Omarino stands as one of the world’s last paradises, nestled within a significant headland of the Bay of Islands at the northern tip of New Zealand. Once a grazed, dry stock farm, it has undergone a remarkable transformation. Over a million native trees now grace its landscape, restoring the bush and welcoming back wildlife. The property, spanning over 5 kilometres of pristine coastline and commanding breathtaking views, has been subdivided into a gated estate with 17 residential blocs. The Bay of Islands, boasting over 140 islands, holds historical significance as the first area in New Zealand settled by Europeans. Today, it remains one of the country’s most popular destinations for fishing, sailing and tourism, just a 3½ hour drive from Auckland.

At the heart of Omarino lies a state-of-the-art floating jetty, double-height boat sheds, and a communal residential house known as The Wool Shed. A recent addition, completed in 2024, is an L-shaped, 75-metre floating dock featuring four precast concrete fingers. The pontoons are anchored to piles, accommodating tidal fluctuations. Utilities, such as power and water, are routed through internal ducts. The dock array seamlessly connects to the shoreline via a steel walkway and a fixed wooden pier. The concrete pontoons, designed by SF Marina, were manufactured and distributed locally under licence by Heron Construction Company, based in Whangārei, New Zealand.

  • L-shaped, 75-metre floating dock featuring four precast concrete fingers