Real Country
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Real Country teaches our guests how to do awesome activities like clay target shooting and cracking stock whips and provides authentic rural experiences. Visit Real Country for the best group activities EVER (seriously, just check out our reviews!) If you are looking to build confidence in your abilities, learn some new practical skills, or just have a delightful private on-farm experience with your friends and family, then book a Real Country Experience today!
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Elie Payze
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Hello I'm Elie and I am 11 years old living in Queenstown.
When our camp went to Real Country I didn't know what to expect. How would you feel when you come to a place in the middle of nowhere ?
When we got there though I was amazed it was so much fun.There was air rifle shooting and I managed to hit three targets ! We also learnt how to use whips Hammer a nail into wood and how to change a tire . It was very exciting and I enjoyed it. I would like to go there again in the future . I would recommend this to schools if there heading near Invercargill because its just past Kingston and not hard to pass.
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Written 15 November 2022
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Poguet
Queenstown, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Ladies Farm Skills Workshop

This was a great opportunity for ladies to learn the basic practical skills used on a farm in a relaxed and fun setting. Laura is lovely, really honest and knowledgeable. She taught us how to act around horses, crack stock whips, jump start a very flat battery, shoot an air rifle safely and clay pigeon shoot. Stretch, her partner in crime, taught us how to change a tire efficiently, tie appropriate knots for trailers and use ratchets, fix a broken wire fence and back a trailer! It was great to be around a group of like minded ladies who were all there to improve or learn new outdoor skills which would traditionally have been left to the men! Thanks so much Laura, Holly and Stretch!
Written 30 August 2020
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Thank you so much for your epic review, I love hosting the farm skills days and glad you enjoyed it too!!
Written 25 October 2021
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Offgridmonkeys
Perth, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Fantastic day out for my husbands birthday. We learnt horsemanship, and also tried our hand at clay pigeon shooting and archery. Laura is lovely, very passionate, knowledgeable and keen to share her knowledge. We would highly recommend a visit! Her menagerie of animals are a real treat too!
Written 11 August 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are stoked you enjoyed your time with us!! - Laura
Written 25 October 2021
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Samantha Francis
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
After hearing Laura come and talk to us at Queenstown Resort College, it was so great to get out to the farm to see everything first hand. Learning how to crack a stock whip was one of my favourite activities of the day. Seeing all her animals and how they are very people orientated is true representation of the amazing work that she does. I will be back soon to pop some shots.
Written 29 June 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are stoked you enjoyed your time with us!! - Laura
Written 25 October 2021
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Kelly M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We booked a group experience for our Tourism students- FANTASTIC! This experience reminds us all how proud we should be of our small country at the bottom of the world and the amazing people we have living here. Laura is a true delight and inspiration, showcasing the southern spirit and her animals are equal partners in hosting the experience.
Would recommend this experience to everyone- I am from a farm and found it really informative and fun.
The students loved it, despite the pouring rain.
Thanks for having us Laura.
Written 29 June 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! It means a lot to us!
Written 25 October 2021
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Rebecca Gardner
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I traveled down to Kingston from Napier in the north island to do the southern girls finishing school. I went down as a teen age girl who had absolutely no confidence in myself and wasn't the best with new things. I live on a farm and yes i could do most of the things shown to use in the workshop but i didn't believe in myself and Laura and holly really helped me to start believing in myself and helped me with my confidence heaps. back home in hawks bay i have used so many of my new skills i gained from doing Laura's southern girls finishing school and its been awesome telling people that i actually can do things. At the finishing school i meet some amazing people and learnt so many new things. Laura does so many amazing things and i hope everyone can have that experience. she truly has helped me be the best version of myself. I hope everyone should go check out Laura's awesome Facebook page Real Country.
Written 21 April 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are stoked you enjoyed your time with us!! - Laura
Written 25 October 2021
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Ash
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I took part in the real country southern girls finishing school for adults and it was the best day ever! I learnt so much from Laura, meet so many great people, meet amazing animals and took home so many valuable skills! Everyone should go to the Real Country Farm!
Written 18 April 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are stoked you enjoyed your time with us!! - Laura
Written 25 October 2021
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cee99
canberra19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I did the Real Country Shooting Experience with my mum in March and we had an amazing, memorable time. Laura and Holly were warm and welcoming and made us feel at ease with what could be an intimidating experience.

It was a wet and windy day, but the facilities meant that we were able to shoot while staying warm and dry.

We also loved meeting some of the very cute and friendly animals and enjoyed the fantastic views. I would highly recommend Real Country to anyone visiting the area.
Written 14 April 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are stoked you enjoyed your time with us!! - Laura
Written 25 October 2021
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Sarah
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We stopped in unannounced, as was driving past. Laura was super welcoming to us & our children. They could feed the many different kinds of animals, who were super friendly. Even our 10 month olds enjoyed them! We will definitely be back one day soon. Thanks, Laura. :)
Written 8 March 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are stoked you enjoyed your time with us!! - Laura
Written 25 October 2021
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Louisa T
East Bergholt, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Came here as part of a contiki tour. Amazing setting amongst the mountains, we were shown lots of animals such as pigs, sheep, horses, deer, llamas and ponies. We also got to see the dogs hearding the sheep which was cool! A very cute visit would definitely recommend.
Written 4 March 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are stoked you enjoyed your time with us!! - Laura
Written 25 October 2021
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