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Property Here - Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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Buy your own island, live like a star

This tropical paradise was used to film South Pacific, starring Glenn Close, and The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg - and now it can be yours.

STEVEN Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Glenn Close were all reportedly on location there, now for just $2.5 million one lucky buyer can snap up a pristine beachfront property in north Queensland.

The 41 ha site, just 20 minutes north of Port Douglas, was used for the 2010 mini-series The Pacific plus the high-budget feature film South Pacific in 2001.

Belle Property Cairns principal Nicholas Slatyer said the mortgagee sale would end one family's decades-long hold on the property.

The property is a mortgagee sale, going for $2.5 million.

The property is a mortgagee sale, going for $2.5 million.

Mr Slatyer said the crew for The Pacific were filming for several months and parts of the site was revegetated to suit the production.

While the fully-fenced rural property could be used for a small amount of grazing, he expected it would be sold to a lifestyle buyer seeking privacy and the opportunity to build a large family home.

The property has about 500m of beachfront - believed to be the largest in north Queensland - with deepwater access.

It is believed the property has north Queensland's largest private beachfront.

It is believed the property has north Queensland’s largest private beachfront.

Mr Slatyer said it was one of the few local properties where "grass meets white sand" and there was no vegetation barrier to the beach.

"Most of Port Douglas you can't see the beach," he said. "But this is manicured grass. When the tide goes out in Cairns City you get mudflats - you don't here."

One of the two houses currently on the island.

One of the two houses currently on the island.

On site are two houses; an original home built in 1964 and a guest cottage added in 1989. Both are reported to be in a sound and usable condition.

Despite its rural location, the property is also connected to town water and power.