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Close Encounters Farm Experience

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Fantastic Farm Experience

We had a most wonderful time at the farm, not just because of the many animals there, but more... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
Taking me back to my childhood on the farm!

One of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand. I grew up on a dairy farm in the US, so getting... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
Elaine Y
Manila, Philippines
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Enjoy an up close experience with a wide variety of exotic and farm animals. Tickle a pig, stroke an emu, feed an alpaca, pat a pony, ride a donkey and go on a trailer ride through a herd of milking cows and visit a traditional kiwi milking...more
874 Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road | RD 3 Te Kohanga, Tuakau 2693, New Zealand
+64 9-232 8942
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

We had a most wonderful time at the farm, not just because of the many animals there, but more importantly because Rita, the owner, opened her home and farm to us tourists with great sincerity and warmth. She introduced us to every animal and she...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

One of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand. I grew up on a dairy farm in the US, so getting out into the field with the beautiful cows brought back a million happy memories. Rita is so genuine and so happy to share...More

1  Thank Elaine Y
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I went here with my teenage daughter, my brother and his partner and their 5-year-old son. We all absolutely loved it!! Rita (the owner who does the tour) was very friendly and knowledgeable. Any farm animal you can name, you'll find on this farm. The...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2016

For those who are not from New Zealand (or even more of a townie). This is the place to visit. It is a small family owned farm who open their door to educate and show off their part of New Zealand biggest industries. There are...More

2  Thank 422iana
Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had such a great time at close encounters for our sons 2nd birthday party. Rita and family put on a fabulous day for us. Great set up, lots to see and do. Very flexible and we had the whole place to ourselves! Kids had...More

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