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Calling all real estate rebels, enterprising types, dream-seekers and the brave. What's next for your property passion? How about an island! This is a rare and exciting opportunity for island ownership, at a price more affordable than you thought possible. Breathe life back into this incredible untouched isle, or simply protect it for generations to come - either way, this unique piece of paradise in the Hokianga Harbour is firmly on the market.
Motukaraka Island is 14.16 hectares of flat to gently sloping land, cloaked in rich historical tales. Ownership has been tightly-held by the current family for more than 50 years. Affectionately referred to as 'Mum's Island', the stage is now set for a rewrite - and what a destination to do it! The Hokianga is flourishing. No longer a secret, interest and growth in this area three hours north of Auckland continue to rise. Holidaymakers and locals alike call it the real coastal deal - a sparkling harbour, friendly community, generous fishing grounds, majestic sand dunes, forest treks and birdlife.
The island is reached via a short boat trip across the harbour from picturesque Rawene. Originally, our vendors built a small bach (no longer in situ) around the Sydney sandstone fireplace which had been the focal point of the old Galloway Homestead. Camping, water fun, picnics and classic Kiwi holidays were cherished over the decades. Best known as a seafood bounty, the harbour surrounding the island offers flounder, oysters, cockles, pipi and snapper. Although currently overgrown, the land offers highly fertile soil.
Reluctant as our owners are to sell, they know it is time for the next chapter, be that a bold tourism story, or preservation for your family enjoyment - that's your choice. What a golden opportunity to own an address where it's ALL waterfront... back and side! Uninhabited, untapped - unbelievable.
The island has a CV of $85,000, rates are $1528 per year. The title issued in1925 shows the island has riparian rights and is free of any covenants.