After a relaxed lunch on the verandah, we had fun feeding, photographing, petting and talking to the animals which are very friendly and tame. Some of them are real characters and all have their own personalities. At the end of our visit, we had a long chat with the owner and came away with the feeling that he is a guy who really cares about his animals. We are a middle aged couple and did not have any children with us but we had fun and found this a meaningful experience. We are from Northland, but If we ever get the opportunity to return, we would like to try the beginners horseriding. Well recommended.