Tararua Wind Farm

The Tararua Wind Farm is a wind farm owned and operated by Tilt Renewables. It is located on 700 ha of farmland on the Tararua Ranges of New Zealand. It has become New Zealand's largest capacity wind farm, with a total capacity of 161 MW.

The wind farm was first commissioned in 1999 and has been upgraded twice since. The most recent addition was commissioned in September 2007.

The wind farm consists of 134 turbines of two different types:

  • 103 Vestas V47 turbines, each rated at 660 kW, with three 23.5m long blades. Each turbine is mounted on a 40m high steel lattice tower.
  • 31 Vestas V90-3MW turbines, each rated at 3 MW with three 45m long blades.

Address: Hall Block Road, Ballance - Google Map

Contact: Tararua i-SITE

Phone: 0800 TARARUA

Email: info@tararua.com

Activity Type: Walks & Tramps