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An Estate, vineyard, equestrian showjumping and so much more

Takapoto Estate

Takapoto Estate is a living sanctuary and family legacy. It encapsulates everything that is beautiful about its surroundings and provides a place for future generations to enjoy its bounty.

This paradise covers 200 hectares of rolling hills in Maungatautari and offers an unforgettable experience for visitors. 

At the heart of the estate lies the vineyard, which produces award-winning varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rose. The grapes are handpicked and carefully crafted into premium wines that are a testament to the estate's dedication to quality.

But Takapoto Estate is more than just a winery. The estate offers an exceptional equestrian facility too. The Winter Series and Takapoto Classic are highly anticipated events that attract equestrian competitors from all over New Zealand and provide a unique opportunity to experience European show jumping in Cambridge. While the shows are running, the Takapoto café and Riders Bar are open and they often have foodtrucks and retail stands onsite. A great destination for a meal, coffee, bubbles or a gin cocktail depending on the time of the day of course. 

Takapoto Estate Equestrian events

Takapoto Estate is also a haven for nature lovers, with over 60 hectares of native forest that is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Over 800,000 native plants, including Ratas, Tawa, Nikau, and Rewarewa, have been selectively chosen and planted to thrive in the ideal climate. The Estate also has a focus on Kauri trees, with over 5,000 of them set to tower over other species in the forest.

Visitors to Takapoto Estate can enjoy a scheduled guided tour of the property and its eco-friendly initiatives. The tour provides a chance to learn about the estate's impressive efforts to restore the land and preserve the environment. The knowledgeable Takapoto team will guide visitors through every step, from pest control techniques to conservation initiatives. The tour also includes discussions about Takapoto's gardening techniques and organic practices, including advice on sustainable gardening and pest control.

For those looking for a unique extended escape not too far from home, the luxurious and serene Lakehouse cottage at Takapoto Estate is where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Karāpiro. Indulge in a unique and memorable experience with the fully stocked pantry and fridge, offering breakfast items produced and harvested from the Estate's chickens, bees, Angus beef, vineyard, olive trees, and market garden. 

Takapoto Estate honey

Takapoto Estate has various function and meeting areas for corporate events. The facilities offer top-notch amenities and services to ensure the guests' comfort and convenience. The outdoor spaces are ideal for team-building activities and events, providing an inspiring and unique setting. Additionally, the estate is a magnificent wedding venue with stunning natural surroundings, where beautiful grapevines create an exceptional backdrop for your special day.

Takapoto Estate is a true gem, a sustainable haven that offers an escape like no other. Whether you're a horse lover, wine lover, nature enthusiast, or corporate planner, Takapoto Estate is the perfect destination for your next adventure.

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