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Akaroa Farm Tours

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Highlight of Akaroa

Murray (and all three generations of the family we met) made this morning one of the high points of... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
San Diego, California
Fun on the Farm

We had a wonderful time with the Johns family. Their home sits on a piece of property with... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Julia S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8511
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Murray (and all three generations of the family we met) made this morning one of the high points of our trip to New Zealand. We had a great time and enjoyed both the history and farm insights. A must-do if you are in Arakoa.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We had a wonderful time with the Johns family. Their home sits on a piece of property with spectacular views. The family history is incredibly interesting (says someone who's not a history person at all...) and Murray is a great story teller! It was fascinating...More

1  Thank Julia S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Have just recently disembarked from a cruise around New Zealand. Have been to New Zealand before but never by ship so obviously saw NZ from a different aspect. What stunning harbours!! The ship had quite a few tours to choose from so in Akaroa I...More

2  Thank Anke C
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We booked this excursion from the ship. It was amazing. Every ship should offer this trip. Murray gave us the history of the area and then Hannah, his daughter-in-law, sheered the sheep. It was interesting to see. Then we watch her give signals to the...More

1  Thank Debby K
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful day. We were picked up and driven to Murray’s sheep farm. Once there he gave a talk about the history of the farm and his love of his land and his work came through. We were then treated to a demonstration...More

1  Thank arby0
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This has got to be the best tour I have ever taken. Our ship (Azamara Journey) stopped in Akaroa for the day and we were able to book the farm tour onboard. Traveled with 12-14 cruisers from our ship to the farm. Driver was a...More

1  Thank g0lflady
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This was an exceptional, not to be missed experience. Murray Johns is a passionate story teller who shared his family history along with the challenges of sheep farming and how diversification is key to sustaining this family owned business. His daughter in law Hannah shears...More

1  Thank Carollevine1
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This will end up being one of our favorite memories on our month long trip, I’m sure. We visited Murray’s farm along with 40+ people off a cruise ship, where most of their guests seem to visit from. We arrived early and had a chance...More

2  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

What an amazing experience we had at this beautiful B and B!!! The setting is lovely, and the breathtaking views outside made it difficult to go inside. The home is surrounded by lovely, flowering gardens, grazing sheep, and a view of the bay. Once inside,the...More

Thank Beverly D
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Each member of our family of four agrees that our time at the Akaroa Farm House was a highlight of our New Zealand experience. Murray and Sue are a lovely couple and through their personal stories, intimate setting and up-close-and-personal interaction with the animals, you...More

2  Thank lisawbecker
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Barbara P
11 March 2017|
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Response from g0lflady | Reviewed this property |
I would go online and make your booking. Minivan driven by Bruce picked us up right at the end of the dock. Enjoy.
20 February 2017|
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Response from MtcSpoor | Reviewed this property |
Our tour included pick up and return to Akaroa, although you could take another form of transportation it probably would be more complicated,