The Auckland Country Tour

Exclusive Auckland Country Tour (Beesoline, Muriwai Gannet Colony)
Price: $240.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Custom pick-up is provided for this tour from the cruise pier and CENTRALLY located hotels. This tour does not pick up, or drop off at the airport. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch and a beverage at an upmarket cafe, a local restaurant, or a winery, wine tasting at an award-winning winery, and honey tastings are included. Vegetarian lunch options are available, and other food intolerances may be accommodated upon request at time of booking.
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions Participants must be 18 to drink alcoholic beverages. This tour is wheelchair accessible, provided that the wheelchair is collapsible. Electric scooters cannot be accommodated. The vehicle is not equipped with a wheelchair lift. According to New Zealand laws, children under 8 must be correctly secured in an approved child restraint, such as a baby seat or a booster seat. Children must be older than 7 and over 128 centimeters (about 4 feet) tall to ride without a booster seat. Children 8 years or older must use safety belts. No children of any age may travel in a parent's lap.

The Auckland Country Tour

See the best of Auckland on this fantastic day tour.

Set off through some of Auckland's suburbs, where you can see typical Auckland housing developments, heading North to the township of Warkworth. After approximately 45 minutes, you'll arrive at the Honey Centre, where you can try different types of honey, including New Zealand's most famous Manuka Honey. There aren't too many places in Auckland where you can do this honey tasting and have such a range of honey products on offer, so this is a stop that cannot be missed. Then enjoy wine tasting at one of the many award winning wineries in the area, before stopping for an included lunch.

After lunch, get ready for the highlight of the tour: an interactive sheep show! You will learn first hand about New Zealand's sheep farming in a fascinating and entertaining one hour presentation. This live demonstration begins with the sheepdogs rounding up and bringing in the sheep, which are then sorted and shorn. The experienced presenters will provide interesting narration throughout the show. Get a close-up view of all the action, and take the opportunity to help out when its time to feed the lambs! Shows are held in the fully seated barn and are suitable for all ages. After the show, you can take a stroll through the gift shop for souvenirs.

With so much to do in the wonderful city of Auckland, this amazing day tour will introduce you to new experiences, giving you a day of fun and exploration of the countryside north of Auckland.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Sheep World
April 02, 2020
We were lucky in that my wife and I were the only participants in this tour. Our guide was a local Aucklander and provided a lot of information during our trip. Prior to visiting the sheep ranch we stopped at the Honey Centre and learned all about how the owners make all sorts of products from the bees they raise. Then it was on to Sheep World where we, amongother tourists, watched a demonstration of sheep dogs bring in the sheep from the pasture and then were thrilled to watch a sheep being sheared. We were entertained by watching a couple of volunteers trying to sort out sheep and send them to different pens. We also got to feed lambs. After the 60-minute "show" we were able to talk to the sheep shearer who was a friend of our guide. It was a great experience.
Reviewer: Allen Lynch
5 Stars
Wonderful Full Day Tour of the NZ Countryside
August 28, 2019
The first several hours of the tour were at Sheep World, where we saw an excellent sheep shearing demo, plus we fed the baby sheep with bottles. The Sheep World visit also included feed for us to feed the numerous farm animals which was a lot of fun. The day also included wine tasting at a vineyard, countryside sightseeing, and a visit to the Honey Center store. This tour was well worth it!!
Reviewer: Fred Ellert
5 Stars
The highlight of our brief stay in Auckland
December 28, 2016
We were picked up at the hotel and taken on a road trip all the way to the coast at the Tasman sea, as suggested by the name of the tour. We were a very small group and since we were not in a rush we spent the entire day enjoying stops at a winery and vineyard; a strawberry farm; a store that sold NZ made souvenirs; a garnet colony at the coast and finally, a visit to the tour owner's farm. The opened their home to us and offered tea and pavlova; very hospitable. The tour was informative, beautiful, and gave us a glimpse of life in rural NZ that we wouldn't have gotten anywhere else.
Reviewer: Jeffrey Robles
5 Stars
Best tour ever!
March 05, 2016
Do ot miss this excursion if you are in Auckland! Stuart and his wife Donna give you a wonderful cultural experience. From the moment he picks you up until he drops you off! Excellent value!
Reviewer: CDN GAL
5 Stars