Dreaming of starting a new life where kangaroos and koalas reside and beaches with golden sands and blue waters glisten? These three far-flung dream homes might well convince you to make the move…
1. World Class Apartment Living
3305/1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland City, New Zealand
This spectacular residence in the renowned Metropolis Building, New Zealand’s highest residential tower offers the best of all worlds. It’s a 2 hour flight from Queenstown and less than an hour ferry ride from Waiheke Island. Or, simply stroll out your door into the vibrant Auckland city with theatres, art galleries and fine dining at your fingertips. The apartment itself has been completely remodelled in 2018 to the highest specification. Three metre high ceilings and full length windows provide volume and an abundance of light. The scale and grandeur of this three bedroom, two bathroom home is complemented by the sweeping vistas, offering both a beautiful sunrise and sunset. Other amenities include two car parks, pool and gym facilities. Contact Ross Tierney to arrange your private viewing: +64.21.855.721, [email protected]. Available for NZ$5m (approximately £2.694m via luxuryresidence.co.nz
New Zealand’s largest city is an urban oasis – an exciting combination of vibrant city culture and stunning natural beauty. Spectacular land and seascapes, a gentle productive coastal climate, and cosmopolitan city life have all contributed to making Auckland one of the most desirable places in the world to live or visit, and it’s no wonder that this city regularly rates third on the annual Mercer scale of global lifestyle cities. In or out of town, for locals and visitors, Auckland’s diverse landscapes provide the perfect background for an incredibly diverse offering of experiences and activities whether that’s exploring stunning natural landscapes, relaxing on the beach or adventuring on the sea, to appreciating other cultures, outstanding food and wine, great shopping and exciting nightlife. A multi-cultural blend drawn from all four corners of the planet, Aucklanders are known for being friendly and welcoming with a sense of humour and a relaxed approach to life. Plus, it also plays host to the famous America’s Cup race. Find out more at aucklandnz.com and newzealand.com
2. Hill Valley Farm
Lifestyle, Privacy and Eco Sensitive – less than 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
This magnificent rural property of 175 acres is located in a private north facing valley less than 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour New South Wales, 6 hours from Sydney. Hill Valley Farm offers a secluded rural lifestyle. Built to the highest standard, the main residence is a superbly constructed, architect designed eco-residence built all on one level. Surrounded by established native and sub-tropical gardens with mountain views and an incredible sandstone escarpment backdrop. Overlooking an enormous lake, each of the 4 cottages comes with a kitchen, laundry room, timber floors and large covered deck. The property also includes a large equipment shed with concrete flooring, a kitchenette and a bathroom. If you’re looking for even more space, there’s a private 100 acre property with a four bedroom home adjoining Hill Valley Farm, for AUD$900,000. Available for AUD$3.3m (approximately £1.725m via sawtell.reod.com.au. Register your interest with Peter Stone via [email protected], +61.413.111.621.
3. Bellingen Deep River Frontage
278 North Bank Road Bellingen, NSW, Australia
Overlooking the Bellinger River and with soothing coastal breezes from both houses is this gardened and manicured property that was once, and could be again, a turf farm with its license still active. The main house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two powder rooms and a fantastic home office. The spacious kitchen features a gas range with a large oven and dishwasher, and opens to the sun-filled breakfast room. The house has air conditioning and the open plan living and dining room features a fireplace. To complete the main house, there is a second living area/games room/gym, which adjoins a solar heated indoor plunge pool and spa, alongside the outdoor entertaining area with a built in BBQ & kitchenette, all with stunning views overlooking the Bellinger River. There is also a double garage and carport with a covered walkway, paved to the front door. Available for AUD$2.5m (approximately £1.41m via sawtell.reod.com.au. Register your interest with Peter Stone via [email protected], +61.413.111.621, otherwise with Michael Ball via [email protected].
Why Coffs Coast?
Set between the mountains and the sea, the Coffs Coast is a palette of breathtaking colour with villages, World Heritage rainforests, waterfalls, marine reserves, and over 100 golden beaches between Nambucca and Red Rock. Areas like Sherwood and Corindi Beach offer a quiet lifestyle environment where no one will interrupt your peaceful stroll through the forest or along the beach.