For over 60 years, The Mater Home Lottery has been offering luxury homes in some of Australia’s most desirable communities. The home up for grabs in draw #273, however, may be one of the most unique and attractive that you’ve seen in a long while.

This $1.8 million home is perched on the edge of the rainforest, overlooking the Cairns valley with panoramic views from every window. The surroundings give the home an enviable privacy from which to enjoy its many outdoor living areas. The pool sparkles, the wooden walkways are glowing, and you’ll feel completely immersed in your own natural oasis.

This is a home in which you can relax, decompress, and unwind in quiet luxury.

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Visitors from all over the world flock to Cairns as a jumping-off point on their journey to the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re holding the winning ticket in draw #273, you’ll have no excuse not to get on a first name basis with the whales, dolphins, sea turtles and porpoises that call this “natural wonder of the world” home.

Eagleview Place is located in Smithfield, which lies to the north of central Cairns and marks the beginning of the northern beaches. Trinity Beach is just a short drive away, as is the Arlington Esplanade and Clifton Beach. The Great Dividing Range is at your back and all of the valley stretches before you.

Cairns itself is just a few minutes down the road and packed with world-class restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping. You can wander the outdoor markets, drop your line in the waters of Chinaman Creek, or stroll along the esplanade and just watch the world go by.

Highlights and Features if this Stunning Tropical Home

This prize home was designed by an architect to make the most of its natural surroundings. That means lots of open space, outdoor living areas, and natural light. The real charm is in its simplicity, using earth tones and natural materials to highlight the truly unique character of this fabulous home.

  • $1,870,000 first prize package
  • Kitchen has a cocktail bar, butler’s pantry, and loads of cupboards and counter space
  • Dining and living area opens to an alfresco for outdoor dining and BBQs
  • Home theatre room
  • Ensuite and walk-in robe in Master bedroom
  • Two additional bedrooms and second bathroom in the main residence
  • Separate guest house with ensuite and private deck
  • Pool pavilion, spa and waterfall
  • Lap pool with swim-out
  • Two-car garage and storage room
  • Home office with external entry off the garage
  • $5,000 Visa gift card included to defray costs in the first year
  • 2,298 square metres on the property, floor space is 428 square metres

Move in or Invest

If you’re the winner in draw #273, you can move into your new home in Cairns any time you like. If you’re not yet ready to make the move, you’ll still be rewarded with a wonderful investment property. Rental income is estimated to be $1,300 per week, and the property value is sure to rise over time. That’s some serious spending money for the present, and a secure nest egg for the future.

Of course you can always sell the home, and having $1.8 million to throw around just might ease the pain of not having a permanent home in the rainforest.

Important Dates to Remember

25 October 2017: Close of the Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #273

27 October 2017: Draw takes place at the Mater Foundation, 260 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD 3102.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The winner will be advised by telephone and registered post.

Visit 24 Eagleview Place, Smithfield, Cairns, QLD 4878

You can view the Mater prize home until Sunday October 22, 2017 at 2pm. Showings are held daily between 10am and 5pm.

Make an adventure of your visit by taking a boat out to the reef or spend the day in the crystal waters off the northern beaches. If you take a ride up the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the forested area around what may well be your future home.

Get Your Ticket Books for Mater Draw #273

Buying a book is simply the best way to get your tickets for the draw. They’re better value for money, and give you more chances to win the fantastic first prize home. Buying a book also makes you eligible for other terrific prizes like a car, a cruise, or gold bullion that you can spend any way you please. Just make sure the book is purchased in one transaction, by the same person.

Ticket and Ticket Book PricesNumber of Chances to WinAdditional Prizes Based on Number of Tickets Purchased in One Transaction by One Person
$10 Book6 Chances to Win$10,000 Shopping spree at Coles/Myer
$15 Book10 Chances to Win$20,000 Travel and Accommodation Voucher
$20 Book15 Chances to Win$25,000 Home Entertainment Package
$25 Book20 Chances to Win$30,000 Car of Your Choice
$30 Book25 Chances to Win$35,000 Gold Bullion
$40 Book35 Chances to Win$45,000 Round the World Cruise
$50 Book45 Chances to Win$50,000 Gold Bullion
$70 Book65 Chances to Win$55,000 Caravan of Your Choice
$100 Book100 Chances to Win$60,000 Car of Your Choice

Thank You for Supporting the Mater Foundation

When babies are born prematurely, or develop problems when they’re still in the womb, they require a lot of expensive neonatal care. That’s what Mater has been giving to Australian babies for decades, and they couldn’t do it without your help. All proceeds from the Mater Home Lotteries goes to helping sick and premature babies so that they can get well enough to finally go home. Ticket buyers have been helping out for over 60 years, and we thank you for your ongoing support.

Best of luck in draw #273 and we hope you’ll soon be enjoying your exclusive Cairns retreat.