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The idyllic holiday island named after XXXX is available for USD 25 million and offers palm-fringed beaches


Wish you were beer? The idyllic holiday island named after XXXX is being offered for $ 25 million – with palm-fringed beaches and environmentally friendly accommodations

  • Pumpkin Island on the southern Great Barrier Reef was launched for $ 25 million
  • The private holiday island is 14 km from Yeppoon in central Queensland
  • It was renamed for brewery funding in XXXX Iceland between 2012 and 2015
  • The island has pristine beaches and eco-friendly accommodations for 34 guests
  • It is solar and wind powered and won the most sustainable hotel in Australasia in 2018

An idyllic private vacation island that was once named for XXXX beer was sold for $ 25 million.

Pumpkin Island, 14 km from Yeppoon in central Queensland, has been on the market for the second time since 1961.

The 6 hectare island in the Keppel archipelago on the southern Great Barrier Reef offers pristine beaches and environmentally friendly accommodation for up to 34 guests.

Pumpkin Island (pictured) off Yeppoon in central Queensland has been launched for $ 25 million

The private holiday island (picture) is located in the Keppel archipelago on the southern Great Barrier Reef and has been offered for sale for the second time since 1961

The private holiday island (picture) is located in the Keppel archipelago on the southern Great Barrier Reef and has been offered for sale for the second time since 1961

Pictured: Pumpkin Island offers environmentally friendly huts and bungalows for up to 34 guests

Pictured: Pumpkin Island offers environmentally friendly huts and bungalows for up to 34 guests

Sojourn Properties sold the island after purchasing the rolling lease in 2003.

Laureth Rumble, who owns and manages the island with her husband Wayne Rumble, said the new buyer would own the island in a rolling lease by 2046.

"Most of the other island resorts are only part of the country on a larger island, but here you have the whole island to yourself, which is pretty unique."

"It's just a beautiful place with beautiful beach surroundings and very private and remote," she told Daily Mail Australia.

Pumpkin Island was first opened to guests in 1964 as a private island escape.

It was rented by the Castlemaine Perkins brewery between 2012 and 2015 and renamed XXXX Iceland as part of an advertising campaign.

XXXX Island has hosted 3,000 winners in the three years and was marketed as a short vacation for men only.

The island has now returned to its roots as one of the most sustainable boutique destinations in Queensland.

Pumpkin Island has five separate oceanfront guest houses. Guests can also stay in two bungalows with outdoor kitchens and bathrooms.

Pumpkin Island (pictured) was renamed Castlemaine Perkins to XXXX Island between 2012 and 2015 for brewery funding and was visited by over 3,000 competition winners

Pumpkin Island (pictured) was renamed Castlemaine Perkins to XXXX Island between 2012 and 2015 for brewery funding and was visited by over 3,000 competition winners

The island also offers pristine beaches, a lookout building and a helipad

The island also offers pristine beaches, a lookout building and a helipad

Pumpkin Island was recognized as the most sustainable hotel in Australia in 2018

Pumpkin Island was recognized as the most sustainable hotel in Australia in 2018

It is the first climate-neutral island in Australia to run entirely on solar and wind energy and offset 150 percent of its annual greenhouse gas emissions.

Pumpkin Island won Australia's most sustainable hotel at the 2018 World Boutique Hotel Awards.

Ms. Rumble said the island could offer security and privacy to anyone looking to escape the real world.

“It is ideal during a pandemic, you can live on the island and there is so much freedom because you are already isolated anyway.

"We had a lot of requests from family groups to isolate themselves during the island pandemic," she said.

The island also has a two-story observation building, a helipad, a bar-lounge area, a children's playground, a custom-built catamaran for 36 people and two registered berths.

An oyster lease can also be sold with the property, allowing the owner and guests to shell their own oysters on the rocks of the island.

The solar and wind powered island offsets 150 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions

The solar and wind powered island offsets 150 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions

The property also has an oyster lease that allows you to shell oysters on the rocks

The property also has an oyster lease that allows guests to shell oysters on the rocks

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