Nature in All Its Glory Stars in the verdant Tallebudgera Valley in Australia
Australia’s lush Tallebudgera Valley nestled in Queensland
The hinterland may be compact, but it has a lot of bragging rights when it comes to luxury properties and fading-worthy landscapes.
Sprawling mansions with glimpses of the ocean, trophy houses with stunning valley views, and pretty farmhouses with horse enclosures overlooking emerald green tree covered hills and mountain peaks can be found.
Nature in all its glory is in the spotlight here, providing a relaxed lifestyle favored by wealthy business leaders, investors, families, retirees and farmers. The tumultuous waterfalls, ancient rainforest and the sparkling Tallebudgera stream that flows from the plateau to the sea make it a nature lover’s paradise. Meanwhile, several health centers and ecological complexes are found on ridges overlooking the bush while the white sandy beaches are just a 15-minute drive down the valley.
The Gold Coast, south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast, is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations with great beaches, surfing and theme parks.
Gold Coast International Airport is a 15-minute drive and an hour’s drive from Brisbane International Airport.
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A suburb of the Gold Coast, Tallebudgera Valley is bordered by Tallebudgera to the southeast and is surrounded by the suburbs of Austinville, Bonogin, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin Valley, Dungay, Numinbah, Reedy Creek, Springbrook, and Upper Crystal Creek. Burleigh Heads National Park sits on the southwest border.
House prices start at around A $ 1.664 million (US $ 1.22 million) and climb to A $ 2.1 million on average, according to Eliza Owen, head of research at real estate data company CoreLogic.
The median value of suburban homes was A $ 1.477 million in July, reflecting a 40.9% year-over-year increase, above the appreciation of the wider Gold Coast. The 12-month growth rate is the highest rate of appreciation in over a decade. In his current portfolio, John Fischer of PRD Burleigh Heads Real Estate, lists a five bedroom, two bathroom house with pool on 3.61 acres in the Tallebudgera Valley for A $ 2.2 million.
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Unlike the denser areas of the Gold Coast, Tallebudgera has fewer homes for sale.
Even though the stock is relatively high (10.2% compared to a Gold Coast suburb average of 8.5%), there were only 13 counted listings on the market in the region in July, according to the latest data available, Ms Owen said. This compares to an average of 37 properties in the suburb of Gold Coast.
The Tallebudgera Valley is known for its quaint lifestyle properties ranging from 5 acres to 20 acres with expansive five- to eight-bedroom contemporary-style homes and several garages. They often have large swimming pools and extensive, well-kept gardens with stunning views over the valley.
Mr Fischer said horse-riding enthusiasts are well catered for with some properties housing horse enclosures, stables and training areas.
There are also 2-4 acre properties with large houses and smaller house blocks can be found in the village.
“Some investors buy properties with old style homes and tear them down to rebuild modern homes,” said Fischer.
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What makes it unique
Stunning scenery, lots of space and a great sense of community, this is the allure of the Tallebudgera Valley, Fischer said.
“It’s a beautiful part of the world and there is a lot of camping, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, fishing and horseback riding and it’s close to the beaches,” he said.
Ms. Owen echoed that sentiment.
“It’s a family area with bigger properties where the kids can have their horses,” she said.
“In an age when people on lockdown cannot access gyms, parks, bars, community pools and shared workspaces, large properties can inspire people to incorporate these types of spaces into their homes. own property.
“For the money you pay in the Tallebudgera Valley, I think interstate buyers in major cities, like Sydney and Melbourne in particular, would see the value of these properties, assuming the location was convenient through the work. remotely, ”she said.
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While the Tallebudgera Valley has a small village, it is a short drive from great shopping and dining and a choice of excellent schools.
Tallebudgera State School, St. Andrews Lutheran College, All Saints, Silkwood, St. Hilda’s Girls School, and Southport Boys School cover kindergarten through high school.
The Pacific Fair Mall, on the Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach, is home to luxury boutiques such as Hermes, Givenchy, Gucci, Chanel and Bvlgari and multi-brand Billabong, Polo Ralph Lauren and Gant stores. Nearby, Robina has a David Jones department store, and Burleigh Heads’ James Street is known for quaint shops including Miss Brown Vintage and Maison & Maison.
Golosi Food Emporium on James Street offers artisanal cuisine, and you can stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers’ markets.
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Dining options include trendy beachside Rick Shores at Burleigh Heads with waterfront views and wave serenades – the fried insect rolls have an audience. Soak up the sunny vibes and watch keen surfers at the Burleigh Pavilion and Tropic with its open kitchen.
Renowned former Sydney chef Alex Labart creates memorable feasts at the stylish Burleigh Heads Labart.
Watch kangaroos grazing nearby while indulging in organic produce under century-old giant fig trees at Pasture & Co in nearby Currumbin Valley.
Custard Canteen with its pretty red and white striped umbrellas, serves Portuguese pies and other goodies, just a short sand walk from Tallebudgera Creek.
For cocktails, head to Lockwood Bar and Justin Lane Rooftop, while Iku Yakitori and Whiskey Bar serve Japanese-inspired cocktails and whiskeys.
Golf enthusiasts have a choice of three golf courses and a driving range in the area, as well as world-class golf courses, the RACV Royal Pines Resort and the Links Hope Island, a little further afield.
Right in town, the Tallebudgera Village has the Man on the Bike Pizza Cafe, a supermarket and several shops.
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Who lives here
Mr Fischer said business leaders, IT people, investors, artists, retirees and families prefer to live in the valley. Tallebudgera which means “good fish” is often abbreviated as Tally Valley by locals.
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It will be difficult for this market to maintain the current rate of price growth, but values will continue to rise, Ms. Owen said.
“The region could still see increases in value, but not at such a high rate, driven by continued demand against the underlying scarcity of housing in the region,” she said.
“Covid has forced many companies to accept remote working, which has amplified the demand for lifestyle properties in more isolated areas. “
Lifestyle markets that offer large properties have been the top performing regions over the past 12 months in terms of capital growth, and real estate markets have significantly outperformed apartment markets.
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“At the same time, Covid has boosted demand for housing more broadly through low interest rates (a global phenomenon), high levels of savings accumulated during closures and remote working prompting many people to seek their home. own home, ”she said.
Eliza Owen said persistently low mortgage rates have put most of the Australian property markets into a widespread recovery.
“The ability to work remotely, coupled with the fact that many regional populations ‘stay put’ amid blockages in cities, has amplified the usual internal migration patterns in Australia,” she said.
Comparing the ABS migration data for the March 2020 quarter with that of March 2021, there was a 36.8% increase in departures from Melbourne to regional Queensland.
As Mr Fischer said, the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley looks set to sizzle for the next two years, in all its natural splendor.
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