Enjoy views toward Leigh, Ti Point and Omaha
Point Wells is best known as ‘the garden village’ and has a reputation as a caring community that looks after its elderly residents. The garden village reputation has grown from the area’s rich peat soils and a number of local horticultural ventures prosper. The waters of the Whangateau Harbour lap against the foreshore, bordered by many Point Wells homes that enjoy views toward Leigh, Ti Point and Omaha. Other homes have been built to overlook the estuary-fed waterways and network of rivers, with Mount Tanahunga providing a captivating rural backdrop. These waters are popular for swimming, canoeing and playing around in small boats. At low tide the foreshore reveals sweeping expanses of sand for long walks, gathering shells and riding horses. The town has a dairy and takeaway, a communtiy hall, a library, playgroup, church, croquet courts, bowling greens and tennis courts. The town, north- east of Warkworth and Matakana and close to Omaha, has more than 200 homes on flat land. Its compactness makes it popular with older folk who enjoy gardening and being in walking distance to friends and facilities. It is not far from the Omaha Beach golf course and Matakana vineyards. There are several sub- divisions under way and many horticultural ventures have opened on the properties flanking the main road into Point Wells.