Gisborne Farm Adventures


Explore Waipura Station, a sprawling 2,100 acre working sheep and beef farm. Fourth-generation farming family and hosts, Graham, Anne, Caroline and Jo warmly welcome you as do the 3,000 sheep and 300 heads of cattle. Tour the 110-year-old homestead, built from native New Zealand timber and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, and see the dexterity and speed with which the shearers expertly and painlessly remove the long woolly coats of the animal. Sheep farming is a leading industry in this region, and it is fascinating to learn of the wool’s journey from sheep to bale and beyond. Then, see the shepherd muster a mob of sheep on horseback with assistance from his trusty farm dog. Note how the highly trained ‘eye’ dog doesn’t bark but instead stares at the sheep to make them do exactly what he and the shepherd want. Special Notes: Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water. On your return to Gisborne you can either disembark in the city centre to explore on your own and return to ship independently, or stay on the coach and return to port.
  • Location

    Gisborne

  • Tour Code

    GIS015

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $219.99
    Children (12 & under) from $169.99

Photography

Please bring your camera!

Refreshments

Enjoy a classic Kiwi home-baked smoko, a mid-morning break and light meal served to shearers in New Zealand to tide them over between breakfast and lunch

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water On your return to Gisborne you can either disembark in the city centre to explore on your own and return to ship independently, or stay on the coach and return to port
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