Farm and country tour - a fascinating half day with a local expert guide including morning tea. Self-drive

Your guide will unlock the history, farming practices and the people of this vibrant rural community.

From NZD 358.00 for 2 people


Ask us to arrange a Self-Drive Tour with a local guide who will ride in your car and unlock the history, farming practices and the people who have created this vibrant rural community. 

3.5 hours duration, departing at a time of your choice from The Vicarage Geraldine. 

Visit the oldest church in South Canterbury and early settlor graves, Feed nuts to some black & coloured sheep, taste the world's first deer milk cheese, enjoy morning tea in a river gorge camping area and visit historic farm buildings (Category 1 Historic Place) on an iconic NZ sheep and cattle station. 

The well-maintained sealed and gravel roads are suitable for all vehicle types. Access fees (to fund upkeep of the historic farm buildings) are included in the tour price.



  • 3.5 hour guided tour.
  • 50 km route
  • Discover our local history and farming practices
  • Commentary will unlock the stories, diversity and hidden gems of the country around Geraldine
  • Morning tea - beside a hill country river if the weather is fine
  • Entry fees to visit Category 1 historic buildings on an iconic High Country Station
  • Access to historic Church and Cemetery

Contact us to book

Phone: 027 693 9027 or email: [email protected]

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
Original Blacksmith's Workshop, Orari Gorge Station
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 - Part Time Guide. Semi-Retired Farmer