It has been said that this is some of the best land in Golden Bay. The flat, lush paddocks, the rolling grasslands with abundant tall shade trees, the extensive native bush and the Little Onahau river flowing through the middle of the farm.
The farm is elevated above the coastal area, with the beach just a short drive away. Golden Bay's renowned weather makes for superb grazing, with approximately 180 ha of grazing in over 100 paddocks. The rolling hills and shade trees are a wonderland for cows, with plenty of water and the bush blocks are a rich source of carbon credits and honey.
Previously a dairy farm based on organic principles (but never certified), the farm is now operating as low impact grazing. The infrastructure is mostly there: a large (400 sq m) dairying shed has been partially implemented but not finished. There are three other sheds, workshop and water reticulation you'd expect for a small dairy farm.
The intended new shed is an opportunity: although developed for robotic milking, things changed and it was never completed. It's now a large, insulated and potentially multi-purpose facility. The next owner has the opportunity to make it what they wish. See more in our property Information Memorandum.
The property has two houses and a sleep-out. The 1980's four bedroom farm-house is in original condition. The second house (1990's and four bedrooms) has been rented out but is currently vacant. Both have potential to become something special.
Near the airport and main road, this farm has a portfolio of options - dairy, cheese, grazing, tourism, accommodation - awaiting next owner.
After 40 years on the farm, the vendor is ready to retire and will consider all reasonable offers.
This is a rare opportunity to secure a prime property in Golden Bay.
*All dimensions approximate.