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Northland farmland has big tourism potential



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​The agricultural sector continues to remain confident and with sound demand for well-located land, the potential to purchase an abundant farm that includes income-producing forestland with multiple species of pines and trees presents an excellent opportunity for buyers.  

Offering this waterfront farm for sale are property experts Chris Harding, Agency Manager at JLL, along with Anton Ritani, Sales and Leasing Specialist at JLL and John Binning, Director of Capital Markets, by way of tender commencing Wednesday 11th March and closing 4pm Thursday 9th April 2015.

Research issued by ANZ stated that the all-farm price measure has eased from an all-time high in the middle of 2014 to be currently sitting 25% above the 10-year average. Total turnover continues to oscillate around the 10-year average. “This indicates that farm prices have moderated meaning it is a good time to enter the market,” says Harding.

Situated at 174 Tauranga Bay Beach Road in Northland, approximately 40 minutes north of Kerikeri on a sealed road, the property stretches to just over 157 hectares and contains 5 separate titles.  The rich land comes with a well-maintained three bedroom home that lies adjacent to the road to Tauranga Bay. Across the road sits a barn, cow shed and abundant implement sheds. 

“The property lends itself to a wide diversity of uses and has the potential to be subdivided for a farm park development tourist centre, a beachside motor camp or a coastal resort/retreat,” says Harding.  

The farm has a long waterfront boundary to the Whangaroa Harbour from which panoramic views of the pristine water, deep anchorage in the bays, spring fed streams and rolling hillsides of native trees and bush can be seen from the many vantage points.
 “The clear flat land has been given over to cattle for grazing, whilst the steeper sidings have been planted in pines, sequoia, cypress, eucalyptus and pohutukawa, planted across 36 hectares which are harvested for a range of purposes. The naturally occurring native bush has been retired to regenerate of its own accord,” says Ritani. 
The western waterfront provides sheltered waters and good anchorages. A short distance away is the Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, Whangaroa deep sea fishing base, marina and the well-known Kingfish Lodge. On the eastern waterfront there is a shale quarry that supplies adequate metal for the formation of tracks and roads interspersed through the property. 

“For those interested in angling, the property is well positioned to take advantage of the fishing grounds around Whangaroa. Fishing in the Whangaroa Harbour is well renowned for Marlin and many varieties of fish and at low tide you can easily fetch oysters from the rocks or collect pipis, cockles and scallops” says Ritani. Local inhabitants of the coastal waters and land include kiwi, penguins, dolphins and wild pigs. 

In Easter 1983 a memorial was erected on the west side by the descendants of James Shepherd, catechist with the Church Mission Society, and his wife Harriet, one of the first Anglican missionary couples to visit the far north area. The land also has the potential for many building platforms that would provide for wonderful views over Tauranga Bay Beach.