Welcome Bay


PHOTO: Katherine and Arthur own this three-level house on a lifestyle block in Welcome Bay, Tauranga, which has been listed for sale on Trade Me for 10 years

Most people listing their properties hope to see a sale within a matter of weeks – the sooner the better.

But one Tauranga couple have been waiting 10 years. That’s how long their 1.61ha Welcome Bay lifestyle property has been listed on Trade Me, which makes it the longest current listing on the website.

Not that owners Katherine and Arthur are too concerned. They love living here. “Unless we get what we want, we won’t move,” says Katherine. “We love the location, the view, the proximity to Tauranga, the bus stop at the gate – we are within the city boundary – and it’s very private.”