Yowah, QLD 4490
Last updated: 11th October 2023
Listing ID: 30740
- 100.0m2 Floor area
- 3.0m2 Land area
FREEHOLD ARTESIAN WATERS CARAVAN PARK & GENERAL STORE, YOWAH
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Established now for 40 years this well known and treasured, Artesian Waters Caravan Park is situated in the Opal Mining and tourist town of Yowah, between Cunnamulla and Thargomindah in the southwest of Queensland. It is a friendly little opal mining town famous for the unique Yowah Nut Opal and the natural hot artesian waters.
The park is set on 3 acres and is the hub of the township located in the middle of the town with a bitumen road all the way from Brisbane
The park has undergone some major improvements over the last few years including the opening of The Yowah General Store. The store is a small supermarket with fresh fruit & veg, meat, frozen food, ATM and hardware. It has fuel & LPG and is also the local post office. This was a major addition to the business and well received by the locals (saving them from travelling 320k round trip). This was also welcomed by the tourists allowing them to stay longer and not leave to get supplies. The store has a brand new commercial kitchen, coffee shop and restaurant. The only other shops in town are cafes and opal shops. There is no hotel and the social problems associated with one but the town committee run a bar 2 nights a week in the tourist season and one night a week offseason.
The amenities block has been refurbished with an attached laundry, which is a free service to our valued customers.
The park has
* 26 powered sites
* 10 unpowered sites
* 6 motel rooms, all air-conditioned and ensuite with either a shower or a bath.
* 1 self-contained en-suited donga with private bath house
* Camp kitchen and a games room.
There are also outdoor bathhouses, all fully private with no roof, for our customers to relax in the hot spring water and watch the stars! These are well known and loved by tourists especially the grey nomads.
With the onset of the tourists in the winter months, the business has been increasing rapidly each year and with the general store has added additional profits. The business grossed $800,000 last financial year. Currently run by a husband and wife team along with some casual staff, allowing the owners to take holidays in November and March. This gives a great healthy lifestyle balance. There is also plenty of space to consider further accommodation or sites. (subject to council approval).
Business is being sold on a WIWO basis which includes the business, all equipment, approximately $40k to $50k of stock and all vehicles, along with the freehold land and 2/3 bedroom premises. If you are seeking a lifestyle/tree change, then consider this FREEHOLD business and location. There are 110 permanent residents and many more Winter miners who also own properties in the town. Up to 200 tourists can be in the town in the cooler months, with many of them staying months at a time. The annual Opal Festival brings tourists from near, far and international. Yowah is no doubt on the map and those living here would not want to be anywhere else. The population has increased by 30% in the last 6 years as people are wanting to get out of the rat race.
Although partly Covid affected, the profit for 2020/21 was in excess of $150,000 plus all the benefits of owning your own business. A refrigerated FUSO truck and a forklift were also purchased during the year which will also be sold with the business. The caravan park was affected by Covid but the general store was not as people have to eat.
This is an excellent cash business that is being sold cheap so the owners can retire. Do your homework, check out Wiki-camps feedback, Google feedback, Trip Adviser feedback, not one bad review, then watch Opal Hunters in Yowah on TV and check out the figures. You will not be disappointed. It just keeps getting busier. It will be sold as a going concern with all equipment and training. If you want to make real money with a small investment and don't mind working, then this is the business for you.
Enquire today to find out more.
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