The volunteer search and rescue organization Coastguard New Zealand is expected to receive a donation of $ 50,000 from the sale of a majestic waterfront property – with its own working lighthouse.
View from the promontory
The 26 acre north-facing headland property at Cape Rodney on the Leigh Peninsula, just north of Auckland, includes approximately 1.5 miles of real estate coastline – with exclusive access to its own private beaches.
Bordering the lands of the Goat Island Marine Reserve, the clifftop property at 100 Omaha Block Road sits on a headland that separates Pakiri Beach to the north and Omaha Beach to the south, and is located directly across from Little Barrier. Island.
Part of the coastline overlooked by the property lies within the Goat Island Marine Reserve, the environment of which is protected.
At the tip of the landholding is a working lighthouse which has been a flashing lighthouse since 1967. Producing a beam of LED light projecting approximately 10 nautical miles into the Gulf of Hauraki, the fully automated solar powered lighthouse is owned by Maritime New Zealand.
Now the 100 Omaha Block Access Road lifestyle property has been marketed for sale by negotiation through Bayleys Matakana. Salesperson Kellie Bissett said with a multi-million dollar price tag attached, the philanthropic-minded seller pledged to contribute $ 50,000 of the product to Coastguard New Zealand when the eventual sale closes.
Coast Guard Director General Callum Gillespie said: “The Coast Guard is delighted with the offer of this generous gift.”
“The Leigh Lighthouse has protected sailors for decades and the gift to the Coast Guard from the sale of the property continues this tradition and will help save lives at sea.”
Kellie Bissett said provider 100 Omaha Block Access Road is a strong supporter of emergency services – having previously made private donations to support local services.
âAnd after seeing the remarkable work that Coastguard New Zealand has undertaken to support and promote boaters in need as well as the coastal environment, it seemed an easy decision to offer financial support there as well,â said Bissett.
âIt was an obvious choice – to be a waterfront property with a working lighthouse on its headland and the connection to the farm and the sea flowing deep in the veins of the vendors. They are passionate about animals and marine life and this is recognized through their gesture.
Ms Bissett said the property has access to several swimming and snorkeling sites along its edges, with beautiful rocky outcrops home to snappers, crayfish, trevally, paua and sea roe. often see seals basking at the bottom of the trail down to the water, so docile they barely flinch as you walk past. Riparian rights also meant that a new owner could consider adding new trails and trails from the property to the water.
With hundreds of pohutukawa trees and thousands of other New Zealand natives planted in pockets across the hilly country block, the property has a four-bedroom base and a cedar house comprising a independent studio.
âWith such a vast coastal frontage, there are multiple opportunities for any new homeowner to consider – ranging from keeping the existing home ‘as is’, upgrading and extending, building a new home. or exploring the many options of a gorgeous waterfront block like this one gifts, âshe said.
“In addition, with the cattle grazing and the northern aspect, the potential to undertake small-scale horticultural activities and to exercise an independent lifestyle with enclosures and sea at your disposal is a very attractive proposition.”
The hilly property also includes the original shear shed, secure storage for farm machinery and equipment, numerous water tanks, and stockyards. The property is private and no easement crosses it.
Editor’s Note: For more information, images or a site visit to 100 Omaha Block Road, contact Kellie Bissett. Call 027 530 6843 or email [email protected]
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