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ANIMALS AND BIRDS AT FARM ENCOUNTERS

Tourist attraction where you can experience the close up contact with a wide variety of farm animals, birds and other exotic animals. Enjoy the ride on a donkey and pony, stroke an emu and feeding hay to the dairy cows, as well as many other of the animals and birds. Farm yard experience that will be enjoyed by all. Catch up with Cookie the overweight Kune Kune pig.

Click on the list below to view the respective section of the animals, birds and dairy farm experience you will see or scroll down the page to view them all.

Animals
Birds
Rabbit and Turtle
Dairy Farm Experience

Animals

Scarlet and Bella the alpacas
Scarlet and Bella the alpacas
Lilly Star and Little Mia - Miniature ponies
Lilly Star and Little Mia - Miniature ponies
Cookie the Kune Kune pig
Cookie the Kune Kune pig
William the Arapawa ram
William the Arapawa ram
Maggie and Bonnie are pedigree Scottish Highland cattle
Maggie and Bonnie pedigree Scottish Highland cattle
Tobin and Chester the 10 year old brother jerusleum donkeys
Tobin and Chester the 10 year old brother Jerusleum donkeys
Tommy the inquisitive goat
Tommy the inquisitive goat
Macy our loyal family dog
Macy our loyal family dog
alpacas scottish-highlander
pony lamb
goatsonthehighlandcow
Tommy loves jumps on Sarah the Llama Tommy loves jumps on Sarah the Llama Tommy loves jumps on Sarah the Llama
Tommy loves jumping on Sarah the Llama
They have become quite close and hang out together in the paddock

Birds

Be greeted by some of the dozen or so peacocks that have been trained to stay around the house, part of the 50 peacocks that can be seen around the farm.

Meet Lolly the rainbow Lorikeet. He is free to roam the gardens and is a chatter box and loves sitting on visitors shoulder as well as Bill the Frizzle Polish rooster that sneaks inside and steals cat biscuits.

Bill the Frizzle Polish rooster
Bill the Frizzle Polish rooster
Doves
Doves
Louie our emu
Louie our emu
Muscovy duck and Guinea fowl
Muscovy duck and Guinea fowl
our beautiful peacocks
Our beautiful peacocks
Ralph the white turkey
Ralph the white turkey
emus
cockatoo
Lolly the rainbow Lorikee Parrot Parrot in the aviary
Lolly the Rainbow Lorikeet Parrots in the aviary

Rabbits and Turtles

turtle

Dairy Farm Experience

Depending on the time of the year(August to October), there are new born calves to view and handle. (Calves love sucking fingers!). Ride in the trailer and hand feed hay to the working herd of Friesian cows. Look through a traditional milking shed and see how your milk is collected before going for processing.

tourist feeding cows
Tourist feeding cows
tourist feeding cows
Tourist feeding cows
Rita with the calves
Rita with the calves
Cows on the farm
Cows eating their hay and grazing
Trailer ride in herd
Trailer ride in herd
Hosts: Rita & David van Vught
874 Tuakau Bridge - Port Waikato Road, Te Kohanga
(just 45 minutes south of Auckland)
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