The Way We Were

The Way We Were

New Zealand and the South Pacific can lay claim to some of the most outstanding waterfront locations in the world.

Waterfront editor, Jody Robb, takes a retrospective look at how the New Zealand waterfront market has ‘grown up’, with an emphasis on those areas featured in the magazine’s inaugural edition two decades ago.

Two decades on and the unique appeal of such aspirational property remains. New Zealand’s waterfront property credentials continue to be sought-after by international and domestic buyers with special appeal for ex-pats’ who yearn for the Kiwi lifestyle.

The portfolio of properties offered to the market today in Waterfront magazine represents a broader geographical spectrum – with the South Island featured – and far more choice than in the early-1990s. There were just 17 properties in the 1993 edition – all north of Taupo.

In comparison, the 2015 magazine profiles more than 90 waterfront property opportunities. Let’s step back in time and revisit some of the properties for sale with Bayleys more than 20 years ago…


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