Among the goldminers who arrived at Tuapeka in 1861 was Patrick Cummings, a young Irishman who had gone to Australia four years earlier. At Tuapeka he must have found enough gold to buy some land to start a farm, and his family are still farming in the area.
Their endeavours now include this very successful Standardbred horse stud called Tuapeka Lodge dedicated to breeding high quality racehorses. Call anytime and take your chance that somebody will be around. Call 03 485 9605 to make a time to visit.
Tuapeka Lodge is 5 kms from Lawrence. If coming from Dunedin travel through Lawrence towards Alexandra for 2 kms – turn left into Tuapeka West Road then travel another 2kms and turn left into Tuapeka Flat Road.