Ultimate Farm Tour

Perfect for couples, families, groups of friends or experienced farmers looking for a private, personalised farm experience on our property.

This is our top tour for truly experiencing all the amazing highlights our farm has to offer!

A family member will host you on a beautiful drive through the extensive property. We keep our tours as authentic as possible, showing our guests what is happening on the farm that day, during that particular time of year.

Whether you have never set foot on a farm, or are well experienced in the industry, we tailor the tour to suit your individual interests depending on what you would like to see/learn about on the farm.

Razor working the cattle on the farm

Highlights of the tour:

  • Private access to a real working farm
  • Learning all about how the farm is run and how we care for the animals
  • Getting up close with large flocks of cattle and sheep
  • Learning about our journey into regenerative agriculture and our plan for a sustainable farming future
  • Meeting our working dogs
  • Opportunity to see a work dog moving cattle or sheep (please request on booking)
  • Handling, touching and feeding friendly sheep
  • Bottle feeding lambs (End of September – October only)
  • Asking any questions you want to know about how we farm
  • Touring the wool shed, learning about wool economics and why we shear our sheep*
  • A delicious morning/afternoon tea of fresh home baking and tea/coffee**

*Our entire flock of sheep is shorn professionally in early January. If you happen to visit our farm during that time, you may get to see real sheep shearing.

**We can cater to any allergies/food requirements as long as we know in advance

Sheep on the paddocks

Important Details:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Capacity: Up to 7 people (we can arrange more 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!!

Meeting the cattle!

Prices*:

Adults: $100 each (15 yrs +)

Children: $50 each (3-14 yrs)

Infants: Free (0-2 yrs)

*Minimum price of $200 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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