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High Country Farm Tour

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Our High Country Farm Tour is an incredible way to see and learn about farming in the Mackenzie High Country. Take in magnificent views & hand feed our friendly farm animals. this is definitely the way to discover Lake Tekapo!

Our High Country Farm Tour is an incredible way to see and learn about farming in the Mackenzie High Country. Take in magnificent views & hand feed our friendly farm animals. this is definitely the way to discover Lake Tekapo!

Highlights

  • Hand feed many farm animals
  • A scenic tour of Lake Tekapo
  • Learn about Lake Tekapo's vast history & local legends
  • Explore vast open spaces of the Mt John and Balmoral High Country Stations
  • Get off road on a real New Zealand High Country Farm.

Prepare for a unique off-road farm adventure! Our 2-hour high country tour offers epic landscapes, diverse animals, and excitement on a vast 50,000-acre Tekapo property.

Ideal for nature and photography enthusiasts, our tour suits both animal lovers and landscape admirers. Bring your camera!

Imagine a luxurious 12-seater 4WD Mercedes Sprinter van designed for rugged terrain. With ample windows framing panoramic views, relish breathtaking scenery en route to remote sites. Our intimate group of 10 ensures personal experiences in grand settings.

Journey to historic Mt John station, guided by Lake Tekapo's stories. Meet residents: Merino sheep, Angus cows, alpacas, horses, and working dogs. Discover tales of Irishman Creek Hut and marvel at the Southern Alps embracing Swan Tarn, home to the elusive Black Stilt bird. Taste farm-produced New Zealand honey and sample fresh spring water at Forks Stream. Learn about native flora and fauna uses. Visit the horse ranch, housing equine stars of Disney's Mulan. Proceed to the private Mt John lookout for whimsical photos and insights into Lake Tekapo.

Conclude at the farmyard, bonding with alpacas over treats.

By tour's end, you'll have captivating photos, farming insights, and heartwarming memories. A cherished family-friendly experience!

Meeting point: 48a D’Archiac Drive (Next to Balmoral Farmyard & Shop) Lake Tekapo, New Zealand 7945

Adult $99.00
Child $69.00 (5 and above only)

What's included

  • Comfortable modern transport - air conditioned
  • Animal food - On our farm we have: Merino sheep, Alpaca, & Angus Cows along with many other farm yard favorites.
  • A friendly guided tour of the farms.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Our office is located inside the Cairns Alpine Resort

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 3
  • If your child requires a car seat, please ensure you bring this with you for their safety..

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Sometimes Tekapo can have really adverse weather. When we cancel the tours, you will be able to obtain a full refund. If tours are cancelled we will advise you on your contact details provided..

  • Please contact us 24 hours prior to departure to confirm your reservation..

Available Bookings from 26 Jun to 9 Jul 2024

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  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$59.90 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$69.90
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$69.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$82.00
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$59.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$69.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Sanjeev Sood from India wrote on 04 January 2020

Farm tour

It was a wonderful experience. Our host was very passionate and provided us a very good information about the local area. We experienced vast land scape of NZ - Thanks to our host.

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Marliyana from Singapore wrote on 28 June 2019

Became a private tour

Since there was no one else that booked for this tour, it became a private and personal tour! Mary's a really great tour guide. She's been around for 3 years and I can see she really loves her job! I learned about a lot of things from her from this tour, which is certainly more than just a feed-animal-farm-tour! It was an experience seeing a pine cone as big as a durian and a pineapple, and also the antlers of a 7 yr old deer, drank 99.8% pure water from the refreshing river and ate some pure honey still with the wax in it! Just ask any questions and Mary would know the answer! My favourite was getting to meet Buster (and Chief the bully haha)! They're retired horses and Buster's such a lovely horse.

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Hi Marliyana, Thank you very much for review us. Mary (Maddy) is always enthusiastic about the farm tour. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour & we hope to see you again one day! Please share your pictures and your experience to your family and friends. Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm tour Team

Lok Kwan Tai from Hong Kong wrote on 14 March 2019

More than feeding animals

More to see as expected

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You got that right Lok Kwan : ) Thanks so much for taking the time to give Lake Tekapo Farm Tours a review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour & was much more than you expected! Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm tour Team

majathe from Slovenia wrote on 28 November 2018

A waste of time

This was .. a couple of hours out of the wind (in the van), peppered with some nice views you probably wouldn't get to see if you went tramping or discovering Tekapo by yourself. Apart from that the tour was extremely uninformative, we did not actually get to see any part of a working farm, much less got any insight into the workings of one. Basically you're driven around and vaguely shown the estate from the van window "on your left there should be some cows, but they just moved them to another field" and at the end you get some food with which you can feed 3 alpakas, a few sheep and chickens. Yay! My advice for the tour would be - if you have nothing to say and nothing to show (apart from some nice Instagram worthy views), maybe shorten the experience, possibly down to 30 minutes instead of the ardous 2.5h. I shouldn't complain, the day was super windy and we didn't mind sleeping in the van out of the wind for a couple of hours.

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fang from New Zealand wrote on 03 March 2019

Excellent tour!

My partner didn't want to do a farm tour when I booked, but this is nothing like the farm experience you do in rotorua. Our tour was more like a nature tour on the massive farm, our guide Bonnie was super energetic and friendly, she talked about the animals on the farm, plants, land, what the farm does and also showing us some farm produce etc. The views are stunning, Bonnie also talked about the town and bit of history of it. I would recommend doing this on the first day in tekapo, Bonnie was so helpful in suggesting things to do. One walk we took out of our schedule but Bonnie recommended it so we fit it back in, it was the best walk for our whole trip! The last part of the tour was fun, we got to hand feed the animals on the farm. I would do it again when I'm there next time.

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From High Country Farm Tour

Hi Fang, thank you for taking the time to give Lake Tekapo Farm Tours a review. This is Bonnie & I am so pleased you enjoyed my tour! Thank you for your informative review, this will greatly help future guests to better understand what our farm tour is all about! Kind Regards Bonnie Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

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