‘Australia’s most baffling phenomenon’ is still for sale

first_imgInside the house at Mystery CratersMr Chung said there had been a real tourism push in the Bundaberg region and the property offered a good opportunity due to its unique offering and the three bedroom Queenslander that “is getting a really good return”.“Personally, I think it is good value,” he said. “The Mystery Craters are unique and people are still baffled by them (the cause).”The website for Mystery Craters says the 35 unusually shaped craters were discovered by a previous owner while ploughing the field to plant zucchinis. They are believed to be about 25 million years old and are a mixture of sandstone and ochre, with some of the craters holding water and other rising and falling over time, according to the website. Why everyone is moving to Queensland The entrance to Mystery CratersIt comes with a three bedroom Queenslander-style house, but it is the craters that add some wow factor to the property. The Fairy DellA public viewing platform was erected so that visitors could get a birds eye view of the craters while listening to an automated guide.A fairy garden, or rather Fairy Dell, is another feature of the property, as is The Shed, which houses a collection of over 300 pieces of antique machinery Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59Australia’s “most baffling phenomenon” is for sale, but the fact it also comes with a dinosaur and a fairy garden just adds to its intrigue. Mystery Craters, a quirky tourist attraction at South Kolan, which is between Bundaberg and Gin Gin, is on the market for $449,000 negotiable. MORE NEWS: Live on the edge of a volcano without the kaboom And the mystery craters from the viewing deckMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoEverything from UFOs to meteor showers, even sink holes, dinosaurs and hot springs, have been suggested but the mystery continues to baffle. center_img The property at 13-15 Lines Road, South Kolan“A natural phenomenon, there are plenty of theories as to how they were formed but the most important fact remains, that it is a popular local tourist attraction and has the potential for much more,” the listing says. And here are the “mystery craters”A news report said the mystery craters were discovered in 1971, with numerous theories as to what caused the phenomena. Check out this (safe) cracking property in rural Queensland But it is unlikely Alf, the alien from the cult TV show Alf, had anything to do with the mystery cratersAnd so far, a buyer for the unusual property remains just as elusive.Marketing agent Shane Chung of RealWay Property Consultants Bundaberg said the market for a suitable buyer was a small one.“It is a very small market for the type of buyer that we are chasing,” he said. “It’s 25 minutes outside of Bundaberg, unique but a bit dated, and it really needs someone with a creative mindset.“The owners are elderly and just want to downsize now so don’t have the energy or want to spend money on it now.“They do run the business for a bit of income but it needs someone now who can really push it.”last_img

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