17 Apr 2023 | 2 mins

Breathtaking views: Country life at its very best - The Weekend Australian

Breathtaking views: Country life at its very best - The Weekend Australian

The following is an except from an article in The Weekend Australian, published on April 1.

Luxury, remote acreages on the NSW Sapphire Coast and in Tasmania’s northeast are gaining lots of traction from buyers including Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron.


Headland Estate in Tasmania

In Tasmania, within 24 hours of listing it online, agent Tracey Atkins booked multiple inspections for a $6.6m coastal retreat on the island’s eastern coastline she is marketing for a string of interested mainlanders and local islanders.

The Forbes Global Properties director will spend Easter showing potential buyers through Headland Estate, situated on a coastal point at Seymour, near Bichenco and is almost entirely encircled by Crown Land. It has a sprawling main homestead built from local materials, as well as separate guest quarters, and comes with a price guide of $6m to $6.6m.

Encompassing five acres, the property offers a main house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a guest suite with two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The guesthouse has been used as an Airbnb and the entire estate is being offered for sale by Kellie Robinson, who developed it seven years ago and is moving back to Sydney to be closer to family.

The property sports lots of lifestyle amenities across the grounds, including a cray cooking station to handle the morning catch from its cray pots offshore.

“We are finding there is an immense interest in anything that ­offers space, privacy and getaway qualities,” Ms Atkins said.

“I know the wider belief is that a challenging market hits lifestyle hardest because it’s considered a discretionary spend, but we’re not seeing that in our business. Especially for Tasmania, where the interest from high-net-worth buyers right around the world remains laser sharp.

“The pavilion-style homestead is the perfect response to its pristine location – constructed from local materials to stand the test of both aesthetics and time.’’


Whales, dolphins, seals and penguins can be spotted from Headland Estate.

Ms Atkins said Headland Estate has all the beauty and drama that makes Tasmania’s east coast one of Australia’s favourite escapist destinations and is just over 90 minutes from Launceston and two hours drive from Hobart Airport.

“It’s a place to watch whales, dolphins, seals and penguins all day long. And enjoy some of the finest walks, food and wines in the world.”

Meanwhile, Ms Cameron has just added a Bruny Island property, Woodlands estate, to her Tasmanian portfolio. Ms Atkins would not be drawn on the sale but it is understood Ms Cameron paid around the guide price of $6m to $6.6m for the farm and Georgian mansion south of Hobart.