Conservation, farming and recreation go hand in hand at Molesworth, New Zealand's largest farm.

Molesworth has been managed by the Crown for over 50 years, bringing together three runs (Tarndale, Molesworth and St Helens) which had been overgrazed by sheep and rabbits and repeatedly burned. With careful management including solely stocking with cattle, soils and vegetation have been gradually returned to good health.

Today Molesworth is managed by the Department of Conservation with Landcorp Farming Limited responsible for farming operations under a lease agreement.

Source: Department of Conservation - Crown Copyright

DOC - Reserve information