If you have always wanted to own a private island in east coast of Tasmania, Australia, now is the time to act.
The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that the Picnic Island - resting in Freycinet National Park’s Hazard Range in the middle of Coles Bay – is up for sale by expression of interest.
The island’s rugged sandstone rocks accommodate a large colony of little penguins and a nesting ground for short-tailed shear waters.
There are abalone, oysters and mussels, too. Despite being within 500 metres of the Tasmanian shoreline, it remains relatively untouched.
“The key thing is the conservation and preservation of the sea bird colony and that limits what you can do with it,” Whytcross said.
Picnic Island is within sight of the upmarket Saffire resort and has a convict history.
The original landowner of the Coles Bay area forced his convicts to quarry sandstone on the island during downturns in the whaling season.
The vendor, a Queensland property developer, bought the island for USD 65,000 in 2005.
A planning application stipulates that the only development allowed is basic camping-style accommodation.
This island in southeastern state of Australia is expected to be sold for an amount ranging between USD 500,000 and USD 1 million.