Christchurch Sheep Farm Visit

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning or afternoon departures Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit a working sheep farms set in a tranquil and picturesque location in the heart of Canterbury's sheep farm land on this tour. On your return from the sheep farm visit , you can also choose to either upgrade to include a visit to one of North Canterbury / Waipara vineyard, where you can enjoy tasting various vintages. Or, take thrilling jet boat ride on the Waimakariri River.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free snacks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Visit one of three working sheep farms all set in tranquil and picturesque locations. Enjoy the experience of watching sheep dogs work, rounding up the flock and penning them for you to touch, examine and photograph. A shearing demonstration has been arranged and if you wish you can have a go. Morning or afternoon tea will be provided. On your return to Christchurch a visit to the factory shop of one of our leading manufactures of woollen garments can be arranged on request.

Why not combine your sheep farm visit and upgrade to include another Christchurch attraction:

Winery Visit - On your return from the sheep farm, choose to include a visit to one of Canterbury's largest vineyards. Enjoy a short tour of the winery followed by a tasting of the various vintages. .

Jet Boating Tour - After the sheep farm visit, choose to enjoy one of the most exhilarating and scenically spectacular jetboat rides available in New Zealand. Jetboat the Waimakariri River Gorge through the foothills of the Southern Alps with breathtaking views of rugged snow-capped mountains.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Sheep farm tour, with either morning or afternoon tea

Winery visit and tasting (If option selected at time of booking)

Jet Boat Ride (if option selected at time of booking)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not recommended for participants with back problems or pregnant on the jet boat ride

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Jun-2017

    Really wonderful tour. We got to see with my wife an authentic sheep farm, the shearing of a sheep, a sheep dog working going out to gather and bring back about 12 sheep and putthing them in a corner, all this done by a farmer only whistling at him. Unbelievable...
    afterwards definitively book the jet boat tour which is only about 10 minutes down the road on the Waimakariri river. Great experience too to top off the day!

  • 09-Feb-2014

    Was a little dissapointed in this tour. Basically just visited a man's back yard were there were about two dozen or so sheep. He gave a brief sheering demonstration, we had tea and cookies and left. It lasted about 30-40 minutes or so. I was expecting a little more especially considering the price of the tour.

  • 05-Mar-2013

    Convenient pick-up, friendly driver, and clean mini bus. We were in a very small group which was great because we were comfortable and able to get more involved and ask questions and have the undivided attention of the driver and host/farmer. We visited a small farm, we were greeted immediately by a lovely older gentleman who is an inspiration to everyone to be so active and in control of sheep. Some sheep were in a stall awaiting our arrival, we were shown how to sheer them and given the opportunity to have a turn ourselves. We then went out to a paddock and watched how the farmer instructed a sheep dog how to herd up sheep and bring them to us. It was amazing to watch how such a little dog was in control of so many sheep. We had some photo opportunities with the sheep and farm. We then headed inside to have a beautiful morning tea, a fantastic spread of homemade baking, and great conversation. A pleasant and informative way to spend a morning.

  • 28-Nov-2011

    This sheep farm is small. Not many sheeps which expected I can see. Its only around 100 - 200 sheeps in the farm only. Anyway, sheep farm tour was good to understand the sheep shaving. If I got chance to shave the sheep, drink sheep's milk, it would be much better.

  • 05-Jun-2011

    This tour as great! The guys who run it are friendly and genuine. Got to shear a sheep, eat shortbread for morning tea and talk rugby. Perfect morning

  • 27-Nov-2010

    Not quite what we expected, although we were treated well, especially being the only ones on the visit. I think that with a few more 'tweaks', it would be a great trip, but it still needs some work.

  • 24-Apr-2009

    The driver and the farmer were wonderful. True New Zealand experience!