Positioned over the water with beautiful views up and down Whangārei harbour the building has a history entwined with the local Port Operations. It is commonly referred to as the Tide Gauge Building as it stored the Northland Harbour Board tidal measuring equipment. Port Nikau is now seeking expressions of interest for the use of this unique building as a hospitality venue.
Port Nikau represents 100 hectares of freehold development in central Whangarei and is uniquely positioned along the lower Hatea river with a significant tract of waterfront. The overall development aims to introduce high end medium density housing to the area along with parks, shared use paths and a retail centre. The development forms part of the Whangarei city future plan and is currently in the design phase with intentions to develop over 1200 dwellings across several stages in the coming years.
To increase the public interaction with the Port Nikau the re-development of ‘Tide Gauge’ building is being undertaken. This will create a hospitality space on the lower floor of the building with sales offices above. As part of the development a carpark and playground will be constructed to encourage the public to visit and interact with the existing activities taking place on the wharf.