Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Explore the Mackenzie Country

Established in 2018 by a long-standing local family, Lake Tekapo Farm Tours focuses on providing an authentic Kiwi experience in the heart of the Mackenzie Region. Tours operate on wide open spaces of 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) over two amazing high country farms, Balmoral Station and Mt Hay Station.

With breathtaking views, real animal encounters, and knowledgeable guides,  this is a farm tour the entire family will love.

High Country Farm Tours

Tours & Pricing

Experience a real New Zealand high country farm firsthand with our small group high country farm tour. Complete with animal feeding and incredible photo opportunities, this is a farm adventure like no other! Multiple departures daily.

Our tours are designed to be entertaining and educational. Our guides will teach you the history and early hardships of the first European settlers to the Mackenzie Country, take you to some of the most beautiful locations surrounding Lake Tekapo, and get you up close and personal with our farmyard favorites:
Merino Sheep, Angus Cattle, Alpacas, Kune-Kune pigs and more. 

$99 Adult | $69 Child | 2 hours

Windy Lean
Windy Lean
2024-05-31
A very interesting friendly guide, with detailed explanations of every spot and attraction in Tekapo, along with the adorable animals. This made us fall in love with the place deeply.
Pra N
Pra N
2024-05-20
Very interesting and informative.
britney
britney
2024-04-06
Sam was a great tour guide! Definitely recommend visiting the place, they look after the animals very well!
J Sutherland
J Sutherland
2024-03-27
“I love the sheep because I named a lamb Love Heart. The pigs were cute and clever.” 🐑🐖❤️ - Jenny (age 7)
Kitkat Kitkat
Kitkat Kitkat
2024-03-21
Thank you Elle for an excellent tour!! The animals were so cute and Elle was super friendly and informative. Loved it❤️
Hollis Callas
Hollis Callas
2024-03-16
What a beautiful place! Elle gave us an incredible morning tour of the farm. The animals are so happy and the people are so kind. We got to feed the sheep, pigs and llamas and Elle was super knowledgeable about everything- and answering all our many questions! What a blast! Would highly recommend to anyone passing through. It was a highlight of our time in Tekapo.
Marci Hohner
Marci Hohner
2024-02-14
Elle and Steve are the BEST! So informed and the most beautiful tours. Thank you so much for such an incredible visit!
Natasha Alves
Natasha Alves
2024-02-12
Great tour! Our tour guide Sam had a wealth of knowledge about farming in tekapo and the local town. While you will get some photographic opportunities, this isn’t your typical touristy tour with heaps of instragramable moments. The value in this tour is what you learn about the region you’re visiting. A great must-do for any tourist visiting town. On top of what we learnt, we got to visit a little hut, drink from a stream and feed some cute farm animals too.
Laiq Chughtai (US)
Laiq Chughtai (US)
2024-01-05
This tour was an unexpected delight with Sam our tour guide. We got to learn about the creative ways in which the farm is expanding into tourism. We got to see amazing views of this beautiful place from up in the mountains. The finale with little lambs running over to feed from our hands, melted the hearts of my wife and the kids.
Kurtis Konrad
Kurtis Konrad
2023-12-03
This was an amazing tour! Sam and Steve were fantastic tour guides, and it was wonderful to learn about their farm. The views of the countryside were beautiful! I could spend multiple days talking with these guys and learning all about the complex operations involved in managing a large farm. Definitely one of the most memorable parts of our whole trip! Thank you all!!!

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2 adults + 2 children for just $299!

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