The Minister of Conservation invites tender applications for an opportunity to apply for a concession for a licence/lease at Titirangi Farm Park in the Marlborough Sounds. Applications closed 1 March 2021.

Applications closed 1 March 2021.

We’re starting a new allocation process for the right to apply for a concession opportunity at Titirangi Farm Park. To manage this allocation process, the Minister of Conservation has implemented Section 17ZG(2)(a) of the Conservation Act 1987, effective until 30 April 2021.

We will not accept concession applications for the Titirangi Farm Park site outside of this process. 

The process is an open tender for the right to apply for a concession opportunity at Titirangi Farm Park.


Tender applications must be submitted by 4 pm Monday 1 March 2021.

An open day for potential tender applicants to inspect the land will be held at Titirangi Farm Park on Thursday 18 February, 2021.

For the open day contact the Waitohi/Picton Office at

How to apply

1. Complete the form

Download the tender document, and complete the application form.

The tender document contains background information as well as the application form. 

2. Send your form by Monday 1 March 2021

Send your application by email, post or in person. 

The subject of your email/letter should be ‘Titirangi Farm Park – Request for Tender document’.



Permissions Hokitika
Department of Conservation
Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842

In person:

Department of Conservation Hokitika Office
10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810

Submissions close 4 pm Monday 1 March 2021.

Description of Farm Park

Titirangi Farm Park (Farm Park) is a recreation reserve administered by DOC and held under the Reserves Act 1977. It's 900 hectares and is in the outer Pelorus Sound in the northern reaches of the Marlborough Sounds, 125 km north of Blenheim.

Titirangi Farm Park reserve map (PDF, 818K)

Type of farm

The Farm Park is a beef and sheep farm with around 358 hectares available for grazing and also provides public accommodation within the existing farm buildings and a separate camping area.


The Farm Park has stunning views to the Chetwode and Titi Islands and one of the best safe and sandy beaches in the Marlborough Sounds. Recreational opportunities include fishing, swimming, walking, or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings.


Access is via an unsealed road from Havelock to the property. Vehicle travel time from Havelock to the Farm Park is around 2 hours.  Alternative access to the beach is also possible.

Farm tracks provide access to the various blocks on the property and are also used for recreational walking by the public.

Planning considerations

This opportunity is available within the context of the planning requirements of the Nelson Marlborough Conservation Management Strategy 1996. Based on the planning policies the opportunity will include:

  • grazing
  • provision of accommodation, and
  • operation of a campground.

The Minister’s obligations under section 4 of the Conservation Act to give effect to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, must be actively considered. Before any new lease or licence is granted the Minister will consult with relevant iwi.

Photo of the woolshed, campsite, and shearers quarters (PDF, 30K)

Balancing farming and conservation

Farm management requirements will be taken into account in achieving conservation objectives. However, the wider Farm Park must be primarily managed to:

  • protect and enhance public enjoyment and access
  • protect natural values, and
  • protect historic values.

Historic values

The Farm Park also has some sites of high historic values, including some archaeological sites that must be maintained/restored and interpreted to reflect these values.

The potential for restoration and maintenance of the existing natural and historic values will take priority over other matters when considering a new lease/licence opportunity.

Public access

The Farm Park will seek to improve opportunities for public recreation and will require ongoing public access by foot. Open space recreation and camping facilities must be maintained. Adequate provision of recreational hunting access will also be allowed for.

Grazing areas will be monitored to ensure conditions are met and natural, historic, and recreational values are protected. Any lease/licences will contain provisions to manage these values.


Di Clendon
Senior Permissions Advisor
Mobile: +64 27 220 9375

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