Cracking stock whips, watching sheep mustering and experiencing Southern farm life is now an option for Contiki travellers in New Zealand.
Kingston based Real Country has confirmed a contract with the international bus tour company Contiki to provide travellers with an authentic Southland farm experience.
Real Country owner and self-proclaimed Southern Girl Laura Douglas said the contract with Contiki would allow her to give thousands of international visitors a taste of rural Southland.
“Since 2016 I’ve been offering visitors a taste of the ‘real New Zealand’ and I’m excited for more and more international visitors to experience this,” Douglas said.
The contract will see close to 4000 Contiki travellers per year enjoying the real country experience that involves sheep mustering, interacting with a variety of farm animals and having a go at clay target shooting, archery, target shooting with air rifles and stock whip cracking.
Clutha-Southland MP, Hamish Walker, visited Douglas at the Real Country Farm earlier this month and said there is a huge opportunity in the food and agricultural tourism space and the Real Country Farm Show is a great way to advertise our amazing backyard.
Douglas is looking forward to a busy season with the Contiki contract which had already begun tours to the farm earlier this month.
Real Country is located on State Highway 6, just south of Kingston.
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