Now's your chance to own a ghost town in remote WA, deserted 70 years ago
Urban explorers and the paranormal curious, listen up — you could soon the be proud owner on an entire abandoned town in remote Western Australia.
The former township of Cossack, on the coast, is now up for sale after laying abandoned for 70 years.
The ghost town, established in 1863, was once a thriving hub for the pearling industry, located on the Butchers Inlet.
However over time, the population left to be absorbed into larger towns, eventually deserting the area completely.
Today, Cossack's historic buildings all lay abandoned, trapped in an eerie timewarp.
Tourists pass through, using the nearby hiking trails and paying a visit to the beautiful beaches — the town is surrounded by a coastal reserve.
As well as 12 historic buildings and nearby Jarman Island, the town boasts archaeological sites dating back to the 1870s, some of which contain evidence of the impact of European settlement on the Aboriginal communities.
The WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage are seeking buyers with proposals that will bring social and economic benefits to the region, so the idyllically-located town may just be a future tourism hotspot.While no price tag has been assigned to the town, proposals that prioritise innovative low-impact tourism ventures will be top of the list, with things like eco accommodations, camping, dining venues, museums and galleries that will help support the regeneration of the town among the governement's criteria.
Those keen to place a bid can do so before November 20, at 2pm, with proposals and registrations of interest to go to LJ Hooker Commercial Perth.
Written by Katherine Scott. This article first appeared on Honey.