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Benlea Sheep and Cattle Farm Tours

Join us at Benlea for a tour of a real New Zealand working farm.

Only one hours drive from Christchurch, nestled among the stunning landscapes of the Rakaia Gorge, sheep and cattle farm tours are two hours long and take you on an in-depth experience of our beautiful farm. We will give you a glimpse of our busy farming lifestyle and how we look after our flock of 5,000 sheep and 400 Cattle!

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Private Small Group Tours:

A family member will host you on a beautiful drive through the property and will tell you all about how we run the farm as we pass by each area. You will be driven into the paddocks so that you can watch and observe the animals up close. We take our guests to see any special activities that are currently taking place on the farm, as well as introducing them to our main working dogs.farming nz, nz farmer, new zealand farm, nz farm, south island farm, canterbury sheep farm, romney sheep, sheep, cattle, farming, new zealand, nz tourism, farm tours, country lifestyle, farm work, farm tours, best farm tour in new zealand, sheep farm tour nz, farm tours nz, farm tours new zealand, sheep farm tour new zealand, farm tour canterbury, sheep farm tour canterbury, sheep and cattle farm tour nz, sheep and beef farm, farm tour christchurch, sheep farm tour christchurch, sheep and beef farm tour christchurch, benlea farm, benlea tours, benlea sheep farm tour, benlea sheep and cattle farm tours, benlea farm and garden tours, nz tourism, new zealand tourism, things to do in new zealand, best things to do in new zealand, lucerne, pasture fed, lambs, summer time, healthy animals

Not only that, but we will drive you out to take in the incredible scenery the farm has to offer, where you can enjoy having unspoiled mountain views of New Zealand all to yourself. Guests can ask as many questions as they like, not to mention you will also have countless, amazing photo opportunities.

After the tour, we invite our guests to join us back at the farm house for a hot drink and some delicious home-baking. Guests are more than welcome to go to for a wander around the beautiful country garden. Most importantly you can meet our wonderful pet sheep and have the opportunity to touch and cuddle them.

We personalise our small group farm tours and tailor them to your interests. All tours are 2 hours long and allow for extra stops depending on how you would like to spend your time on the farm with us.

Bus Tours:

The farm bus tours include a drive through the farm with commentary along the way about how we run the farm and what is farming nz, nz farmer, new zealand farm, nz farm, south island farm, canterbury sheep farm, romney sheep, sheep, cattle, farming, new zealand, nz tourism, farm tours, country lifestyle, farm work, farm tours, best farm tour in new zealand, sheep farm tour nz, farm tours nz, farm tours new zealand, sheep farm tour new zealand, farm tour canterbury, sheep farm tour canterbury, sheep and cattle farm tour nz, sheep and beef farm, farm tour christchurch, sheep farm tour christchurch, sheep and beef farm tour christchurch, benlea farm, benlea tours, benlea sheep farm tour, benlea sheep and cattle farm tours, benlea farm and garden tours, nz tourism, new zealand tourism, things to do in new zealand, best things to do in new zealand, lucerne, pasture fed, lambs, summer time, healthy animalscurrently happening as we pass by each area. This is followed by delicious home baking at the farm house and a wander around the large country garden or feeding the pet sheep if desired. We can also take a drive into neighbouring Terrace Downs High Country Resort to view the development there.

Garden Only Tours:

Garden only tours can be arranged for garden clubs, or other groups interested in beautiful, large, country gardens. Our high country garden covers one hectare of land with many mature trees and shrubs, both exotic and native. There are many pathways meandering through the garden, two large rock gardens – one with a natural bird bath, and an art gallery to view. Tours include morning or afternoon tea.

Tours can be combined with other local gardens to make a day trip.

Details:

All tours start and end at our farm house at 728 Coleridge Road, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Bus tours – Please enquire for prices.
Operate from October through to the end of April.  Bus operators please note all farm tracks are shingle but very tidy. Buses not provided. Booking essential.

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Adults $100 each,

Children (14 years and under) $50 each

Children 2 years and under free

(NB. Minimum of 2 adults, or 1 adult and 2 paying children applies, or $200).
Booking required. Operates year round subject to weather.

Garden only tours – $15.00 per person (minimum of 15 people applies). Booking essential.

Take a look at the Benlea Farm and Garden Tours facebook page, our farm page Benlea Farm for what is happening on the farm or our garden page Country Garden NZ for photos and videos in the garden and gallery.

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Email : benleafarm@benlea.co.nz 

Phone:  +64 3 3186545

Mobile: +64 21 178 0744 (Katie)

+64 27 431 9079 (Cathie)