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Akaroa Farm Tours

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Address: 113 Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 - 3 304 7170
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The best excursions ever, from princess cruises, will forever remember it, thanks Murray and Susan.

What a fantastic "feel good" emotional morning. Hearing the story of the battle to survive and keep the farm going, to watching those amazing dogs do their work with such... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Lynne G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What a fantastic "feel good" emotional morning. Hearing the story of the battle to survive and keep the farm going, to watching those amazing dogs do their work with such energy and excitement. A memory we will fondly remember Thank you for sharing a part of your beautiful country with us.

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West Aussie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were one of the lucky ones that actually stayed at Murray & Sue Johns' B&B farmhouse. It is hard to describe such a magic experience. Let's start with the spectacular drive in, we had a small standard vehicle but took it quietly & enjoyed the amazing scenes on the drive from Akaroa. On arrival we were greeted at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you really want to see what New Zealand is like, this is a terrific tour to take. Murray and the Toothbrush Lady (you'll have to visit to find out why that's Sue's nickname) are very engaging and real. This was the only tour we took on our cruise of New Zealand where we felt like we were really connecting... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ship land tour organised through Princess Cruises, very well organised. We were picked up in mini buses at Akaroa Port and driven to Paua Bay Farm where a talk and shearing demonstration was given in the shearing shed followed by a demonstration of sheep management using sheep dogs and morning tea on the verandah of the Farm House. A delightful... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was wonderful to hear about the history of the place going back many generations, the challenges of sheep farming today and the other personal anecdotes. The story was compelling and held our interest the entire time. Tea and scones were an added benefit. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Akaroa.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

This family owned farm is like heaven on earth! The farm itself is just gorgeous, and the family is so welcoming, opening their lives and home to people from all over the world. Their love of the land, and of the lifestyle that has been in their family for generations, is a wonder to behold. They are warm, welcoming and... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Couldn't wait until I got back from our trip to New Zealand & the South Pacific so I could write this review. We did back to back cruises for 28 days with a lot of excursions. This was by far the best tour! Murray,Sue & their daughter-in-law provided us with the most amazing overview of what it entailed to run... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We spent a wonderful morning with Murray, Sue and their family. Murray gave us a informative and entertaining into farming. Farming is such a scientific and at times harsh job to undertake. We learnt so much, the shearing demonstration was fascinating. My husband was just enthralled to observe the dogs working with the sheep, as it was his first experience.... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you are looking for a glimpse into the way of life into a real-life sheep farm, this is a super cool experience. It felt very much authentic, not "touristy." The family story - which has had the farm for many generations - is told by Murray, who is upfront about how opening the farm to tourists has generated a... More 

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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was the best part of a cruise ship tour we took one day. The farm provided an opportunity to watch both sheep sheering and sheep herding. The sheering was done with such care for the sheep so as not to cause any injury. We were given full explanations of how the wool was sorted based on its quality. The... More 

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