The iconic seaside village, Ōakura is located a short 15-minute drive from New Plymouth along surf highway 45 and is known amongst the locals as a quiet surfer’s community. With a population of 1,600 residents, this desirable coastal township boasts a relaxed and chilled living environment with a mix of stress-free baches and million-dollar-plus beach houses.
Boasting a family-friendly beach, vibrant eating establishments as well as local boutique shops and businesses, the community is the heart of this village. There are many clubs and groups such as the Kaitaki Rugby Club, Kaitake Golf Course, Ōakura Bowling club, NP Old Boys Surf Life Saving Club, and the local Ōakura Boardriders Club, making it easy to find like-minded people no matter your interest.
Ōakura is a hive of creativity with many talented artists, jewellers and craftspeople with established studios in and around the village. In addition to this, the main street includes a medical centre, pharmacy, gas station, Four Square, hairdressers, beauty therapist, bottle shop, coffee shop, fish and chip shop, a range of cafes and restaurants, as well as McDonald Real Estate’s Ōakura office.
Ōakura is known as a holiday destination, and in the summer months, the population grows in size significantly. This is enhanced by the number of summer concerts taking place at the local Butlers Reef venue. If you’re looking to enjoy a beachside lifestyle with the community at its heart, or you’re after a holiday house for the family where you can make steady income during the months when you’re not using it, then Ōakura is the place for you.
Ōakura property snapshot
This little village is the New Plymouth district's most affluent suburb and has a median house price of $885,000. This has increased by 9% in the past 12 months and 33.1% over the past three years.
There have been 25 properties sold in Ōakura, New Plymouth over the past 12 months, totalling $25.17m. Houses are currently selling faster than last year at 22 days on the market, compared to the 42 days seen only 12 months ago.
The current rental market is performing well with a median rent of $550 a week.
If you’re in the market for a new property, then why not check out our current listings for sale in Ōakura.
Please note: These figures have been taken from REINZ and were accurate as of the 10th of August 2021.
The Village Mews, the latest development in Ōakura
Of the six modern townhouses, there are three still available and are currently on the market. The high spec townhouses each feature internal lift access between their three floors as well as internal and external stairwells. The ground floor enjoys internal access to a secure double garage along with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom.
The second floor includes a master bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, ensuite, a separate media room/second lounge and bathroom. Meanwhile, the top floor is devoted to an open plan living and dining area. With a designer kitchen by local Glen Johns, featuring bespoke oak cabinetry, Dekton and stone benchtops, Fisher & Paykel appliances, a walk-in scullery, and expansive sea views. Perfect for those who like to entertain!
The commercial aspect of this development includes two buildings, which can tenant up to nine businesses, varying in size. Several options are available, from high profile retail sites to first-floor office space. This will be the hub of Ōakura, a village atmosphere with a real laidback beach vibe.
If you’re interested in learning more about The Village Mews, our McDonald Real Estate agents Anjie Cook and Rachel Hooper who are based in our Ōakura office will handle appointments to view the townhouses, while Kevin Hight and Russell Atkinson from the McDonald Real Estate commercial team can answer any questions about the office and retail spaces available.
If you’re thinking about making the move to Ōakura, where you can enjoy coastal living within close proximity to New Plymouth, then why not check out our full range of homes currently on the market.
Our team of trusted salespeople are available to help you understand and take full advantage of the current seller's market if you are considering selling your home. We can discuss how the market's current performance is specifically relevant to your home. Let’s talk you through your options with a free, no-obligation property appraisal.