McGrath Estate is high up on the western side of the beautiful Waitakere Ranges, the small mountain range that separates Auckland city on the tranquil east coast from the wild untameable west coast.
A 200-acre property on the edge of Auckland, New Zealand's largest metropolitan area.
The property is a rugged but beautiful valley. More than half the valley is occupied by lush subtropical native rain forest, with the remaining acreage in rolling farm land. The farm carries beef cattle that are raised on the property.
A vibrant stream chatters its way along the bottom of the valley, through the farm before cascading down into deep bush land where giant prehistoric tree ferns cling to steep cliffs above the stream.
Majestic kauri trees and other native flora populate dense forest that includes exposed rock cliffs and hidden pastures deep in the valley. High on the Southern side of the valley, a stand of ancient eucalyptus trees near crop paddocks enclosed by tall bamboo hedgerows, provide exotic contrast with the lush deep green of the native forest below.