Sheep Farm Experience

Sheep Farm Experience
Price: $80.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Tea, Cheese Tasting
Recommended Dress We recommend guests wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing, with layers that may be removed and comfortable, flat-soled walking shoes. We also suggest a hat and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair, however guests should have someone with them to assist.

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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Skip the cheese factory
April 04, 2020
Our guide was great, the scenery was magnificent, and the sheep farm and tea we’re wonderful. I’d recommend skipping the “cheese factory “ though. When we arrived there was no cheese being made and it was really just a chance to purchase souvenirs.
Reviewer: Sally Raymond
4 Stars
Really Nice!
January 15, 2020
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: Sandi Feller
5 Stars
Great small group experience.
December 03, 2019
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!!
Reviewer: Henry Federau
5 Stars