Sheep Farm Tour

PAERANGI Hill-Country Sheep Farm Tour. Exclusive to SEEN AUCKLAND.


Paerangi is a 1000 acre, hill-country sheep and cattle farm, situated amongst picturesque limestone bluffs, hills and valleys of the north Waikato, just one and 1/2 hour's drive from Auckland City.

Farmed by 2nd generation family owners, Malcolm and Pam Harding, a visit to Paerangi, home to 1300 sheep and 275 cattle is a once-in-a-life-time true Kiwi experience. Few visitors to New Zealand get the chance to tour a real working sheep and cattle farm with the farmer, let alone have the opportunity to share an authentic farm lunch complimented with gold-medal New Zealand wines.

A highlight at Paerangi is watching the wily sheepdogs rounding up and bringing in the sheep for the farmer to shear in the woolshed. Maybe you'd like to try your hand at shearing too?

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Tour Options


Spend 3 hours at Paerangi.

Tour includes:

Farm-style morning tea with hosts Malcolm and Pam Harding
Sheepdogs working (mustering) and sheep shearing
High-country farm tour


Spend 5 hours at Paerangi.

Tour includes:

As for the 3 hour tour but allows more time on the farm, plus other activities and a not-to-be-forgotten gourmet Kiwi lunch at the farmhouse prepared by Pam Harding, includes gold-medal NZ wines and other artisan beverages.

Additional activities include:

Hidden valley waterfall trek
Clay-bird shooting

With a half day morning tour of Paerangi the following options are available to complete an exciting day in the Waikato:

Visit Hobbiton.
Paerangi is an easy 1.5 hour drive from Hobbiton, which means a morning visit to Paerangi can be followed by an afternoon tour of Hobbition before returning to Auckland. Duration for both Paerangi and Hobbiton tours is approx 12 hrs.

Bracu fine dining lunch. 60 mins from Paernagi on the return trip to Auckland, the award-winning Bracu Restaurant offers elegant and contemporary fine dining, nestled amid the stunning olive grove of the Simunovich Olive Estate. Duration for both Paerangi and Bracu is approx 7 hrs.

Hamilton Gardens. Awarded 'Garden of the Year' at the 2014 International Garden Tourism Awards in Metz, France. Hamilton Gardens features 21 gardens representing the art, beliefs, lifestyles and traditions of different civilisations or historical garden styles, in a 54 hectare (133 acre) park in the riverside city of Hamilton.