A must visit The Ambewela Farm, sometimes referred to as ‘Little New Zealand’, is set in a picturesque landscape, and surrounded by lush greenery and mist-shrouded hilltops. Here, you can observe cows and cattle grazing in the farm along with other farm animals that visitors can interact with! If you’re lucky, you just might get to see milking of the cows. You can also purchase farm-fresh dairy products.The farm lies 20 km away from Nuwara Eliya – it’s only a 45 minute drive from the Nuwara Eliya town, and about an hour away from our Oliphant Bungalows in Nuwara Eliya. The drive is pleasant, passing through vegetable farms, lakes and forests, and you will be able to refresh your eyes. On the way, you will pass Kande Ela, another cool calm place which will keep you enchanted.
Ambewela is a small town which gained popularity for its two dairy farms called “Ambewela Farm” and “New Zealand Farm”. The lush grasslands of Ambewela lie 6,064 ft (1,848 m) above sea level. The maximum temperature of this area is about 23° C and the lowest goes down to about 9° C.
The Ambewela farm was started by the British about 80 years ago, while the New Zealand farm was started in 1960. Both farms are managed by Ambewela Farm. Ambewela farm is not open for visitors, but the New Zealand farm can be viewed by paying a small price. The entrance ticket to the farm is Rs 100/- per person.
This is becoming a popular destination for visitors of Nuwara Eliya, especially those who love an unusual experience away from frequently-visited tourist destinations.
This farm spreads over 1,500 acres of wonderful grasslands with lush greenery as far as the eye can see and the view is dotted with cows giving you a refreshing feeling.Once inside, don’t be amazed if you start feeling like you are in a remote town of Scotland. Not only does the weather and environment look totally foreign to tropical Sri Lanka, the little cottages of the staff, green meadows and European cows complete the picture.