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Stewart Dairylands

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Stewart Dairylands


Your hosts: James & Debbie
Location: Ashhurst, Palmerston North
Driving time: 15 minutes from Palmerston North

Located on the outskirts of Palmerston North, the Stewart family has been farming the same land for over a century. Twenty-five years ago, the farm changed from sheep farming to dairy and the Stewarts haven’t looked back since. The 600-hectare farm is managed by James, Tim and Dave Stewart and is home to 800 dairy cows.

The Stewart’s have planted several thousand natives across the farm in addition to a protected original bush block which is next to the farm dairy.  They have also constructed a wetland in the bottom of the bush where a Dung Beetle has been released to help break down nutrients in the soil.   

Animal welfare, the environment, a good team of people and producing top quality dairy are the values this farm runs by. And you can definitely tell when you step foot on this property. Not only does this dairy farm provide beautiful scenery and top-quality farming practices, it also doubles as a health and beauty day spa, with boutique accommodation.

Come along to Open Gates and meet the Stewarts who love to share life on the farm and are looking forward to meeting you. Book now to secure your free ticket for a day on the farm! 

Our activities 


Milking Demonstration

Milking Demonstration

See Calf Feeding

See Calf Feeding

Trailer Ride

Trailer Ride

Farmyard Friends

Farmyard Friends

Picnic Area

Picnic Area

Bush or Wetland Walk

Bush or Wetland Walk

Sausage Sizzle

Sausage Sizzle

Vet Talk

Vet Talk

Our water initiatives 


Effluent Management

Effluent Management

Riparian Planting

Riparian Planting

Retired Land

Retired Land

QEII Bush

QEII Bush

Fencing Waterways

Fencing Waterways

Wetland Restoration

Wetland Restoration

Nitrogen Management Data

Nitrogen Management Data

Farm Environmental Plans

Farm Environmental Plans

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