Wairakei Estate lies within the spectacular central volcanic plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, between the settlement of Reporoa and the township of Taupo, in an extensive area of high, but level terrain.
Enjoying crisp, clean air and located approx. 1,300 feet above sea level, Wairakei Estate encompasses 25,723 hectares of land, blessed by high sunshine hours and good rainfall levels. The topography is largely flat, with some rolling to steep hills rising towards Mt. Tauhara on the southern boundary. Other elevated areas within the Estate are close to Kaimanawa Hill and Rolls Peak.
The mighty Waikato River passes through Wairakei Estate on its long 425 kilometre journey from Lake Taupo to the Tasman Sea, at Port Waikato. A network of streams also flow through the Estate, the largest ones being the Pueto, Sexton and Paetataramoa in the south and the Orakanui, Mangamingi and Waiwhakarewaumu streams in the north.