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Map showing The Woolshed at Tipapa

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Cradled in the rolling hills of North Canterbury is Tipapa, an oasis of privacy surrounded by 500 acres of its own land and park-like grounds.

The estate was once part of a 10,000-acre sheep station established in the grand manner of the times by William Acton-Adams, a well-known lawyer and financier, in 1888.

Two years later in 1890, the Woolshed was constructed from native timbers. The current and magnificent Tipapa homestead was completed by William’s son Herbert Acton-Adams, in 1928.

It is a property blessed by its own geography, positioned in the middle of the Alpine Pacific Triangle - Christchurch, Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura are all barely 1 hour’s drive away, and within just 15 minutes of Tipapa you will discover the pleasures of the wonderful Waipara wine growing region, trout fishing on the Hurunui River, plus the diving and rich fishing grounds at Motunau Beach.

The Woolshed at Tipapa has been meticulously restored to its former and character-filled glory. The atmosphere of a working woolshed pervades every plank, and the extensive shearers stenciling on the walls tells a fascinating and historic story. The Woolshed is now ready to be shared as a very special events centre.

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