our agricultural tours

The agricultural, horticultural, forestry, mining and fishing industries in New Zealand play a fundamentally important role in New Zealand’s economy and accounts for 8% of the GDP and over 50% of exports. At Maori Trails, we believe that these industries deserve a to be included in any New Zealand travel program, so we have collected a selection of tours where visitors can stay a night (or more) with farming families, meet and chat with working farmers and learn more about the “Kiwi” way of live.

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Pete's Farm Stay, Rangiora

March 01, 2017

Enjoy a typical Kiwi experience on a working sheep- and cattle farm, located in Canterbury, 30min from Christchurch airport. Watch a sheep shearing and sheep dog demo, feed the animals and visit new lambs (July-October). Kids are encouraged to hand feed sheep and calves and pet the friendly alpacas and visit the herd of over 500 cows and see them milked. A true Kiwi experience for the whole family while taking in the magnificent panorama of the Southern Alps. The farm offers accommodation in modern and spacious guest rooms (in the main house) or in comfortable and spacious one- and two bedroom cottages (adjacent to the main house). A hearty, homemade breakfast is included and someone from the owner family is always around for a friendly chat!

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Farm Tour, Rotorua

January 17, 2017

In the heart of 350 acres of lush farmland, only 10 minutes from Rotorua, you will find one of New Zealand’s ‘must visits’ for families. Enjoy their world-famous Farm Show, starring a cast of talented animals. Join a guided tour on all-terrain vehicles and visit the heart of a real working farm, learn all about New Zealand farming and have the opportunity to hand-feed animals and meet sheep, cattle, deer, llamas and pigs. This is a hands-on, entertaining and educational experience for the whole family.

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