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Where Tasmania’s unique wildlife abounds.


A Protected Area on Private Land (subject to a Conservation Covenant), Base Camp Tasmania abounds in native Tasmanian wildlife including pademelons, Bennetts wallabies, echidnas, wombats, spotted quolls, and brushtail possums






Base Camp Tasmania (BCT) is a 41-hectare bush property in south-eastern Tasmania. It is situated in Glenfern in the Derwent Valley, approximately 13 km south-west of New Norfolk and 50 km from Hobart. 

BCT was built in 2003 by the previous owner, Graham. A highly accomplished hiker, Graham established a guided bushwalking business and built the accommodation buildings to provide a base for his clients. In 2008, the majority of the 41 hectares of BCT was granted a Restrictive Covenant (Protected Areas on Private Land) legally binding any owners of the land to maintain and protect it. It has a similar status to a National Park on the property. In late 2022, we (Steve and Alana) bought the property from Graham and moved our life (and our four month old baby!) over from Perth, Western Australia. It had been a dream of ours for a long time to call Tasmania home, and the stars finally aligned to make it happen.

Steve is originally from Queensland where he was an active rock climber, bush walker, kayaker, surfer and mountain biker. With a background in conservation work and outdoor education, he moved on to work as an industrial abseiler/inspector. This took him to remote parts of Australia and lead him to meet Alana in the far north of Western Australia. He fell in love with Tasmania at 22 when he first visited the state to rock climb and hike over the summer. He subsequently visited at least a dozen times over nearly 15 years, before deciding that Tasmania would be the place where they would raise their family. Striving to become self-sufficient on the property is one of his goals and having adventures with his little man and wife is now his favourite past-time.

​Alana grew up on a farm in the south-west of Western Australia. She had out-going parents who took the family travelling from a young age, and a love of hiking and the outdoor world was instilled from early on. Alana studied to be a teacher and used her profession to live and teach in variety of contexts around W.A. She has hiked a number of long distance hikes, including the 1000km Bibbulmun Track and the 3900km Appalachian Trail. Alana has also dabbled in a range of other outdoor activities, from trail running to mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing and horse riding. These days she is enjoying being a Mum to an equally adventurous little boy, who loves being her special helper around Base Camp.

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