Welcome to Emerald Bluffs

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Emerald Bluffs

Uniquely crafted by time

Take the scenic route from Wanaka to a glacial-carved valley of crystal-clear waters and restored native wilderness only time could create. Nestled amongst secluded hills, snow-capped peaks and native fauna, 85 hectares of lakeside legacy awaits.

Emerald Bluffs is the stunning result of one man’s vision to reinvigorate and protect the native flora and fauna of one of the most majestic areas of New Zealand, creating a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself within.

Located on the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka and the doorstep of Mt Aspiring National Park, this breath-taking land is surrounded by spectacular trails, the world-class slopes of Treble Cone Ski Area and protected views that transform with the changing seasons.

Five of the seven sites remain, with each opportunity boasting state-of-the-art services, amenities and access to 55 hectares of restored land shared between you, a small community of seven sites and the visiting native birds.

Emerald Bluffs is a not-for-profit project opportunity that supports ​local environmental projects.

Take your time to explore each unique site, learn about the land's restoration and join the legacy of Emerald Bluffs.

Waiora

174 West Wanaka Road

A private entrance to this site leads you past a stunning wetland into a naturally secluded amphitheatre aptly named ‘the water of wellbeing’.

Here you’ll find lush Kanuka groves, endless sunshine, spectacular views and the delightful symphony of native birds that call your wetland home.

Site Area

3.25 Hectares

Plus part share of 55ha common lot

Building Platform

1000m2

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Waiora

Kūkūwai

38 Emerald Bluffs Lane

Make your way down Emerald Bluffs Lane, through a naturally carved valley into a rare oasis of mature Kanuka forest and glacial rock features.

The building platform of Kūkūwai naturally frames our iconic views, providing a stage from dawn to dusk and sightings of the playful Kereru passing by.

Site Area

4.98 Hectares

Plus part share of 55ha common lot

Building Platform

850m2

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Kūkūwai

Koro Kowhai

37 Emerald Bluffs Lane

The namesake of historic Emerald Bay, Koro Kowhai sits high above in quiet solitude. A three-sixty-degree slice of what used to be, where fond memories will be forged for years to come.

The reinvigorated forest and spectacular views invite a unique design that reflects and respects its stunning natural history and surroundings.

Site Area

3.71 Hectares

Plus part share of 55ha common lot

Building Platform

878m2

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Koro Kowhai

Haumaru

31 Emerald Bluffs Lane

For those who seek quiet seclusion and striking scenery, the best of both worlds awaits. The native fauna and rock formations create a sun-drenched shelter tucked away from the wind and all that dwell beyond the spectacular views of Emerald Bluffs.

Immerse yourself in Mother Nature’s best and build your home on one of our region’s most extraordinary platforms.

Site Area

3.13 Hectares

Plus part share of 55ha common lot

Building Platform

956m2

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Haumaru

Okahuraki

94 West Wanaka Road

A private access road leads you to a sublime treasure and the highest site of Emerald Bluffs – our cloak of the sky, Okahuraki.

Rise through lush native forest, burst into breath-taking views of our spectacular region and watch the seasons go by from the luxury of your very own natural plateau.

Site Area

4.7 Hectares

Plus part share of 55ha common lot

Building Platform

1400m2

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Okahuraki