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Lifestyle Collection: Coastal Block Offers Rare Opportunity for Exclusive Subdivision

March 2022

Coastal block offers rare opportunity for exclusive subdivision

A 98 hectare Firth of Thames coastal block with a potential consent for a 16 hectare subdivision is for sale.

Located at Point Wharekawa, Whakatiwai and presently in grazing land, the property is located 40 kilometres east of the Bombay Hills, so within easy access of Auckland.

Mark Needham of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Pukekohe, who is marketing the property, says it offers all the criteria for an exclusive development. Consisting of three titles, the subdivision is in the consent process awaiting final approval.

“This site has sea views of the Firth of Thames and is only minutes from the boat ramp and township of Kaiaua. With a stream running through it and rural outlooks on its boundaries, the eventual subdivision built here will enjoy a tranquil ambience. Access to the development is through an adjoining residential home that is offered as part of the sale. This will enable the developer to present the subdivision as an exclusive development with its own private road access, therefore creating a gated community if desired,” he says.

Comprising 30 sections, lots on the planned and consented subdivision range from 2500 to 6026 square metres.

coastal block on Firth of Thames

As an option for the purchaser, as well as the 16 hectare subdivision, the remaining 82 hectare block is also available. This is predominantly grazing land, though includes an airstrip plus hanger, which depending on the ultimate direction of the development could become the focal point for a private aero club for subdivision residents. A picturesque stream and the bush settings on the hills at the back of the property offer the potential to include walks and bike tracks as part of the development, augmenting yet further its appeal for residents.

Mark Needham says the Firth of Thames, and Kaiaua in particular, is becoming a magnet for Aucklanders looking for a rural lifestyle.

“This district is in easy proximity of Bombay Crossroad. With the Southern Motorway, so long as you pick your time to travel, you can be almost as close to Auckland as anyone who lives in the city itself.

“Kaiaua is on the Coromandel Peninsula’s doorstep, 18 kilometres from State Highway 2 and 34 kilometres from State Highway 1. With an abundance of recreational opportunities, it is also the starting point to one of the Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail system, the Hauraki Rail Trail, which traces the coastline south along the Firth of Thames. This route incorporates the coastal bird watching area and Miranda Hot Springs. On the western shore of the Firth of Thames the Shorebird Centre has had recent sightings of 11 arctic migrants and vagrants and 12 New Zealand species, while the famous HMNZS Hinau shipwreck is a short walk from the township,” he says.

Coastal land does not come up often and opportunities with a subdivision option are very rare. 

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