Disgraced chef Pete Evans splashes $1million on a sprawling tourist getaway in Byron Bay – after announcing plans to establish his own ‘healing retreat’
Disgraced chef Pete Evans has added to his growing property portfolio after permanently relocating from NSW to Byron Bay last year.
According to The Sunday Telegraph, the conspiracy theorist , 48, has purchased an 8 hectare tourist retreat called Mount Warning Forest Hideaway in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Pete’s company, Healthy Everyday Ltd, is said to has splashed $1million on the popular $100-per-night tourist venture.
New buy: Disgraced chef Pete Evans, 48, (pictured) has splurged $1million on an eight-actre Byron Bay hinterland tourist retreat. Pictured in February 2021
Sprawling: Pete has snapped up Mount Warning Forest Hideaway, a popular $100-per-night tourist venture, according to The Sunday Telegraph
The getaway is located at Byrrill Creek, situated 66km away from his hometown of Byron Bay, where he runs his Evolve clinic.
The property boasts sweeping mountain views, crystal clear creeks, private swimming holes and spectacular waterfalls.
The property was previously catered to couples and families for holidays and corporate healing retreats.
Purchase: Evans’ company Healthy Everyday Ltd has splurged $1million on the Byrrill Creek property situated 66km away from his hometown of Byron Bay
History of Pete Evans’ controversies
October 2014: Pete claims the Paleo diet can prevent autism
March 2015: His book is pulled from shelves due to its bone broth recipe for infants
July 2016: Pete claims vegan women should eat meat during pregnancy, advises against wearing ‘normal’ sunscreen, and claims Wi-Fi is ‘dangerous’
August 2016: He says osteoporosis suffers shouldn’t eat dairy
September 2016: Pete claims camel milk could supplement breastfeeding
April 2017: Pete campaigns against the ‘mass fluoridation of public water’
December 2018: Pete reveals he looks directly into the sun
April 2020: Pete’s ketogenic recipe book is slammed by health professionals and he is fined for promoting his ‘healing lamp’
May 2020: Reveals he is an anti-vaxxer during Kyle And Jackie O radio interview
June 2020: Shares his conspiracy theories about COVID-19 on 60 Minutes
July 2020: Interview conspiracy theorist and anti-semite David Icke on his podcast
November 2020: Shares a neo-Nazi meme and is subsequently dropped from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! as his products are pulled from over 15 retailers
The land comes with a three-bedroom home and eight self-contained studio apartments.
Pete, who has been banned from Facebook and Instagram for spreading dangerous misinformation about vaccines and COVID-19, has previously spoken of his plans to set up his own health retreat.
Prior to being banned from Facebook, Pete announced that he and his wife Nicola hope to provide a retreat for ‘fully immersive weekends and weeks including organic cooking, breathwork and meditation.’
Nature: The home features crystal clear creeks, private swimming holes and waterfalls
It comes after the anti-vaxxer sold his Sydney home for a whopping $3.36 million in September last year, before relocating to Byron Bay.
Property records show that Pete bought the property in 2014 for $1.27 million, before building a new house on the land.
Pete owns a farm just a short drive from Byron Bay, and has been keeping a low-profile since he was axed from My Kitchen Rules.
Since relocating North, he has opened his Evolve Health Labs clinic.
According to the company’s Instagram account, the clinic offers ‘transformational practices’ such as ‘cold and conscious breath-work’ and ‘cryotherapy’.
Byron Bay escape: Pete owns a farm just a short drive from Byron Bay, where he has been keeping keeping a low-profile with his partner Nicola Watson (left)