Eco-Luxe DA opportunity inside a National Park

Price guide $6,500,000

When it comes to luxurious eco-luxe retreats amidst the luscious rainforests of the Byron hinterland, Nightcap Ridge presents as the ultimate indulgence with development opportunity.  

Set on a 67-acre parcel of land in the heart of the Gondwana Rainforest, this tranquil property affords a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to privately own an ecological paradise inside the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park.   

With an existing DA for an additional 12 cottages, accommodating up to 45 overnight guests the business is ripe for upscale and is the perfect addition to an eco-luxe accommodation portfolio.  

The former dairy has been lovingly, respectfully and authentically converted by the current owners who have made significant investment in core infrastructure, roads, compliance and buildings. This includes two generously appointed cottages and an architecturally designed function space, The Argory, a 500m2 open-sided gathering area with soaring ceilings, a grand fireplace together with a commercial kitchen and bar and a beautiful outlook. The three-bedroom manager's homestead and existing cottage have also been beautifully rejuvenated.  

Nightcap Ridge offers World Heritage-listed rainforest and waterways which are home to a myriad of endangered plant and animal species. And there are over 30,000 native plantings and mature fruit and nut orchard. Minyon Falls, currently undergoing a 7-million-dollar upgrade, is just a 3km hike from the property.   

Pure water originates from a nearby spring which is then treated to another level of pristine via an onsite UV filtration system. Liquor and water use licensing is in place together with off-grid infrastructure including premium solar systems.    

Future expansion opportunities abound with strong forward bookings and opportunities to deliver corporate and wellness retreats, full-service weddings and events, a restaurant/café plus short-term accommodation.   

To register an expression of interest or arrange an inspection contact Gary Brazenor at Byron Shire Real Estate on 0423 777 237.

Property Highlights:

  • Nearly 70 unblemished acres of private land set within the World Heritage Listed Nightcap National Park 
  • Unique development opportunity with RU1 zoning and DA approval already in place 
  • One of a kind eco-luxe tourism and wellness retreat 
  • Three-bed homestead and three self-contained cottages 
  • Architect-designed function space with soaring ceilings, stone fireplace, kitchen and bar, adjacent courtyard and views over the lily pond
  • Impressive eco credentials with a full solar system, spring-fed water supply and off-grid infrastructure 
  • Ongoing income with robust forward bookings and five-star guest rating 
  • 5 minutes from Minyon Falls, 45 minutes from Byron Bay and Ballina airport and 90 minutes to the Gold Coast Airport  


7 5 2 67.00 ac
Address 416 Nightcap Range Rd, Whian Whian
Price Expressions Of Interest
Property Type Commercial
Property ID 1072
Category Hotel/Leisure, Land/Development
Land Area 67.00 ac
Floor Area 800 m2

Agent Details

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Gary Brazenor

0423 777 237
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Todd Buckland

0408 966 421
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