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Tauranga Sheep, Cattle, Deer & Kiwifruit Tour- 3 Properties

Ideal tour to cover three primary industry types, offering an insight into the lives of two kiwi farming families and an Orchard supplying the Bay of Plenty's famous Kiwifuit. Suitable for family groups, corporate groups.

Travel approximately 32 kilometres out of Tauranga city into the Kaimai Ranges passing some delightful rural scenery ranging from small lifestyle blocks through to acreage and more traditional NZ farms arriving at our first destination Aratoa Deer Farm.   

Aratoa Deer farm is a 400 acre commercial deer farm owned by Cedric and Bev Stone situated in the heart of the Kaimai ranges with rolling vistas and real working farm feel, Aratoa Deer Farm is the genuine thing! 

 At Aratoa Deer Farm  you will be provided an insight into:

  • New Zealand deer farming history.
  • Venison and velvet processing.
  • Drive over the deer farm
  • View Cedrics sustainable power generation system.

Next the coach will then depart for the McDonald sheep and cattle farm "Grand View".Stopping in route at the Kaimai Cafe for morning tea and toilet stop, whilst enjoying the beautiful rural surrounds with time to browse through the wool & gift stores located there.

Grand View is a 800 acre working sheep and cattle farm owned by Angus and Noeline McDonald.  Located high in the Kaimai Ranges their farm offers panoramic views over the Bay of Plenty region.

At Grand View Sheep and Cattle farm passengers will:

  • We provide an insight into working and living on a sheep and beef farm.
  • Take a walk through a typical New Zealand woolshed and watch sheep being shorn.
  • Get close to farm animals.
  • See in action and learn about the two predominant types of New Zealand farm dogs - the Huntaway and Eye Dog.

  • Traditional farm " smoko" lunch

We then make our way back towards Tauranga City stopping on our way back to your accommodation at a Kiwifruit orchard and where you will be able to sample the green and gold varietys of Kiwifruit at the local landmark fruitshop Mr McGregors Fruit Shop

Please Contact Us for your specific group requirements



Kiwi Phrase Guide...

Metal road:
An unsealed road, typically a country road.

Woolshed:
A shed where a sheep’s fleece is removed by a shearer.

Shearer:
The person who removes sheep’s fleece typically with electric shears.
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