Enjoy your stay? Fancy a slice of Tasmania near Hobart? Want to get into the tourism business? Build a mountain bike facility and/or an eco-future resort?

Our Granton land comprising 81.85 hectares is for sale. There is potential for a tourism venture near the top of Snake Mount and a sustainability resort and mountain bike training establishment and track is suggested.

The subdivision has some 70 ha of broad acre land left in two large titles together with 5 unsold lots. It boasts some of the best views in the northern suburbs, is only ten minutes from Glenorchy, and when Gillies road opens will be even closer.

The land is situated along Granton Heights Road on the northern side of Blacksnake Lane Granton about 1.5 Km from the Brooker Highway that comes all the way from central Hobart.  Blacksnake Lane is the last turnoff on the left before you get to the bridge at Granton when travelling in a northerly direction from Glenorchy.

The area is zoned rural and rural residential with already subdivided allotments of no less than 1 hectare with title. We expect that the balance will be subdividable soon; you will however need to check with the Glenorchy council.

Now you can have some of the last land that will be available as larger allotments close to Glenorchy.


John Harrison
Waterside Accommodation
12 Harbinger Lane
Austins Ferry
Tasmania 7011
Phone: +61 (0)413993911 (John - please text if no answer)
Email: subdivision-at-grantonheights-dot-com-dot-au (please interpret!)


Download: Author: Function Date: Size:
Eco Future MTB Resort Summary John Harrison

A short form business summary about the Eco-Future Mountain Biking Resort

23 Sep 19 1.2 Mb
Granton Heights Land Presentation John Harrison

A PDF on the land and project ideas for Granton Heights

12 Aug 19 1.7 Mb
Granton Movies John Harrison

Movies taken on the Granton Heights property zipped up ready to download and watch

14 Aug 19 3032 Mb
Granton Pictures John Harrison

Pictures taken on the Granton Heights property zipped up ready to download and watch

14 Aug 19 171 Mb
Granton Subdivision Brochure John Harrison

A brochure on the subdivision that is part of the land

14 Aug 19 .42 Mb

Subdivision and Quarry Stone

The property has some excellent stone on it and we were going to quarry and sell it to the contractors who take on rebuilding the Bridgewater bridge which is close by. As we built roads we would design them with excess cut for this purpose. Subdividing in this way would substantially increase profit. The Bridgwater bridge reconstruction project has been an election promise for some time!


Power is on the subdivision and land however you have to get it on to each block.


Telephone cables are laid in the area.


Although the Fenton pipeline runs through the subdivision at this stage the blocks are not connected to water.


Septic tanks are required although the sewerage is not far away.

Bus Services

Bus services are available at the bottom of Blacksnake Lane which is about a 10-15 minute walk from the subdivision.


Council rates will very with the allotment size however are reasonable. Rates are currently based on rural residential.

Land Tax

As principal residences future owners would pay the minimum land tax. In the meantime land tax is based on rural residential.


Soils are from black and very fertile to red based on dolerite. Further up the hill the soils are derived from limestone.


The area is suited for hobby farms and agricultural pursuits. On the redder soils and soils based on dolerite the growing of grapes has been very successful in the area.  In the past the land has been used for grazing.


All parts of the subdivision have superb views.  As you wind up the road the views get even better and toward the top you can see all the way to the midlands or the Iron Pot.

Maps & Photos

Granton subdivision map with area insert Rectified Aerial Photograph of the Subdivision with boundaries shown.
Looking South from previously approved lot 13 Mt Direction from previously approved lot 13
The Derwent, Mt Direction and Gunners Quoin from previously approved lot 13 The Derwent from previously approved lot 13
The Midlands from previously approved lot 13 Looking north from lot 27226
Looking back up the hill from lot 13 The rest of the subdivision from lot 13
Looking North East from lot 9 Looking North North East from lot 9
Looking North from lot 9 Lots of bush!
Mt Dromedary from the top of the subdivision. Paddocks at the top looking East.
Views towards Hobart from the top of the subdivision Typical higher level bush on the subdivision