OMAIO a maori name meaning “place of peace, quiet and tranquility”, is our coastal property of 18 acres (7.28 hectares) on the Takatu peninsula, one hour’s drive north of Auckland and 5 minutes from Matakana. Islands, Kawau, Goat, Rabbit and The Bee Hive in Kawau Bay, are viewed from the log cabin. The cabin nestles in a NZ native bush setting with the largest of the feature trees being a Puriri estimated to be between 800 & 1,000 years old. While the planting is predominantly native, there is a fusion of other carefully selected plants which suit the location and setting. The garden surrounding the cabin is laid out in curving, flowing shapes reflecting the waves and coastal shapes beyond.