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Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo

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Address: 32 East Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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+64 6-875 0244

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Great Fun Place For The Kids!!

This is a fabulous place to take the kids for a great day out! Feeding the animals, petting the rabbits, sheep, goats - chickens running around everywhere lol. You can buy corn to... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not an animal expert but this place seemed very smelly (and poopy). My daughters enjoyed it, but I thought it was very expensive and I thought the farmyard was pretty messy and didn't appear to be well looked after. I could be totally wrong - other reviewers thought it was AOK - maybe it was just late in the... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous place to take the kids for a great day out! Feeding the animals, petting the rabbits, sheep, goats - chickens running around everywhere lol. You can buy corn to feed the animals as well and also purchase pony rides :) Buy an icecream or drink in the little kiosk and there's plenty of parking. It's only... More 

1 Thank Rowie08
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We found this place via the internet of things to do in Napier. We went with an open mind, but were disappointed to see how run down it was and many of the animals in dirty and muddy / swamped pens. I thought a lot of the animals seemed sad and not in the mood for interaction with humans. The... More 

1 Thank Sarah D
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here late in the afternoon as a last minute decision. The place was awesome for my 2.5 year old. We were the only ones there so didn't have to queue or wait for anything. The young lady who was running the place was super helpful. We had a pony ride and a ride on the "train". Spent time... More 

1 Thank miafatdog
Havelock North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was my first visit to the Farmyard Zoo with Leon and both of us thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to walk around and feed the animals and Leon could pat them through the fence. The staff were very helpful and demonstrated that they really did care about the animals.

Thank _cathy_moriarty
Hastings, New Zealand
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212 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love the range of animals and set up. Fabulous photo opportunities and chance to get close as well as touch or handle or feed some animals. Children love it there and adults too

1 Thank leoniehastings
Whangarei, New Zealand
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273 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good place to take the family. Friendly animals. Nice for a fine day activity with grand children. Very hot and dry when we were there

Thank Angus L
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Kids had a great time wandering around, feeding and patting the animals and playing in the huge playground area. Highlight was bottle feeding the lambs. Great activity for kids who love animals but haven't had a lot of exposure to them. Finish off with lunch at Clearview Vineyard around the corner :)

Thank Julie J
Ashhurst, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was a third visit with our grandchild on her eight birthday. The staff in this family run business is just amazing, they are like bees seeing to all the guests needs and nothing is too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit again, and had a relaxing and eventful time, riding the ponies, feeding the lambs and all the... More 

1 Thank cobusvanvuuren
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this farmyard. With a wide range of animals to pat, feed and ride. There is a great kids play area and train rides will make for a grat family day out. Very reasonable priced and friendly helpful staff.

1 Thank kekenz

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