One of New Zealand’s Foremost Hunting Estates is on the Market

Location: Rakaia Gorge, 2 Hour’s Drive (40 minutes flight) from Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Name: Manuka Point Station

Guide Price: TBA

No. of Keys: 5 Suites, a Two-Bed Cottage…and scope to enlarge


The Opportunity: Offered for the first time in 20 years, the internationally renowned high country hunting property Manuka Point has been put up for sale by owner, Don Patterson, through local agent Ray White Next Step Realty.

Nestled in the geographical centre of New Zealand’s South Island, in the picturesque Rakaia Gorge, Manuka Point Station is considered by many as the ultimate hunting estate, with a rich history dating back to Canterbury’s earliest settlement.

The high country station is set in a majestic outdoor playground, encompassing the Ragged Range with the Rakala River to the south, the Mathias River to the north and the main divide of the Southern Alps to the west, totalling in excess of 1,271 hectares (approx.) freehold land and a 21km (approx.) frontage to the upper reaches of the rivers.

The natural home to the Rakaia red deer herd, at the doorstep to the Southern Alps, the property has been developed to the very highest of standards and now enjoys an international reputation for hunting.

“Manuka Point is a unique property with its 21km of river frontage, location, luxurious lodge, unreal hunting and fishing, all within 2 hours’ drive from Christchurch International Airport,” Mike Freeman of Ray White said

“Steeped in history, going right back to 1863 when the land was first settled and the Legend had begun.”

The lush river flats, extensive native bush and Manuka forests provide a magnificent and unspoilt backdrop to the architecturally designed residence, Manuka Point Lodge. Tim Goom said, “Goom Landscapes was tasked with creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space to accompany this impressive luxury lodge. The real star here is the stunning view and location, so our focus was on creating a landscape of the highest standard which emphasised the incredible natural beauty of the property.”

Constructed in 2008, the architecturally designed Lodge is perfectly positioned to take in the vistas and grandeur of this stunning location, offering five star luxury for both guests and owners. Five separate suites within the lodge feature a spacious bedroom and living area, opening onto private terraces with stunning views.

In addition to the lodge, there is a traditional style homestead, a two bedroom cottage, workshop, helipad and three airstrips.

Transformed into a world class trophy hunting business over 20 years, the property has also played host to several adventure tourism activities, including heli-skiing and fly-fishing, been a sought after location for the film and television industry, and growing business venture Manuka Point Honey.

Located within 40 minutes flight time of Christchurch or a two hour scenic drive, this is a paradise for adventurers, hunters and photographers alike.

Main Photo: Manuka Point Station

Current Owner: Currently owned and managed by a private family

Tenure: Freehold

Flag and Management: Both free

Agent: Local agent Ray White

Guide Price: TBA

Date Posted: September 2020

THPT Comment: A great opportunity to acquire this renowned 10,000 hectare estate.

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