Farm Tour Taster

Out on the terrace

Perfect for those looking for a personalised, private farm tour, but are on a tighter schedule/budget.

This tour includes many of the amazing highlights of the Ultimate Farm Tour, without morning/afternoon tea and we don’t spend as much time at each stop. It’s a great tour for anyone looking for a taste of a real farm with large flocks of animals and incredible views.


Highlights of the tour:

  • Private access to a real working farm
  • Learning all about the farm and how we care for the animals
  • Getting up close with big flocks of cattle/sheep
  • Meeting our working dogs*
  • Handling, touching and feeding friendly sheep
  • Bottle feeding lambs (End of Sept – Oct only)
  • Asking any questions you want to know about farming
  • Touring the wool shed, learning about wool and why shearing is so important**
  • Many opportunities for incredible photos

*Work dog demonstrations only provided in the Ultimate Farm Tour

** Sheep shearing is only done during early January with professional shearers who shear the entire flock of sheep over one week.

Meeting the cattle

Important Details:

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Capacity: Up to 7 people (taking more is possible if booked well in advance)
  • Operates: Year round (subject to weather)
  • Hours: Mon – Sat: 9.00am – 5.00pm. Closed: Sun and public holidays.
  • Transport: All guests must make their own way 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.

Please try to arrange your tour at least 24 hours in advance, the sooner the better to secure the spot you want.

We run 2 tours per day, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. During the summer we might be able to do 3 tours in a day.

Because we are very much a working farm, we rearrange our days or work longer hours so we can do these tours. We feel it is so important for people to be given the opportunity to get out on a real farm so we absolutely love making time for them. But with the realities of running a farming business, our tour spaces are limited – so get in quick and come and see us!!

Talking to the bulls

Prices*:

Adult: $70 each (15 yrs +)

Child: $30 each (3 – 14 yrs)

Infants: Free (0 – 2 yrs)

*Minimum tour price is $140, 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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