Opahi Bay

Per­fect lit­tle par­adise

Real Estate Outlook - - Location -

Opahi Bay is worth a visit even if you are not con­sid­er­ing buy­ing in this per­fect lit­tle par­adise tucked into the bush, north-fac­ing, right by the beach. It has views over­look­ing the Mahu­rangi Har­bour and to­wards Scotts Land­ing. It rubs shoul­ders and shares views with neigh­bour­ing Jamieson Bay, and is only five min­utes to­ward the coast from State High­way One, along Mahu­rangi West Rd. There is a good sealed road in, along the top of a fairly steep and wind­ing ridge. Also on this road is Zealan­dia, a beau­ti­ful park-like set­ting with many fine works of art and fur­ther along is the Glass Stu­dio, fea­tur­ing more fine art. At the end of the road is Mahu­rangi Re­gional Park. It has a won­der­ful lookout from the top of the ridge, look­ing left over Opahi Bay, and right over Sul­li­vans Bay, Te Haupa (Sad­dle Is­land) and Te Muri Beach. Sev­eral hours can be spent ex­plor­ing this re­gional park, but al­low some time to visit Opahi Bay with its small tight set­tle­ment of­ten cling­ing to the steep bush-clad hill­side. Some of the homes are un­changed from their days as a hol­i­day bach, oth­ers are new homes, and right by the beach is a clus­ter of car­a­vans that staked their claim many years ago. There is only one road, and it ends at the boat ramp where rows of dinghies ex­plain why most res­i­dents have cho­sen this lit­tle place with close prox­im­ity to the Hau­raki Gulf, the nearby is­lands and great fish­ing and boat­ing.

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