NRL star Ben Hunt’s new $3 million Byron hideaway

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NRL star Ben Hunt has a new hideaway in Byron Bay. Photo: Getty

St George Dragons star halfback Ben Hunt and his nutritionist wife Bridget have bought a holiday home in the Byron Bay hinterland.

They have spent $2.7 million on a plot of land in Newrybar, near Bangalow.

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St George Dragons star Ben Hunt and his nutritionist wife Bridget have bought acreage in Newrybar. Image: Instagram

Formerly a luxury holiday farm, the house has four bedrooms and two living areas with views of Mount Warning. Image: Instagram

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The 20-hectare estate was a luxury holiday farm in the portfolio of local entrepreneur Norm Black, co-owner of TripADeal and his wife Fiona, accommodation superhost. It was initially listed at $2,950,000 after the Blacks renovated the three-bedroom home following its $1.9 million purchase in 2021 from Transport NSW.

It became part of their Black Cockatoo Retreats portfolio, which includes farm stays in Coorabell and Bangalow. The house rents for just $1,500 per night and has four bedrooms with two living areas, with views of Mount Warning.

The Blacks have added a hot tub next to the pool. There is a machine shed with four compartments and an independent studio.

There are 3,000 macadamia trees on the block.

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Ben Hunt plays for the Dragons. Photo: Matt King/Getty Images

The Hunts have lived in Caringbah South since 2019, when they paid $1.61 million for a 2010 architect-built four-bedroom Queenslander-style home.

Hunt still owns a property at Bridgeman Downs, northwest of Brisbane, which consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was listed for rent last year for $825 per week, after initially renting for $670 per week. He built it in 2014, after paying $375,000 for the 500-square-meter block a year earlier.

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Country life. Source: Instagram

Rockhampton-born Hunt, who left the Broncos for Sydney in 2017, is out of contract with the Dragons at the end of the season as he comes to the end of a six-year contract he penned in 2019 that saw him made one of the NRLs. top earners.

He has been the club’s leading Dally M Medal vote-getter for the past three seasons.

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