There have been some robust sales in the rural specialty sector in the last six months with astute buyers identifying interesting opportunities to be part of New Zealand’s dynamic horticultural, viticultural, equine and lodge accommodation scene.


McMiken Road, Waiau Pa, Auckland: 7.4ha land with more than 800 avocado trees sold for $2,340,000. Executive 4bdrm plus office home set in landscaped gardens, with ample sheds, storage and bore water. (Sharleen Adams, Bayleys Counties)

Canon Road, Katikati: 13.95ha property with 5.77 canopy hectares G3 (gold kiwifruit) and 3.5 canopy hectares Hayward variety sold for $3,497,000. This is a straight production block with a large shed. (Snow Williams, Bayleys Tauranga)

Quarry Road, Te Puke: 5.75ha kiwifruit production block located close to the Te Puke CBD sold for $1,600,000. Property has 3.59 canopy hectares green kiwifruit with a further 0.69 canopy hectares of G3 (gold kiwifruit). (Snow Williams, Bayleys Tauranga)

Sears Road, Meeanee, Napier: 32ha former dairy farm located between Napier and Hastings with untapped potential as a cropping, pipfruit or stonefruit unit sold for $2,986,000. Improvements include 3bdrm home with sleepout, single garage, small dairy shed and various hay/implement sheds. (Tony Rasmussen, Glyn Rees-Jones, Bayleys Napier)

Crosses Road, Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay: 10ha fully-irrigated apple orchard, within walking distance to Havelock North village sold for $1,825,000. Property has 4bdrm home with swimming pool and outdoor entertaining area with fireplace. (Tony Rasmussen, Bayleys Napier; Kris August, Bayleys Havelock North)


Ngakoroa Road, Gisborne: 15.99ha of premium land in the Ormond area sold for $560,000. Highly productive block with tile drained flats. 11ha planted in grapes with the balance more flat country and a portion of hill ideal for grazing or a house site. (Simon Bousfield, Bayleys Gisborne)

Opou Road, Gisborne, Poverty Bay: Highly-productive 15.4ha vineyard with pinot gris, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay grapes located on some of Gisborne’s most fertile and productive soils sold for $1,450,000. Property has reliable water supply and improvements include a 4bdrm home with grass tennis court. (Simon Bousfield, Bayleys Gisborne; Tony Rasmussen, Bayleys Napier)

Moteo Pa Road, Puketapu, Hawke’s Bay: 8.82ha organic vineyard with 7.38ha planted in merlot and chenin blanc grapes, and a robust supply contract in place, sold for $900,000. Land has an elevated rectangular shaped flat terrace, and sandy loam soils. Farm improvements include four-bay workshop, three-bay implement shed with office and ‘smoko’ room, chemical shed, new pump shed, and a 4bdrm home. (Glyn Rees-Jones, Bayleys Napier)

Vintage Road, Marlborough: 8.2ha property with around 7.2ha sauvignon blanc vines and an excellent harvest history sold for $1,450,000. Average yield approximately 100 tonnes per annum and an A-class water supply of 148 cubic metres/day from a bore irrigation system. Property has no buildings. (John Hoare, Kurt Lindsay, Bayleys Marlborough)

Brancott Road, Marlborough: 9.6ha property with 2.4ha pinot noir organic certified vineyard sold for $1,350,000. Improvements include 5bdrm residence, double garage, woolshed, three-bay implement shed, and large underground wine cellar. (Kurt Lindsay, John Hoare, Bayleys Marlborough)

Guernsey Road, Renwick: 8ha property with 6.2ha in sauvignon blanc planted in 2006, a consistent yield history and a supply contract in place, sold for $1,515,000. Vineyard has automated irrigation and fertigation, A-Class water right, dam storage rights, and two Amarillo frost fans. 3bdrm home in established garden setting. (Andy Poswillo, Bayleys, Marlborough)

Rapaura Road, Rapaura: 11ha property comprising 5.9ha of established vineyard plus around 3.5ha suitable for vineyard development sold for $1,850,000. Pinot noir and pinot gris plantings producing quality fruit, impressive returns and the option of no supply contract if desired. Improvements include several sheds and outbuildings, established trees and potential building site. (Andy Poswillo, Bayleys, Marlborough)

Awatere Valley Road, Marlborough: 23.4 hectare property with 21.25 canopy hectares of sauvignon blanc sold for $2,720,000. The property lies in an area with a low frost risk, good water supply, and fertile soils. Production has been consistently reliable and there is a generous grape supply agreement with a yield cap for 2014 of 14 tonne/ha. There are no buildings on the block. (Tim Crawford, Kurt Lindsay, Bayleys Marlborough)


Cowan Road, Hunua: Equestrian property ‘Riverslea’ comprising 20ha of horse country and extensive improvements sold for $2,100,000. Equestrian facilities include 30x40m all-weather arena, large barn, stables, tack room, feed room and truck park, plus mezzanine loft and office space. Fully restored and renovated 5bdrm colonial farm house with adjoining double garage, mature landscaped gardens, home orchard and pond. (Shelley Grieve, Sharleen Adams, Bayleys Counties)

Kaipaki Road, Cambridge: 20.23ha established equine preparation and agistment farm sold for $3,000,000. Excellent improvements including a 2008 4bdrm Lockwood main residence, 2bdrm cottage, 10-horse stable block, horse walker, veterinary mare and foal crush, and sealed parade ring. (Alistair Scown, Bayleys Waikato)

Redoubt Road, Cambridge: 6.74ha equine property sold for $1,100,000. Mainly flat land with large enclosed Magnum stables, feed room and ‘smoko’ room. Additional three, open-fronted lean-to stables, along with separate side and front loading facilities. The 3bdrm home sits on a small rise. (Alistair Scown, Wendy Flavell, Bayleys Waikato)

Fencourt Road, Cambridge: 3.61ha equine property featuring 20-box stable block, 3bdrm weatherboard bungalow and additional outbuildings sold for $780,000. Remaining flat land is divided into manageable post-and-railed paddocks. (Alistair Scown, Bayleys Waikato)

Old Kaimai Road, Lower Kaimai: 5.23ha property with extensive native bush, 561m² 4bdrm manager’s home and self-contained 40 bdrm lodge operating as an accommodation retreat sold for $550,000. Lodge has a commercial kitchen, walk-in chiller, bathroom facilities, massage room, and hot tub. Property features river swimming holes, waterfall, glow worms, bush walks. (Jeremy Pryor, Bayleys Tauranga)

For further information about these transactions, please contact the agent(s) listed on 0800 BAYLEYS