Step inside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s other Aussie mega-mansion

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson pictured in New York in 2022. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
A Broadbeach Waters mega-mansion featured in an action blockbuster starring Hollywood heavyweight Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is up for grabs.
But the buyer will need deep pockets, with the trophy home being compared to another main river estate which also reportedly hosted the Fast and Furious star, and sold under the hammer last month for a blistering $24 million.
Known as Te Moana, the sprawling property at 249-255 Monaco St was used in several scenes for Johnson’s 2015 film, San Andreas, and last changed hands for $12.5m in August 2020.
Te Moana at 249-155 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters.
It has been compared to 59 The Corso, Isle of Capri, which sold last month for $24m.
It is marketed via an expressions of interest campaign with Rebecca Moffrey, of Ray White Burleigh Group.
Ms Moffrey did not release a price guide for the 3296 sqm estate, but noted parallels to a landmark Isle of Capri mansion, which took the title of the state’s most expensive residential property ever sold at auction in July.
Both resort-inspired homes were built in the 1990s on prized lots with 42m of waterfrontage each, both were touted as among Australia’s best homes of their era, and both were deemed fit as a local base for Johnson’s big-budget disaster film, which centred around a massive earthquake hitting California.
Still frame from the movie San Andreas starring The Rock.
“Te Moana is without doubt, one of the Coast’s most extravagant homes — with a Hollywood history to boot,” Ms Moffrey said.
“San Andreas was one of the year’s most popular films in 2015 and there are some very distinct scenes with The Rock on the driveway and in the living room.
“Action stars don’t get much bigger than Dwayne Johnson, so to say he’s been there, is quite the conversation starter. And that’s before you even start to take in the spectacular views over the water,” she said.
Te Moana last changed hands for $12.5m.
Luxury living over two levels.
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Set among tropical gardens, the two-storey mansion has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, as well as a huge al fresco entertaining terrace with outdoor kitchen, a 17m swimming pool, pontoon, jetty and six-car garage.
“It really was the Taj Mahal of its day, albeit with a very red terracotta, Mediterranean style,” Ms Moffrey said.
“To this day, it’s still an incredible property — a private estate on one of the Coast’s most prestigious streets. It’s been beautifully styled with gorgeous high ceilings and an airy open feel. If you like big, then this is your place.”
The games room.
Al fresco entertaining is a focus.
The luxury home has served as a pandemic bolthole for Australian Finance Group founder Malcolm Watkins and his interior designer partner, Peter Kerr.
They sold their architect-designed new Toorak home for $25m in November 2020 after just a month to make the move north.
“Moving from Melbourne was a huge decision after spending nearly three years completing our Toorak home, but we couldn’t resist this resort of a property,” Mr Watkins said.
The couple is now looking to downsize in the area and split their time between the Gold Coast and Airlie Beach.

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