Hello House: Islands

by Michelle Singer | 20 December 2023 | Hello House

Hello House – For people who love property

Each week we look at three of the best and most interesting properties on the market. This week we’re really getting into islands to satisfy your inner Robinson Crusoe.

Photo courtesy: Peterswald for Property


Ram Island, Little Swanport

A private barge will get you to the bespoke off-grid residence that occupies the 26ha private Ram Island on Tasmania’s east coast. Taking its cues from its view and pastoral surrounds, the three-bedroom residence features silvertop ash cladding, statement steel and extensive glazing. Key to the island lifestyle is self-sufficiency so there’s solar panels and water tanks as well as little life luxurious such as blackheart sassafras floors and staircases,two modern stone kitchens and a deep wraparound deck replete with barbecue bar and custom timber benches. Peterswald for Property. $5.5-$6 million.


Photo courtesy: Sothebys


Picnic Island, Coles Bay

A pristine private oasis situated just 800m off Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula, Picnic Island, offers postcard views of the Hazards Mountain Range and Wineglass Bay all from the comfort of bed. Adjacent to the acclaimed SaffireFreycinet luxury resort, Picnic Island has its own private jetty, a walking track, a commercial permit and a copper clad five-bedroom lodge (which has proven to be wildly popular given the 5-star guest reviews). Spanning just 6753sqm, the island is self-sustainable with a desalination plant, solar power, and abundant native wildlife. Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty and Knight Frank. About $3.5 million.


Photo courtesy: CBRE


Pumpkin Island, Keppel Islands

The only privately held island within the 17 Keppel Islands archipelago, Pumpkin Island comes with five beach cottages, two waterfront bungalows that contain a games room, library and lounge, licensed bar and lounge. There’s also a manager’s cottage, staff quarters and a double-story lookout. Yeppoon is the closest major regional town, 30mins by boat, and there’s reliable phone and internet coverage. A helicopter pad, custom-built 36-passenger boat and two registered moorings are included in the sale. Recycling, minimal waste and the use of solar power and wind means has reduced the annual greenhouse gas output by 150%. CBRE. About $20 million. 


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