Welcome to Te Matuku Oysters
Te Matuku Bay
Te Matuku Oyster farm lies in nutrient rich, unpolluted Te Matuku Marine Reserve at the south east corner of Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Surrounded by regenerating native forest, Te Matuku Bay provides a perfect marine environment for pacific oysters to flourish. Not surprisingly it’s where one of the earliest Government oyster leases was granted in 1971.
Conservationist and businessman Sir Rob Fenwick and his wife Jennie, who own Te Matuku forest and farm property adjacent to the oyster farm, rebuilt the oyster farm in 1990s. With other investors whom they later bought out, they used state-of-the art oyster farming technology replacing traditional timber rack and rail structures with suspended Seapra baskets. The new method significantly improves tidal flows and minimises detritus on the seabed, dramatically reducing the environmental footprint of the farm.