St Kilda - how it came into being

St Kilda subdivision and Wetlands

Matt Smith was the owner of a dairy farm with 400 milking cows had a dilemma when the Waikato Expressway cut his farm in half. He solved the problem about what to do with it by developing the property into a subdivision with a rural lifestyle with a residential feel. 

It was to be free of rigid fences with no two houses the same and all with solar panels. The average sections are 1600m2. 

It is a a community where it is safe to commute around with off road paved walks and boardwalks around the 2 park like wetlands. There are 16 km of walking and cycling tracks and 19 hectares of recreational spaces and nearly 300 sections.  

The first residents moved into the subdivision in August 2014.

St Kilda CafĂ© and Bistro is a great place to stop during your day at the Festival for a coffee.  A great playground is nearby for the younger set and there is an Early Child Care centre close by.


Work began in 2013 with the removal of the Hydro Towers and burying of the electricity .  The photos below show the development of St Kilda over the years - from farmland and dirt, into the parks, wetlands and lovely gardens that we have for you to visit at the Cambridge Garden Festival 2018, 

For more information on the gardens, click here.


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