Town & Country - Canterbury Sheep Farm Experience

4 hours | Christchurch (Lyttelton) | C H C - 2 0 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Canterbury (scenic drive)
With endless vistas that change around every bend, the Canterbury region includes a large central portion of the east coast of the South Island, centered on the city of Christchurch. Rolling hills, sparkling rivers, windswept plains, and pristine coastline create picture-perfect panoramas set against the rugged peaks of the Southern Alps.

Manderley Farm
Upon arrival at Manderley Farm, receive a warm greeting from the owners, Ross and Mary Millar, and tour the property. An entertaining sheepdog exhibition shows the important role dogs play in the operation of a successful sheep farm, and you'll marvel at the collie dogs' ability to herd sheep and respond to whistle commands. You'll also watch a fascinating sheep shearing demonstration, delight in a stroll in the garden, then step inside the traditional farmhouse for morning tea.

Christchurch (city drive)
A wonderful mix of both old and new, Christchurch is situated around the River Avon. Its beautiful gothic architecture and blooming gardens were hit hard by the devastating 2011 earthquake that leveled much of the city's infrastructure. But rising like a phoenix, Christchurch today is revitalized and growing and has turned much of the damaged areas into modern and beautiful outdoor public art galleries.

What you will see along the way:

A variety of picturesque landscapes awaits, beginning with Lyttelton Harbor, an extinct volcano, and the village of Governors Bay. Cross Gebbies Pass to Manderley Farm, then resume your drive hugging the shores of Lake Ellesmere and enjoy views of the township of Tai Tapu. Make your way back to port after your rural adventures, taking in a short city tour of Christchurch to admire the rebuilding that has strengthened the city since the 2011 earthquake and to view its top attractions.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Wharf for Manderley Farm

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:00

Manderley Farm Sheep & Dog Show, Morning/Afternoon Tea

Time at site:
01:30

Depart Manderley Farm for Wharf via short City Sights Drive

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:30