Holiday photos at Bellingham Maze.

Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Holiday photos at Bellingham Maze. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

How you can own two Sunshine Coast icons right now

IT'S a rare chance to double-dip on two Coast icons both up for grabs right now.

Tanawha House and Bellingham Maze are on the market, for sale by tender, opening the door for a savvy, cashed-up purchaser to snap up both adjoining properties in a tourism coup if they choose.

Grant Smith of Century 21 has been marketing Tanawha House for the past three weeks, with tenders closing on December 20, while Chris Pace of McGrath Estate Agents has just launched the Bellingham Maze marketing campaign, with tenders closing on January 24.

After 14 years at the Maze, Sophy and Wayne Wrangell are eyeing off the next chapter of their lives. Wayne will spend some more time playing in his band and Sophy to pursue other business interests.

They're hopeful an enthusiastic buyer will come along looking to continue what she said was a thriving business.

"It's not something you make a decision on lightly," Mrs Wrangell said, reflecting on the journey since taking control of the popular site.

She said they'd been thinking about it for years and knew the day would come where they looked to exit the business and ease into semi-retirement.

But she made clear they wouldn't be "giving away" a business she said was impressively profitable.

Mr Pace said he expected local, interstate and international interest to be piqued by the opportunity the Maze presented.

Mr Smith said the Tanawha House site had garnered consistent interest over the three weeks it'd been on the market.

He said it had gone to tender because, as it was such a unique property, finding price comparisons was near-impossible.

With commercial space, a private residence and approval for showrooms or a museum, he said the venue offered plenty of opportunities for a buyer.

"It almost is limitless (in potential)," Mr Smith said.

He said he hadn't come across any property like it in his 13 years of selling in Buderim.

He said wedding planners had been among those to have inquired.

Both agents said it was a rare coincidence that the two properties happened to be on the market at the same time, but agreed it opened the door to an investor looking to snap up both properties, as well as individual buyers.


Tanawha House:

  • On market for three weeks
  • Tenders close on December 20
  • 348sq m of commercial space
  • 215sq m private residence
  • 211sq m showroom
  • 0.5ha property

Bellingham Maze:

  • On market from today
  • Tenders close January 24
  • 80m x 80m star-shaped hedge maze
  • 18-hole mini golf course
  • On-site living with four-bedroom home available
  • Averages 20,000 visitors a year

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