Historic wharves and jetties around New Zealand’s coastline are having new life injected to them through maintenance projects costing millions of dollars, while other structures such as those on the Waikato River are being built to facilitate greater connection with city centres.
Sales Snapshot 2018
From modest Kiwi baches and executive-style retreats, to beach-side land with potential and city apartments near the water – opportunities to live by the waterfront have been eagerly snapped up by willing buyers throughout the country. Here’s a sample of recent sales proudly transacted by Bayleys’ waterfront team.
The Rhythm of the Sea
New Zealand has the fourth largest marine environment in the world and, at more than 4 million square kilometres, our total marine area is around 14 times larger than our land area. Come with us and explore what lies beneath the surface in our very own marine backyard.
Around the world, Marinas are evolving to adapt to the changing needs and expectations of a discerning and growing market of boat owners. While New Zealand has historically had a strong tradition of boat ownership, a new wave of boat owners is emerging on the back of rising property values.
These Boots are Made for Walking
New Zealand has more than 15,000 kilometres of varied coastline – some rugged, some more gentle, white sand, black sand, tree-fringed or strikingly exposed – all of it, impressive. Across the country, hospitable landowners are hosting walkers on their properties allowing them access to some of New Zealand’s best coastlines.
Who’s Buying Now?
Waterfront property purchasers are as individual and different as the properties on the market and each has a story to tell. Waterfront editor Jody Robb talks to an expat’, some young-at-heart retirees and a couple looking to secure a legacy for their children about the waterfront homes they’ve recently purchased.
Coastal Towns with Attitude
Settlements near the coast have a gravitational pull with a relaxed, laid-back vibe that inherently seems to lower pulses, encourage fun and exploration and instil a sense of “on holiday” year round. Waterfront checks in with five coastal New Zealand towns to see what makes them enduring as places to live permanently or to visit for a break and divulging their best kept secrets…
Internationally, Kiwis have made their mark on the sporting scene in, on and under the water. We talk to three stars who call the ocean home including world-renowned New Zealand free diver William Trubridge, board sailor/windsurfer Barbara Kendall, and surf board shaper and surfing title-holder, Mike Thomson.