Mt Whitnow Station consists of 4381 hectares (10,825 acres) of fabulous high country. The property is approximately 120km from the Christchurch International Airport and located within the renowned Sumner Lakes conservation district. It currently supports a commercial farming operation producing fine wool and also breeding cattle.
Its commercial farming operation includes 18 micron Merino wool production destined for outdoor clothing companies ZQ or Icebreaker. Wool from half-bred ewes averaging 25 micron, and hogget wool around 22.5 micron, is contracted to Smart Wool.
The station now carries 2,100 Merino ewes that are mated to Romney rams, 2,500 half-bred ewes mated to terminal rams, 900 half-bred hoggets, plus 90 Te Mania-bred Angus cows and 65 heifers.
Accommodation includes a spacious three-bedroom homestead, a two-bedroom, self-contained sleepout, a three-bedroom roughcast cottage and shearer's quarters with four bedrooms to sleep 12 people. In keeping with the calibre of the property, there is a full range of farm buildings including the eight-stand blade or five-stand machine woolshed.
Recreational opportunities on the property include red stag hunting, mountain biking, horse riding and eco-tourism. Mt Whitnow is an easily accessible tract of rarely available, freehold, South Island high country, boasting outstanding scenery and a pastoral farming operation with scale.
We recommend your early inspection.
Please contact Peter Crean for further information.