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Walk a farm in Fiordland & milk a goat

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.Te Anau, New ZealandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Junko & Neil

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I'll point out some trees and items of interest in our garden as part of an introduction to the natural history of NZ. Then I'll take you on our farm. Our dog, goats, sheep and cow are friendly, and they'll come up to you for a pat.

Climb to the highest part of our farm, where you'll see a glimpse of Lake Te Anau, the largest lake in the South Island. You will hear about the rare native birds that are found in Fiordland National Park, as you look at the mountains all around you. You will also find out the differences between sheep and goats, and how farming is done in NZ.

Then we'll walk a goat to the milking shed. There, I'll show you how to hand milk a goat so you will be able to get milk out of a goat with no experience!

What we'll do when will depend on where on the farm the animals are at the time, as they move around.

We'll have farm jackets and gumboots for you to wear, even the children, so you won't have to worry when goats start chewing your jacket, or when you have to walk in the mud.

We'll show you our workshop where we make goat milk soap and lanolin skin sticks. You will have a chance to try out and purchase our farm-made products with cash, VISA or Mastercard.
I'll point out some trees and items of interest in our garden as part of an introduction to the natural history of NZ. Then I'll take you on our farm. Our dog, goats, sheep and cow are friendly, and they'll come up to you for a pat.

Climb to the highest part of our farm, where you'll see a glimpse of Lake Te Anau, the largest lake in the South Island. You will hear about the rare native birds that are found in Fiordland National Park,…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Farm jackets and boots
From $38
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Junko & Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 13 Reviews
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Please ask if it's not scheduled on the date/time you want, as we may be able to set up a time for you. We've hosted around 1500 guests at our farmstay, and we've now been Superhosts for 10 consecutive quarters. We have always offered a guided farm tour and the goat milking experience to our guests. We have milking goats and cows, friendly sheep and an old border collie. Now you can experience our guided farm tour even if you can't stay with us!

I'll talk about trees, birds, animals and the natural history of NZ. You'll also find out how farming is done in NZ, and how our milk soap is made.
Please ask if it's not scheduled on the date/time you want, as we may be able to set up a time for you. We've hosted around 1500 guests at our farmstay, and we've now been Superhosts for 10 consecutive quarters. We have always offered a guided farm tour and the goat milking experience to our guests. We have milking goats and cows, friendly sheep and an old border collie. Now you can experience our guided farm tour even if you can't stay with us!

I'll talk about trees, birds, animals…
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Where you'll be

The whole tour will be within our private farm. Even our driveway is 400m long, and our house can't be seen from the road. We have decided to offer this farm experience because many people have expressed their disappointment when they couldn't book our farmstay because we were already booked. Now people can experience our farm even when they can't stay on our farm.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Chantal
January 2019
A very enjoyable few hours spent talking and walking with Junko on the family farm, amongst the animals. It’s a pleasure to be amongst healthy, loved animals and learn a little about life on a small acreage. Thank you, Junko and Neil for your hospitality.
A very enjoyable few hours spent talking and walking with Junko on the family farm, amongst the animals. It’s a pleasure to be amongst healthy, loved animals and learn a little ab…
David
January 2019
Junko was awesome in sharing about the region, the farm and the animals. The kids loved milking the goat and learning about life on a farm. I would highly recommend this to other families!
Kalista
December 2018
This was definitely a highlight of our trip! We visit with our five kids, and they loved it! Since my kids are growing up in a big city, it was great for them to have a farm experience and learn what it is like living in the country. They enjoyed milking the goat and interacting with all the animals. Junko's property is SO beautiful, and it really made me wish we could move to New Zealand and live in such a lovely and peaceful setting!
This was definitely a highlight of our trip! We visit with our five kids, and they loved it! Since my kids are growing up in a big city, it was great for them to have a farm exper…
Benjamin
December 2018
This is such a hidden gem. Junko's farm is beautiful and you get to really get up close and personal with the animals. Junk is also so friendly and has great knowledge of the area! We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone in Te Anau!
This is such a hidden gem. Junko's farm is beautiful and you get to really get up close and personal with the animals. Junk is also so friendly and has great knowledge of the area!…
Mia
December 2018
We had a great time! Feeding the animals was a lot of fun, but we also learn so much from Junko! I would recommend this experience to anyone, especially if you are from the city, like us, and don't know much about farming.
Ros
December 2018
Responsive host with a lovely farm! Our children enjoyed patting the animals. It was an unforgettable first-time experience milking the goat and Junko was very patient to let the children take many turns to milk it. Thanks a lot for a wonderful day!
Responsive host with a lovely farm! Our children enjoyed patting the animals. It was an unforgettable first-time experience milking the goat and Junko was very patient to let the c…

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