Sheep Farm Experience

Sheep Farm Experience
Excursion Highlights:
  • Witness sheepdogs at work and a live sheep shearing demonstration at Coombe Farm on our Sheep Farm Experience tour.
  • Take a scenic journey through the bays, with panoramic views of Akaroa harbor and the northern coastline of the South Island.
  • Savor the local flavors during a cheese tasting session at Barry's Bay Cheese Factory, renowned for its rich, wonderful cheeses.
  • Learn about sheep breeds, wool, and meat directly from a multi-generational farming family, plus enjoy traditional afternoon tea at the homestead.
  • Don't miss this unforgettable shore excursion experience, offering smaller groups, guaranteed satisfaction and return-to-ship assurance.
Price: $80.00
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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 them. 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 on the homestead.

You will end the day with a return to Akaroa township where the tour concludes back at the port area.