not just another garden tour

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You have now discovered a very exclusive, personally guided holiday in the South Island of New Zealand

HOMESTEAD TOURS is organised and escorted by  Rachel Harper who lives in the picturesque heart of the South Island of New Zealand. She has a private network of connections that make the tours both original and exclusive.



From the Pacific Ocean to the snow capped Southern Alps you will be taken into homes and entertained by the owners who will tell you something of their history and purpose.

Visits include not only interesting gardens, but native forests, plant nurseries, wineries, local artists and craftspeople, which will ensure that each day is full of delightful surprises.

These are certainly
"tours with a difference"