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Hanmer Springs Animal Park

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108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7772
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Fantastic family Fun

This park is a great way to spend a couple of hours , the owners are super friendly and... read more

Reviewed today
Felicity T
Not impressed

Firstly, I think the advertisement of having a cafe and gallery there are optimistic at best. But... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
kristabel2016
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Hanmer Springs Animal Park - Farm Park, Cafe & Gallery: The ideal outing for family fun, schools, groups and animal lovers of all ages. All year round fun, entertainment and activities. The Park is set on 20 acres, amidst spectacular mountain views, 15 minutes walk from the resort town of Hanmer Springs. We have a cafe and 2 acres of sheltered purpose-built farm park where you can relax and wander freely among our animals in a clean and peaceful setting. All year round fun, entertainment and activities, whatever the weather. We provide umbrellas for rainy days! Hanmer Springs Animal Park is an amazing children's play area suitable for young and old. We have a trampoline and outdoor picnic tables. Come on down and relax with a coffee, smoothie or delicious food while the kids play. The park has wheelchair access and is a very enjoyable experience for animal lovers of all ages from toddlers to the elderly. Drop by and hand feed our range of farm and exotic animals including sheep and lambs, goats, pigs, pony, donkeys, llamas and alpacas, cow, texas longhorn, tibetan yak, emu, wallaby, water buffalo and deer, Wander amongst our ducks, geese and chickens and see our guinea pigs, chinchillas and giant flemish rabbits. Enter our new wallaby enclosure where you can hand feed and interact with our friendly wallabies. Pony and donkey rides are available by booking. (booking essential) Our vibrant cafe is open for morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch. Choose from a range of Vivace espresso coffee and T-leaf teas, fresh fruit smoothies, milkshakes, ice creams, cold drinks and delicious food. You can enjoy your food and drinks outside on our extensive deck overlooking the park, or with a magazine inside by our cosy fire on colder days. Visit the gallery and our gift shop - the perfect place for a present!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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+64 3-315 7772
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Reviewed today

This park is a great way to spend a couple of hours , the owners are super friendly and knowledgable , the cafe food is excellent( great pies ) so you can sit and enjoy a coffee while the kids can safely enjoy the surrounds...More

Thank Felicity T
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Firstly, I think the advertisement of having a cafe and gallery there are optimistic at best. But that’s not why we went or the reason for a poor rating. Upon arrival it was a little tricky to find some-one but we did locate a friendly...More

6  Thank kristabel2016
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

A really nice place for the kids to see animals and to just hang out and have a coffee. Check out the souvenirs too. The family that owns it are super nice and friendly. Will definitely go back next time we visit.

Thank Gary P
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Kids were free to roam around, go in with the animals, the animals were happy and contented. Good clean, safe fun.

Thank Tracey F
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with the family staff were friendly and knowledgeable great half a day very nice cafe lots of nice cakes

Thank Danielefde
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Really great people. Food is great and reasonably priced. Great variety of animals. Really good for young family. Grounds well maintained.

Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Very lovely place, clean and safe. There have pony, alpaca, liamas, wallaby, rabbit, goat, deer etc., you could feed them. It is a best place close to these animals.The staff very friendly and helpful. Good food and drinks. And a little gift shop at there....More

Thank Joy Z
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited today and absolutely loved it! Staff were friendly and welcoming. You could interact and pat the animals as well as feed them. Animals are well cared for and super friendly! We loved the Donkeys. Such a awesome place! In my opinion its better than...More

1  Thank Uptoscratch
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Our little 6 year old niece was nervous about getting up close to animals but the gentle and friendly goats, deer, ponies, llamas (and the list goes on) helped her to gain the confidence to feed and pat these interesting creatures! she rated her experience...More

1  Thank schcrr
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I would really Recomend The Animal Park to everyone visiting Hanmer Springs. My wife & Myself reallly enjoyed our visit to The Animal Park. The owner was friendly, Polite & helpful & was only too pleased to help & explain everything about his Park. There...More

1  Thank Ferrit47
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Wendy W
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Response from Holidaymaker2010 | Reviewed this property |
When we went it was definitely suitable for all ages and disabilities. Check the website for current prices
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