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Wai ariki Farm Park, Cafe & Gallery

Address: 108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-315 7772
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: For family fun head to Wai ariki where you can hand feed a diverse range of friendly farmyard and...
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: 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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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to go. Many animals to interact with and feed.Really recommended for tourists! There are animals like wallabies, llamas, and alpacas and sheep. Feeding is really fun

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Spent 3 hours with our NZ Grandchildren who were in paradise! The grounds were immaculate and the children could run free without us having to worry. We all fed the animals who are remarkably tame and very entertaining. The setting was quite breathtaking and we loved sitting up on the porch where we had some delicious home baking and coffee.... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Came with friends who had their kids, the kids LOVED it, a bit smaller than expected and the animals could do with more space and shade however the man at the front desk was lovely and helpful. It wasn't too busy when we went either which was good. A few enclosures with nothing in them or the wrong thing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great place to take the family. We had 5 children (7 -13) with us and still managed to have a leisurely lunch. Children had a blast with the animals. Animals were well looked after and enjoyed the human interaction. We were able to supervise the children from the deck. Good food, coffee and service. We would definitely stop by again.

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christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have visited Wai Ariki three times now and each time one discovers yet another treasure! Today is was Bob- the pony. Bob joins a group of lucky and happy,relaxed animals -many of which you would never get to see close up- let alone cuddle,feed,pet, and share a seat with! It's hard to pinpoint exactly the majesty of this little... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful little place where all in our group - a toddler, teen and adults, all had a great time. We took the time to have lunch in the Cafe and even though we were a group of ten we were really happy with all our options. The hosts were very helpful and quick to assist and we would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Spent a day feeding animals and having lunch at Wai ariki farm park when visiting Hamner, which we now see that is under new management. All animals were so friendly and happy, our favourite was the brown Alpaka :) food was great. overall a fun day out in Hamner!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

4 adults turn into big kids during our visit to Wai Ariki Farm Park. Was great to see all the animals were well looked after and super friendly. The day before we visited a little black lamb was born. Mum wasn't taking to her so the owners were having to hand feed her. they were nice enough to let me... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great little farm with lots of animals to see - obviously well looked after, and used to people. We were lucky to be there in spring, so we got to pat lambs and see very young chickens. the cafe was lovely too, with very good coffee and fantastic home-made carrot cake!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We are a company from Christchurch who have twice now used Wai ariki Farm Park as a venue to wind up a corporate family weekend escape in Hanmer Springs. On both occasions Chris and Zara bent over backwards to accommodate our requirements for lunch and access to the farm park activities for our group. Nothing was ever a problem and... More 

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