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)