As shown in the above picture taken from Flagstaff looking over Russell wharf toward Te Wahapu at top – the Te Wahapu peninsula has an ‘island’ at the end, accessed by a causeway walk at low tide.
Driving toward Russell from the car ferry off-ramp at Okiato, there is a turn-off approximately 2km on the left. This is Te Wahapu Road. It runs the length of the Te Wahapu peninsula which is approximately 3.5km to the far end.
Whilst mostly hidden from view, there are properties down both sides of this road. They tend to be on quite large pieces of land with a high degree of privacy. There are a few side streets and avenues to the main road. Te Wahapu Road reaches its end by a scenic reserve and boat ramp on the southern side.
Given it is a peninsula, many of the luxury properties at Te Wahapu have water access. Tracks weave through native bushland to the shore. The Okiato to Russell walkway also passes through this beautiful natural bush.
Te Wahapu offers places to swim, boat moorings and some well known fishing spots. As a location, it appeals to those looking for privacy and seclusion whilst retaining close proximity to shops and services. There are no shops or cafes on the peninsula however Russell township is only a short drive, approximately 7km away.
The north-facing ridge in particular is highly regarded for real estate. Some of Russell’s most luxurious properties can be found along this coastal strip. There are waterfront estates and those with elevated water views looking across to Matauwhi Bay and Russell and beyond.
Te Wahapu has the ingredients for idyllic seaside holidays – playing around in the water, boating and outdoor entertaining on balmy summer evenings.