Public Tours

We are delighted to offer farm to butchery tours. If you are interested in understanding first hand how Patangata Station provides beef and lamb to their own butchery, then this is the tour for you.


  • Optional return transport to and from Patangata Station from outside the Havelock North Information Centre (pick-up 9:00am and drop-off approx 12:15pm).
  • 9:30am – 10:30am Tour of the Farm
  • 10:30am – 11:00am Morning Tea
  • 11.00am – travel to Waipawa Butchery
  • 11.10am – Butchery Tour
  • 11.30am – Depart for Havelock North
  • 12noon – Arrive back in Havelock North

Cost $120 per person

Special rate for Student & Senior Citizens

To enquire about our Tours please fill out the form below or email;
Or phone; 0274 306 373

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Patangata Station is a family run farming operation, located in the picturesque Tuki Tuki Valley of Central Hawke’s Bay. Duncan Smith & Annabel Tapley-Smith and their two children, Tabatha and Rupert are sheep, beef and cropping farmers.

They are passionate about quality, farming and having a good time. Duncan and Annabel firmly believe that their formula of supplying their own Patangata Station beef and lamb to their butcher shop (situated just 15kms away from the farm) is a simple, but effective one.

The opportunity to share their products with others is one to be treasured and they are excited to be running pure Angus cattle and Suffolk-Texel ewe lambs specifically for the customers. They can control quality and quantity of supply. Patangata Station is a supplier to a select few restaurants; chefs appreciate the quality beef and lamb produced at the Station by people who have been born on the land. The personal care they receive from their award-winning butchery team makes Patangata Station such a sought after supplier.

We farm gender specific, breed specific, size specific animals for the Butchery. That means when you eat a lamb chop or a lamb sausage you know that it is a Suffolk-Texel ewe lamb (which translates to a ‘meat breed lamb and a female’), so you know you are getting the juiciest, tenderest, tastiest chop possible, not a male lamb which can have tainting and differing characteristics.

Beef is also specific to breed, gender and size, resulting in pure Angus heifers that have marbling characteristics with tender juicy flavours. Duncan and Annabel know they can build consistency of quality and quantity because they are serving up the same breed, gender and size of animal every day. This is unique to Patangata Station.

We are a small production house with only 15 Beef & Lamb boxes available per day. Dismiss