Russell Creek Environment Retreat
Have you ever dreamed of giving back to nature by retiring to your off-grid rainforest estate or enjoying your nature reserve tucked away in the unique Great Barrier Reef & Rainforest coast? This might just be it!
The owner of Russell Creek Environment Reserve is a reluctant seller but is placing the property on the market due to previously unforeseen circumstances. Sitting on 10ha or remnant rainforest with a creek running right through.
Driving off the Mulligan Highway south of Black mountain towards Rossville & Bloomfield, there is a very pleasant drive on sealed roads descending down through the magnificent ancient rainforest of Cedar Bay National Park all the way to the coast. Weary Bay was named by Cook and is an open 9km long bay, at the mouth of the Bloomfield River where you’ll often find the locals wetting a line. The beautiful Weary Bay Beach is an ideal spot for a blissful stroll along the loamy sand beach or even a picnic. Access is via Weary Bay Road.
The region surrounding this lush property was once bursting with activity in timber, tobacco, and the sugar mill days. The Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest coast of Bloomfield as it is known, is an area where ancient rainforest-clad mountains frame the low coastal plain. At Rossville / Helenvale north of Ayton, you will find the infamous Lion’s Den Hotel. Cold beers and tall yarns are in order as this is one of Queensland’s oldest pubs first opened in 1875.
Bloomfield Rossville road starts at Helenvale on through Rossville then weaves down the mountains along Gap Creek until you reach Mt Lewis Station lying at the base of these rainforest-clad mountains. At the foot of these mountains, nicely tucked away in this secluded enclave are some of the nicest estates and rainforest lifestyle getaways making this such a welcoming community. At Ayton, there is the Bloomfield library opposite the IGA Express general store and takeaway, the Bloomfield Hall for community events, Black Cockatoo gallery, Bloomfield Beach Camp, Bloomfield Escape cabins, and Mt Lewis Homestead farm stay right next door. Closer to the Bloomfield river there are also the Bloomfield State school, a wharf, and a boat ramp each set on the banks of the mighty Bloomfield River towards the riverside community of Wujal Wujal.
Russell Creek Environment Reserve is covered in the remanent rainforest with the house, sheds, and nursery all tucked away in the middle of the block next to Russell Creek. The cool lush rainforest canopy keeps the property cool during the summer months yet open areas around the house enable sunlight and breezes to enter. The house is a good distance from any neighbours and road, then a short distance from the house is a nice swimming hole right in the back yard. Formerly an Art Gallery and Native Plant Nursery. The house is rustic open and light filled.