This large property offers privacy and spectacular coastal scenery in one of the few remaining wild areas of King Island. Where else could you find a weekender like this only a short flight from Melbourne or mainland Tasmania? The critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot uses the adjoining Sea Elephant Estuary as a stopover on its Bass Strait crossings.

Lot 1
$159 000
Area: 201.5ha (498ac)
Lot 2
$90 000
Area: 51ha (126ac)
Lot 3
$100 000
Area: 58ha (143ac)

Contact: Janine Waldron
Ph: 03 6331 9295
Mob: 0409 429 660
jwaldron@tasland.org.au

Conservation Values

King Island has been extensively cleared for agriculture and less than 30% of the island retains native vegetation cover. This means that any native vegetation on the island is important for conservation and this block has special significance because of its’ critical context to the surrounding Martha Lavinia Reserve, one of the few large reserves on the island. The property provides suitable habitat for a range of threatened flora and fauna species, including the endangered Striped Marsh Frog, King Island Green Rosella, King Island Scrub Tit and King Island Thornbill.

Protecting the Conservation Values

To provide permanent protection for the conservation values on the property, the TLC registers a Conservation Covenant against the title of the land prior to sale. Part of the property will be excluded from the covenant to allow for future use and development. Within this area future owners may clear vegetation, construct a home and undertake all the usual activities associated with residential use (subject to Council approval where required). Elsewhere on the property the covenant restricts any activities that may degrade the conservation values of the land, but still allows for essential management activities (such as construction and maintenance of boundary fences) and for appropriate recreational activities (eg walking and walking tracks).

A management plan will be developed with the new owners, ensuring that they are able to manage any threats to conservation values into the future. The TLC is also able to offer ongoing advice and assistance to the new owners in managing the conservation values of the land.

Infrastructure and Services

There are regular flights to King Island from both Victoria and the Tasmanian mainland and there is a car hire firm on King Island. For further information and contact details see www.kingisland.net.au.

Lot 1:

  • there are two rough vehicular tracks into the property from Sea Elephant Rd. From the property it is only a few minutes to the beach at the mouth of the Sea Elephant estuary.

Lots 2 and 3:

  • positioned directly off Reekara Road and easy access to mains power;
  • 10-15 minutes drive south to Naracoopa, which has restaurants and some limited services;
  • 25-30 minutes drive north to a renowned surf break (“Martha Lavinia”);
  • 30 minutes drive west to the King Island Cheese Factory and to the King Island Airport (no hierarchy of importance implied); and
  • 25 minutes drive west to the capital of Currie which has shops, a hospital, primary school and high school.

Acknowledgements

This property was purchased through the TLC’s King Island Revolving Fund. Funding for the purchase was provided by the Australian Government through the Natural Heritage Trust. Proceeds from the sale of this property will be returned to the King Island Revolving Fund.