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“Blissful place for animal lovers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wallowing Heights

Wallowing Heights
Somerset Rd, Carterton, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Carterton
Type: Ranch & Farm
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Blissful place for animal lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you love animals - Wallowing Heights is THE place to go. I am getting on in years, but felt like a big kid visiting this fabulous place. I was able to hold a rabbit, puppy and kitten. Allowed to lead a miniature horse for a while and scratch the back of one enormous pig (didn't realise how big pigs grow and this one was not fully grown - will be going back in a couple of years to see the result of his great lifestyle !). The owners were wonderful and more than happy to give us plenty of time and knowledge of their caring of gorgeous creatures. If I lived near to Wallowing Heights I would certainly volunteer to help out with the animals. I am certainly going back one day for another great time with these lovely animals.

Visited January 2014
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WestCoast, NZ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“A Treat of a Morning by Nicolas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I am 8 and my great aunt took me here. It was great fun riding on the miniature horse which was white. It was fun watching Drago, the dragon lizard poke out its tongue to grab its food. It was awesome driving the big, blue pedal car. The large, white, fluffy angora rabbit was soft when I patted it. It was funny when Peyton's wife called one of the big pigs "Fat Boy". Thank you to owners for giving the great tours.

Visited January 2014
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Wellington
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Fabulous small farm experience for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I look my 6 and 4 year old boys and they loved it - and every day since they have asked to go back! It's small so doesn't take all day but has a great range of animals - rabbits, pigs, Draco the Dragon, miniature ponies and hens. Plus some great pedal cars that the kids loved. They also loved having a ride on one of the ponies. On a nice day take a picnic. The owners are super friendly and great with the kids.

Visited January 2014
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Family Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stopped in with 4 children aged between 7 and 11, and all had a blast. Handling pigs, riding a minature pony, seeing flemish giant rabbits and much more. Really good prices, wonderful hosts and well priced (and tasty) lunch. A great place to take the kids.

Visited March 2013
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