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Akaroa Farm Tours

Address: 113 Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 - 3 304 7170
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Ranked #8 of 21 Activities in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I fondly recall this most spectacular trip to Murray and Sue's sheep farm with most pleasant memories!!! The views, information, sheering, history of the farm and watching those dogs herd the sheep was unforgettable! Sue's gardens and fresh scones were also a highlight! Such hard work to keep a farm going for generations!! Plan to take in this particular site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

More than just a sheep farm visit. This tour exceeded all expectations and gave a very imformative and personalised account of Murray and Sue life on the farm. The tour included a sheep sheering and sheep dog demonstration, absolutely spectacular views, very welcoming hosts, tea and coffee and yummy scones with jam and cream.You even get to hug a sheep!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This has got to be the most spectacularly beautiful farm on the planet. Perched on the steep hillsides that drop down into the ocean, with sheep, cows and even deer dotting the hillsides every where you look. Unlike most people, we arrived as a family of 7 and not part of the huge cruise ship scene, which allowed us a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent personalised account of life as a sheep farmer in New Zealand. Complete with demo of sheep shearing, sheep rounding up by working dogs, afternoon tea and garden tour. Very informative and fun. Thoroughly recommended (as a tour - this life would be too hard for most folk!).

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

as title indicates we got lost and were quite nervous of environment. However eventually we made it and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Murray and his wife. Just his stories will entertain you but the rest of the tour was worth it. And tea and scones at end just had the right touch.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Recommended by friends who did this two years ago and we cannot thank them enough. Day started with a cruise from Akaroa Harbor and this was act 2. Murray, the owner/farmer, was amazing and delightful. As a city couple, we had no idea what goes into the work these people do and it was truly eye-opening. He could not have... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

From our driver Bruce, Sue's father, Murray (a humble and thankful person) and Sue were very good host. BEST scones I've ever eaten - even asked for a second. William, his wife and daughter came and William sheared a sheep complete with moccasins, and demo his sheep dogs with a group of new sheep. These sheep were new to the... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Recently my wife and I were on a cruise that happened to stop in Akaroa. We had not previously been there and once on shore we decided to wing it. We found this tour that took us to a working sheep farm. It turned out to be the high light of our 12 night cruise. We left the town for... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

An amazing tour and overall experience with Akaroa Farm Tours. We learnt so much about the history of the area, Murray's family, and the running of a sheep farm. The herding by 'Blue' the dog and the shearing of the sheep made it an unforgettable experience! We hope you keep on doing these Murray, as we will refer everyone we... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

we chose this tour as an option from our holland america cruise shore tour. everything was wonderful.... we loved the dogs (all of them) and the fascinating talk the owner gave on family history. the farm is set in the most beautiful green and hilly countryside. It was great to see the sheep shorn and to have a photo opportunity... More 

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