69863 Bruce Highway, Aloomba, is going to auction in September.THIS tranquil tropical oasis, surrounded by World Heritage rainforest just south of Cairns, is a site to behold.On more than 32ha, the three-bedroom home will soon be going under the hammer.With a freshwater lake and established orchard, the property has been the apple of Paul Helyer’s eye since 2009.“I was living in Singapore but had long held an attachment to Cairns; I brought my kids up while living at Yorkeys Knob and Woree,” he said. “I bought this property on the internet after I came into some money from finishing off a big project.“We flew in, checked it out and made the deal – we thought it was just a special place.”Every year the 63-year-old, who lives with his wife on an Indonesian island, makes the “pilgrimage” to the Aloomba property for his birthday.“Invariably I will bring a big crowd of like-minded people with me,” Mr Helyer said.“I like sharing the property and entertaining has been such a big factor here.”A short drive from the highway, the property feels as though it’s in a world of its own.Views of a private lake can be enjoyed from the sweeping veranda, which is one of several large entertainment spaces.“It is such a pristine place; if you want to live in the tropics because of the environment, then this home is the perfect representation of North Queensland,” Mr Helyer said. “About 40 per cent of the property is an orchard, and to be able to live among it has been special.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe property is being auctioned on September 13.The “luxurious” master bedroom looks over the lush grounds, while an open-plan living and dining area catches the breeze.Other notable features include a multipurpose studio, powered machinery shed and two water licences for irrigating the commercial orchard.Now retired, Mr Helyer said choosing to sell his beloved property had been tough.“I was thinking the other day that soon I won’t be part of this any more, and there’s certainly a bit of reluctance there, but I need to get over it,” he said. The home will be auctioned at RE/MAX Cairns’ Whitfield premises on Wednesday, September 13 at 5.30pm.Mr Helyer said he would remain in the region until the property sold, and was confident a good result would be reached at the auction.Ray Murphy of RE/MAX said the Aloomba property had received “strong interest” from across Australia.“It’s so secluded but also so close to town, just a short commute to the Cairns CBD,” he said.“This is a sensational lifestyle block with endless opportunities.”Mr Murphy said he had been promoting the home to participants of this week’s RE/MAX Asia Pacific Conference 2017, held on the Gold Coast.
Tyson Fury will return to Las Vegas to fight Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14.Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti revealed earlier this month that an agreement had been reached for the former world heavyweight champion to step into the ring with the 28-year-old Wallin. It was confirmed Tuesday that Wallin (20-0) will get a chance to claim the Briton’s lineal title in Nevada next month.MORE: Watch more than 100 fight nights a year on DAZNFury brutally knocked Tom Schwarz out at the same venue in June and will be a strong favorite to add another victory to his record, which shows 28 wins and a draw.The 31-year-old last month stated that he will face Deontay Wilder in a rematch on Feb. 22 next year, but now wants to fight in his homeland in December after the American agreed to a deal to face Luis Ortiz in November.CONFIRMEDLineal Heavyweight Champion @Tyson_Fury will defend his crown against 20-0 @OttoWallin at the @TMobileArena on September 14th.#FuryWallin pic.twitter.com/pRIjNPZax7— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) August 13, 2019Fury said: “I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and am going to put on a show again. “Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner. He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen.”Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, said: “I’m delighted that Tyson is boxing in Las Vegas again after his previous success.”It is another undefeated boxer he is facing and a contest where a victory will set up the Deontay Wilder rematch. Otto Wallin knows this is his big chance, and Tyson will not be underestimating him.”