This tour will get you to experience a hands-on demonstration in a rural farm area with the locals! As you travel through New Zealand, you’ll find perpetual open fields and beautiful plantations. Your ‘Christchurch Farm Tour’ starts once you are picked up from your Christchurch hotel. We drive towards the Southern Alps and enjoy the changing view as we cross over the Canterbury Plains towards Springfield. An hour drive and roughly 80 kms, will see us to the foothills of the Southern Alps. You will get to view a large cross section of farms – from dairying, cropping, seed production, deer farming and a range of livestock. There are many extraordinary photographic opportunities along this course. I am more than happy to stop, should you wish to take photographs along the way.
My Christchurch Farm Tour takes you to a typical New Zealand Sheep farm, where you can see both a Sheep Dog and Sheep Shearing demonstration. The farm is set in the foothills of the Southern Alps, on the banks of the Waimakariri River. Trevor was a prize-winning shearer in his day. His wife, Heather, makes some decadent home baking, which we tuck into at the end of the visit. The farm offers you stunning scenery and photos with the sheepdog.
As an alternative, I can also take you to a range of other farms, dependent on your specific interest. I have a strong interest in farming, having grown up on a mixed farm in Scotland. When immigrating to New Zealand, my aspiration was to become a Dairy Farmer. My journey has ultimately taken me into a different stream once here. If you have similar farming business intentions, I can assist with technical site visits in your chosen field of farming.
Take a look at my other tours on offer, if you are looking for other tours during your visit to Christchurch New Zealand.
Highlights of the Christchurch Farm Tour
• Natures drive across the Canterbury Plains
• Foothills of Southern Alps
• Experience a Sheep Dog and Sheep Shearing demonstration
Best Time to book
• All year round
• 4 hours
|09.30||Pickup from your hotel|
|10.45||Arrive at the farm, after journey crossing the Canterbury Plains with photo stop opportunities|
|11.00||Sheep dog show followed by sheep shearing demonstration|
|11.45||Morning tea in the shearing shed and chance to speak with the farmer and his wife and ask questions|
|12.00||Visit farm house and enjoy a walk through the garden and view over the Waimakariri River|
|13.30||Drop off in the City Centre|
• An Experienced & Knowledgeable, local Tour Guide
• Transport to and from Christchurch to the Sheep Farm
• Hands on – View a Sheep Dog and Sheep Shearing demonstration
• Morning or Afternoon tea in the Shearing Shed
• Local, Homemade lunch meal on a Farm
• Priced from $250 per person