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New TV series showcases Australia's best beach houses

Kate Langbroek is set to co-host a new TV show with comedian Cam Knight called Unreal Estate on Channel Nine. 

The series will showcase some of the best beach houses Australia has to offer, with the first episodes to feature a visit to Airlie Beach's Mandalay House, News Australia reports. 

A 2,649 sq m mansion, the property houses seven bedrooms, eight dining areas and nine bathrooms. There is also a climate-controlled cellar, while outside there is an oceanfront pavilion, a five-car garage and a private helipad. 

Private access to a pool and a marina, as well as a cinema, round off the luxurious home. 

Ms Langbroek said she found it difficult to separate visiting the houses from the overall experience of the trip. 

"It's one thing to see bricks and mortar, or bamboo and hessian, but the people who choose to live in these homes are extraordinary," she remarked.

A visit to a house on the Great Barrier Reef was singled out, as Ms Langbroek was amazed by the property's location more than its construction. 

"The caretakers lived on the property and their son took me to the reef where he showed me how to shuck oysters straight off the rock."

Ms Langbroek admitted she did not envy the owners because of all the staff required to maintain the property, which could mean the amount of privacy they enjoy is limited. 

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