Wanaka's Lake McKay Station in New Zealand listed

Wanaka's Lake McKay Station in New Zealand listed
Wanaka's Lake McKay Station in New Zealand listed

Wanaka, one of the largest freehold high country stations, has been listed for sale.

The 6639 hectare Lake McKay Station is one of the Southern Lakes' most prominent properties.

It comprises a diverse outlook of mountainous terrain, natural gorges, stream and premium pastureland, as well as views over Wanaka and Mount Aspiring.

The luxury homestead was designed by Dunedin architect Mason & Wales and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a games room and a boot room.

There's also a three-bedroom manager's residence, two bedroom staff quarters, a modern woodshed, large implement shed and sheep and cattle yards.

Wanaka's Lake McKay Station in New Zealand listed

It's being sold by prominent Auckland-based businessman Colin Harvey and his wife Mary.

They purchased the farm in 2008 and have overseen the installation of a $2 million irrigation system, as well as the addition of a 135 hectare parcel of land.

They have ran it as a successful sheep and cattle station.

“It’s been an amazing journey in Wanaka,” Colin says. They are moving to spend more time with family and focus on business interest in Auckland.

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Matt Finnigan says the property’s proximity to the Wanaka township, together with its diverse farming and recreational attributes, make for an attractive opportunity. 

“Lake McKay Station is situated in a dress-circle position overlooking both Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea,” he says.

“The current owners have invested heavily in developing its infrastructure and irrigation, therefore the property has a solid farming backbone.

"It’s also completely accessible by vehicle, which is rare in a high country farm of this scale, and the views from all corners are extraordinary.”



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