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Wai ariki Farm Park, Cafe & Gallery - CLOSED

108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7772
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A fun farm park..nice coffee

Animals had plenty of room to roam,,,first time I'd seen a yak

Reviewed March 20, 2012
Rob M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Great Attraction

Wai ariki was a great place to visit for an hour or so. The whole family really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2012
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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  • Terrible3%
Dec 20, 2015
“Proper Kiwi Farmyard Experience ”
Dec 6, 2015
“Great Fun”
108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7772

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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Animals had plenty of room to roam,,,first time I'd seen a yak

Thank Rob M
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Wai ariki was a great place to visit for an hour or so. The whole family really enjoyed the animals and atmosphere of this attraction. The venue was well maintained, clean and safe and the perfect opportunity to interact with the wildlife and farm animals....More

Thank PeterPJO
Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a fun thing to do with children who enjoy interaction with animals. You can purchase food to give to the animals, there are also horse rides which my girls loved! Nice cozy cafe with great coffee. Worth a visit!

Thank Nicolette P
Reviewed February 11, 2012

This was a great spot to take our 19 month old son who loves animals. We walked around all the friendly animals and hand fed any Junior felt like feeding. The farmlet is very well presented yet relaxed. There is a pond with many ducks...More

Thank QSKaikoura
Reviewed January 31, 2012

We loved this place. The animals are so friendly and you are actually encouraged to get close to them, feed them and pat them. The animals are in excellent condition and in great facilities. This animal farm is most definitely worth a stop when in...More

Thank JaVaMe
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We were lucky to go on a lovely sunny day and yet we were the only ones when we arrived in the morning. Our son enjoyed looking at all the animals, and when the owner came round to us, he helped our son feed the...More

Thank soalbar
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Where ever we visit in New Zealand we've always took the opportunity to visit anywhere with animals and it's even better when you can get up close, pet them and feed them. Wai Ariki Farm park was all of this and more. The grounds are...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed January 10, 2012

We had a lovely afternoon trip out to the farm park. We didn't have a car so the owner came to the camp ground and picked us up in a horse and trap. Our girls - 6 and 4 loved it. There were lots of...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed January 7, 2012

What could one enjoy most on a beautiful sunny day? I'll tell you: the lovely company of all these little animals :) whether you are an adult or a child you can enjoy a daring personality like the one of their the billy-goat or the...More

Thank CityHopper99
Reviewed January 2, 2012

My mum and I went here as we thought the idea of hand feeding the animals would be fun. We were concerned at first that we are not children but we didnt need to worry. It was a great experience. We both had a laugh...More

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