We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wai ariki Farm Park, Cafe & Gallery - CLOSED

Review Highlights
Proper Kiwi Farmyard Experience

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

Reviewed December 20, 2015
JohnNZ-UK
,
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 December 6, 2015
NMandAV
,
Perth, Australia
Read all 118 reviews
80
All photos (80)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Dec 20, 2015
“Proper Kiwi Farmyard Experience ”
Dec 6, 2015
“Great Fun”
About
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...more
Contact
108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7772
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (118)
Filter reviews
114 results
Traveler rating
78
27
5
0
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
78
27
5
0
4
See what travelers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 114 reviews
Reviewed December 20, 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

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank JohnNZ-UK
Reviewed December 6, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank NMandAV
Reviewed September 27, 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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Rutybear
Reviewed August 7, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Ron L
Reviewed August 7, 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.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Glenn C
Reviewed July 14, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank AzraelMel
Reviewed June 1, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed May 25, 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

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank pretblueye
Reviewed February 14, 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

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank Sue W
Reviewed January 9, 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

Date of experience: January 2015
5  Thank missymarley
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 nearby hotels
Alpine Springs Motel
96 reviews
.32 miles away
Hanmer Apartments
584 reviews
.49 miles away
Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel
172 reviews
.63 miles away
Tussock Peak Motor Lodge
199 reviews
.67 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 39 nearby restaurants
MK Restaurant
270 reviews
.80 miles away
No.31 Restaurant & Bar
938 reviews
.69 miles away
Rustic Cafe and Tapa's
333 reviews
.76 miles away
Mr Yunan
116 reviews
.73 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 38 nearby attractions
Hanmer Springs Animal Park
102 reviews
.13 miles away
A Maze N Golf
99 reviews
.69 miles away
Hurunui i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
39 reviews
.70 miles away
Mountain View Massage & Wellness Retreat
220 reviews
.07 miles away