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“A lovely place to go with wonderful animals”

Wai ariki Farm Park, Cafe & Gallery
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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.
Reviewed December 27, 2012

A fantastic place to visit, we were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. All of the animals are really friendly and love humans....They literally eat out of your hands. The free open "go where you want" feel is great.

Thanks for a great day....see you soon with the rest of the gang. Ashley (knee brace) and Laura..from Christchurch.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

On our last trip to Hanmer we visited the Farm Park & cafe as we had on several previous visits.
Our party consisted of 2 children, (4 and 12 years old), Mum and Nan(70).
The children loved the close contact with the variety of animals , the swing and the climb on the tractor.Mum enjoyed the cafe food and coffee.It was a relaxing setting for all. Nan loved the crafty items for sale, the food and the attentive staff. We returned the following day so that the 12 year old could paint a cat ornament to take home.It now sits watching the fish in our aquarium.
The family running this park are to be praised for their efforts.
Raewyn Love, Joan Love ,Alana & Leticia Love-Lake.

1  Thank Raewyn L
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had an awesome visit. As soon as we walked in we felt welcome & it was a nice relaxed friendly environment. The animals are Happy as, just about all of them you can hand feed. It was so nice to be in an animal park where the animals wernt unhappy, you can tell the owners treat them with love & respect. Thank you heaps for having such an enjoyable park & also thank you for making us feel welcome. We defiantly recommend Wai ariki farm park & well defiantly be back to visit when we are in the south island again. From Leon, Brock & Zoe in Levin :)

1  Thank ZoeG182
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

really good fun and cheap , the lady was vey good with the horses and our daughter loved it so much , the attached animal park was good fun too

Thank SARAH2777
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

really good fun and cheap , the lady was vey good with the horses and our daughter loved it so much , the attached animal park was good fun too

Thank SARAH2777
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