort, located in Shadforth – near Denmark, itself 420 kilometres south-east of Perth – offers secluded luxury to guests and owners.
Featuring 10 hotel rooms with a mix of Southern Ocean and garden views, the property also offers a day spa.
For the new owner or manager, there’s a one-bedroom residence.
Set on 1.6 hectares, the property has been a popular destination for conferences and weddings, according to the listing.
It’s currently on the market with Neels Delport of Elders Albany with a price tag of $1,995,000.
Spread across 48.27 hectares, this idyllic rural property around 70 kilometres north of Perth could be your ultimate escape from bustling city life.
The property is currently running 200 sheep and has previously been used to produce hay.
Accommodation consists of a three-bedroom homestead with library and music room, as well as a combined wood-fired heater/bakers oven. The homestead boasts views across the Chittering Lakes.
It’s for sale with Kris Teakle of Elders Real Estate WA Rural and Metro.
Consisting of a 37-boat marina and 25-metre landing jetty, this property in the city of Mandurah, offers a unique lifestyle for its new owner.
There’s also a cafe and a two-bedroom apartment.
There’s also potential to further develop the marina and the land-based section of the property, according to the listing.
The property is for sale with Kong Wai Wong, of Mark Hay Realty Group.
Those looking for a dose of zen in their lives would do well to take a look at this listing in Margaret River, a food and wine destination that sits about 275 kilometres south of Perth.
Having started life as a blacksmith’s workshop in the 1950s, the property was converted into a wellbeing centre in 2003.
Since then it has been occupied by a yoga centre and therapy and naturopathy businesses. It’s being offered with three tenancies in place.
In addition to the commercial space, there’s a three-bedroom home, which includes an office and is currently leased.
The property is on the market for $899,000.
Offering 26 guestrooms, a caravan area and tent sites, this property in Tarcoola Beach – a suburb of Geraldton – is a one-stop hospitality destination.
Located 424 kilometres north of Perth, Geraldton is a prominent tourist stop along the West Australian coast, popular with backpackers through to grey nomads.
Currently operating as the African Reef Beach Resort, it also offers conference room facilities and a licensed restaurant.
It’s for sale with Kim Turner, of Kim Turner Real Estate.
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