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Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Experience an authentic kiwi farm experience as you tour a real New Zealand high country farm on the historic Balmoral and Mt John Stations!

Highlights

  • Hand feed many farm animals
  • A scenic tour of Lake Tekapo
  • Discover Tekapo's power station and surge chamber
  • Explore vast open spaces of the Mt John and Balmoral High Country Stations
  • Get off road on a real New Zealand High Country Farm.

Round up the family and prepare for a fantastic day in the great outdoors on a New Zealand farm tour like no other!

Breathe in the fresh air and get ready to explore the wide open spaces of two amazing High Country farms, the historic Mt John and Balmoral Stations, both made up of 25,000 acres.

As you wander the grounds you will meet the friendly local animals, and marvel at the stunning mountain and alpine scenery that is on offer. You'll feel just like John Mackenzie did himself in 1850 when our region was settled!

What better way to spend the day with fantastic memories to last a lifetime!

Meeting point: 48a D’Archiac Drive (Next to Balmoral Farmyard & Shop) Lake Tekapo, New Zealand 7945

Adult $69.00
Child $55.00 (5 and above only)

What's included

  • Comfortable modern transport - air conditioned
  • Animal food - you will see deer, Merino sheep and alpaca along with many other farm yard favorites
  • A friendly guided tour of the farms.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • If your child requires a car seat, please ensure you bring this with you for their safety.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Sometimes Tekapo can have really adverse weather. When we cancel the tours, you will be able to obtain a full refund. If tours are cancelled we will advise you on your contact details provided.
  • Please contact us 24 hours prior to departure to confirm your reservation.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.5

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Marliyana from Singapore wrote on 28 June 2019

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Became a private tour

Since there was no one else that booked for this tour, it became a private and personal tour! Mary's a really great tour guide. She's been around for 3 years and I can see she really loves her job! I learned about a lot of things from her from this tour, which is certainly more than just a feed-animal-farm-tour! It was an experience seeing a pine cone as big as a durian and a pineapple, and also the antlers of a 7 yr old deer, drank 99.8% pure water from the refreshing river and ate some pure honey still with the wax in it! Just ask any questions and Mary would know the answer! My favourite was getting to meet Buster (and Chief the bully haha)! They're retired horses and Buster's such a lovely horse.

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Hi Marliyana, Thank you very much for review us. Mary (Maddy) is always enthusiastic about the farm tour. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour & we hope to see you again one day! Please share your pictures and your experience to your family and friends. Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm tour Team

Ricky from New Zealand wrote on 13 November 2018

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Beautiful

Great 2 hours tour and beautiful views. Absolutely loved it!!

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From Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Hi Ricky, thank you for taking the time to give Lake Tekapo Farm Tours a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour & we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Satoko Okamura from Japan wrote on 09 November 2018

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Awesome guides

It was definitely worth to go. We went around city history tour about 2hours with a knowledgeable guide and popped off at some points. The day was raining so not much good views but still very enjoyable. But thanks for rain, they managed a special option for us and it was absolutely unforgettable!! The animals (pig, sheep, alpacas, lamb, chickens and rabbits) are so adorable and friendly, fun to feed them. Guides are super nice, talkative and thoughtful. he cared about even our dinner and booked for us. Very happy to meet with them!

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From Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Hi Satoko, thank you for taking the time to give Lake Tekapo Farm Tours a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour & thank you for your informative review! We are glad to have gone above & beyond your expectations & that your tour will always be a memorable one! Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Sanjeev Sood from India wrote on 04 January 2020

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Farm tour

It was a wonderful experience. Our host was very passionate and provided us a very good information about the local area. We experienced vast land scape of NZ - Thanks to our host.

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Vincent from Malaysia wrote on 08 June 2019

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Fun and informative experience

Well worth the experience , The 2 hours tour was fun and informative ,in fact we wished we had more time on the tour . Or guide Maddy made the difference - she was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We were brought to one of the most stunning viewpoints of the southern Alps, drank directly from spring water , fed farm animals and she shared lots of fun facts about the farm.

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From Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Hi Vincent, Thanks so much for taking the time to give Lake Tekapo Farm Tours a review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour & was much more than you expected! As this is our goal to let all of you to see the genuine of Mackenzie and New Zealand! Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm tour Team

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