Akaroa Farm Tours

A Traditional New Zealand Hillcountry Farm Tour

‘Come as a stranger and leave as a friend.’

Don’t be misled that you are about to embark on merely a simple farm tour.


A visit to this 5th, 6th and now 7th generation family, descendants of the earliest French settlers on Banks Peninsula, is thought provoking and entertaining whilst it educates you on how farming has developed from 1837 to the present day.

In South Island New Zealand we wanted an experience that was local and authentic. We found that experience at Akaroa Farms with Murray, Sue and their family. A family sheep farm from the days of early French settlement that is thriving and expanding. We really enjoyed watching the talented farm dogs work the sheep herd at the whistle commands oh Hannah. The effort and training were amazing. Then we went to the wool shed to watch a shearing and learn about the types of wool as well as the whole history of the farm and early Akaroa settlers. Upon conclusion, we went to the family house for fresh scones and tea that Sue had prepared. We highly recommend this tour to those visiting the Canterbury. Region