The coast of northern Queensland is a tropical oasis and with tickets in the latest draw from Surf Life Saving, you could soon be calling it home. The $1.2 million first prize package features a stunning four-bedroom residence in Palm Cove, just north of Cairns. It’s everything you could want in a modern, stylish and fully equipped retreat, with expansive living areas and a terrific lap pool in the back yard. You’ll be minutes from the beach and within easy driving distance of the shops, restaurants, nightlife and attractions of Cairns.
You might even be looking for excuses to pop into town because the grand prize also includes a new Range Rover Velar, one of the most luxurious SUVs on the market. Add in another $10,000 in gold bullion and you’ve got a draw that’s too good to miss. If you can see yourself enjoying an endless summer on the Cairns Coast, you’ll want to get your tickets in draw 194 before they’re all gone!
The Beauty of the Cairns Coast
Palm Cove is located just under thirty kilometres from the center of Cairns on a long stretch of sand lined with palm trees. Arlington Reef is about thirty kilometres offshore and shelters the coast to provide calm, clear waters along the beach. The tiny village has just over 2,000 residents, and the prize home is located in the exclusive Iluka villa estate.
A thirty-minute drive to the south through the communities of Clifton Beach and Smithfield will bring you to Cairns. This continues to be one of Australia’s most visited tourist destinations and you’ll be able to enjoy world-class attractions like the botanical gardens and aquarium or take a jaunt on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Of course, if you want to visit the reef you can go any day and won’t be limited by time. Palm Cove also sits on the verge of the Kuranda State Forest, so you won’t have to go far to get into the Daintree.
If you like to fish, there’s a jetty at Palm Cove Beach and the netted waters are patrolled for safe access to the sea all year long. If golfing is more your thing, there are half a dozen courses near your new home including the Novotel Palm Cove Golf Course just minutes away. There’s also a shopping center in neighbouring Clifton Beach, various water sports all along the coast, and a cable water skiing park next to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. No matter how you like to spend your free time, you’ll find something to entertain, amaze and captivate you on the Cairns Coast.
And the best part is that once you arrive, you’ll be home.
Your Home in Palm Cove
The prize home is located on the Village Way in the newly developed Iluka estate. That gives you just a short walk to the beach and multiple community parks. The modern styling features a slate blue and white façade framed by your own iconic palm tree. The front-facing two car garage has plenty of room for your new Range Rover and an exterior parking deck.
The entryway leads past a guest bedroom and cozy lounge into the main open-plan living area. The kitchen and dining area feature light timber accents and plenty of rattan to create a cool, breezy ambiance. The living room has a large wall-mounted television and crisp white furnishings accented with tropical blues. The more intimate lounge opposite the guest suite has a small outside patio and there’s another huge flat screen in the upstairs media room.
On the second level, the master bedroom at the rear of the home has a large ensuite and walk-in robe. A spacious bedroom at the front has a small balcony and shares a bathroom with the third bedroom at level. Below, the main guest room has a convenient WC and plenty of privacy.
Living in Palm Cove, you’re going to want to spend a good deal of time catching the ocean breeze and this home has a very nice outdoor living area. The alfresco patio extends from the main living room and can comfortably seat eight guests. There’s also room to relax on a comfy couch in this shaded and beautifully tiled outdoor lounge. The lap pool beyond will give you years of enjoyment and has a stylish pebbled surround. In the far corner, a shaded pavilion provides another place to relax out of doors and enjoy the near perfect weather of Queensland’s northern coast.
The new vehicle you’ll find parked in front of the garage is a black Range Rover Velar with ebony trim, the convenience pack and driver assist. It’s worth almost $130K and comes packed with all the latest technology, safety features, and on road costs in your current state of residence. Off road or on, you’ll be touring the coast in absolute luxury and comfort.
Features of the $1.2 Million Prize Package
The centerpiece of the grand prize in draw 194 is a contemporary 4-bedroom home in Palm Cove that has an upscale design package and comfortable layout. You’ll have the perfect place to entertain friends in equally welcoming indoor and outdoor living areas.
- First prize package is valued at $1,232,894
- Includes an AWD Range Rover Velar valued at $127,024
- Contemporary home with great curb appeal
- Within a short walk of Palm Cove Beach in the exclusive Iluka Estate
- Open plan living on the main floor with a cozy seating area, indoor dining and sleek kitchen
- Large alfresco and outdoor living area with seating
- Second lounge opens onto a private side patio
- Guest bedroom on lower level with adjoining powder room
- Three upstairs bedrooms including a large master suite with private bath and walk-in robe
- Bedroom at the front of the home has a balcony
- Media room with a large flat screen television
- Full bath and WC on upper level
- Laundry room
- Furnishings and design package valued at $145,869
- Gorgeous inground pool surrounded by landscaped garden
- Curtained pool pavilion
- Secure two-vehicle garage
- Includes an additional $10,000 in gold bullion
- All transfer, stamp duty and legal fees are paid
Unfortunately, the prize home in Palm Cove will not be open for viewing by the public prior to the draw.
Terrific Income Potential
If you decide to keep the home in Palm Cove as an investment property, you can expect to receive a very healthy second income. The rental return on the home is estimated to be $62,400 a year and you could get as much as $3,200 a week for it during the high season. This is an incredibly popular vacation destination and you’ll find no shortage of people looking for this type of quality accommodation. Over time, your home will increase in value and could set you up for an early retirement or provide a permanent home once you’re ready to make the move to northern Queensland.
Dates to Remember
The Surf Life Saving Lottery Draw #194 closes at 12:00 Noon AEST on 19 August 2019. The draw will take place at 12:00 Noon AEST on 23 August 2019. The draw will be conducted at 190 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills, Qld.
The draw is open to the public and all are invited to attend.
If you’re the winner of the Surf Life Saving Lottery draw 194, you’ll receive a notification by registered post. The results of the draw will be published in The Australian on 28 August 2019. You can also find a list of winners on this site following the conclusion of the draw.
Ticket Books Now Available for Draw 194
Buying a ticket book gives you better value because the price of each one goes down when compared to making individual ticket purchases. A single ticket is $2 but the cost is cut in half when you purchase a $20 ticket book. That gives you twice as many chances to win the $1.2 million first prize package for the same price as 10 individual tickets. You’ll also be adding valuable gold bullion to the pot if you’re the lucky winner. A $30 book, for example, would bring you an extra $30,000 in gold.
|Amount||Number of Ticket Entries||1st Prize Package|
|$5||3 Tickets ($1.66 each)||$1,232,894|
|$10||6 Tickets ($1.66 each)||$1,232,894 plus additional $1,000 Good Guys Gift Voucher Total $1,233,894|
|$20||20 Tickets ($1.00 each)||$1,232,894 plus additional $20,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,252,894|
|$30||40 Tickets ($0.75 each)||$1,232,894 plus additional $30,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,262,894|
|$50||70 Tickets ($0.71 each)||$1,232,894 plus additional $50,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,282,894|
|$100||150 Tickets (0.66 each)||$1,232,894 plus additional $60,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,292,894|
|$200||400 Tickets ($0.50 each)||$1,232,894 plus additional $70,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,302,894|
Thank You for Your Support
Proceeds from your ticket purchases will go towards helping Surf Life Saving keep our beaches safe. We wish you the best of luck in draw #194 and hope you’ll soon be exploring all the attractions and natural wonders of the Cairns Coast.