Te Arai 60 Lot Lifestyle Subdivision and Golf Courses - Te Arai

Te Arai

Te Arai 60 Lot Lifestyle Subdivision and Golf Courses

Ocean View Road, Te Arai

The Te Arai South 60 lot lifestyle subdivision and two golf courses is the exciting second stage of the Te Arai development situated on a 1,365-hectare site with 11 kilometres of Pacific Ocean frontage, a 75 minutes’ drive or 15 minutes by helicopter north of Auckland.

The world-renowned Tara Iti golf course in the north of the site was designed by Tom Doak, in association with Darby Partners. Tara Iti is the number two golf course in US Golf Digest’s 2020 global ranking.

The much-anticipated Te Arai Links South Course has been designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore and is now complete. Work on the Te Arai North course continues.

Project Expertise
Engineering, Surveying

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Project Director

Michelle Bain


The Details

Tara Iti owner Ric Kayne and golf industry veteran Jim Rohrstaff have been leading the Te Arai development, together with Darby Partners. Darby Partners has played the lead role in high-profile, large-scale land development, tourism and residential projects including Jack’s Point Residential Community, Village and Golf Course, The Hills Golf Club, Tara iti Golf Club, Clearwater Resort and Golf Course and Millbrook Resort and Golf Course.

Cato Bolam is proud to have partnered with Darby Partners, Te Arai South Holdings and Te Arai Links to provide the engineering and surveying services to help deliver the Te Arai 60 ocean front lifestyle subdivision and the roading, earthworks and infrastructure design for the international golf courses.

The 60-lot rural residential subdivision included the vesting of 180 hectares of parkland to Auckland Council, 165 hectares of rehabilitation planting and 11.5 hectares of earthworks to establish the roading and accessways to service the lots. The Te Arai Links golf course development included 157 hectares of earthworks and the design for car parks, accessways, new buildings and associated infrastructure.

Our land development engineering and survey team have been involved in this legacy project from resource consent to completion across four stages since 2018. We have undertaken the engineering and surveying for the golf courses, visitor accommodation, subdivision, roading and stormwater infrastructure including preparing the complex subdivision and staging plans, completing the preliminary and detailed engineering design and Engineering Infrastructure Reports to support the subdivision and golf course resource consent applications. Our engineers completed the detailed design and Engineering Plan Approvals phase work relating to the earthworks, roading and infrastructure and the construction phase contract observations to enable engineering certification (EACC) and managed the 224c approvals across the four staged development.  Our surveyors have provided construction phase survey control, set out, as-built surveys, drone survey (UAV) and aerial imagery to support the construction management team on the extensive site. The Land Transfer Survey component of this project was significant in scale and complexity and was successfully completed in across numerous stages.

We are proud to help deliver New Zealand’s next premier golfing and lifestyle subdivision to the world.

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