Hau Nui wind farm
Hau Nui wind farm is situated about 20 kilometres from the Martinborough township. Built in 1996, it is New Zealand's first commercial wind farm and generates enough electricity to power 1500 homes. The seven turbines operate in a wind speed range of 10 - 120 km/h above which they shut down. The structures are designed to withstand wind speeds up to 240km/h.

Hau Nui (meaning 'strong wind' in Maori) wind farm has a well designed viewing area with seating from which to marvel at the impressive machines. There are comprehensive information panels making a visit informative and interesting or you can simply take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. This is definitely a worthwhile excursion.