Activities

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New for 2017! Kiwi Combo Stop off:

Want an authentic kiwi experience on a New Zealand working sheep and beef farm but don’t have the time for an over night stop, then our kiwi combo is for you!

Our Number 1 activity for both overnight and day trip guests!

  • A shearing and mustering demonstration as outlined below
  • Unlike the staged shows, this is the real deal
  • Highly recommended on Trip Adviser by previous guests
  • An authentic and hands on experience for all ages
  • Located at the Rangitikei Farmstay Woolshed: 498 Makuhou Raod, Marton
  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings
  • Time: 9am start. Approximately 1 -1.5 hour hands on experience
  • Awesome photo opportunities
  • Bookings are essential and are required 24 hours in advance (please use the inquiry page to book, mobile coverage is limited)
  • Small groups and buses welcome (Parking for cars and buses across the road from the Woolshed)
  • Adults $40, Kids $15 (12 years and under)

What you will experience at Shearing demonstration:  Join us at our large and uniquely decorated six stand Woolshed. We will share some knowledge about our area, farming and handling livestock. Then enjoy getting up close and personal to a shearing demonstration. If you like have a go yourself but if that doesn’t sound like you, enjoy taking photos, videos and asking the farmer questions. Sure to be lots of fun and a great laugh! This is an actual sport in New Zealand, be sure to give it a go yourself!

What you will experience at the mustering demonstration: Head out to the farm or our extensive covered yards to watch the action of a real working sheep and beef farm. Meet our team of working dogs and watch them do their stuff, mustering sheep or cattle. You will be amazed to see how the dogs work using voice commands and whistles. If you like, have a go at mustering the sheep yourself just as the contestants did for the TV show RV Rampage.

Free Stuff for over night guests:

  • Visit and feed the large range of friendly animals; miniature ponies, horses, calf, collection of black & white sheep, goat, chickens, our pet cats and of course Porky our little dog!
  • Pick your own herbs and fruit from the large vegetable gardens and orchard
  • Enjoy a short walk down the driveway and chill out at the RF dam. Enjoy the beautiful waterfall and fire pit
  • Take a self guided walk to see the Glow worms only 5 minutes walk from your accommodation
  • Enjoy a self guided farm walk up to the picnic table where you can enjoy mountain to sea views

On Farm Activities

  • Kiwi Combo (shearing & mustering demonstrations)
  • Friendly animals
  • Self guided farm walk with mountain to sea views
  • Glow worms
  • Pony rides
  • Farm tours
  • Amazing race
  • Mini Mudder
  • Claybird shooting
  • Hole in one golf
  • Functions
  • Team building activities
  • School camps

Activities in the Area

  • White Cliff Boulders
  • Gravity Canyon (currently closed)
  • Mangaweka Adventure Company
  • Scenic Flights
  • Whanganui jet boating and canoeing

Tours

  • Wine Tours
  • Golf Tours
  • Hiking & Cycle Tours
  • Fishing Tours
  • Adventure Tours
  • Wind Farm Tours