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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


Visit a working sheep farm in the heart of the Canterbury Region on this day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy New Zealand hospitality with morning or afternoon tea and then watch a sheep shearing demonstration. You can upgrade your tour to include a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Waimakariri River or go wine tasting at Waipara Valley vineyard, where you can sip various vintages. Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels is included.
  • Visit a working sheep farm, watch a shearing demonstration and feed the farm animals on this half-day tour from Christchruch
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Christchurch hotels
This tour of a working New Zealand sheep farm is set in the tranquil region of North Canterbury. After hotel pickup in Christchurch, you’re driven to the sheep station where you’ll enjoy morning or afternoon tea with a bit of typical ‘kiwi’ hospitality.
Watch sheep dogs at work as they round up and pen the flock so you can touch and photograph these gentle farm animals. If you wish, have a go at sheep shearing after a demonstration from the pros before returning to Christchurch. 
If you'd like, combine your visit with wine tasting or jet boating — see options below.
Winery Visit On your return from the sheep farm, include a visit to one of Canterbury's largest vineyards, located in the heart of the Waipara Valley. Enjoy a short tour of the winery followed by a tasting of unique vintages and aromatic wines at the cellar door. 
Jet-Boating Tour After your sheep farm visit, embark on an exhilarating Waimakariri River jet-boat ride through Waimakariri Gorge, which boasts exceptional views of the Southern Alps as your captain fishtails and spins through the shallow water.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, 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!

, 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.

, 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.

, Dec 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.

, 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

, Jan 2011
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.
, Jul 2010
The driver and the farmer were wonderful. True New Zealand experience!

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