Pumpkin Island hit the market on Thursday for the first time in 17 years with a price tag of $25m.A renowned island has hit the market for just the second time since 1961, with an optional oyster licence so guests can shuck to their hearts’ content fresh off the rocks. This is Brisbane’s House of the Year Quarantine reno sells in just 15 minutes MORE: Meet the newest millionaire suburbs Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Stunning scenery across the island. There are two oceanfront bungalows and five self-contained guest cottages.Pumpkin Island hit the market on Thursday for the first time in 17 years with a price tag of $25m. Two years ago it was named Australia’s most sustainable hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards, and became the first to offset 150 per cent of its annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to agents Pat O’Driscoll and Deborah Cullen of Knight Frank Australia – Sydney. The island comes with a 36-passenger boat. There is a licensed bar and lounge as well.“Incredibly, this is only the second time Pumpkin Island has come to the market and the second time since 1961, with the last sale being in 2003,” was how they described it.The island in The Keppels, is 20 minutes by boat from the famous Great Keppel Island, both located off the coast of Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast in Central Queensland. It was described as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago Breathtaking spot to get away from it all.According to Knight Frank, the oyster lease belongs to the owner and “can be sold with the island allowing guests to shuck their own oysters off the rocks”.The island comes with a boutique eco-tourist resort that can take 34 guests, with five self-contained cottages, two oceanfront bungalows, staff quarters, a manager’s cottage, double storey lookout building, and a licensed bar and lounge function venue.The resort opened to guests in 1964, and comes with a children’s playground, two registered moorings, a helicopter landing pad and a custom-built 36-passenger boat. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Florent Malouda was Wednesday night turned into Chelsea’s latest £4million-a-year outcast – after being banished from any involvement with the Blues first team.Just months after similar treatment of Nicolas Anelka and Alex fanned the dressing room flames that helped bring down Andre Villas-Boas, former France skipper Malouda was told he must train with the youth team for the last year of his £80,000-per-week stay at Stamford Bridge.Malouda announced his internal exile on his Twitter feed, posting a picture of the under-21 block at the club’s Cobham base with the message: “This is where I’ll train for my last season with the Blues!!!”And last night Chelsea confirmed the 32-year-old had been told he has no place in Roberto Di Matteo’s thoughts for the rest of the season, despite being named in the club’s 25-man Premier League squad – he was omitted from their Champions League players – only on Tuesday.Chelsea insisted that Malouda – a £13.5million signing from Lyons by Jose Mourinho and who has scored 45 goals in 230 appearances – had been dumped because he wanted to leave the club.Potential moves back to Lyons and also Brazilian side Santos fell through over the midfielder’s personal terms, with Malouda reluctant to take a pay cut. Malouda, who signed a four-year deal in 2009, has consistently frustrated the Blues hierarchy with his contribution since the last few months of the Carlo Ancelotti era.But his high wages have prevented the club offloading him, with Chelsea unwilling to help sweeten any possible deal.Even so, the treatment of a seasoned international who played in the Champions League Final triumph over Bayern Munich runs the risk of upsetting the dressing room, as Villas-Boas’ decision to exile Anelka and Alex did last season.While Chelsea maintained the cases were different, the club were adamant in December that both Anelka, who went to Shanghai Shenhua, and Alex, who joined Ancelotti at Paris St Germain, had been cast aside because of their desire to quit Stamford Bridge.Di Matteo has revamped the squad over the summer, with Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa, Salomon Kalou, Michael Essien and Raul Meireles all leaving and Eden Hazard, Oscar, Cesar Azplilcueta, Victor Moses and Marko Marin all arriving. Malouda, though, looks like being lucratively-rewarded passenger until the transfer window reopens in January and while the majority of the Francophone block at the club have departed, Di Matteo’s decision could backfire if there is internal resentment at the treatment of the Frenchman.