Agritourism in NZ_Guide_Digital_Version 1.0

This guide and set of accompanying templates was created for a wide range of people with a common interest in the intersection between agriculture, and other forms of primary production, and tourism. So whether you’re a farmer, food or wine producer, have a tourism business that works with farmers or primary producers, or are a budding entrepreneur with an agritourism idea, this document is for you.

If you’re just starting out, you may want to work through the information in the order of the Table of Contents shown on the next page. If you have an existing operation, just focus on the sections that seem most relevant to you.

This document will be regularly updated and enhanced. If you’d like to see or contribute additional information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

This resource guide has been produced with the support of Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries, and Environment Canterbury, through the Post Quake Farming Project.

Thanks to Tony and Angela Blunt and their three strapping lads for hosting a group of farmers at Steepdown on the Inland Road.

The Blunt’s property is a great example of mitigating risk by diversifying income streams: forestry, tourism, honey and of course farming.

Putting regenerating native areas into the ETS is paying dividends; replanting is also helping with stability on EQ-stricken slopes.


The farm summary is attached. Stay tuned for the case study.

Agenda + Summary – 4 October 2019



Opportunities for rural-based tourism