By Samantha Healy - Courier Mail - Online
An iconic Queensland backpackers pub and resort site, which once had links to a notorious businessman and fugitive, has been listed for the first time in 37 years in a highly unusual sale.
An iconic Queensland backpackers pub and resort site once linked to a notorious businessman and fugitive has been listed for the first time in 37 years in a highly unusual sale.
The 1.73ha site, which is home to Magnums Hotel and the Magnums Hostel, has been listed for sale by tender, with the “air space” above the renowned hotel included in the sale.
Place Projects agent Bruce Goddard said the site, as well as the marina area now known as the Port of Airlie, had been owned by Christopher Skase in the early 1980s, before the current owners, Australian Adventure Tourism Group (AAT Group), purchased the holding.
“Anyone who has ever been to Airlie has probably had a beer there (at Magnums Hotel, which operated by ALH Group,” Mr Goddard said.