Island getaway goes under the hammer

Wade Island will go under the hammer.

Want your own island, just an hour or so from Tumut?

Wade Island, on Burrinjuck Dam near Wee Jasper, will go under the hammer in May.

Selling agent Nic Salter-Harding said it’s the type of property that doesn’t come on the market regularly.

“It’s not an opportunity that you’re likely to come across often,” he said.

What’s on offer

  •  227 acres (91.86 hectares) of pristine bushland
  •  DA approval for self-sufficient holiday cabins
  •  Access from Burrinjuck Waters State Park or Wee Jasper
  •  Abundant wildlife both on and around the island


The island covers 227 acres of freehold land and it’s located about hour and a half from Canberra.

Whilst a land bridge does form when the water level is low enough, owners will most commonly be accessing the island by boat.

Access is possible via the popular Burrinjuck Waters caravan park, or via the Wee Jasper side.

Mr Salter-Harding said the current owners had plans to turn the rare bit of real estate into a holiday destination, with comfortable, self-sufficient cabins.

Burrinjuck Dam is a fishing mecca, and the island would provide the perfect place to enjoy fishing, hiking, water sports, or exploring the nearby caves, he said.

“Other priorities have since put the owners’ plans on hold, but the DA approval is already in place, so if you want to go down this path, the cabins can easily be purchased and transported to the site,” he said.

The property will be auctioned May 2 in Canberra.