Coun­try park up for grabs

Rodney Times - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - JAY BORE­HAM

One of the big­gest hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism op­er­a­tions in Auck­land is up for grabs as Matakana Coun­try Park comes on the mar­ket.

The 17.97 hectare park was first es­tab­lished in 2003 by en­tre­pre­neur John Baker af­ter a dream sparked for him while walk­ing through the Butchart Gar­dens on Van­cou­ver Is­land.

The venue opened with just one res­tau­rant, a play­ground and a com­plex host­ing a week­end arts and crafts mar­ket.

It has since ex­panded its range of at­trac­tions to the point where it is now one of the big­gest op­er­a­tors of its type in Auck­land. man Gary Cald­well said. of eight parcels, seven of which

With ex­po­nen­tial growth in the ‘‘You could say Matakana can be pur­chased in­di­vid­u­ally, in area the park was ready for Coun­try Park is still only in its any com­bi­na­tion or as one port­fo­lio. an­other vi­sion­ary en­tre­pre­neur teenage years and there’s still It is for sale by ten­der to take it to the next level ‘‘Kiwi- plenty of grow­ing left,’’ he said. through Bay­leys in the North.

sales-20OFF style’’, Bay­leys in the North The Leigh Rd prop­erty con­sists The mixed ru­ral zoned prop­erty is over­laid by the Uni­tary Plan’s Matakana 2 precinct to en­able the on­go­ing op­er­a­tion and ex­pan­sion of the park for com­mu­nity events and tourist and vis­i­tor ac­tiv­i­ties.

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The nearly 18 hectare site comes with a range of op­tions for ex­pan­sion.

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