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Whangarei, Northland





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Property ID: 2016

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to a river

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Easter
  • Summer Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
Onerahi, Whangarei airport
8 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 9361

We are a busy family of 5. The three children are currently 14, 12 and 10 years old. We are all active and feel like we live in the best place. Our property is set on 13 acres, is rural yet only 4Km from town. It suits us perfectly as we are close to all of the children's activities and are handy to everything, yet feel rural. What makes our place so great for us is that it backs on to the Parihaka mountain bike tracks. We all love biking and the tracks are literally through our back gate, as is access to the Parihaka walking tracks which are beautiful and provide an outlook over the whole city. Abbey caves themselves are also only just down the road. We have explored these several times and it is a great outing for the whole family. We are situated so that you can access either the Tutukaka coast or the Whangarei heads coastal area, both of which have so much to offer. Our family enjoys the beach and playing in the surf whenever we can. Both our boys race BMX which takes us around the country a bit, we also love to holiday but it gets expensive, hence the joining of a site like this. We actually have several animals and are an animal loving family; cows, goats, ducks, chooks, 2 dogs and a very chilled out cat. We would love visitors to take care of these but understand if it seems a bit overwhelming. Our fantastic neighbours are always available to feed and water animals for us. As it is a family home we have a rather rustic but above ground pool, a trampoline and climbing frame and a newly acquired spa pool. Plenty for everyone to do!

Property description and facilities

A family home of three large bedrooms all sleeping two, plus a pull out bed in a sleepout. This is a family home set on 13 acres and is rural yet very close to town. A great, safe home for a family wishing to come and explore the area. One of our best assets is being able to walk or bike through our back gate onto the Parihaka mountain biking tracks. THe home has everything you would need to relax and know that your children are having a ball. Our own children spend hours building huts in the paddock, hitting golf balls and generally exploring our amazing area.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Car-port
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Games console
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids outdoor playground
  • Kids toys available
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Spa / Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Tank water
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Firstly, direct access from the property to mountain bike tracks. a pump track is only 100m from the house. Abbey caves themselves are only 2 Km away as are lots of walking tracks at Parihaka, Hatea river and the town basin. Whilst we are not coastal we have easy access to the Tutukaka coast and Whangarei heads. You can actually walk to town on the Parihaka tracks from our house. We believe we have a fabulous location, close to everything yet, yet feeling very rural.

Facilities close by:

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Historical sites
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Water slides
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

This information is negotiable :)

Chickens - water and throw some food at them, hopefully you'll get some eggs
Cat - very lazy, VERY friendly, just needs food and water
2 dogs - super lovely but understand if this is too much for some people.
Cows and goats - our neighbor can just check the water

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