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At Benlea Farm you can enjoy a warm Kiwi welcome and an authentic farm experience.
Offering a tailored farm tour that immerses you in the beauty of rural life, all the while enjoying the comfort of their Toyota Land Cruiser, Benlea Farm prides themselves on crafting personalised farm tours. Their farm tours take you on an adventure across their expansive property, providing up-close encounters with sheep and cattle in their natural habitat. No two tours are the same, as each day brings new surprises and experiences.
If you feel a bit strapped for time and don’t wish to do the full two-hour ultimate tour, there is a shorter one-hour option which is definitely worth checking out!
Benlea Farm’s carefully designed route ensures you get the most out of your visit. You'll be treated to breath-taking views of Mount Hutt and the Rakaia Gorge from their scenic lookouts. But it doesn't stop there. Their tours are all about spontaneity. They will take you where the animals are that day and show you the real farm activities happening.
One of the highlights of the ultimate tour is witnessing the incredible intelligence and skill of their working dogs. (If this is desired, please discuss with coordinators and book in advance). If you're lucky, you might catch a working dog demonstration as they round up cattle or sheep; some real-life snapshots of farming operation in action!
Step inside Benlea Farm’s wool shed and undercover sheep yards to discover the fascinating world of wool production. Learn about the sheep-handling process and gain insights into the wool industry. And of course, no visit to Benlea Farm is complete without meeting their beloved family pet sheep and getting up close with friendly working dogs. This is your chance to connect with the heart and soul of their farm.
If you choose to do the ultimate tour, Benlea Farm will invite you into their family home as the tour closes for a true taste of Kiwi hospitality. Indulge in homemade scones, delicious jam, and cream while enjoying a hot drink. Sit back and watch a captivating video collection showcasing farm activities throughout the year. It's a relaxed environment where you can ask questions, learn more and truly feel at home.
What sets Benlea Farm’s tours apart is the genuine warmth and sense of family you'll experience. Their farm is run by the close-knit team of Sam, Cathie, Katie, and Laura, who are excited to share their love for farming with you. It is not unusual for guests to leave feeling like they're part of the extended family.
Benlea Farm is also dedicated to sustainability and regenerative agriculture. As they transition towards a regenerative system, they are eager to share their journey with you. Learn about the steps they are taking to ensure the longevity of the farm for generations to come. It's an opportunity to engage and witness the positive changes happening on their land.
Experience the true heart of New Zealand farming, connect with friendly animals, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Benlea Farm. Whether you're a solo traveller, a family seeking adventure, or a group of friends looking for an authentic experience, Benlea Farm is ready to welcome you with open arms. Book your tailored farm tour today and discover the magic of farm life in a whole new way!