06/05/2010 - 00:00

Kimberley camp on offer

06/05/2010 - 00:00

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THE owners of an eco-friendly accommodation facility in the state’s north-west have called for expressions on interest for the business after 15 years of operations.

Kimberley camp on offer

THE owners of an eco-friendly accommodation facility in the state’s north-west have called for expressions on interest for the business after 15 years of operations.

Kimberley Coastal Camp co-owner Liz Terry told WA Business News she and her former husband and business partner, Robert ‘Rocky’ Terry, were already fielding local and international offers around the $3 million mark for the 815-hectare property, with EOIs to close mid-month.

Ms Terry said the camp could accommodate up to 12 guests, and between four and six staff, in simple chalets, which were deliberately kept as low-key as possible. Approval to build four more units has been granted.

“We’re in a fantastic situation down the bottom of Admiralty Gulf, which means we’re sheltered from winds, tides, cyclones and we can always go somewhere in the boat,” said Ms Terry, who suggested a licence similar to the existing 25-year lease on the property (with an option for another 25-year renewal) would be available again.

The couple established and built the camp in 1995 following a holiday to the region, which prompted a new opportunity to the two construction companies they operated in the Perth hills.

“We wanted to go and live there and found out we needed a lease for tourism,” Ms Terry said.

“So the question was, how many people do we like around a dinner table?”

Calling on friends and family to help develop the camp’s facilities forged strong emotional ties and, while the pair is reticent to sell the business, they recognise it is the right time to move on.

 

 

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