338ha Beef and Bees or Forestry and Carbon Farming
Situated in the Bay of Islands surrounds, this property is surrounded by farmland used for grazing, small forestry blocks and has a long boundary to the Puketi Forest. It is well tracked with access for quad bikes and 4WD vehicle access to lower areas of the land, and a reliable continuity of natural water supply. The main cattle yards are at the entrance to the property. It has approximately 100ha of pasture with the balance consisting of extensive areas of manuka and kanuka, native bush, and scattered regenerating scrubland. The bush has large numbers of Rewarewa and Towai trees, both very good sources of bee pollen and nectar. The surrounding areas and Puketi Forest provide an enhanced security due to the limited accessibility for others, as well as providing further extensive areas of manuka and kanuka. The property lends itself to carbon farming, forestry or beekeeping. A local beekeeper has estimated the farm could sustain 250 to 300 hives. A combination of bees, forestry and farming is also an option. The property has run up to 100 breeding cows in the past and with capital input, could do this again. It is also an ideal hunting block. The farm has a good set of covered cattle yards, old woolshed and half round barn. Priced to sell with an asking price of $1,250,000 or $3,700 per hectare.