Approximately 40 minutes from central Auckland, along sinuous roads cut through forested parkland, Karekare is a nature lovers paradise. 250 kilometers of hiking tracks through the Waitakere Ranges Park provide access to untouched remote beaches, plunging waterfalls, crystal pools, caves, dramatic rocky headlands, and unforgettable vistas. The park offers an abundance of recreational and adventure opportunities for swimming, surfing, fishing, horse riding, canyoning, hiking, camping, or just getting away from it all in a wilderness immersion experience.
The raw power and primal beauty of this location is a draw card for film makers - Xena Warrior Princess, Hercules, and The Piano were all shot at Karekare. There is just a thin ribbon of privately owned property here surrounded by the vastness of ocean and 40,000 acres of protected native rainforest and hidden at the end of Waikarekare Lane this 11 acre property is within walking distance of Karekare beach and a short drive to Piha. Covered in native forest (predominately Kauri, Nikau, and Taraire) this hidden treasure has two natural clearings providing building sites, one with sweeping views west across the tops of the rainforest and out to the Tasman Sea.
The property is essentially an amphitheatre with two sloping ridges flanking a narrow stream valley, rising to a thin ridge at the highest boundary at the top. A small spring flows through the center over volcanic rock slides and small rocky falls. The water originates on the property and is pure and pristine. The only sounds you hear are the murmuring spring, the flutter of Kereru and Tui wings, and the rustle of leaves in the wind. A truly magical setting for your dream home. Boundary lines are indicative only. Call Greg now to view.