Southern remote paradise up for grabs in Fiordland

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The property has been owned by the same family for more than 75 years. Photo credit: Bayleys

A slice of Kiwi paradise is up for grabs in one of New Zealand's most remote and secluded areas.

The wilderness holiday home within the Fiordland National Park is one of only 25 privately-owned across more than 1.2 million hectres of land.

Bayleys salesperson Gary Kirk admitted that the property's remote location would make it somewhat impractical to hold open homes on a Saturday afternoon.

"By the same token, it's utter remoteness is what makes this place so appealing," he said.

"It's an environmentalist's dream and a hunter's paradise. There's an abundance of birdlife in the rainforest backyard, wild deer up in the hills, and good whitebaiting at the nearby entrance to Martins Bay."

The remoteness means flying in by a helicopter or by a boat from Milford.

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The land comes with a bach. Photo credit: Bayleys

The property is up for tender and Mr Kirk says there has been "huge interest" from buyers and hopes to keep the land in the hands of New Zealanders.

The small bach is situated on 1012 square metres of freehold waterfront land, and is powered by a diesel generator. 

The current owners are a family who have owned the property for the past 75 years.

What makes the property even more special is that to get to it on foot would mean a two-day walk over Mt Tutoko, the same mountain that Sir Edmund Hillary practiced on in preparation for his climb of Mt Everest in 1953.

Tenders for the property close on July 20.

Last week, a piece of Hollywood in New Zealand was put up for sale.

Arcadia Station near Queenstown was put on the market for $15 million and boasts more than 66ha of private land.

More than 15 films have been shot there, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies and Narnia films like The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian, as well as television shows.