Our Farm Tour
Our Farm Tour
Your tour starts with an introduction, and a brief health and safety overview.
We operate working farms and a healthy, safe working farm experience for our guests is paramount. Following that it is into the wool shed. Here you will meet an experienced, professional shearer who will do both a live machine and a blade shearing demonstration. You will get to feel the difference between the sheep and the fleece.
We encourage you to ask as many questions as you can. You get to explore and have a go at wool classing (tidying the fleece) and the difference between different breeds of sheep.
Next, it is out to watch two working dogs do their stuff with a mob of sheep including a heading dog (eye dog) and a Huntaway (which uses its bark). You can try your hand at "drafting" a mob through the sheep yards.
This is followed by a traditional morning tea or afternoon tea - scones, tea, coffee and drinks for the kids. After refreshments, it's out on the farm to see our cows.
Here you will feed a pet cow by hand, handle and learn about our cows
This authentic farm experience is perfect for families with children or groups of adults interested in exploring one of the largest industries in New Zealand.
We offer a fun, informative and unique kiwi farm tour here at Geraldine Farm tours.
Our tours operate twice a day
Monday to Friday, the first at 9.30 am and then at 1.30 pm.
Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours for the tour.
Tours will operate in most weather conditions.
Our tours cost:
$70.00 per adult over 12 years of age
$40.00 for ages 5 -12 years
$200.00 family package - 2 adults and 2 children
Under 5 years FREE
We offer a group discount on the above prices for large groups.
***We require a minimum of fifteen (15) adults to run a tour, if we don't meet this level, then we may cancel the tour.***
In extreme weather, tours may be cancelled.
Individual and separate farm tours are available on request.
Here at Geraldine Farm Tours your enjoyment and safety are our utmost priority.
Our tours are on working farms which means machinery and animals are operating. It is important that you follow the instructions of your tour guides at all times. There are hand washing facilities available at both farms for your hygiene.
We accept payment by Visa or Mastercard
Be a part of a working farm with, working dogs, lambs and sometimes calves
See the dogs working and mustering a flock of sheep
For pre-booked tours, a sheep-shearing demonstration
Feed lambs and calves (when in season)