Lloyd and Harriet Chapman have been farming here since 2008, alongside their three children, Joe, Scarlett and Willa. They run sheep and beef on the property. They began their first tourist accommodation in 2014.
This historic farm has been in Harriet's family since the 1850’s with the current children of picturesque Lavericks Bay being the seventh generation. A 1000-hectare sheep and beef farm, regenerative farming principals are working their way into daily running of the property as the family strive to leave the land a part of a thriving eco-system.
Lavericks Bay, which formed part of a volcano over 6 million years ago, is located within the Eastern Bays on Banks Peninsula, and is under 2-hours’ drive from Christchurch. It is just over half an hour from the beautiful historic French settlement of Akaroa.
Since the self-sufficient first settlers arrived there have been fires, floods, droughts and many a good year, all testing and shaping the character of those that reside in the bay.