The amazing wilderness estate of a mysterious American has gone on the market in beautiful Tasmania, with bidding expected to be driven by conservationists and tourism operators among others.
Worth an estimated $10 million or more, the 18,000 hectare estate covers land in the Central Highlands and the south-west and includes Circular Marsh at Bronte Park where Martin Polin, who died in 2007, built an underground bunker.
It has been reported that Polin moved to Tasmania during the Cold War to escape nuclear threat – and the former Utah lawyer was known for his strong belief in conservation.
LJ Hooker commercial property agent Heather Mason told The ABC this week (January 19) that the massive land release represents a momentous occasion and includes some extremely rare holdings of native forest, grazing areas, lake frontage property, tourism opportunities and more.
"The size of the portfolio itself is a unique offering and certainly the properties, some of them have some interesting stories and history behind them," Mason said.
"There are extensive land parcels located in the remote Tasmanian wilderness, renowned for its diversity of flora and fauna."
There are few more diverse and breathtaking parts of the world than the Tasmanian wilderness and nature lovers will likely follow closely the future of this vast estate.