SECOND HOME: Footballer Wayne Carey was in the Whitsundays last week looking at purchasing a holiday home.
Photo Sharon Smallwood
SECOND HOME: Footballer Wayne Carey was in the Whitsundays last week looking at purchasing a holiday home. Photo Sharon Smallwood

Footballer looks at investment

FORMER AFL superstar Wayne Carey has his sights set on the Whitsundays as a home away from his Victorian home. Carey was in the Whitsundays last weekend on his second visit in three weeks.

The sports star stayed at the Whisper Bay development on the edge of Cannonvale and Airlie Beach where he is considering buying a unit.

"I love the fact it's in a fantastic spot. It's private, it's a well-built property and it's got great water views. To be able to have a holiday home up here would just be sensational," Carey told the Whitsunday Times on Sunday morning.

"The fact that you can jump on a boat or a ferry, and go to Hamilton or Hayman, or the Great Barrier Reef, or just wake up on a morning like this when the sun's shining - it doesn't get much better," he said.

Carey said the highlight of his most recent visit was a trip to Whitehaven Beach.

"I love my fishing too, so next trip I'll definitely go out and have a fish," he said.

General manager of Whisper Bay Anne-Marie Oxley said the development was proving an attractive investment not only for international and local business people but also high profile investors such as Wayne Carey.

"He was more than happy with the product of Whisper Bay. He had a tour of the Whitsundays too, and he promised he'd be back," Ms Oxley said.


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