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Delaware North selling three Great Barrier Reef island resorts

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own Pacific Ocean island, Delaware North is ready to give you that chance.

The Buffalo-based global hospitality and concessions giant this week put up for sale three island resorts it owns on the Great Barrier Reef, off the northeastern coast of Australia.

Delaware North bought Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort and Wilson Island Resort in 2009 for an undisclosed price.

Lizard Island is a luxury resort with private, white-powder beaches, five-star dining and a high-end spa. The resort was closed for 16 months after a powerful cyclone flattened it in April 2014, and the company spent $50 million rebuilding the property.

Heron Island is a coral cay that appeals to ecological tourists and features a turtle breeding ground. Wilson Island is a day trip from Heron Island that is uninhabited and rented out in its entirety to one group of guests at a time who stay in safari-style tents.

The company said it is putting the islands up for sale to take advantage of the strong market for hotels and other properties on the Great Barrier Reef.

Delaware North said it is retaining two other Australian properties it purchased in 2009: Kings Canyon Resort in the Northern Territory and El Questro in Kimberley, Western Australia.