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Beautiful West Coast Property in Buyer Spotlight

Ruggedly Beautiful West Coast Property in Buyer Spotlight

The unique rugged beauty of the South Island’s West Coast is proving to be a magnet to the North Island, where most of the keen buying enquiry is coming from for a coastal section just 12 kilometres north of the world-renowned Punakaiki area.

The peace and tranquility of the 1.59 hectare (3.5 acre) section combines surf, sand, native bush, river and wildlife, offering a stunning spot for either a private retreat or tourism opportunity from upmarket lodge to caravan park.

Harcourts Barrington (Christchurch) Sales Consultant, Alene Thompson said with the property based next to the Fox River, the new owner would be able to enjoy trout, mullet, whitebait and flounder and an abundance of water birds. “The river spills out into the bay 100 metres away with Seal Island just offshore along with plenty of fishing and watersport options.”

Ms Thompson said the property also bordered Paparoa National Park with the dense native bush home to abundant bird life such as the wood pigeon (kereru), kingfisher, tui, bellbird, heron, and weka among many others. She added that about four years ago 60,000 trampers were recorded as walking the tracks annually which would provide the property’s buyer with a tourism opportunity.

Ms Thompson said as well as the stunning natural environment, the property was also part of an area rich with history boasting busy gold mining towns with 53 hotels once flourishing along the north side of Fox River. Interest in the area’s history was high from both locals and tourists.

“For those with a love of hunting, tramping, caving, whitebaiting, and history this property has access to all the qualities of New Zealand life that others only imagine.” Properties offering such a stunning and unspoiled environment with clear tourism opportunities or potential for a retreat were rarely available and increasingly unique which was well recognised by the keen buyer enquiry received, she added.

The property is being offered for sale by Tender which closes 4pm, Friday 19 March 2004.


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