Oasis of Possibilities on Norfolk Island

Oasis of Possibilities on Norfolk Island

  ~ Freehold on level site  ~  Enormous potential for further development ~

~ Services in place  ~  Half an acre of land  ~  Concrete car park, pathways and access ~

~ 20,000 gallon tank + bore ~

Iwii Village (also known as ‘Iwii Paradise’ or ‘little paradise’ to the locals) is a property packed with possibility AND convict/Norfolk history.  It was originally built as a Tourism complex with large museum area in the main building and individually leased shops.  The main multi-level building at over 200sqm is a substantial size with a café/restaurant on the first level, complete with caterer’s kitchen and walk-in pantry and storeroom.

Underneath at sub-ground level is a large bar and multiple function areas.  Flush with Norfolk Pine construction and features, there are also seven smaller standalone cottages each with govt approval, and set up for 2 separate business outlets each cottage.

The cottages/shops/accommodation cabins are freestanding, surrounded by gardens.  The shops have housed local arts & crafts and other retail stores, a busy café, restaurant, and even the local butcher!  The property could also be converted to a backpackers’ site or general/ special group accommodation.  The current owner has kept it as a private residence with multiple VIP guest space, but has been contracted back to Australia for work and needs to sell.

The buildings are constructed with stunning Norfolk Island Pine seen in the gleaming polished timber floors, custom made bathrooms, benchtops, kitchen, and the handmade furniture.  Hand crafted wrought iron features are accented throughout the grounds and the landscaping has been designed to highlight the original Convict era stonework.

An incredible amount of careful thought, creative work, local Norfolk Island craftmanship, labour, heart and soul has gone into this property.  You will not see another like it and it won’t come onto the market again at this price.

Reduced from $1.55M to offers over $650,000.. a mere fraction of the replacement cost.  This opportunity will only come around once!

 

Arrange an inspection now with the most experienced Agents on the island ~ Norfolk Island Realty ~ phone David on (+6723) 50701 any time. 

For all enquiries of Norfolk Island ~ EMAIL david@norfolkislandrealty.com ~

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*All Australian and New Zealand citizens can own their own slice of paradise on Norfolk Island with no restrictions, and for a fraction of the cost of property in Australia.  All other citizens can apply for ownership of land, units, new homes or businesses under Australian Foreign Ownership regulations.

 

Iwii Village – Further Information and History of the Property

This lovely parcel of land is the original home site of John Drummond, First Fleeter and crew member of HMS Sirius, which sank off the coast of Norfolk Island in 1791.  After the wreck of the Sirius he became a free settler and went on to become a founding member of the first Masonic Club in Australasia.  The first Masonic meetings would have been held on this property in the 1790s and early 1800’s.

He was granted the land by Governor Phillip Gidley King, calling his new home Drummond’s Run, which appears on all period maps of the time.  Similar runs included Morgan’s Run, made famous by Colleen McCullough’s novel of the same name.

The modern establishment on Drummond’s Run was conceived and built by a local Norfolk Islander; a descendant of the Mutiny on the Bounty sailors and their Tahitian wives.  Famous international author Colleen McCollough along with Hannah C. Evans, officially opened Iwii Paradise on 9th October 2005 with hundreds of residents and visitors attending.

Features of this magnificent property include:

  • storage for over 20,000 gallons of fresh rain water
  • underground supply of fresh spring water with a pump flow rate of 340 gph
  • gardens include a range of bearing fruit trees: banana, peach, pawpaw, cherry, guava, macadamia nuts and grapes
  • café with seating for 40 persons plus outdoor eating area
  • government approval and commercial license for the food business and the seven cottages
  • polished exposed Norfolk Island Pine timber floors
  • a business outlet with its own cold room and separate commercial kitchen
  • there are quirky details such as the sub-level bar/entertainment area has a tunnel made from painstakingly collected and recycled champagne & wine bottles
  • water fountain
  • goldfish pond with English heritage era water wheel
  • large Norfolk Pine burl and an historic Norfolk Island war veterans pine slab
  • olive timber archway
  • separate toilet block for the restaurant – male/female/wheelchair access
  • modern environmental sewage treatment plant
  • all-ramp access, no steps throughout the property
  • several cottages were fitted with their own spa bath, toilets and gas heaters.
  • Electricity control room governing each building’s telephone, internet and mobile phone access.

 

For more information and photos of Iwii Village please email david@norfolkislandrealty.com