When privacy, open spaces and views to Rangitoto are on your wish list then this beautifully styled, near new, four bedroom G J Gardiner home may just tick all your boxes.
The homes interior is spacious with open plan kitchen, dining, living and a second separated family or games room directly off the central living area. This opens into the two children's bedrooms and main bathroom featuring a large picture window that takes in the north east facing rural views. On the northern end of the home is the master bedroom, walk in wardrobe and en-suite. The guest bedroom and third toilet sit beside the master.
The interior decor is clean and light, beautifully contrasting with the darker floor coverings, kitchen bench tops and cabinetry. Designed to keep the whole family involved, the kitchen sits facing the living, well appointed with quality appliances, plenty of bench and storage space and an island for informal dining. Enjoy the easy flow from indoors to outdoor entertainment areas - paved and covered to make the most of year round el fresco dining.
The home overlooks the three acres of rolling to steeper grazing land, plenty of room for the pony and a calf club pet or two.
The home is complete but leaves plenty of scope for landscaping.
Endless possibilities to stamp your mark and create a property you will be proud to call home.
Call Fiona today to view
PLEASE NOTE: Specified floor and land area sizes have been obtained from sources such as PropertySmarts, Auckland Council (LIM) or Title documents. They have not been measured by the Salesperson or LJ Hooker Realty 2000 Limited. We recommend you seek your own independent legal advice if these sizes are material to your purchasing decision.
Waiuku lies on a pretty estuary at the southern end of the Manukau Harbour and is the gateway to the Awhitu Peninsula. The area has long been home to the Nga Te Ata tribe. The town, which has about 6500 people, was settled by Europeans in 1851 and was the staging post for travel to the Waikato. It still has the feel of history with the oldest continuously licensed hotel in New Zealand and the early shop facades.
Less than an hour's driving from Auckland and ninety minutes from Hamilton, brings you through pastures and market gardening to the steeply folded peninsula with its dramatic ocean beaches, extensive vistas, many pohutukawa, calm harbour beaches, and peaceful regional park.
There are many attractions to experience starting with blue water fishing for marlin. Around 30km off the west coast is becoming popular with many local fisherman with regular catches being reported. The Manukau Harbour's sheltered bays have been popular for many years for light tackle fishing and shellfish gathering, while many take advantage of the still early mornings to surf cast from our black sand coastline. Trout fishing is allowed (with permits) on three local fresh water lakes.
Other attractions include surfing, bush walks and all types of organised sports to riding on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, sailing on the Jane Gifford which offers trips under full sail on the Waiuku Estuary, visiting the several quality craft and garden enterprises where New Zealand's foremost artists and crafts people abound on the peninsula and in town. Or visit the Waiuku museum with its restored colonial village and craft shop.
Waiuku Visitor Information Centre
2 Queen Street
Phone: (09) 235 8924
Fax: (09) 235 7278
Waiuku is one of the earliest towns founded by Europeans in New Zealand. Its wharf was put in in 1851.
The Kentish Hotel was built in 1852. It is the oldest continuously licensed building in New Zealand.
The 'Jane Gifford' was one of the last sailing scows built out of 130 scows once used in the area. It was built in 1908, is 65' long and holds 60 people. A volunteer group take passengers for tours of the coastal area.
The Glenbrook Vintage Railway, about 8 kilometres from Waiuku, was built in 1920-1. The railway line is linked to the main trunk line between Auckland and Wellington. There is a project under way to bring the line into Waiuku's town centre so that residents can travel by train to Auckland and other main centres.
Among Waiuku's restaraunts, '47 Queens Street' has gained national renown.
47 Queen St Restaurant & Bar
(09) 235 2502
(09) 235 2220
Other places of interest and entertainment spots include:
Hartmann House Handcrafts
(09) 235 8533
The Ploughmans Garden and Nursery
(09) 235 9739
Ngodevwa (private garden)
(09) 235 9812
Glenbrook Vintage Railway
(09) 636 9361
Maori Heritage Tours
(09) 303 3769
Waiuku Video and Audio Centre Ltd
(09) 235 9340
(09) 235 8414
Buses run twice daily between Auckland and Waiuku on Mondays to Fridays.
The bus departs Waiuku at 6.25am and arrives in Auckland at 8.35am; then departs Auckland at 4.30pm and arrives in Waiuku at 6.32pm. The service is operated by:
(09) 630 4660
Timetable enquiries, Rideline: (09) 366 6400
There are around 80 community groups in Waiuku. Other services include:
Waiuku Medical Centre
(09) 235 9192
(09) 237 1333
Waiuku Museum and Pioneer Folk Park
(09) 235 8698
Williams Family Museum
(09) 235 8221
West Franklin Gallery
(09) 235 9160
Waiuku Theatre Group
(09) 235 2948
Waiuku Dental Centre
(09) 235 8412
Waiuku Country Club
(09) 235 8509
Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club
(09) 235 9131
The early childhood facilities in Waiuku include:
Waiuku Childcare Centre
(09) 235 7548
George Street Kindergarten
(09) 235 8122
Waiuku Free Kindergarten
(09) 235 9867
(09) 235 8276
The primary schools in Waiuku are:
Waiuku Junior School
(09) 235 8453
George Street School (ages 5-8yrs)
(09) 235 8266
View Road Senior School (ages 9-12yrs)
(09) 235 8911
Sandspit Road School
(09) 235 9922
The secondary school in Waiuku is:
(09) 235 8139
There are about 50 sports clubs in Waiuku, including 4 golf clubs, 5 hockey clubs, 5 martial arts clubs, and 6 pony clubs. A few of the main clubs are listed below.
Stressfree Adventures (kayaking, abseiling, caving)
(09) 235 9529
(09) 235 7775
Waiuku Yacht Club
(09) 235 9338
Karioitahi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
(09) 235 8471
Waiuku Rugby Club
(09) 235 2961