Hero Image

Nukuhau, 1/6 Short Street

A Remarkable Location - An Iconic Secret

Price by Negotiation

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 6
Listing Number: TPO27656
About this listing
Picture early 1900's Taupo - bare, wild and with the very best plots of land ready for our forefathers to lay down their foundations. Taupo's pioneers settled this land by purchasing the most desirable sites with the hopes and dreams of all early settlers, to forge out a life filled with hopes and dreams for their families.

Sixteen acres of land in Nukuhau was purchased by Mr Thomas Balfour Noble, and in October 1913 the transfer was approved, and became known as the Noble Estate. After an arduous two day journey Mr C.B. Morison and his son visited the Estate and were taken with the wildness of the location, and particularly the land set on the very banks of the beautiful Lake Taupo. So they purchased the lot.

Over the coming years the families who were lucky enough to purchase from the Morisons, would meet at Christmas's and holidays as early as the 1920's, before any of their homes were built. They would sleep in tents and enjoy the incredible grandeur, beauty and tranquillity that our majestic Lake and mountains offer. Step forward in time, and today those same families and those same traditions remain. Those early pioneers loved this location so much that for the most part they have remained in the original family ownership.

Fast forward to 2018... sometimes opportunities come along that are truly extraordinary. One of these special properties is being brought to market which gives you the opportunity to become a part of that history. If you stop and listen, it's as though you have stepped into an aviary such is the incredible birdsong. An exceptionally sheltered and long established micro-climate has enabled flora and fauna to flourish in this unique location. Large majestic Palms, Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons keep away the wind, and shelter the home in unreserved calmness.

In 1968, this large block base home was constructed surrounded by nature, overlooking the harbour, Mt Tauhara, and only a minutes' wander from the mouth of the mighty Waikato, and Lake edge. Stepping indoors you will find a distinctive, quirky and partially renovated family home that has plenty of fun original features, and is quite literally overflowing with potential.

A lovely modern kitchen is at the heart of the home, and it flows freely into the lounge, then out onto a balcony that provides an impressive vista. Two main bedrooms upstairs, are complimented with a large den that doubles as a third bedroom. Downstairs includes a lounge, bedroom, toilet and bathroom along with a spacious bedroom. Outdoor sheds, and a workshop keep the handyperson happy, along with two car garaging, and numerous extra car parking spaces for friends and family who take time to enjoy the setting with you.

Overall this whole property feels like a tranquil sanctuary. One that has fabulous potential to create a remarkable oasis to raise your family, perhaps with a BNB below or maybe a quiet and extraordinary holiday destination.
The options are vast, and one very fortunate buyer will be able to add a new history to what is one of Taupo's most secretive and secluded locations.
Property Information
  • Approx Floor Area: 301 sqm
  • Tenure: Crosslease (fee simple)
  • Tenure Detail: Flat 1 DPS 43690 having 2/3 share interest in 2412sqm more or less being Lot 2 DPS11600. Leasehold instrument L H745154 for a period of 999 years commencing on 30.6.1987
  • Approx year built: 1968
  • Property condition: Good
  • Property Type: House
  • House style: Character
  • Garaging / carparking: Double lock-up, Auto doors (Number of remotes: 1), Open carport, Off street
  • Construction: Block and Lockwood on top
  • Joinery: Timber, Aluminium
  • Roof: Coloured steel
  • Insulation: Upstairs, Walls, Floor
  • Flooring: Vinyl and Carpet
  • Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire (Closed), Other (1x panel heater)
  • Kitchen: Modern, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Breakfast bar and Finished in Laminate
  • Living area: Open plan
  • Main bedroom: Double and Balcony / deck
  • Ensuite: Bath
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Additional Info (with living/ balcony)
  • Bedroom 4: Built-in / wardrobe
  • Granny flat: Separate and Council approved
  • Main bathroom: Shower over bath
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Workshop: Separate
  • Views: Water, Bush
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Covered and Concrete), Garden, BBQ area, Deck / patio
  • Fencing: Partial
  • Land contour: Flat to sloping
  • Grounds: Tidy, Other (2 x composting sheds)
  • Garden: Garden shed (Number of sheds: 1)
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Town supply
  • Sewerage: Mains

Contact Details


Talk Property Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

49 Heuheu Street
Office website

Property Location

Property Search

  • to