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 on the sheep and in 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 (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 is a short drive down the road to Deer Genetics the deer farm.
Here you will feed a pet Red Deer by hand, handle and learn about the processing of velvet, the harvesting of velvet and hard antler.
The best time to view these majestic stags in prolific antler growth is during the summer season.
Depending on the size of the group and the time of the year there will be an opportunity to view the stags up close.
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 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 four 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 is our utmost priority.
Both 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)
We are home to the best Red and White Deer herds, not only in New Zealand but the world!
Majestic stags, their antlers in a prolific growth phase, are a rare site and fantastic photo opportunity
Watch stags being fed and feed young deer yourself by hand
Informative tour on velvet growth, production, harvesting and deer genetics
Tour of working deer sheds and yards