Educational Farm Tours For Seniors in New Zealand

Are you searching for an exciting way to experience rural New Zealand? Consider one of the educational farm tours available – these small group adventures are tailored specifically towards seniors, offering a more intimate travel experience.

New Zealand is home to spectacular landscapes. Peaceful islands and turquoise lakes adorn its coast, while towering mountains topped with snow-covered peaks can be found dotted throughout its territory.

Alpacas at Shamarra

Set off on a fun adventure and discover a land of cute with this delightful alpaca farm tour in Akaroa! In just one hour, this unforgettable tour allows visitors to touch, cuddle, take photos with, and learn more about these captivating animals!

A farm set atop a hill overlooking Akaroa is situated perfectly to offer breathtaking panoramic views of its surrounding countryside and features an alpaca herd that you can pet and feed! Additionally, shop offers exclusive alpaca wool products like scarves and blankets from their shop.

Shamarra Farm provides the ideal setting to spend an unforgettable afternoon, creating new memories with family and friends while learning all about these majestic animals! Their friendly staff will teach you all there is to know about these delightful animals – you may even get lucky enough to play with some!

Shop alpaca wool in our store, with proceeds going back into caring for these adorable creatures. While some might object to buying clothing produced from animals, it is important to keep in mind that no harm was done in producing its fleece; additionally, alpacas need their fleece sheared periodically so as to avoid overheating in summer months.

Hobbiton Farm Tour

Hobbiton Farm is an amazing location that was transformed into the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit films. Situated in Matamata in New Zealand’s countryside, visitors can take tours to explore and experience this incredible set. Visitors will marvel at all its details — miniature ladders and beehives alongside an incredible double-arched bridge make the Hobbiton Movie Set an absolute must-see for movie enthusiasts everywhere!

The Hobbiton Farm Tour offers guests a guided tour through the movie set of Hobbiton. Visitors can expect to gain insight into how its sets were constructed while visiting each hobbit hole – all within two hours’ tour duration! Guests also receive a drink at Green Dragon Inn as part of this experience!

Sir Peter Jackson made an extraordinary find while searching for locations for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies – Alexander Farm in Matamata was owned by the Alexander family at that time and allowed Jackson and his crew to build movie sets there after discussions between both families.

After years as a temporary set, Hobbiton Farm was rebuilt using permanent materials to comply with New Zealand safety codes and stand the test of time. Now open to tourists, its management is run by its owners’ family.

Hairy Feet Waitomo

Hairy Feet Waitomo, in New Zealand’s Waikato region near Piopio, is one of the country’s most captivating Hobbit locations. Here, film-makers created Middle-earth on an incredible family farm featuring breathtaking scenery. On a guided 90-minute tour you’ll walk through Trollshaws Forest as seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and witness strange rock formations set against towering ancient limestone cliffs – truly unforgettable sights to experience!

Tour guides are knowledgeable about the movie set and are happy to share their personal experiences. Furthermore, they understand how best to help visitors maximize their visit at the filming location; for example they will show where it would be best for capturing an image showing Bilbo Baggins receiving his “Sting” from Gandalf.

Discovering Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit filming locations is something anyone can enjoy, providing an educational tour experience as you discover New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes and discover their historical context. Red Carpet Tours provides 14-day itineraries that visit Middle-earth locations on both North and South Islands as well as offering separate day tours to Waitomo Caves as a geological marvel.


Agrodome offers visitors an engaging way to come face to face with sheep in Rotorua. It features a world-renowned farm show on a 350-acre working sheep farm where guests can help shear sheep, tour its mill, and watch highly trained sheepdogs obey commands from staff members.

An hour-long sheep show featuring 19 breeds of wooly animals from 19 different breeds. Plus, witness a live shearing demonstration and take part in a sheep auction – making this experience suitable for the whole family!

After enjoying the show, take part in a farm tour! It is an ideal way to gain more insight into New Zealand’s agriculture industry while hand feeding cute baby animals from Agrodome Nursery – too young for display in its auditorium! Plus you can sample delicious Kiwi Fruit Wine made on site!

Agrodome Rotorua is located 6 miles (10 kilometers) northeast of central Rotorua and easily accessible by public transport. Additionally, it’s an easy day trip from many North Island attractions including Hobbiton Movie Set, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and Rainbow Springs Nature Park – most tours offer round trip hotel transfers as part of their services; most guided day tours provide transportation too! Open daily and offering more adrenaline-fueling activities like Zorbing than just sheep shows and farm tours alone!