Plenty of businesses up for grabs locally

Dozens of investors are searching for a way out of the Douglas region, with at least 20 local businesses for sale.

The figure excludes rights to manage apartment complexes, with one real estate agent agent alone listing about 20 opportunities to buy management rights in Port Douglas.

A cross-section of business from Sheraton Mirage to Mossman Pool Supplies and The Beach Shack to Daintree Heritage Lodge are on the market.

Ray White real estate agent Alan Crossman said that Ray White had three or four businesses listings but often transactions happen privately.  LJ Hooker principle Michael Samson added that Crocodulus Resort, Cow Bay, was the only major business for sale through the realtor.