Country park up for grabs
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.
The nearly 18 hectare site comes with a range of options for expansion.