PHOTO: 100 Omaha Block Access Road
The 26-hectare north-facing headland property at Cape Rodney on Leigh Peninsula just north of Auckland comprises some 1.5 kilometres of coastline real estate – with exclusive access to its own private beaches. It sold earlier this year for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
Bordering the Goat Island Marine Reserve land, the clifftop property at 100 Omaha Block Access Road sits on a headland which separates Pakiri Beach to the north, and Omaha Beach to the south.
At the tip of the landholding is a working lighthouse which has been a flashing beacon since 1967. Producing a beam of LED light projecting some 10 nautical miles out into the Hauraki Gulf, the fully automated solar-powered lighthouse is administered by Maritime New Zealand.
As part of marketing the waterfront headland property for sale, its philanthropic former owners, Neil Naran and Shirley-Anne Williams, committed to donating $50,000 to Coastguard New Zealand following a successful sale of the headland. The couple made good on their word – visiting Coastguard New Zealand’s headquarters in Auckland for an official hand-over of their donation.
“Being on the coast, and with the lighthouse on our headland, we always had a very close affinity with the sea. And part of that was appreciating the outstanding work Coastguard New Zealand does protecting boaties,” said Neil Naran.