Sheep Farm Experience
Depart Akaroa for a local tour through the bays and up onto the summit road providing magnificent views of both the entire harbor and the northern coastline of the South Island.
Your next stop will be a delicious one as you arrive at Barry's Bay Cheese Factory for a tasting of some of their wonderful local cheeses.
Continue to Coombe Farm for a guided tour, witness sheepdogs at work and a sheep shearing demonstration. This farm has been in the ownership of one family for several generations and runs several thousand sheep over an extensive hill block. At the farm you will witness the sheepdog round up the sheep and bring them into the sheep pens where you can touch and photograph. The farmer will explain about the sheep breeds, the wool and meat before shearing a sheep in the woolshed. The afternoon visit will end with afternoon tea provided by the farmer's wife in the homestead.
You will end the day with a return to Akaroa township where the tour concludes back at the port area and your ship.
Reviewer: Sandi Feller
The trip to the farm was so beautiful and our driver was so nice and informative. He would stop along the way and let us take pictures and even stoped for us to get refreshments. The Sheep Farm itself: the owners could not have been more welcoming! We got to see the dog at work and then how he sheered a sheep. Afterwards we were met with a beautiful spread of scones and other goodies and tea....truly a lovely day!
Reviewer: Henry Federau
Our preference has always been to choose excursions with a smaller group size a d this one turned out excellent. Location was picturesque farm family were amazing! Awesome demonstration, learned lots and you can't beat the oven fresh treats after. Highly recommended!!