Wild and woolly camping opportunity on its way?

Published: February 15, 2021

Grey nomads seeking more remote camping opportunities could soon be adding a stunning Tassie farm to their list of potential accommodation options.

A development application has been lodged for a property near Triabunna north-east of Hobart that would see new campsites established, as well as high-end cliff top pods, and family cabins

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council will now consider the proposal for the 600-hectare agricultural property that has predominantly been run as a cropping and sheep farm.

The Mercury reports that the planning report said the accommodation was intended to provide a complementary income stream to the farming operations on site.

The plan is to build six cliff top cabins at Cape Bougainville, with a further 12 cabins, 16 campsites and supporting infrastructure located at an area called Cottage Hill, setback approximately 1.3km from the coast.

Designed by Dirt Building Design, the Mercury reports the cabins would aim to have minimal environmental impact.

“The visitor accommodation cabins are located in the less valuable agricultural land, often rocky in places, and in some instances quite exposed,” the planning report said. “The separation of the uses has directly influenced the visitor accommodation location, along with maximising outlook and a sense of isolation for the visitors to the site.

The report said the buildings would be small in scale and have been designed to incorporate natural materials and colour tones to minimise their visual impact.

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