Barely a kilometre off State Highway 3, is Appin Farm nestled at the gateway to the Taranaki region in Waitotara.

This highly productive 49.556ha farm is presented in good health, boasting fertiliser levels with pH in the range 5.7 to 5.8 and an Olsen P range of 32 to 39.

Bound almost entirely on one side by the Waitotara River, the 26ha of river flats lend themselves to all manner of production, from crops to livestock finishing. And the whitebaiting is an added bonus.

Part of the balance of the farm is a hill block of 18ha, planted in pine trees in 2011, with some grazing available among the trees.


The property is well-appointed, with a recently renovated two bedroom home. The workshop is a feature and the former coolstore attached is currently rented by a beekeeper. The large livestock shed, with a few modifications, would lend itself to calf-rearing and provides plenty of storage.

Fencing is very tidy and there is a set of cattle yards with loadout facilities. Water is courtesy of the Nukumaru Water Scheme and is for livestock and domestic purposes.

Property Brokers rural consultant Rick White said Appin is a "turn-key" farm, presented in excellent condition, providing the options of grazing and finishing livestock and growing supplements and/or cash crops.

Taranaki boasts a mild climate and amongst the highest sunshine hours in the country. Winters are mild with rainfall providing just the right level of moisture to ensure it maintains the vibrancy of the flora and fauna.