Farming is such a large part of New Zealand's history and way of life that anyone who visits New Zealand and wishes to truly experience it will surely plan to visit the High Country.
Heli Tours, a new tourism company based in Queenstown, is offering visitors the opportunity to experience this important aspect of life in New Zealand as they showcase the true sustainable High Country farms that surround Queenstown.
During the Merino Farm Tour, you'll enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over some of the large High Country Stations surrounding Lake Wakatipu while your pilot shares his experiences of farming in the region.
You'll learn about the unique High Country story of farming super fine-wooled Merino sheep whilst preserving the beautiful tussock lands, land utilization, the environment and the people who live and work this land.
You'll land at a select site in this remote High Country before continuing the flight through the meandering glacier cut valley, over Walter Peak where you’ll join Real Journey’s Walter Peak Station Farm Tour, including Morning or Afternoon tea at the Colonel’s homestead.
At the conclusion of your farm tour, you’ll board the iconic vintage steamship, the famous “lady of the lake”, TSS Earnslaw, for your scenic voyage across Lake Wakatipu back to Queenstown.
Please visit Heli Tours for more information on the tour.