Tunanui Station, one of the biggest farms to go on the market in Gisborne/Wairoa/Northern Hawkes Bay regions for about five years, is for sale on the Māhia Peninsula at Ōpoutama.

The property overlooks Māhia Beach, now famously linked to satellite launching company, Rocket Lab.

The 2058ha Tunanui Station ranges in altitude from 20m to 320m above sea level, receiving average rainfall of 1650mm-1800mm annually.

Historically run as a sheep and beef breeding and finishing unit, the station has more recently become a purely beef trading entity.


The freehold property, at 1001 Tunanui Rd, is being marketed via a tender process through Bayleys Gisborne, closing at 4pm on April 23.

It comprises 12 individual land titles — from 3.3 to 573ha.

Agents Simon Bousfield and James Bolton-Riley say the property has excellent rainfall, in addition to water sourced from multiple natural sources on the farm, and two springs feeding a trough reticulation system throughout the flats and lower country.

Bousfield says there is good paddock subdivision, including division of larger conventionally-fenced paddocks with two wire electrics for intensive beef grazing. The farm has an airstrip and adjacent 180-tonne capacity fertiliser storage bin.

"Public roads dissecting the property provide excellent access, while well-formed and maintained tracks run through the middle of the farm,"

Infrastructure, includes:

• a trio of four-stand woolsheds;
• two smaller woolsheds previously used for sheep management; and
• several sets of satellite cattle yards, with races and multiple hay storage sheds, throughout the farm.

A portfolio of four accommodation dwellings on the property comprises:


• an extensively-refurbished three-bedroom/two-bathroom main homestead with an adjacent self-contained one-bedroom flat — both with views over the Māhia Peninsula coastline;
• a 1970's four-bedroom/two-bathroom home also with views over the Māhia Peninsula coastline;
• a well-presented and well maintained three-bedroom cottage built in the early 1900's; and
• a three-bedroom 1960's styled bungalow.

Bolton-Riley says recreational activities on the property include swimming, trout fishing and deer stalking. Manuka plantings have been made across the land for honey production.