Ah, Queensland. Beautiful one day, profitable the next.
What comes to mind when you think of Queensland? Perhaps the pristine beaches, Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforests, natural wildlife or the year-round sunshine. Whatever it is, Queensland has the lot. It is no wonder then that it is one of Australia’s top destinations for local and overseas tourists – the perfect Airbnb destination that can be a property investor’s key to a secure, stress-free future.
As a leading provider of Airbnb management services in Queensland, let’s take a deep dive into why hosting an Airbnb property in Queensland makes good financial sense.
Consider this – every year approximately 27 million domestic and international visitors flock to the Sunshine State. In fact, Queensland is one of the top three states in Australia where visitors spend most of their time. Furthermore, according to Airbnb statistics, four Queensland cities – Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Cairns and Brisbane are in the top 10 list of the most profitable locations to run an Airbnb in the whole country!
Coastal cities north and south of Brisbane are significantly cheaper to purchase an investment property than either Sydney or Melbourne yet with far greater abundance of attractions. Numbers don’t lie – coastal property in Queensland translates to significant returns on investment.
Benefits of Airbnb
Before considering leasing out your property, it may be wise to take the time to analyse the pros and cons of short versus long-term leasing of your Queensland property.
On the long-term rental market, the average 3-bedroom home on the Gold Coast is fetching between $500 and $600 per week. During peak periods that same home may yield that return in just one or two days with Airbnb!
An added bonus is that, unlike permanent rentals, with Airbnb your property is available to use whenever you want – just block out the days, weeks or even months on your Airbnb calendar when you want to take up residence.
The beauty of Queensland is that there are so many attractions to make your property desirable. Some of the most popular sought-after areas are around the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Surfers Paradise where tourists and visitors are drawn to the stunning beaches, world-class shopping and vibrant nightlife.
It is no surprise that the magic expanse between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast has become a mecca for local and interstate buyers looking for strong returns on their property investment.
With its myriad of five-star hotels and seminar venues, the Gold Coast has become the conference capital of Australia. With Airbnb operating on seasonal peaks and trough pricing, the Gold Coast is a goldmine of peak pricing for hosts. The demand for accommodation for popular events can see the overflow extend in a wide arc into the surrounding suburbs.
The Gold Coast is also home to the best theme parks in Australia including Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet ’n’ Wild. For Airbnb hosts, this area is a goldmine as families with children seek accommodation that can house their children and provide cooking facilities, to save on the crippling cost of eating out every night.
We can’t talk about the Gold Coast without mentioning the iconic Surfers Paradise. As the Gold Coast’s tourist hub, Surfers Paradise attracts over 4 million visitors per year – a magnet to bronzed, barefoot wave worshippers drawn from across Australia and around the world. Many Southerners, from Melbourne and Sydney have invested in the magnificent apartment blocks which dot the horizon down the coast. Tenanted only for short periods throughout the year by the owners, furnished and with all the amenities in place, these apartments are ripe to be utilised as Airbnb accommodation.
Being an Airbnb host can also mitigate any body corporate fees that are a hidden cost all apartment complex owners must pay on an ongoing basis. Setting up your property to pay for itself just makes good logical sense.
Where to Now?
If you are thinking about investing in an Airbnb property in Queensland or you already have a property available – rather than rent it, why not Airbnb it? With exceptional property management specialists like Oasis Stay, Airbnb hosts can have a ‘set and forget’ high-yield investment. With all the benefits of Airbnb plainly evident, finding a management service that prioritises your home and protects your investment, is the first step. At Oasis Property Management we are here to take the guesswork out of Airbnb hosting. Contact us today to discuss what we can do for you.