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Tussock Ridge Farm Tours

Wellington, New Zealand
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About Tussock Ridge Farm Tours
Experience the unique beauty of rural New Zealand with Tussock Ridge Farm Tours located 20 minutes from Wellington city. Enjoy an unforgettable 3 1/2 hour 4WD journey across 3 privately-owned farms in Ohariu Valley, with over 6000 sheep, 400 cattle, 100 horses and 26 turbines part of our wind farm. Morning tea is served at our shepherd's cabin with stunning views of the Cook Strait & south island.
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See a side of Wellington that you won’t find on any typical sightseeing tour with this half-day trip around the region’s farms and rural outposts. Visit a local wind farm with turbines over 360 feet tall; make friends with plenty of sheep and cattle, and even some horses at the Ohariu Valley Equestrian Center; enjoy a charming afternoon tea in an isolated shepherd’s cabin with exceptional views of the Cook Strait and South Island. Get in touch with New Zealand’s agricultural roots on this totally unique tour.
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Standu wrote a review Nov 2019
Manitowaning, Canada30 contributions14 helpful votes
Visit a real family on their (beautiful) real farm as you slip into the magnificent countryside just outside Wellington. Our host graciously scooped us up from the train station (could have been our cruise ship or hotel) and we were quickly meeting his delightful family, his
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Response from AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Sorry for the late reply, your review is absolutely amazing. Hopefully you experienced what it is like to live and work on a New Zealand farm. Our pet sheep are a definite highlight of the tour as are the wind turbines when on the day you were on the tour the blade tip speed was about 140kmh. Thanks again. Best regards Ward
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Jean wrote a review Nov 2019
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Memorable day interacting with horses and sheep on the BREATHTAKING Tussock Ridge Farm. Ward, our host, was engaging and informative about not only the farm, but also life as a Kiwi living just outside of Wellington. Homemade blueberry muffins for tea were an added bonus.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours
Responded 20 Nov 2019
Thank you for your great review. We strive to show everyone on our tours what it is like to live and work on a New Zealand hill country farm. Our pet sheep and wild herd of horses let people get up close to them which is a great experience and the blueberry muffins are very good too. Best regards Ward
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cruise4two wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia36 contributions41 helpful votes
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My husband and I (who are Americans living in Sydney) and our friends from Florida who came to visit us and go on a cruise, took this tour together after I had read the reviews on TripAdvisor. The four of us met over 25 years ago working in the travel industry, and needless to
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Response from AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Hi Laura, My wife and I were reading your review and felt very emotional. Your kind words make all the hard work worthwhile. Your review is very humbling. We are blessed to be able to live here and to meet people from all over the world and show them the amazing landscape and the animals that live here. Best Regards Ward and Alexandra Kellahan Tussock Ridge Farm
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Neil Dio wrote a review Oct 2019
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Highly recommended specially when you are going to visit Wellington. We arrived in the City with already impressive scenery only to find that there are more beautiful views behind it. It was quite an experience and Mr. Ward had a very interesting and educational commentaries
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Date of experience: October 2019
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mgeorge79 wrote a review Sep 2019
Queenstown, New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour was wonderful! Mr. Kellahan has a beautiful place filled with sheep, cattle and horses! He was full of information and lovely to speak to along with the other tourists. The timing of my tour was just after the lambs were born so we were able to see the babies along
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Response from AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Hi Marylyn, Was great to meet you and glad you had a great time visiting Wellington and our farm. Mr Bumpy definately isn't your average sheep. Being raised from a lamb with our Labrador "Jasper" he thinks he is a dog. He is one of the many highlights on our tour. Thank you for your kind words. Best Regards Ward
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