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Cushchine Animal FarmYard Park

12 Kowhai Ford Road RD1, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 319 5033
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Ranked #26 of 32 Activities in Kaikoura
Type: Performances, Farms
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English first
Burnley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Whilst passing through kaikoura i spent an afternoon at the farm park and had a great time at the hand feeding loads of animals such as llamas, goats, donkeys and ponies. What's really special is that you get to have a hands-on experience with the animals and go into their pens to pet and feed them which is quite unique!... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were excited about the visit to the park and been telling the kids on the drive to Kaikoura about what we were doing they were also excited. On arrival things were poorly organized with wet muddy gum boots supplied and this was not till I put my foot in them and discovered it... As we walked in the gate... More

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Britain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is our 2nd time here. The animals are so happy and well cared for with plenty of space to be free and natural. the staff were lovely and spent time with us telling us little stories about the animals. There were 3 sets of week old piglets, adorable. And you can stay here ( we will next time )... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed there for 2 nights and loved it. Our 4 years old son loved to find and play with all the toys in the cottage. all the kids loved feeding the animals. The beds are very comfortable. We woke up every morning to birds singing around us. We enjoyed our stay there.

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The place is run down. There is no warm greetings from the owners and we were not being walked through thoroughly or had any guidance from anyone. The farm owners basically just release the animals and do not really explain anything. Although there were laminated information around introducing the different animals, we would actually prefer some interactions from someone. However,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The usual farm animals and a few llamas thrown in. Most of the animals can be fed and/or petted. They have free pony rides for the kids. They're only a couple of minutes, but the kids loved it. Make sure you have cash, as they don't have Eftpos facilities.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I love how close you can come to contact with the animals (alpacas, lamas, pigs, donkies, sheeps, etc)! I think kids will definitely enjoy this experience. We had so much fun when we brought food into the farm yard - All the animals were tail gating us! The cottage is cozy and simple. The beds are very comfortable! Do remember... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The entrance fee is $10 and you can purchase cups of food pellets for $2 each. Wellies are provided for free should you not want to dirty your shoes. The staff were friendly and explained to us how best to feed the different animals, but they mainly kept to their duties (cleaning cages, preparing food etc). The animals were free... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The cottage itself was adequate but I just got the impression that it's just a revenue-generator and no on really bothers. First there were no toiletries at all (no soap, shampoo etc). Had to go out and buy some as I could not find the owner to ask for them. The socket to plug in the heater was blocked completely... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

It's a natural place with many different animals. The pony ride for kids is really an attraction. Good privacy in the cottage. The beds and quilts are so comfortable for a good night sleep. It's worth going.

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