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Akaroa Farm Tours

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113 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7170
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Wonderful, Up-close Farm Experience

I would give this tour 10 stars if I could! Starting off with the knowledgeable and friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diane C
Princeville, Hawaii
A very unique experience

You must go if you visit Akaroa, we were taken into the hills to this wonderful farm , by a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenny K
Hobart, Australia
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“paua bay” (24 reviews)
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“sheep shearing” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
113 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7170

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I would give this tour 10 stars if I could! Starting off with the knowledgeable and friendly shuttle driver, employed by the farm, who shared information about Akaroa on the 30-minute drive to the farm, this tour just got better and better. Murray Johns, current...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must go if you visit Akaroa, we were taken into the hills to this wonderful farm , by a lovely knowledgeable lady in the bus where we were told all about its history through the generations by the present owner Maury. We were then...More

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had been to farm tour before so this isnt our first and so even with that in mind, the Akaroa farm tour did delight us, especially with their personal touch. We had 2 young kids with us and the only ones in the...More

Thank Pei Ee C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding experience. Booked off the Golden Princess on Oct 6, 2017. Could not book privately as Princess buys out all available spaces. Great value for a ship excursion. Started with a scenic (and sometimes scary) 30 minute ride in a 10 passenger van to the...More

Thank GaryThompson_12
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We went on the Paua Bay sheep farm excursion in March 2017 as part of our Holland America cruise. The excursion offers a different and delightful experience. It starts with a scenic 30 minute ride to the farm with a knowledge guide. The farm experience...More

1  Thank roxane_edmonton
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Murray is a great host and we are delighted to have spent half of our day at the farm. Understanding shearing, herding and more about how they work. We had a good tea session with the family a few other travellers. Am glad i went...More

Thank Coady_SIN
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This was a very exciting and informative visit to a real sheep farm. The farmer and his family were very gracious and caring hosts. I was overly impressed with their use and knowledge of smart farming. They use the public requests and farming science to...More

Thank Marsha Z
Reviewed 21 March 2017

...and then some! Having read all the reviews before we booked this tour, I can say that this visit to Murray and Sue's home and farm surpassed our expectations. There's romance. There are good guys and bad guys. There is history and lots of action....More

Thank nanazsun
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Murray set the context for how the family ended up doing what they are doing, alongside explaining very clearly the challenges of farming in general and hill sheep farming in particular.

Thank NottsTravellerl
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A small group were taken by bus to the family farm, approximately 1/2 hour's travel through beautiful countryside. Saw sheep shearing, and the dogs working the sheep in the fields. Then had tea/coffee with scones, jam and cream at the family homestead. A great afternoon...More

Thank sue r
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Barbara P
11 March 2017|
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Response from marikayek | Reviewed this property |
I would go to Akaroa farm tours website and request a booking. This particular attraction was through cruise line. I'm assuming if your a private party, I would contact them direct. Hope this helps.
20 February 2017|
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Response from MtcSpoor | Reviewed this property |
Our tour included pick up and return to Akaroa, although you could take another form of transportation it probably would be more complicated,