In 1815, Lieutenant Charles Jefferys named it Molle Island after Colonel George James Molle who, at the time, was Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales. Captain James Cook passed through the Whitsunday passage in 1770. Photo: Supplied. The sale was mooted in April and agents were already fielding interest from local and international buyers by the time the property was officially put on the market in late May.. JLL’s Peter Harper and Tate Stubbs managed the expressions-of-interest campaign. Photo: A South Molle Island postcard from the 1950s. South Molle Island is the largest of the Molle Island Group. Part of the Whitsunday Island group, South Molle had been held on a perpetual lease by Koala Adventures owner Craig Ross.

Shanghai-based conglomerate China Capital Investment Group has powered back into the Queensland tourism sector, buying the South Molle Island resort in the Whitsundays for about 25 million. South Molle Island is thought to have been sold for $25 million. South Molle Island is located in the heart of the Whitsundays. Book now your hotel in South Molle Island and pay later with Expedia. South Molle Island grew to prominence after years of strong marketing. The existing 188-room resort on South Molle island is likely to be revamped or rebuilt. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book. Compare deals from over 571 South Molle Island hotels and book with for the lowest prices! South Molle is a hilly island with grasslands, lush pockets of rainforest, secluded bays and fringing reefs. South Molle Island in the Whitsundays was dubbed the "heart of the Great Barrier Reef” in its heyday but is now one of the local tourism industry’s biggest eyesores. South Molle Island Hotels South Molle Island Hotels Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. South Molle Island is held on a perpetual lease.

Looking for South Molle Island accommodations from AU$85? In the 1950s visitors were promised "carefree days and carnival nights". The Molle Islands are virtually joined along a causeway so you can walk across to Mid Molle Island at low tide. Enjoy free cancellation on most hotels.