In 2013 Winton discovered a 22-hectare piece of land in the beautiful seaside community of Cook’s Beach, Coromandel. Adjacent to the Purangi Estuary, with reserve frontage and stunning outlooks to the sea, it had the makings of something special. Winton purchased that land in mid-2014 and development began in 2015. The result was a 163-lot thoughtfully designed neighbourhood completed mid-2021.
The plan behind the subdivision was to develop the sections with a well thought out orientation that maximised views and captured the tranquil natural setting of Cook’s Beach. Furthermore, the location could not have been better, only 2.5 hours from Auckland and everything any kiwi family could possibly need for a memorable summer holiday so close. Within minutes there is a playground, estuary reserve, tennis courts, a boat ramp and a selection of local shops, restaurants and cafés, not to mention quick access to Whitianga via a short ferry ride. Cook’s Beach is the complete package and proved to be the perfect place for the coastal Winton neighbourhood of Longreach.
The finished development is made up of 163 residential lots ranging from 700sqm to 3,000sqm. Construction included a new entrance into Cook’s Beach and the Longreach development off Purangi Road and a connecting dual lane vehicle bridge with a pedestrian pathway linking to Navigation Drive. The master-planned community incorporates a very popular children’s playground, large reserve areas with a timber boardwalk, and scenic esplanade reserve along the Purangi estuary. A 27m-long pedestrian bridge was also installed across part of the wetland reserve to allow easy connectivity to the beach for homes on the south-western part of the development.
Stages 1 to 3 are already thriving as residents enjoy their completed homes. On the recently finished final two stages, there has been a flurry of builder activity as purchasers race to get their dream home finished before the summer months arrive. It is great to see it all coming together and to receive positive feedback from purchasers along the way. We are very proud of the completed neighbourhood as it is even better than what we originally envisioned.
With all lots now sold and the project complete, it’s time for the next phase of Longreach. However, it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later as we watch with interest as homes in the last two stages are completed and residents enjoy their slice of paradise in the heavenly seaside town of Cook’s Beach.