Here’s your chance to own a beautiful and private block of easy-access bushland on the doorstep of a South Coast landmark.
Myrtle Mountain lies 30km south of Bega and just a 30 minute drive inland from gorgeous Tathra Beach. The land for sale covers 40 hectares (93 acres) of original and regrowth forest, dotted with tree fern gullies and waterholes. It’s a fantastic habitat for wildlife, regularly visited by gliders, wallabies, Powerful Owls and lyrebirds.
Due to a council requirement most of the land is protected from clearing, but you can build as much house and garden as you want in the large building envelope, set on the top of the ridge with a sunny northerly aspect. This would be a perfect place to build a solar house, and with a small amount of clearing you’d enjoy fantastic views north across the Bega Valley.
Access to the property is exceptionally easy for a bush block in this area. The sealed highway from Candelo to Wyndham goes within 600 metres of your boundary, with a well-maintained all-weather gravel road taking you to the property itself. But in all the time we’ve spent camping on the block, I doubt we’ve ever heard more than 10-15 cars go past in a day.
Phone cables run within 20 metres of the home site, and mains electricity comes to the neighbouring property, around 400 metres away. We always planned to build off-grid and run on the abundant solar power, but according to a brief conversation with Country Energy connecting to the grid would be a relatively simple matter of putting in a couple of small power poles, and if necessary a transformer.
Getting around the property is easy. There’s a useable vehicle track that runs along the edge of the home site, which would make it easy for tradesmen to drive right to the edge of the building site. A maintained fire trail runs down from our access road most of the way to the lower boundary – you can get up and down it by 4WD but it’s a bit too steep for a normal car. And the open and dry nature of the bush on our side of the ridge makes it easy to get to the creeks and waterholes down below on foot.
The main thing you need to think about with this property is your water needs. There are a number of ephemeral creeks on the property that all join just inside the lower boundary, but in order to have a secure water supply you’ll need to put in a dam and/or install a good-sized tank or two. Water tanks would be the better and probably cheaper option: last time I checked, bushfire building regulations required a minimum 10,000 litre reserve of water for firefighting – and I’d prefer to have this right next to my house than somewhere down the hill.
We bought Myrtle Mountain with big dreams to move down and set up our sustainable bush lifestyle. We’re a bit heartbroken to be selling, but after eight years of precious weekends enjoying the most magically peaceful and private campsite, we’ve decided that life is taking us in a different direction. The good news for you: there’s a blank canvas waiting for you to build your bush dream on.
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