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Cushchine Animal FarmYard Park

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Address: 12 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5033

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Loved the llamas

We did the 1 hr 'taster' with the llamas. So different from the usual activities on offer. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We did the 1 hr 'taster' with the llamas. So different from the usual activities on offer. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank gertief320
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

The FarmYard is accompanied by some farm-stay accommodation - Wacky Stays - we stayed in the teepee, which was really spacious, a great bathroom, and private cooking / bbq space ... all right next door to the farm yard. Our 7 and 9 year old loved it!

Thank Cathy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

You have to ring a bell to be let in, the waiting room is in sad repair. We spent way too much money to go here.... It was $7/person and $2/cup of pellets to feed the animals. I just felt bad for nearly every one in there! Small, dirty pens. A free roaming deer that just laid with its head... More 

Thank Emily L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Visited with my husband and teenage sons. We enjoyed seeing the animals. Seem to be less animals than when we visited last time. There was a very naughty/greedy goat.

Thank RMNZ2014
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This animal farm experience advertises a hands on experience but doesn't deliver. Animal pens were dirty and animals were either a bit aggressive or not accessible. overpriced.

Thank Iain F
Royal Oak, Michigan
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I was staying at the attached Wacky Stays so I had free admission to the farm while I was there. I helped to feed the animals a couple of times. You can go right in with almost all of them and pat them if they're interested. The donkey and pony were the most friendly, followed by the goat and pigs.... More 

Thank CaraCorwin
Levin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2015

The animals all look well fed and cared for. Staff were patient and helpful. Wonderful photo opportunities especially with children. And as an added bonus you can book a walk with the llamas!

Thank 530judyw
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We stayed at the Cushchine Farmer's Cottage with girls aged 5 and 9. They absolutely loved all the animals. It was quiet and peaceful, friendly and welcoming - and with the wood burner, warm as winter approached! The views are stunning. We had pony rides, llama treks, and fed the animals in the morning. Don't go if you want luxury... More 

Thank PhilipdGB
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We went there recently and like other similar bad reviews were met by a miserable woman who was only interested in taking our money. $45 for 4 adults and one child. I can't believe on the website and in the Kaikoura Information booklet it said it had a cafe. You've got to be joking a dog wouldn't even set foot... More 

5 Thank NooNoo37
Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Whilst passing through kaikoura i spent an afternoon at the farm park and had a great time at the hand feeding loads of animals such as llamas, goats, donkeys and ponies. What's really special is that you get to have a hands-on experience with the animals and go into their pens to pet and feed them which is quite unique!... More 

2 Thank gee1992

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