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218b Hailes Road
Whananaki, Northland 0181
New Zealand

Price: 359,000.00 NZD
Acres: 7.90
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Ensconced within one of New Zealands most beautiful east coast locations, this elevated property is distinguished as one of the crown jewels of the Whananaki region. Enjoy spectacular ocean views to the southeast, the unbridled perfection of the mesmerizing estuary views below, and the lush, green hills and valleys rolling off to the northwest. The foreground of the undulating northern aspect is speckled with horse and cattle grazing the rich, verdant landscape. Anchor your spirit on this stunning coastal countryside ridge and be subdued by the silence, the ambience, the epic views. Live unpretentious luxury on this down-to-earth, rural land ideally suited to host such diverse endeavours as retirement, a home-based business, planting an orchard and gardens, reflection and retreat, grazing or simply raising a family. Saturate your soul with views of sweeping panoramic hinterland rolling to the sea. Go on permanent vacation at this favourite Kiwi holiday destination as you set camp in your custom home above elegant Whananaki.

Be serenaded by birdlife as you wander among the tree fern in your private 3-1/2 acre enchanting native forest. Marvel at the commanding presence of the majestic 100 y/o Kauri tree, Pohutukawas, and other iconic New Zealand natives along your private driveway.

This 3.1995 hectare property (7.9 acres) has two potential building sites, a spring in the valley basin (with nearly year-round flow), and excellent security within the small gated subdivision. The property is over 1 km up a private track, far from any road noise and secure during extended absences overseas. The entrance to the track is on the school bus route (into the city). List your house as a vacation rental when not at home and collect several hundred dollars per day. This area had just begun to realise its potential when the meltdown of October 2008 stifled the expansion, transforming the area from its former status as sleepy ranch land to the new upscale region of Northland. Hence, this region and this property in particular make for a premier investment. Unlike the isolated Bay of Islands, the Far North and the west coast, Whananaki is perfectly situated only 40 minutes from the capital of Northland, Whangarei. It is a thriving commercial and industrial centre with a district population of 75,000. It can therefore expeditiously cater to most all of one's urban needs.

Access the aquatic playground of the estuary below via an easement a couple minutes stroll from the property entrance. Enlist a kayak and submit to the tranquilizing serenity while engulfed in the rich riparian surrounds drifting seaward, at one with the ebbing tide. Play in the sea or simply relax in the sun on the expansive white sand beach of Whananaki South, a dozen or so minutes away by kayak, canoe or car. Paddle out the inlet and explore the breathtaking coast and dozens of pristine beaches that wrap the shoreline. If there is someone on the beach then simply go to the next one you don't have to share. Find the perfect cove and come ashore for a picnic. A private surf break is also nearby.

Join the warm, extended family of the local community or keep to yourself on your private ridge or both. Neighbours are close for comfort yet far enough away to preserve your privacy and silence. Amenities in the Whananaki village include the following: emergency services centre, fire station, convenience store (incl. takeaways), fuel, boat ramp, library, school (primary & intermediate), small aircraft strip, campgrounds and holiday park with motel.

Trek the D.O.C. (Dept. of Conservation) coast walks that course the regions countryside. The Te Araroa walkway crosses the estuary just below the property in the form of what is called the longest footbridge in the southern hemisphere.The Mangaiti and Motutara Recreation Reserves are nearby, along with the charismatic Mimiwhangata Coastal Park. The air and water in these surrounds is among the cleanest in the world.

Horseback riding is very popular in Whananaki, as is sailing and snorkelling. Sport fishing, boating and diving are among the premier recreational activities in New Zealand, particularly this part of Northland. The Poor Knights Islands Marine and Nature Reserveaccenting the horizon as seen from this property is a world-class diving destination. Northland is regarded as sub-tropical and is the south-western corner of Polynesia. Perusal of Northlands eastern coast online using Google Earth illustrates the sensational scenery this area has to offer.

This property already has recent planning department Resource Consent approval for a 2-story, 3 Bdrm. house & related infrastructure on the preferred building site the nose of the ridge overlooking the picturesque estuary and sea. This approval much coveted in New Zealands coastal countryside zone will shave about 9 months off the wait to build. (Note: any modifications to the approved plans would require consent).

Engineered house plans (90% finalized) and landscape architect plans are included. The engineers plans are from Hawthorne-Geddes, one of the most prestigious engineering firms in Whangarei (ensuring rapid, hassle-free approval from the Building Consent dept.). The geotechs soil stability and effluent recommendation report is included.

The propertys due-north-facing ridge is ideally suited for a solar array. The planning dept. has approved of such an array, windmill and equip. bldg. Grid electric and phone are also available less than 100m from the property entrance.

A simple, cozy, movable 17 m2 cabin (4.8m wide x 3.6m deep) has been placed on the upper site. This was skilfully crafted by a local Swiss boat builder-cabinet maker in October 2009 (N$13,500 + $1,500 earthwork). It includes a new 220-Litre L.P.G./ 240v. fridge-freezer (N$2,300). This is suitable as temporary housing or storage during construction of the main house and later as a guest house, teen childs home...

There are two new 25k-litre Promax green vinyl water tanks on site (corrugated, so engineered to be buried 1m deep) (2x $3,260 = N$6,520). These are temporarily plumbed to the cabin roof with one tank currently full, serving water needs during construction of the main house. Fencing and the entry driveway has been recently upgraded; incl. over 35m of new drainage culverts

This property is currently foreign-owned and complies with the stringent restrictions of New Zealands Overseas Investment Act. Beware that in N.Z. a foreign investor essentially may not own: (a) non-urban land exceeding 5 ha (hectares) (5ha = 12.355 acres = 50,000 m2 = 538k ft2) (b) shoreline land (c) land exceeding 0.4ha that adjoins sea, lake or nature reserve. Refer to the website:
http://www.linz.govt.nz/overseas-investment/need-consent-invest/index.aspx under Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 relating to sensitive land. (An exemption is only attainable under extreme circumstances and with both enormous concessions and cost.)

This property is about as close to the coast as foreigners are allowed. Such large rural, coastal properties as this one less than 5ha and not adjoining nature reserve land are very hard to find.

So, what are you waiting for?? Indulge, unleash your passion and submit to imagination the life you could be living experience why the Kiwis term a parcel such as this a ... lifestyle block. This slice of paradise can be yours for the mere pittance of N$359k. Such properties of this calibre are rarely found. They exist in a category outside and above the lesser, ordinary blocks in any given region. This property is priced competitively with other undeveloped residential coastal countryside blocks in the region yet has indisputably superior views and features, including: estuary easement; spring; large native bush forest; planning dept. approval; house and landscape architect plans; geotech report; a new, outfitted cabin (with character!); water tanks; fencing, driveway and drainage improvements.

You deserve all that this location has to offer. Don't jeopardize the eternal regret from having passed-up this distinguished opportunity!

For further information and viewing, please contact vendors agent, Leanne Hanham, in Whangarei at: +64 9 438 1332 or email: leanne@ljhwhangarei.co.nz

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