Animal Experience

George, ‘R’ and Whiskey scoffing treats!

Perfect for those wanting a private experience to touch and feed animals, especially sheep. Every year we always keep our favourite orphaned lamb to raise as part of the family. They stay with us for a long and happy life. Our sheep are hilarious, full of character and we know you’ll love them as much as we do.

George, ‘R’, and Allan are completely tame, domesticated sheep that you can touch, pet and feed. Not to mention, they adore the attention! In springtime we bottle feed the other baby orphaned lambs as well!

Our horses Whiskey (a beautiful chestnut thoroughbred) and Serafina (a black arabian/pasafino cross) don’t like to miss out on the action either.

This tour is a great option for anyone who is tight on time/budget, or is just looking to handle and play with the animals rather than do a full farm tour.

Greedy greedy George!

Highlights of the tour:

  • Feeding and meeting the pet sheep
  • Feeding the horses
  • Meeting the 5 farm work dogs
  • Bottle feeding the lambs (End of Sept – Oct only)
Making Pound the huntaway bark!

Important Details:

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Capacity: Unlimited
  • Operates: October to May (subject to weather)
  • Hours: Mon – Sat: 9.00am – 5.00pm. Closed: Sun and public holidays.
  • Transport: All guests must arrange their own transport to Benlea Farm
  • Directions: You can find out how to get to Benlea here.
  • Booking a tour: All tours by reservation only. Contact us here.
Bottle Feeding lambs in the spring


Per person: $25

Infants: Free (0 – 2 yrs)

*Minimum of $50 per tour, regardless of numbers

Payment options:

  • Cash
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer (in advance only)
  • EFTPOS (New Zealand eftpos cards only)
  • Credit cards – Visa and Mastercard only
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