Cruise Ship Farm Excursion

Cruise Ship Farm Excursion

You will see:

  • A Waipara Winery
  • Sheep and farm dogs
  • Stunning sea views of the pacific Ocean and Pegasus Bay
  • The Botanical Gardens
  • Vintage Tractor and Trailers

Included:

  • All transport from/to Lyttleton
  • Central city sights, Botanical Gardens.
  • Complimentary Kiwi Souvenir gift to take home.
  • Experienced professional informative Driver/Guide
  • Farm tour and Vintage Tractor Trailer collection.
  • Light Lunch, drinks on the farm with
  • fresh home baking.

Instructions:

  • Passengers departing the ship must take the Lyttleton Shuttle to Norwich quay lower street Lyttleton to meet Real New Zealand Tours

Depart Lyttelton

Depart Lyttelton with Real New Zealand Tours to Christchurch - Otautahi (20 minutes) for sightseeing. The city is known for its impressive English Gothic architecture heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealands South Island. Enjoy the beauty of the tranquil Avon river which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley park and beautiful Christchurch Botanic gardens (often called the Garden city). View our impressive new stadium due for completion 2026. Next door the transitional cardboard Cathedral, next the delightful Margaret Mahy childrens playground and quaint Spanish style New Regent street. This city is New Zealands second largest with a thriving tech sector, world-class university and an innovation eco-system like none other. A city with a revitalised centre buzzing with energy, surrounded by the tranquillity of nature.

Waipara Springs winery

Next, we travel by road north 45 minutes to the delightful Waipara Springs winery. This region is known for its warm dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production. Over 40 vineyards and wineries dominate the landscape of the valley with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc the most prominent local plantings Established in 1989 Waipara Springs is the founding winery of this region. Now in its 3rd generation of management with your hosts Andrew and Katie. Their motto being - providing you with a knowledgeable wine experience in a most relaxing rural setting.

Glenafric farm

Next a short drive to Glenafric farm - a 770ha coastal sheep and beef farm. With Corriedale and South Suffolk stud sheep flocks as well as commercial
Corriedales and Hereford cattle. Enjoy real new zealand, this is an authentic true working farm supporting 2 families, 3 generations. Marvel at the skill of a sheep shearer and the enthusiasm of highly trained farm dogs.

Lunch

Enjoy a light lunch and some delicious homemade farm baking (and hokey-pokey ice cream!) - take home a small Kiwi souvenir gift before returning to your ship.