New Zealand Farm Tour
Stunning Scenery - Friendly Kiwi Hospitality - Sustainable Farming
New Zealand has been called the “Paradise of the Pacific” since the early 1800s. The country showcases stunning and diverse natural beauty.
See some of the very best of New Zealand’s agriculture and diverse scenery, visiting a wide range of farm types in differing environments. Take the opportunity to chat with
New Zealand farmers, get on to their farms and enjoy genuine “Kiwi” country hospitality.
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Jan 10-22, 2020
New Zealand Farm Tour Itinerary
If booking own flight, please arrive to Houston by ca. 8pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with connecting flights from your gateway. Depart Houston on direct flight to Auckland (15 hours). Cross the International Date Line. You will regain the lost day on the return trip home. Meals: Meals on flight
Arrival Auckland (6am), New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Guaranteed early check in at hotel to rest and refresh. Get to know the “City of Sails” with its breathtaking harbours and beaches on the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, on a short city tour. This evening enjoy a “Welcome to New Zealand” dinner at your hotel. Sky City Hotel, Auckland (or similar) Meals: Breakfast on Plane, Dinner
Depart south to the productive province of Waikato – known as “the milk bowl of New Zealand”. Dairying is now the leading agricultural industry and principal driver of their export based economy. This morning visit a family dairy farm milking around 500 cows and which typifies pastoral dairy farming in New Zealand. Lunch on own in the picturesque riverside town of Cambridge. Traveling further east pass other farm types including deer, horse, beef, sheep, kiwifruit, nurseries and other crops. Visit an organic kiwifruit orchard, growing both green and gold varieties. Continue to lakeside Rotorua, an interesting thermal region and a center of native Maori culture. On arrival, visit the Te Puia Whakarewarewa thermal area and Maori village where boiling mud pools and spouting geysers can be seen. An enjoyable way to end the day is with the native Maori Hangi (feast) and concert - a great night’s entertainment! Holiday Inn Rotorua (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
This morning visit local sights including the Agrodome, an entertaining and informative show about the sheep and wool industry and showcasing a variety of breeds farmed in New Zealand. Enjoy lunch on a farm in a spectacular position overlooking Lake Rotorua. Inspect the farm where they raise crossbred sheep and Jersey dairy bulls that are being finished for the beef market. More than half of New Zealand’s beef is produced from livestock originating in this industry. This is an efficient and profitable farming option for many of our farmers and this farm is a good example. Return to Rotorua and enjoy the evening at leisure. Holiday Inn Rotorua (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning travel southwards. Visit a Polled-Hereford cattle farm. Continue to Lake Taupo with a stop at Huka Falls where the mighty Waikato River—normally 330 foot wide—is forced through a 65 foot wide gorge. The word Huka is the Maori word for “foam”, which is appropriate as the falling water and rapids resemble foam Lunch on own at nearby Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. This area is a known for its trout fishing. After lunch, continue to the productive Hawkes Bay region on the east coast. This area is renowned for its favorable climate, beef, sheep, dairy and deer farm, processing vegetables and fruit orchards. Hawkes Bay is one of New Zealand’s premium wine regions, known for its reds. Visit a vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to Napier, New Zealand’s art deco capital and check into hotel for two nights overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Dinner at the hotel. Napier Hotel (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Early birds can watch the sun come up over the South Pacific and be one of the first in the world to welcome in the new day! After breakfast, tour farms typical of this region including a large family-owned sheep and beef farm. Lunch on the farm. Return to the hotel for a free afternoon to relax. Optional tour include: visit a winery, walk along the coastal pathway, play a round of golf, visit the gannet (large seabird) colony at Cape Kidnappers or take an art deco tour in a classy vintage car. Dinner on own. Napier Hotel (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, transfer to the nearby airport for flight to Christchurch. Arrive into Christchurch, the “Garden City”, so called due to the lovely private and public gardens the city has to offer. Enjoy a scenic outlook from the Port Hills and a pleasant stroll through the Botanic Gardens. Lunch on own. Dinner included. Copthorne Commodore, Christchurch (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Today travel to the picturesque Banks Peninsula region and visit the quaint French settlement of Akaroa. Visit a cheese producer using local grass-fed cow’s milk en route. Enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant with a bit of time for shopping the boutiques and galleries. This afternoon take a harbor cruise, spotting the rare Hectors dolphins, pelagic birdlife, seals and other marine life that inhabit the area. Return to Christchurch. Copthorne Commodore, Christchurch (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning depart south across the vast Canterbury Plains with its patchwork farming tapestry of livestock and crop farms. This region has undergone significant change in the past 20 years with the introduction fo irrigation. Visit a large irrigated dairy farm with 7,000 cows on a cluster of five farms. This operation is a great example of the large scale developments common on the Canterbury Plains in the last 10-15 years. Travel through the rolling farmland and of Geraldine and Fairlie and over Burkes Pass to the spectacular but desolate Mackenzie Country - named after Jock Mackenzie, a Scottish shepherd who used this secret route to move sheep he had stolen! Lunch on own. ravel past the aqua blue glacier fed lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki from which, on clear days, there are wonderful vistas of our highest peak, Mount Cook (Aoraki) 12,313 feet, and the surrounding mountain ranges. Those lakes generate most of New Zealand’s hydroelectricity. Enjoy the evening in the heart of the Mackenzie Country region. Dinner included. Mount Cook Hotel (or similar ) Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel south this morning through Omarama and over Lindis Pass into the spectacular Central Otago countryside, renowned historically for gold mining, but in more modern times, for its vineyards, fruit orchards and Merino sheep. Near Lake Hawea visit a large high country Merino sheep, deer and cattle station – a chance to gain as insight into the management of this rugged country in a climatically harsh but beautiful environment. Lunch on the farm. Continue on via the spectacular Kawarau River gorge with a visit to a fruit orchard. Continue on to beautiful lakeside Queenstown - one of New Zealand’s most beautiful visitor destinations of New Zealand. Tonight you are free to choose from the many eateries on offer in central Queenstown. Queenstown started as a gold mining camp in the 1860s. Novotel Hotel (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, tour around the area taking in the breathtaking lake and mountain beauty. Continue to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. We also make a stop at the site where bungee jumping was born – a chance for daredevils to take the plunge 150 feet towards the Kawarau River attached only by a giant rubber band! This afternoon you are free to choose from the many local activities on offer such as jet boating, bungee jumping, paragliding or zip-lining, a cruise on the historic steamer “Earnslaw - Lady of the Lake”, a round of golf, shopping or just relaxing by the lake. This evening we ride the gondola up Bob’s Peak overlooking Queenstown to enjoy a farewell dinner. Novotel Hotel (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to airport for flight home with a layover in Auckland. Yyou will cross the International Date Line and arrive before having left New Zealand! Please book connecting flight at least 3 hours after arrival (ca. 2pm) to allow time to pass through customs. Trump Tours is happy to provide a quote for add on air from your desired gateway. Meals: Breakfast, On Plane
10 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
20 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare Houston - add on airfare available, please call.
Flight Napier to Christchurch.
Transportation provided in air-conditioned minicoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
Museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance.
$7,850 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $1,000 to guarantee single room.
Jan 10-22, 2020
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