A Gem in the Rough in Aotearoa NZ!

Nestled in the hills of the eastern north island, just south of Gisborne and north of Wairoa and Hawkes Bay, lies Morere Hot Springs. Surrounded by 365 hectares of coastal native forest reserve protected by the NZ Dept. of Conservation, a 1.5 acre commercial/residential private site is now being developed right next door as a small community retreat. If you have ever thought about investing in or owning an eco-friendly business, you should contact us!

The Morere Hot Springs Scenic Reserve is best known for its healing mineral waters and stands of giant nikau palms. Forest trees along the bush walks include tawa, kohekohe, pukatea, rimu, totara, miro and matai. Tens of thousands of visitors come from all over the world to experience Morere.

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The development site is at 3960 State Hwy 2, and is a registered "Heritage Site" as it is the former location of the Morere Hotel and Pub, which was lost to fire in 1994. There are two building sites ready to go, one of which includes a large concrete slab piped for wheelchair accessible toilets and a commercial kitchen! The land also has riparian rights to a stream fed by a spring, fruit trees, a gazebo and workshop.
 
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The adjacent public facility consists of eight public and private pools ranging from a cold plunge to very hot. The hot water is collected from a series of springs where a fault line crosses the Mangakawa Stream, and the pools are emptied and re-filled daily. The sweet-smelling therapeutic waters, long used by the local Kahungunu people, are high in sodium, calcium, magnesium, bromides, and iodides. Reported benefits include increased metabolism, accelerated healing, soothed muscles, improved blood circulation, detoxification of the body, and relief from stress, arthritis, osteoporosis, and gout.
 
The Morere Village includes a cafe, postal shop, cabins and a group lodge. Also available are campgrounds, a general store, and the historical Morere schoolhouse. Nearby attractions include
Te Urewera National Park, beautiful Lake Waikaremoana, and Mahia Beach, where visitors can find outdoor activities like golfing, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and wine tasting.


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Contact me for a complete map and prospectus!
Nancy Kahalewai (06) 868-9793
from outside NZ dial +646 868 9793
Email: islandmoonlight (at) gmail.com
 
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Directions: From Auckland head east via Whakatane and Opotiki, then down the Pacific Coast Hwy. From Hawkes Bay, head north up the Pacific Coast Hwy. Nearest airport is Gisborne, a one-hour flight from Auckland. Intercity Coaches arrive daily, northbound leaving Wellington and southbound leaving Gisborne every morning.

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