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  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website or Facebook page. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms have closed in the past year, and of course, we won't know until the season starts and we find they aren't open! Call to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available. All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here !
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Updates for June 2024

June 2024: Most Christmas tree farms open on the the last weekend in November and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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South Island

Canterbury (Ashburton, Dunedin, Hurunui, Kaikoura, Mackenzie, Selwyn, Timaru, Waimakariri, Waimate, Waitaki)

  • John Munro's Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    Kenmure, Dunedin 9011, New Zealand. Phone: +64 274 323 266. Open: from 30 November 3 pm to 6 pm, After that hours are Weekdays 3 pm to 6pm and Weekends 9 am to 6 pm. Payment Cash, only. Come and feed the Santa's Reindeer, bring a carrot!
  • Needle Fresh Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, saws are provided
    2517 Tram Rd, West Eyreton 7475, New Zealand. Phone: +64 27 324 7372. Email: [email protected]. Open: Weekends throughout December from 9 AM to 6 PM. Our Christmas Trees are 'handled', which means the bottom branches have been cut away during growth so they fit in one of our TREE STANDS perfectly, hassle free. We supply hand saws and can assist with the process / handling of your tree. Come along to our farm and cut your own special Christmas Tree this year.
    Payment: sorry, no eftpos available, please bring cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and You cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Monterey Pine
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Monterey Pine



Otago (Central Otago, Clutha, Queenstown-Lakes, Waitaki(eastern half) )

Southland (Gore, Invercargill, Southland)


West Coast (Buller, Grey, Westland / Western)

New Zealand Map

New Zealand Map

  • Chisholm Family Christmas Tree Farm - wholesale only
    3101 South Head Road, RD1 Helensville 0874. Phone: 09 420 2589. . The Christmas Tree farm is a bulk wholesale tree farm - we cut to order and you pick up. Our team takes pride in the fact that thousands of our trees have graced the living rooms of many Aucklanders over the past three decades. We wish we could tell you that it was as simple as planting the seedling and letting the tree grow until it's ready for harvest, but unfortunately this is not the case. Whether it be shaping, fertilising or guarding against disease, there is always something to keep us busy. Adding the constantly changing weather and seasons into the equation, coupled with getting the timing right, you can see that we have a busy year preparing your tree for Christmas! Established 1987 One of the two largest Christmas Tree Growers in Auckland + New Zealand. We sell Wholesale from the farm. There is no delivery service - Pick Up Only We sell from 4 feet up to 8 foot+ trees. No order too small. Please contact Mal by phone on 09 420 2589 for prices. Trimming and Shaping Procedures fine tuned over the years to provide a quality finish. Christmas Trees are all Pine. Approx 1 hour drive from Auckland

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