Welcome to Whitianga Waterways
Whitianga is a bustling township within a unique geographical setting, only 2.5 hours drive from Auckland, 3.5 hours by launch, or a day’s sail (weather permitting). Whitianga and the Mercury Bay region have continued to grow steadily over the past few years due to its location on the leading edge of the Golden Triangle (Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty). This proximity means the Coromandel and Mercury Bay in particular can expect growth to continue with confidence.
With the Waterways sitting just behind the Whitianga town centre this development is on the path to becoming one of NZ’s most desirable coastal settlements. Peter Abrahamson, Project Manager for Whitianga Waterways believes that the area is primed for the future growth. While many coastal settlements are seen as purely holiday destinations, Whitianga is different. Growth has stemmed over the past few years with the build of The Warehouse, and a second supermarket planned for construction this year. It’s got the locals saying, “You no longer have to leave town, it’s all here”. Whitianga has grown into a township where all the amenities are close at hand; restaurants, retail, medical services, boat maintenance and repairs, and much more.
If you haven’t been to Whitianga lately you may not vet aware of the changes to this flourishing town. Whitianga Waterways is a marine based urban development extension of Whitianga undertaken by Hopper Developments which commenced in 2001. The unique feature of the Waterways is the ability to dock your boat on your private jetty in front of your home, with the added amenity of a quality marine environment perfect for swimming and a wide range of water activities. At this present time there are 385 sections that have been constructed, and the development is only 20% complete. To date limited waterfront sites have been created with approximately 100 vessels permanently stationed on their owner’s jetties.
The Waterways demonstrates an unequalled lifestyle with all the recreational attractions on offer; fishing, diving, surfing, walking, golf or just sitting back and relaxing. You can’t go past the main attribute to living on the waterways; the ability with ease and access to launch your boat only steps from your doorstep and cruise out to explore the spectacular Mercury Bay.
Whitianga is also strategically located near some stunning nearby attractions; Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Mercury Islands, and the diverse topography of the Coromandel east coast. Recreational boaties have an abundance of bountiful fishing and diving, including the productive game fishing grounds just a short distance beyond the Mercury islands.
Many are making the move to live here. The Klouwens family enjoyed their beach holidays so much, they often wondered if living in a coastal town could be an everyday reality. With Auckland property in demand, it wasn’t long before they decided to rent out their Grey Lynn villa to fund a new home and lifestyle on the coast.
The must haves on the “where to settle” list were a local school and fast broadband in a small but thriving coastal community not too far from their family, friends and business clients in Auckland. There were many beautiful places dotted up and down the coast that met most of their criteria, but it was Whitianga, the hub of the Coromandel peninsular that really stood out.
With their Auckland house quickly rented out, they made their new home on the Whitianga Waterways and as they settled in, there was an unexpected surprise –their web design business is doing better than ever. Having left the city rush behind them, they say there is far more time in the day to focus on the job at hand and now there’s also a new favourite family pastime – exploring Mercury Bay and the surrounding islands in their first boat, which they launch right across the road on a waterways boat ramp.
Two years on, and with many new friends made, it’s not surprising that everyone in the family loves their new everyday reality.
With the recent runaway in Auckland property values, soon to be reaching unsustainable levels, the relativity of waterfront property in Whitianga presents a unique opportunity as waterfront property has never been more affordable. Pne van now cash up their Auckland home – escape the bustle of the city and move to the civilised lifestyle that Whitianga Waterways offers.
You can buy yourself a waterfront section for a little more than the average Auckland section. Sections range from $170,000 for non-waterfront and from $460,000 for a waterfront site. This is an unprecedented lifestyle, whether it’s for business, retirement, holiday or family, it’s hard to go past Whitianga Waterways. It truly offers the best in waterfront living.
For further information on how to make this lifestyle change drop in the the sales office on 20 Vanita Drive or talk to our friendly sales staff on (07) 866 0165