The screen location of Ōrongorongo Station, with many buildings, old and new, as well as views of the ocean and mountains.

Ōrongorongo Station has been farmed since 1845 and is accessible via four-wheel-drive vehicles. The 6500-acre sheep run sits between Pencarrow Head and Palliser Bay on the Wellington region’s rugged southern coastline.

The original homestead was first built in 1907 near the mouth of the Ōrongorongo River and a historical site. It has been rebuilt several times. The property features original stone walls and many buildings, old and new, including cottages for guest accommodation.

The land has sweeping views of Raukawa Moana, the Cook Strait, and the Kaikoura Ranges.

Surrounding native forest is dotted with swimming holes and walking tracks.

The nearby Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve is home to the largest haul-out site of New Zealand fur seals on the south Wellington coast, along with other native vegetation and wildlife. The earthquake-raised beaches are an internationally famous geological site.

Location details

Jurisdiction Lower Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council
Permits required Private land, contact Screen Wellington.
Location of significance Ōrongorongo Pā
Location descriptors Barns, bridges, fields, gardens, gorges, grassland/plains, hills, quarries, rivers/river rapids, roads, rock formations, rural buildings, scenic roads, stone walls, streams, creeks, books, swamps, marshes, wetlands, valleys, walking tracks, farmhouses, livestock, ranches/stations, stables agriculture, countryside, farmland, pastures, homesteads, meadows, tractors, cottages, farms, farmhouse, stock, sheds, scenic views, nature, wildlife, country life, peaceful, rural communities, agricultural land, open spaces, natural beauty, scenic landscapes, rustic charm.