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Pisa Moorings - another hidden gem.


One of the fastest growing short term accommodation areas in Central Otago is Pisa Moorings, just north of Cromwell. The story behind the subdivision is an interesting one.

The land was once farmed by generations of the Perriam family - who also have Bendigo Station across the lake. With the construction of Clyde’s hydro dam on the Clutha River in the late 1980s, Lake Dunstan was formed, which paved the way for marina development.

Ten years later wine growers moved into the area and property developers enhanced the land by creating small rural-residential subdivisions.

Private Property Services manages a large holiday home in Wakefield Inlet with a boat mooring right on the doorstep. The owners - Richard and Abby Hore, of Beaumont Station, decided to name their piece of paradise 'The Hidden Gem.' The front lawn between the house and the inlet is just big enough for Richard and his family to land their helicopter when they fly in for a quick break away from busy farm life.

The Cromwell-based property management company contracted Miss Wordsmith to write a 'welcome book' for the house, so that visitors could read about the local history as well.


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