A “rustic retreat” with a glamping tent located on a remote island in Queensland has been sold to a New South Wales buyer for $280,000.
The 8002sqm block, which is located on Prince of Wales Island (also known as Muralag in the Torres Strait), is approximately 16 km northwest of Cape York’s tip.
According to the Torres Shire Council, there is no electricity, water, or waste on the island. Those who live there depend on generators, water tanks, and daily waste collection.
It does however have white sandy beaches and is a popular fishing spot.
The listing stated that the island was primarily used as a tourist destination by locals for fishing that is second to none, secluded camping spots and hiking trails with extraordinary views, and exploring the beautiful beaches.
Stacey Quaid, Colliers Cairns agent, stated that there were four registered bidders to the online auction. This included two buyers from southeast Queensland and the winning NSW bidder.
He said, “The buyer plans it to be their getaway.”
According to Mr. Quaid, the vendors were happy with the sale and “happy” to give over their romantic getaway.
This getaway comes with a safari-style canvas glamping tent, toilet amenities, and a carport which includes the kitchen/barbecue facilities.
It also has operational solar power panels, water storage, and a satellite NBN link.
According to Mr. Quaid, the only way to reach the island was by taking a dinghy, dropping anchor, and then wading through warm water.
He said, “And beyond a row of coconut trees is this little escape, and it truly is idyllic.”