Student Groups

A Rural Tours student group farmstay forms the highlight of many student tours to New Zealand. Their farmstay provides an experience that is not only educational, but fun as well. For many students, it is their first time to experience such a rural environment, and therefore creates a memory that lasts a lifetime.

For non-English native speakers, staying in groups of four students is ideal. Students are able to communicate much easier, and enjoy their experience with their host family much more when they are with their peers. When there are three or five students, the non-paired student may feel left out, so four is the optimum number.

We recommend a minimum of a two nights stay for all student tours. Rural Tours can cater up to 320 students per stay, with many groups coming on a regular basis staying in the Waikato Region throughout the year. We must be advised about any students who have serious medical conditions or one which requires the use of medication. Students require appropriate clothing for farm activities. Casual clothing and footwear, which can get dirty, should be worn when outdoors during their stay.


Rural Tours Student Group Farmstay Inclusions
  • Twin bedroom accommodation (four students per farmstay)
  •  Guest share bathroom 
  •  Traditional home cooked NZ dinner
  •  Continental breakfast
  •  Guided farm tour and daily farming activities.
  •  Lunch on the middle days (for stays of 2 nights or more)
  •  Return transfers from meeting place
Student Group Locations
North Island Maximum Group Size
Huntly, Waikato 30
Matamata, Waikato 30
Cambridge, Waikato 160
Te Awamutu, Waikato 40
Te Kuiti, Waikato 30
Otorohonga, Waikato 30
South Island Maximum Group Size
Ashburton, Canterbury 30
Fairlie, Canterbury 20


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