PROMINENT Queensland developer Shaun Juniper has purchased Lindeman Island with his wife Sam for an undisclosed sum.
Shaun Juniper is the founder of the Juniper Group, one of Australia’s most successful privately owned property development companies with more than $2bn in completed projects.
The sale of the former Club Med Resort site was brokered by CBRE Hotels’ national director Wayne Bunz and associate director Hayley Manvell.
Shaun and his wife Sam say they will work closely with the Queensland Government to ensure Lindeman continues to showcase the Sunshine State, and its tourism jewel the Great Barrier Reef.
“The Whitsundays have proved to be one of the most resilient markets through the pandemic and still rates as one of the world’s most loved tourism destinations,’’ Mr Juniper said.
Lindeman Island is located about 15-kilometres from Hamilton Island, and can be accessed by a 20-minute boat trip from Hamilton Island Airport or 40-minutes by boat from Airlie Beach.
Lindeman Island is an expansive 637-hectare national park area with seven private beaches.
Queensland’s Islands have experienced a resurgence in investor interest in the past two years, highlighted by Oscar Hotels’ purchase of Long Island and the sale of Hook Island to Meridian Australia.
Associate Director of CBRE Australia Hayley Manvell said Australian investors were reclaiming some of the nation’s most treasured destinations.
“We are in the midst of an exciting Queensland tourism growth with an underserved accommodation market catering to an incredible resurgence in domestic tourism, as well as the long-heralded return of international travellers,” Ms Manvell said.