If you’ve been longing to get off the beaten track on New Zealand’s North Island, then an exciting adventure awaits you on this new tour for 2021. Travel with well-known Taranaki dairy farmer Paul Bourke through King Country and the coastal mountainous region of Taranaki. Jet boat on the Whanganui River, drive rail carts on the old Taumarunui to Stratford railway, visit a remote hill country farm in the back blocks of Taranaki and stay at the historic Whangamomona Hotel. Visit the incredible Tawhiti Museum and drift in boats through the Traders and Whalers exhibition. Learn about the production of Quinoa as well as energy production in Taranaki. Visit high producing farms and the internationally acclaimed Pukeiti Rhododendron Gardens. Along the way, Paul will introduce you to some enthusiastic and entrepreneurial locals and provide insights to living and working in the fascinating Taranaki region.
- Enjoy genuine “Kiwi” country hospitality
- Stay at the historic Whangamomona Hotel
- Visit highly productive and innovative dairy and farming operations
- Jet boat on the Whanganui River
- Visit a remote hill country farm in the backblocks of Taranaki
- Learn about the production of Quinoa and Manuka Honey
- Visit the stunning Pukeiti Rhododendron Gardens
TOUR MANAGER: Paul Bourke
Paul is a seasoned New Zealand dairy farmer and traveller, having had several trips to Europe, North America and South America. These days his passion is Outback Australia and he has travelled to the Outback at least a dozen times. He’s also seen a lot of New Zealand too, with many family trips to
both islands. Paul is looking forward to showcasing Taranaki to you and also introducing you to people on the land who are passionate about what they do and where they live.