This farm is so beautiful, it would be worth a visit even if it wasn’t a former movie set. That said, the steep $90 admission is a steep price to pay for a two hour tour. That said, we absolutely loved our time on the set and would absolutely do it again.
The entire time we were in New Zealand we stayed at AirBnBs and homestays. This was just the type of place Carol was hoping to visit: one that lets you pet a variety of farm animals.
We were so happy that we traveled up to the Bay of Islands and visited this historic grounds where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. The new museum is state of the art and the guided tour gave us a great oral history of the complex relationship between the Maori and the British.
Historic Russell was New Zealand’s first capitol but today it’s a touristy beach town.