Rugged slice of coastal Catlins for sale

South Otago property presents chance to establish a new eco-tourism venture or rugged private getaway

Purakaunui Bay Owaka South Otago

A dramatic slice of coastal land in New Zealand’s renowned Catlins district is for sale, presenting a chance to establish a new eco-tourism venture or secure a rugged private getaway.

The 120.1ha property at Purakaunui Bay, Owaka, South Otago, is for sale by negotiation through Colliers International.

Director Ruth Hodges says it is an opportunity for high net worth individuals or tourism operators to acquire a large landholding of peerless beauty in a unique area of New Zealand.

“If you have ever wanted to purchase your own private slice of New Zealand’s incredible coastline, then this is seriously one of those properties to consider,” she says.

“With access to an incredible surfing beach, a neighbouring native bush reserve, exceptional coastal vistas and plenty of discreet building positions, this property is a must-see.”

Purakaunui Bay Owaka South Otago

Purakaunui Bay is situated in the heart of the southern region’s tourist area of the Catlins, which offers everything from relaxed getaways to some of New Zealand’s most challenging coastal playgrounds.

“The property is superbly located near the Cosgrove Island bird sanctuary and a scenic reserve that is home to the hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin,” Hodges says

“There are also many other visitor highlights nearby, including the Nugget Point lighthouse, Cannibal Bay and its sea lion colony, McLean Falls and Cathedral Caves, just to name a few.

“The surrounding scenery has also featured in world-renowned movie creations, and these views are prominent from the property.”

Purakaunui Bay Owaka South Otago

Hodges says opportunities exist for empathetic eco-tourism, including lodge-style accommodation.

“Or simply build your dream home or bach and take in the serenity of a very special part of the South Island coast.

“With this level of nature on its doorstep, this opportunity will not last long.”

The property is for sale as the entire 120.1ha parcel across two titles, or a 42.65ha subdivision comprising mostly coastal land, subject to final survey.

It is zoned Coastal and Rural under the Clutha District Plan and is currently used as part of a larger farm running sheep and beef.

Purakaunui Bay Owaka South Otago

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