We offer authentic, hands on experiences on & off our New Zealand working sheep and beef farm


PLEASE NOTE: As we are a working farm, ALL activities must be booked at the time of your booking or 24 hours in advance for a day guests booking a Kiwi Combo stop off

 Kiwi Combo (Shearing & Musterting Demo):

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) Minimum numbers apply 

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.

Animal Tour

Visit and feed the large range of friendly animals (often lead by Porky our pet Jack Russel) including miniature ponies, horses, collection of black & white sheep, chickens, goat and working dogs. On the way stop off at the orchard and vegetable garden to collect some fresh produce for you to enjoy
Price: Free for guests staying the night, $10 per person for day guests

Farm tours

Explore the farm on a wider scale to get a true appreciation of this special property. You can choose for Andrew to drive you on or off tracks, through creeks or take the more relaxed and gentle option. The 4WD can take up to 4 passengers and heads off along tracks to the back of the farm for some spectacular views of the region. Throughout the farm tour listen to Andrews’ explanation of how the farm operates and discover the natural beauty of this large property. A must do activity!
Price: $50 per adult, $25 per child (minimum of 2, not suitable for children under 10 years old)

Claybird shooting

Take a short walk (500 meters) from the Farmstay, to a unique and beautiful location on the farm. Clays, trap, gun and ear muffs are all provided plus if you like, some tips from Andrew. No previous experience required.
Price: $3 per clay: Minimum of 50 clays per session

Hole in one golf

Tee off over the beautiful native bush below RF and into an old spa bath located 300 meters away.   Successful “hole in ones” receives a bottle of New Zealand wine. No previous golf experience required.
Price: $2.50 per ball: Minimum of 50 balls per session

Pony rides

Enjoy watching your kids (35 kilograms & under) learn about ponies, how to care for them, saddle up and enjoy a ride. Our two miniature horses Beau and Dude are very quiet and have fans from all over the world. After a ride, feed the ponies some “animal lollies”. A popular choice of activity.
Price: $40 for up to half an hour.

 Amazing race

Option 1: Challenge yourself over a 3km course over the farm. Collect clues and objects along the way, crack codes and have a laugh.
Option 2: Enjoy a shorter course around the farmstay. Crack codes, find clues and have some fun! Suitable for kids and families.
Price: $20 per person (minimum of 10 people)

Mini Mudder

If getting dirty is your thing and you are up for a challenge, then this activity is for you! Run/walk the mini Mudder, based on “The Mudder” we host on the farm each year. Guaranteed to be heaps of fun as you crawl through mud, over obstacles and through water.
Price: $20 per person (minimum of 10 people)

What guests are saying about RF

“Thank you for being so kind to us during our 1-3 day turned into 5 day sambar hunt. We had a great time. You and Andrew took really good care of us.”
— Bob Scot, Dallas, U.S.A

“A day to remember, it’s awesome here”
— Michaela, Wanganui

“Fantastic time. Loved the views & atmosphere”
— Dave & Ryan, Auckland