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$4,850,000 + GST (if any)

Stunning Deer Farm with Wapiti Stud

Connemara is an iconic, picturesque, deer farm situated near Manapouri, with the western end of the farm bordering the Waiau River. The farm offers an excellent balance of heavier to free draining soils and one of the farm's many strengths is its ability to winter animals to a high standard. Very good internal lane access, fully deer fenced, and sound regrassing history through winter crop system. Infrastructure is a well maintained main house and separate self-contained one bedroom unit that vendors have rented in the past for BnB. Large deer handling facilities and yards along with full array of other sheds. The development of the property and the breeding build up of the stock over the last 20 years is a credit to the vendors. Stock wintered in 2019 were 458 stags/bulls, 948 hinds, 842 fawns and 54 cattle. All stock is available to purchase at valuation.
The location is a haven for the outdoors with hunting, fishing, and boating on the doorstep. The vista is spectacular.

There is an alternative option to purchase 232.1365 hectares of the property, at the price of $3,750,000 + GST (if any).

Viewing with the sole agent Country & Co by appointment.

Land Area

303 ha

Nearest Town

Manapouri 9km, Te Anau 31km.

Primary School

The Key, 9km.

Secondary School

Fiordland College, 31km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lornville, 123km.


Lorneville, 125km.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

18 hectares is in lucerne, 14 hectares proposed to be planted in chou moellier for 2020 winter and 13 hectares in rape. Balance of the paddock area is in permanent pasture. Excellent regrassing history. There are a number of stand off and shelter feed areas for stock.

Contour Description:

Farm is flat contour throughout.



Soil Types:

Manapouri loams. One third of the farm is heavier with good balance overall.

Average Rainfall

1,100 -1,150mm.



Water Supply

There are 7.2 units of water from the Mount York scheme which is split between the two blocks. There are stock troughs in all paddocks.
The house water is sourced off the Mount York scheme.


Follows Ballance recommendations. Soil tests on file.

Nitrogen used

100 units of N per annum over three dressings.

Access & Roads

Weir Road runs through the property. There is 132 hectares east of Weir Road in a mainly rectangle shape, with excellent central lane access. The balance of 171 hectares is west of Weir Road and has very good access throughout as well.


1,200 bales of baleage (250kg DM bales) made on the farm for wintering purposes.

Additional Feed Purchased

PKE and deer nuts are externally purchased as part of the farming system.


Built in 1983, well presented cement board and iron roof (painted in 2018) home in an established setting. Three bedrooms and office, with open plan kitchen, dining, and living. There is a separate laundry, bathroom, and toilet. Single garage attached. Heating is by way of a diesel fire with gas hot water.
A self contained one bedroom unit is also on property. This has been rented historically for BnB.

Farm Buildings

Very well built, covered deer handling facilities and yard. The stags are auctioned from this facility. Three bay, concrete floor, lockable workshop, four bay implement shed, four bay hay shed, and tunnel house for feed storage. There is a large shed/hanger of 200sqm on concrete floor.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Specifically excluded is the deer crush and freezer unit located at the deer yards.

Shelter & Trees

Established shelter throughout the farm.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2019 - 458 stags/bulls, 948 hinds, 842 fawns, and 54 cattle.

Current Stock

As above. Fawning date is November with 98% on the commercial hinds.

Deer Weight

Average 72kg.

Stock & Plant

All stock is available to be purchased at valuation

TB Status


Matthew Harrington
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Paula Laughton

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