Living in New Zealand 🇳🇿 on a Farm 🐮🐣🐇 Rai Valley Sustainable Homestead Tour
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a farm in New Zealand? Join us to see if green acres is the place to be!
For just over two weeks we stayed at a homestead in Rai Valley, a rural settlement in the Marlborough District of the South Island.
It didn’t take long to settle into a daily routine feeding the animals, harvesting fresh fruit, lighting a fire and baking delicious treats for the neighbours. We really enjoyed the rhythm of farm life and, in between chores, caught up on video editing and home school in the peace and tranquility of country living.
Rai Valley is located halfway between Blenheim and Nelson which gave us the opportunity to visit both during our stay for groceries, connecting with friends and watching some beautiful sunsets over the Tasman Sea.
We also spent an afternoon exploring nearby Pepin Island which is actually for sale in case anyone reading this is looking to buy a private island in New Zealand 🙂
Some key highlights of our stay included daily walks in the scenic natural surroundings of Rai Valley, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores over the fire and taking an epic off-road buggy tour.
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Enjoy the video!
1:28 New Zealand Homestead Tour
4:10 New Zealand Farm House Tour
6:29 Life On A Farm
6:45 Daily Farm Chores
10:54 How To Move Cows
16:12 How To Bathe A Dog
16:55 NZ Possum Hunting
17:56 Nelson NZ Sunset
19:25 Kiwi Dinner and Ambrosia Dessert
19:51 Exploring Rai Valley
22:44 Meanwhile Back At The Farm
24:07 Visiting Pepin Island
24:57 Off-Road Buggy Tour
26:50 Pepin Island Huts For Rent
28:10 Roasting Marshmallows and Making S’mores