Wairakei Estate is one of the largest and most diverse land holdings in the Southern Hemisphere.
From pastoral farming, livestock grazing, forestry, riparian waterways, and restored wetlands, to extensive native planting and birdlife, Wairakei Estate is home to diverse and precious natural resources of significant scale.
Wairakei Estate aims to take a leading and innovative approach to sustainably developing land, waterways, and other precious resources to achieve their economic potential in a way that delivers long-term environmental results.
As one of Wairakei Estate’s close partners, Pamu Farms runs the dairy farming operations on 12,600ha of pastoral land on the Estate.
Spring Sheep Milk Co.
Wairakei Estate is home to an ovine dairy unit which produces sheep milk from a flock of 2,100 East Friesian grass-fed pasture raised ewes.
7,024ha of the Estate is in a commercial forestry land use, which by 2023 is planned to increase and remain at approximately 8,200ha.
Wairakei’s strong emphasis on environmental stewardship ensures that consideration of the long-term impact on the land and the community is an intrinsic part of every process, plan, and decision.