Hinkler Park Plantation (HPP) was founded in Bundaberg in 1988 with the first macadamia trees planted in 1990.
The aim of the Company is to produce premium macadamia kernel in irrigated orchards maximising the use of machinery in as many operations as possible. Management procedures used by the Company have been formulated with a focus on long term sustainability utilising current soil practices and water resources.
HPP owns an orchard at Mt Bauple (30 km North of Gympie) and has expanded into the Childers area, but its largest holdings are located in Bundaberg. In total, HPP has over 2400 hectares of macadamia plantation with the number of trees now in excess of 680,000.
The Company employs up to 45 permanent staff and up to 16 seasonal workers. HPP currently produces in excess of 3000 t of nut-in-shell (NIS) annually which will increase to potentially double in the next 10 years as younger farms mature and their full yield potential is realised.