If you’re starting to make plans for Christmas this year, you might want to think about lunch on the al fresco or rooftop terrace of your new home on the Ballina Coast. That’s because yourtown is giving away a fantastic $2.8 million residence in Skennars Head in their biggest draw of 2017 — and you could be the lucky winner.

The residence sits on the cliff facing Sharpes Beach, with panoramic views of the ocean and coastline. Its modern architecture houses four bedrooms, multiple living areas, and interior design by the irrepressible Darren Palmer. There’s also a full-length lap pool, a grassy rooftop terrace, and a semi-enclosed al fresco opening onto a landscaped inner courtyard.

To make this massive draw even more impressive, yourtown has added $250,000 in gold bullion, a $5,000 travel voucher, and some very special Christmas gifts under the tree. In total, that’s $2,800,000 of pure luxury, financial freedom, and added surprises. This is the draw you won’t want to miss if you’ve been dreaming of beach lifestyle that’s away from it all yet within an hour of the fabled Gold Coast.

A Home in Skennars Head

The prize home is located on the coastal fringe of Skennars Head, a quiet community that lies about thirty minutes to the south of Byron Bay. It’s close to Ballina, where the Big Prawn welcomes you to a town that’s proud of its fishing fleet and fabulous fresh seafood. Northern New South Wales is lined with clean, uncrowded beaches and this is where you’ll find the natural beauty of the ocean without the urban build-up, hoards of tourists, and busy shopping centres further to the north.

The town of Ballina is built around the mouth of the Richmond River, a waterway that extends from the hinterland of the Great Dividing Range all the way to the Coral Sea. For over 230 kilometres, it provides irrigation to crops and livestock and is filled with bream, whiting, flathead and jew fish. You’ll also find some very weighty mud crabs just up from the mouth of the river. The Richmond is also a favourite destination for kayakers and boaters, navigable for several kilometres from the ocean into the hinterland as far as Casino. It joins the Wilson at Coraki, one of twelve tributaries that feed this mighty channel.

Living in Skennars Head means being part of a tight-knit and friendly community that caters to visitors coming to whale watch, bush walk, and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of their coastal surroundings. There are several national parks in the area, including Broadwater and Bundjalong, both havens for native wildlife and rare plant species. This is also where Charles Kingsford made landfall after his historic flight across the Pacific Ocean in 1928. The rich history and soothing tranquility of the region is sure to thrill the lucky winner of draw #472 come December 21.

A Short Drive to the Gold Coast

Ballina is the gateway to Byron Bay, the laid-back surfer’s haven that’s only half an hour up the coast from Skennars Head. Stop in at Cape Byron and admire the view from the lighthouse that stands at the most easterly point of the country’s mainland. From there, it’s a quick jaunt to the border with Queensland, but you’ll want to take your time and soak in the distinctive coastal sights.

Coolangatta marks the southern end of the Gold Coast, the launch pad to a veritable playground for the thousands of local and international tourists who come to the region every year. Traversing the 60 kilometres to Surfer’s Paradise means passing a seemingly endless buffet of attractions, dazzling white beaches, restaurants, cafes, markets, entertainment venues and speciality shops. Golf enthusiasts revel in the choice of dozens of world-class courses, and if you love your watersports this is the place to be. Swim, surf, sail and dive in the warm waters of the Coral Sea before setting out to explore the legendary nightlife of the Gold Coast bars and clubs.

If you’re more of a bushwalker, it will take you a lifetime to explore all the walking trails, national parks and waterfalls of the hinterland. Wildlife abounds in the protected sanctuaries of the inner parks, where a climb up any of the surrounding hills and mountains will reward you with unparalleled views of the coast and far horizon.

A ticket in draw #472 is your chance to live in a peaceful, laid-back setting with all of this just a short drive up the road. Now that really is the best of all worlds.

The Home at 52 Killarney Crescent, Skennars Head, NSW 2478

The prize home in yourtown draw #472 is only a year old. It features a unique architectural design that’s startlingly contemporary on the outside but filled with warm and intimate living spaces. Two double-storied wings adjoin to shelter a resplendent 19 metre lap pool and grassed courtyard. The outdoor living space is landscaped, serene, and very private.

The entire residence has been styled by Darren Palmer, the interior designer you may have seen on the ever-popular reality show “The Block”. He has brought his discerning eye to bear on the features of every room, and included linens from his own signature collection to grace the bedrooms. The décor pallet is light and airy, with vibrant accents, lots of burnished wood, and richly textured floor coverings. The result is a home that’s luxuriously elegant, yet reminiscent of its casual beach location.

In all, you’ll enjoy the versatility of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas and a lovely rooftop deck with panoramic views of the beach and coast. No expense has been spared, with top-of-the line fixtures, furnishings and appliances. The master ensuite is lined with New York marble. The pool boasts fine Italian mosaic tile. The kitchen is clad with black jaguar granite. The living room has a custom Ergofocus fireplace. There’s even a butler’s pantry, a separate room where you can make a mess and then close the door when the guests arrive.

Everything you’d expect to find in a multi-million-dollar home is right here waiting for you, just in time for Christmas, if you’re the lucky winner in draw #472.

