Wa­ter­side par­adise for close-knit com­mu­nity

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Ten min­utes off East Coast Rd is a lit­tle par­adise with a camp­ing ground, a small close-knit com­mu­nity and boats ga­lore. Still­wa­ter has es­tab­lished roots with the past. It was long recog­nised as a safe anchorage, was a home for early set­tlers, and is lo­cated on the im­por­tant Wade River water­way which led boats and scows from Auck­land to Sil­verdale and fur­ther north. There is a good mix of older houses and new de­vel­op­ments. Th­ese en­joy the quiet back­wa­ters tucked into an es­carp­ment cloaked with ma­ture trees and na­tive bush. Be­cause of the steep el­e­va­tion of the es­carp­ment, nearly all homes en­joy views over­look­ing the Wade River, which is home of the lo­cal boat club and a pop­u­lar moor­ing for some big boats. Sev­eral jet­ties serve the boat­ing com­mu­nity, and there is a large hard­stand along­side the pub­lic wharf and boat ramp. Past the camp­ing ground is a fore­shore area, that has been taken over by the Auck­land Re­gional Coun­cil, which pro­vides a de­light­ful walk along the fore­shore to­ward the mouth of the Wade River. The road in is fully sealed but windy, with sev­eral 25km speed rec­om­men­da­tions on the sharp cor­ners. The for­mer farm­land is rapidly giv­ing way to lifestyle blocks all en­joy­ing a rural flavour but within easy reach of the Hibis­cus Coast and Auck­land.

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