Story: Rural tourism

Experiencing farm work

Two Japanese visitors to a farmstay near Warkworth north of Auckland take part in haymaking. Summer, the peak tourist season, coincides with some important farm activities, which can be a problem for farm hosts. However, allowing visitors to take part in this work enriches their experience by giving them an understanding of country life in New Zealand.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural tourism - Incentives and barriers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/18841/experiencing-farm-work (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008