The Townsville Naturist Community is looking for a new home after 34 years.
“He thought our presence would detract from his chances of selling,” club president Paul said.
The community’s former location, a partially developed 5-hectare parcel of bushland north of Townsville, suited the group because its isolation offered protection against accidental visibility.
Queensland’s wilful exposure laws prohibit nudity in public, so the naturists need private property to practise their pastime.
The group has approached Townsville City Council to explore the possibility of leasing underused council land near Hervey Range.
Paul said they came close to securing the site, but there was a difference of opinion on development.
The group is in the process of forming a co-operative to generate funds, and has started a Facebook campaign.