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Tussock Ridge Farm Tours

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About Tussock Ridge Farm Tours
Experience the unique beauty of rural New Zealand with Tussock Ridge Farm Tours located 20 minutes from Wellington city. Enjoy an unforgettable 3 1/2 hour 4WD journey across 3 privately-owned farms in Ohariu Valley, with over 6000 sheep, 400 cattle, 100 horses and 26 turbines part of our wind farm. Morning tea is served at our shepherd's cabin with stunning views of the Cook Strait & south island.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is a unique and eye-opening experience, which we will never forget. Ward is very kind and friendly. He is opened to share his farming stories with us, and at the same time he talked with us like a friend. He is more than...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AlexSK6033, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Olivia for the wonderful review and taking the time to write it. I'm so glad that you enjoyed meeting all of our animals and seeing how we live and work the farm. It was a pleasure to meet the both of you. Hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Uncommon sights and rare opportunities abound. Verily we enjoyed our tour on a lovely afternoon. We got to feed rescued wild horses their second taste of carrots in their lives and saw the many sheep and cows grazing about the hilly landscape that spans the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for that amazing review. Mr Bumpy really enjoys meeting new people from all over the world and so do we. Best regards Ward K.

Reviewed 7 December 2018

A beautiful day, a fantastic farm tour, stunning scenery, delicious maffin! Thanks Ward, the farm owner cum tour guide. We really enjoyed this excellent tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
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AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Janet, Thank you for your comments. We hope you had a great time. Mr Bumpy is getting two more Lamby friends next month to keep him company. Best regards Ward K.

Reviewed 26 November 2018

This was a truly great tour! I had done the Agrodome tour in Rotorua and this wasn't as long as that one but we got a ton more hands on time with the animals. The sheep were so cute and some of them were genuinely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Dana, Thank you for your comments. It was great to meet you and show you our farm and our pet sheep Mr Bumpy. We hope you had a wonderful time. Cheers Ward K.

Reviewed 24 November 2018

I loved it! They picked me up and dropped me off at the Wellington Train station, it was a little bit cloudy but we still got a pretty great view of the south island. We saw sheep, cows, horses and eels. I had done a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank danaelisabeth
AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us and got to meet our animals.

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The best views of south island in the country. Amazing tours and wonderful farms. Thanks for all....

Date of experience: November 2018
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AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Hi Clement, thank you for your comments. Yes it was amazing out on the farm during the tour. The view across to the South Island was crystal clear. Best regards Ward.

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Ward was the most kind and interactive host. His personal stories and connection with the animals and the land was very meaningful and informative. We had a great time with a special Mr Bumpy! Pics below of the young lambie🐏🐏 Breathtaking views and a sweet...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you Elizabeth for your kind comments. Mr Bumpy the lamb has grown alot since you saw him. He weigh's about 50kgs now. Hopefully we see you again. Best regards Ward,

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a unique experience for our family and the trip to the Tussock Ridge Farm definitely delivered. Ward himself picked us up from the Visitor Centre and was a friendly and engaging company throughout the tour. It’s good to know that just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi. Thanks for your amazing review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Ward collected us from the dock in Wellington and then it was off to Tussock Ridge. Had no idea what to expect from the day but we ended up seeing a bit of the NZ countryside as we travelled the 20 minutes to Tussock Ridge....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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AlexandraS5357, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi. Thanks for the wonderful review. Glad you had a great experience! Appreciate your time writing this.

Reviewed 4 January 2018

What a great time we had with the landowner - friendly & engaging Ward - on a 4WD jaunt through his beautiful domain, including tea and snacks in a gem of a spot perched on cliffs overlooking Cook Straight and the South Island beyond. This...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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AlexSK6033, Owner at Tussock Ridge Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hi Carol, thank you so much for taking the time to write this exceptional review! Ward and I feel very humbled to receive such kind words about our business, the tour and Ward himself. We do our best to give our customers an unforgettable experience...More

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