THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT ANOTHER URBANISED COASTAL AREA
A unique, gated, low density 100 acre Coastal Estate in an area classified by the district council as outstanding landscape quality.
Sections are widely dispersed, fully serviced and easily maintained.
Most have their own areas of mature Pohutukawa, Puriri, Nikau and other native trees.
Owners have private access to 80 acres of virgin native bush with walkways to Matapaua Bay and 'never to be developed' Sandy Bay.
THE STORY OF THE GLADES
Captain James Cook, in HMS Endeavour, arrived at
Mercury Bay, New Zealand on the 3rd of November, 1769.
He was in awe of this newfound paradise and stayed two weeks.
It was during his stay here that he observed the transit of the planet Mercury. This was pivotal in improving the future of all ship navigation by allowing the accurate measurement of longitude.
In his logbook Captain Cook was captivated by The Glades impressive stand of vibrant red trees, our native Pohutukawa,
some of which are still standing today.
Before leaving, Captain Cook took possession of Mercury Bay in the name of the King of England.