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Manderley Farm

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Wonderful visit to a working sheep farm

Manderley Farm was one of the highlights of our cruise around New Zealand. Mary and Ross are so... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
United States
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One of our highlights.

Lovely dogs and we are not massively in love with animals. Lovely demonstration of how they work... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
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3875 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River 7591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Manderley Farm was one of the highlights of our cruise around New Zealand. Mary and Ross are so welcoming and to see sheep dogs herd sheep with precision and a sheep sheared is what seeing New wis about! They had a lovely morning tea in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely dogs and we are not massively in love with animals. Lovely demonstration of how they work and are trained. Lovely home made food including lamb and biscuits. Just magical and well worth the trip. So pleased we did it from our cruise ship.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went a couple of years back now, but what a great day/weekend, heaps of stalls, great food, fantastic selection, a must to add to your things todo

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jandbatkins
Reviewed 24 March 2017

quaint, and peaceful. The Milner's - Ross and Mary - are gracious hosts showing you all of the workings of a sheep ranch from feeding to raising to shearing them. Ross takes the sheep into the shearing stations in front of you and dispels the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Gary U
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We watched two dogs herd sheep when given verbal and whistle commands. Mr Miller was quite expert at training and directing his dogs to manage a small herd of sheep. I was pleased to see the dogs in action and to learn about the breeds....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank woodmister
Reviewed 29 July 2016

After our Azamara Quest boat docked at Akaroa, our tour bus headed towards Christchurch and turned into the road to Manderley Farm, featuring 1600 sheep and 100 head of cattle on about 300 hectares, most of the land going straight up! After having grown up...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Leejoe
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We were provided with an insight into the training of sheep dogs and given a display of them in work. A shearing display was also done. A very short but enjoyable time spent on a farm. Morning tea provided with home made buscuits and sausage...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This was simply put one of the most heartwarming, delightful experiences I have ever had. It was a privilege to spend time at this family run sheep farm with the owner and his wife. The setting on a steep mountainside covered with sheep was awesome....More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Qadishadoc
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is a great working farm of about 750 acres and close to 2000 animals at any given time. The dogs are the star of the show along with the expert training and handling by owner Ross Millar. Wife Mary also handles the meet and...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Terry H
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We saw this on a shore excursion from The Golden Princess cruise around New Zealand. Akaroa is a very pretty, peaceful town and our trip to Manderley Farm was more interesting than expected. The bus driver was an enormous fan of Mary and Ross Millar...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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