Imaginative Features of this $2.8 Million Prize Package

Living by the beach with nothing before you but the deep blue ocean is reason enough to want a shot at this great draw, but the prize package doesn’t stop at the house. There’s also $250,000 in gold bullion, some of which you may want to invest in a convertible for those quick trips to the Gold Coast. There’s also a $5,000 travel voucher – and who knows what’s waiting in those mysterious packages under the tree. It’s a blockbuster draw that’s sure to have something to leave you breathless on Christmas morning.

Here is a summary if the many features of this home on the Ballina Coast:

  • $2,800,000 first prize
  • 595 square metres of indoor and outdoor living on a 2,529 square metre lot
  • Residence was constructed in 2016
  • Lift service to upper floor
  • One large living, dining and kitchen area with floor to ceiling glass for an unimpeded view of the ocean
  • Living room has a suspended Ergofocus fireplace
  • The kitchen includes a separate butler’s pantry for food preparation. Comes with a massive wine cooler and cutting-edge appliances
  • Black jaguar granite island in the kitchen and matching stools
  • Round dining room table can seat six and overlooks the beach
  • Twin walk-in robe in the master bedroom
  • Private deck off the master ensuite
  • Lower level has two additional bedrooms that look onto the pool
  • The fourth bedroom is alongside the master on the second level and has been turned into a cozy study
  • Second living room/family room on the lower level with large television
  • Three bathrooms including the ensuite, lower level bath and additional bathroom accessible from the al fresco and pool area
  • Huge laundry and drying room
  • Parking for four cars in two secure garages
  • Glass pebble and Italian mosaic tile pool with waterfall features
  • Roof top deck spans the entire floor and has wide-spectrum views of the coast
  • All outdoor areas are fully furnished
  • Outdoor lounge beside the pool
  • Al fresco with BBQ and covered exterior dining area
  • Inner courtyard is landscaped
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Styled by Darren Palmer, including designer collection linens in the bedrooms
  • $169,367 worth of furniture and electricals
  • $2,316 worth of Christmas gifts
  • First year of council and water rates included, worth $4,652
  • First year of building and contents insurance included, worth $2,429
  • Legal fees paid for transfer and duties
  • $250,000 in gold bullion included
  • $5,000 flight centre voucher included

Pay Attention to These Important Dates

19 December 2017: the yourtown Prize Home Draw #472 will close at 10pm AEST.

21 December 2017: The draw happens at 10am AEST (11am local time at Skennars Head).

This draw will take place right on the grounds of the Ballina Coast home, located at 52 Killarney Crescent, Skennars Head, NSW 2478.

You don’t often get the chance to experience the excitement of a draw that takes place on location. There’s something really magical about being able to jump in your lap pool with a glass of champagne minutes after hearing your name called as the lucky winner.

If you can’t make it, winners receive notice by registered mail and the results are published on 27 December 2017 in “The Australian”. Check on this site after the draw to be sure to get the good news before Christmas.

The Home in Draw #472 is Now Open for Public Viewing

The avant-garde lines of the home, along with Darren Palmer’s exquisite design touches, need to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. You can visit the home in Skennars Head from 9am to 5pm (8am to 4pm AEST), any day of the week, until end of the day on 19 December 2017.

Driving Distances

From the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport – 11 minutes

From Byron Bay – 30 minutes

From Surfer’s paradise – 80 minutes

From Brisbane – 120 minutes

Walking the scenic waterfront trail is a great way to get to know the area a little better. Be sure to stop in at any of Ballina’s great eateries for a seafood meal, and don’t forget to say a cheery hello to the Big Prawn.

Limited Tickets are Going Quickly

This draw is particularly appealing because yourtown has limited the ticket sales to 500,000. Fewer tickets available means a greater chance of you winning the $2.8 million-dollar mega-draw.

Lotteries this close to Christmas are always extremely popular, and one this exciting is going to sell out quickly. For as little as $15, you could be living a whole new life on the beaches of the Ballina Coast, ensconced in your luxurious cliff-side palace. Be sure to make your purchase before the limited tickets are all gone.

If you are buying more than one ticket, make sure your purchases are all in one name and made at the same time. That way, you’ll also be in to win additional gold bullion if you take home the first prize. Buying just two tickets adds $20,000 in gold bullion to the pot, and more tickets means even more gold.

Number of Tickets purchasedPriceValue of Additional Gold Bullion
1 Ticket$15As Described in 1st Prize Package
2 Tickets$30$20,000 in additional Gold Bullion
3 Tickets$45$30,000 in additional Gold Bullion
4 Tickets$60$40,000 in additional Gold Bullion
6 Tickets$90$60,000 in additional Gold Bullion
8 Tickets$120$80,000 in additional Gold Bullion
10 Tickets$150$100,000 in additional Gold Bullion
15 Tickets$225$150,000 in additional Gold Bullion

Thank you for your support of a life-changing cause. yourtown believes that every young person deserves a brighter future, and your ticket purchases help to make that mission a reality.

We wish you all the luck in the world on December 21, and hope you’ll be spending Christmas on the al fresco or watching the waves from your rooftop patio on the Ballina Coast.