Two nights with full day farm and country tour. Includes breakfasts x2, morning tea & lunch.

Enjoy two nights at The Vicarage in the centre of pretty Geraldine and be escorted in your own car by semi-retired farming guides who will enjoy your company as much as you will enjoy theirs. Full day tour including breakfast, morning tea & lunch.

From NZ 1450.00 for 2 (until 31Oct)

 

This is your chance to connect with rural New Zealand, to learn what animals we farm, how we farm and feed them outdoors all year round, what markets we supply and how we are learning to sustainably manage the environment. You will handle deer velvet (young antler), taste deer milk cheese, feed some sheep, visit historic farm buildings (Heritage protected) on an iconic New Zealand sheep and beef station. Hear the stories of our early farm settlers, visit their graves and their oldest church. The guides are respected local friends with extensive knowledge of farming and country life and they will connect you with the real New Zealand.  Enjoy the outstanding scenery as you traverse the hills, mountains and valleys around Geraldine. You will be driving on well maintained sealed and gravel roads which are suitable for all vehicle types. Morning tea will be poured from a typical farmers thermos with fresh baking in a scenic bush reserve. The tour will also include a picnic lunch, a walk in native bush and the flexibility to adapt the route and the discussion to suit your interests. The guides will look forward to meeting you just as much as you will look forward to meeting them. 

(Note: from 1/11/22 the cost of this full day tour increases to $1,584 for two)

The tour will start here in Pleasant Valley and we will drive up into into the hill country
Moving a mob of sheep on a foggy day
Four Peaks Mountains behind Geraldine
Orari Gorge Station - The Original Blacksmith's workshop
Waihi Station
St Anne's, built by the early settlers, now the oldest church in South Canterbury
Hereford Cattle on hill country
Waihi River Camping Ground
Farmed red deer
Herstall Ulrich -  Part time guide. Semi retired farmer. Company Director.
Evan Thatcher - Semi-retired farmer and Part-Time Guide