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Wai ariki Farm Park, Cafe & Gallery - CLOSED

108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7772
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Proper Kiwi Farmyard Experience

Great fun for the little ones - animals look happy - well maintained - lovely toasted... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Great Fun

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at this farm park. We were able to feed the lambs as well as the... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2015
Perth, Australia
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For family fun head to Wai ariki where you can hand feed a diverse range of friendly farmyard and exotic animals. Set on 2-acres of park with fantastic mountain views, the animals are displayed in a tranquil & clean environment. The vibrant cafe offers great coffee & delicious food. The Craft Gallery sells funky fabric, original local art and NZ made indie crafts.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
20 Dec 2015
“Proper Kiwi Farmyard Experience ”
6 Dec 2015
“Great Fun”
108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7772

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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Great fun for the little ones - animals look happy - well maintained - lovely toasted sandwhich/coffee in the cafe - don't think zoo, think nice small kiwi farmyard where I can get right up close n personal Downside - the emu roaming around is...More

Thank JohnNZ-UK
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at this farm park. We were able to feed the lambs as well as the week old water buffalo. It was great to have these animals wandering around the park with us as it was awesome to get so close...More

Thank NMandAV
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. My daughter made friends with the owner’s little one (they are about the same age). We got to meet Tex the longhorn and feed an enu. A nice and easy attraction for younger children.

Thank Rutybear
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I recently revisited Wai ariki and was surprised to learn that it had new owners. This is a great little place to take the kids or, if you are like me, just enjoy the company of animals. If you want to escape the busyness of...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Great little zoo for the smaller kids!!Café on site is nice with a variety of stuff available.Good 1-1.5 hour interlude.

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Popped in here after a trip to the pools for our 2.5 year old to have a look at the animals. Mum, dad, 2.5 year old and a 5 month old (free) with a bag of food cost $32. Although it was a pleasant hour...More

1  Thank AzraelMel
Reviewed 1 June 2015

After the busyness of the hot pools the day before we thought we would enjoy a calmer day visiting the farm animals. We paid our entrance fee and decided to buy a bag of animal food (only S2) too. We both love animals and even...More

1  Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed 25 May 2015

The Wai ariki Animal Farm is a short drive from Hanmer Thermal Pools so why not take the time after having a relaxing morning. The fee was $35 for 2 adults and children. Animal feed is $2 a bag and well worth that price. It...More

1  Thank pretblueye
Reviewed 15 February 2015

My husband and I visited today on a bit of a grey day. An easy 15 minute walk from Hanmer but just far enough away from the busy tourist centre, it is an oasis of quiet and peace. For anyone who loves animals this is...More

2  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Loved seeing all the animals around and the horse ride. However was dissapointed in how rude the owners were when i enquired about things eg. The horse cart taxi just got a really rude response, wasnt my fault the new owners hadn't at the time...More

5  Thank missymarley
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