Mt. John Woolshed
Irishman Creek Hut
Mt. John Lookout
Feed the Animals
Raise your hand if you’re ready for a farm experience like no other! Our high country guided farm tours take you on an exciting adventure filled with epic landscapes, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and beautiful lake views right outside of Lake Tekapo.
During your farm tour, you will meet heaps of animals, all of which you will be able to hand feed. Meet Whiskey the Pig and the other farmyard favourites, like our alpacas. We’ll provide the treats, you just need to provide the hands!
The photo opportunities are abundant, whether you’re an animal or landscape lover. We’re warning you now; do not forget your camera!
Your guide will share colourful stories and facts about living and working in the Tekapo area, especially life on Balmoral and Mt John stations. Both were founded at the turn of last century and combined are 25,000 acres (10117 hectares) working as one large high country farm.
They’re home to 5500 Merino sheep, 25 horses, 240 beef cows, 100 deer and 30 alpaca – some of which will make an appearance on your tour.
And to top off an incredible day out, you can’t miss the chance to dress up like a farmer – don your gummies and pose for a picture to share with your friends and family. It’s a crack up!
RIDE IN COMFORT & STYLE
Who says you can’t go off-road in style? Our 12-seater 4WD Mercedes Sprinter van is equipped to journey on the smooth and bumpy roads. The windows are plenty big so everyone has views of the stunning scenery on the drive out to our favourite spots.
The van (yet to be named) has full heating and A/C capabilities, and did we mention that it’s super comfy? Another advantage? Our tours are capped at 11 people so you can enjoy the best of both worlds; small numbers and big scenes! Quick note: While we try our hardest to visit all the tour locations and see all the animals, sometimes that is not the case. Our tours are subject to farm conditions and your tour guide’s discretion.