Whiti Farm Park

Whiti Farm Park, Whitianga: Address, Phone Number, Whiti Farm Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Whiti Farm Park
4.5
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Spend the day meandering through mature park-like surroundings of Whiti Farm Park. Meet, hand-feed, cuddle and interact with friendly farmyard and exotic animals, birds and reptiles in a safe, clean environment. Over 40 species! Farm machinery, a train, a fire engine and old fashioned games are dotted around to inspire, intrigue and educate. Whiti Farm Park has something to entertain and occupy visitors, both young, and not so young. An affordable, fun-filled, day out is guaranteed for ALL the family. Bring a picnic lunch, play, explore and enjoy all they have to offer. (Barbecue available). Conveniently located just 30 minutes north of Tairua and just 10 minutes south of Whitianga on the main highway (State Highway 25). Open 7 days from 10 am to 4 pm. Family and group concessions are available.
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1-2 hours
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Jason Greene
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
I couldn’t get out of the place quick enough. Put maintenance on play equipment. My daughter cut her hand open going down a slide on a board that had clearly been broken for some time Animals that looked in distress from heat and little shelter. Very Hungary animals
Written 13 March 2022
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Eve
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Our visit to Whitianga has been plagued by rain but Whiti Farm was a perfect way to spend a wet afternoon!

Loads of animals to stroke/feed, plenty of picnic spots and lots to keep little ones entertained. I’d recommend a visit here to anyone passing by.
Written 8 February 2022
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Elyse
2 contributions
Jan 2022
A really special place.

The space is just full of charm and whimsy - enclosures are large and curated to suit each animal, there are curiosities peeping out every corner and there are various play-things to keep the kids (and adults!) entertained. All the animals are super friendly and you can tell they are happy and thriving (was treated to puppies, kittens, a baby chinchilla, chicks, as well as a wee piglet during the visit!) :D

Definitely worth a drop-in if you're driving through the area. The owners are wonderful too who you can tell have dedicated a lot of time (and love) into this place. Just a wonderful experience all around!
Written 1 February 2022
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muffworm
Christchurch, New Zealand145 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Beautiful place with lots of space and a variety of farm animals. A litter of puppies in a pen with a “do not touch” sign almost broke me (hahaha) asI am dog mad and couldn’t tear myself away!

The animals were funny and engaging and I got pleasantly assaulted by the ostrich who decided it wanted my entire bag of animal feed, rather than what I was handing out 😄 we all laughed a lot. We were also lucky enough to hear the donkey do their braying call which was amazing.

I did get to hold the owner’s puppy on our way out much to my sheer delight - a full hair Chinese Crested which I’d never seen before (only the hairless variety). I was so happy!!!

Would highly recommend.
Written 14 January 2022
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buzz
Waikato Region, New Zealand17 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Well this certainly isn't the place to come if you want good old customer service.
The lady at the counter seems very unfriendly, even the kids said "that lady wasn't very friendly and seemed grumpy.
The farm was ok
Would I go back???
No!.
Written 9 January 2022
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177Chris177
Auckland, New Zealand80 contributions
Jan 2022
We took two little boys of 2 and 4 to the farm park and they LOVED every minute of it. Lots to see and do and we would thoroughly recommend it. There is a lovely walk through bush to a hidden garden.

We'd be a bit weary of the maze in the haystack as we didn't think it was very safe as it was completely black inside. It could be a place young children panicked in.
Written 6 January 2022
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Alex F
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Dec 2021 • Family
Visited the park with my husband and two young kids on a rainy day as driven past many times. Quirky set up, everything a bit run down but a fun set up for kids to enjoy, lots of play areas, etc.
unfortunately we didn't finish trip around as when we got to the pigs one of the 'friendly' dogs attacked the pig and piglet through the fence. My 18 month old was hand feeding them and we're very lucky she didn't get bitten as the dog came out of nowhere. We shooed the dog, tried to carry on but she kept following us and was frantically pacing up and down all the enclosures between us and the animals. In the end we turned around, I went to speak to the owner as was concerned for the animals and other guests and her response was disgusting. She showed no surprise but didn't apologise or ask if my toddler was ok, she didn't offer to put the animal away or even think to go check on the animals, at this point a group of teenagers were encountering the same issue as we had and you could hear them also shouting at the dog. She told me the dog was a rescue and 'protecting us from the pigs', I told her that wasn't cool, we were letting her know so no one got hurt. She told me I was the first to tell her of this but also in the same sentence that this dog had several incidents with the animals and they were trying to rehome her. Didn't seem like she cared so I walked out where she then followed me and started raising her voice, asking what she was supposed to do, my husband tried to explain again that it wasn't ok to have a dog that aggressive unsupervised around animals, we farm with beef and sheep livestock and have several dogs and this just isn't a smart set up. She then shouted in front of our kids that in that case when her husband got home she'd get him to shoot the dog. SHOOT THE DOG. Not tie her up or check on her animals. We had to walk away as we are animal lovers and were really upset at this point, this woman took no responsibility or concern over her animals, treated us rudely for trying to reasonably talk to her and ended up running off to get the dog who at this point was still being aggressive to the pigs.
We will be reporting this to animal welfare, been to plenty of farm parks and work with animals daily and for the price, the extra cost for food, the overall state of the site and attitude of the owners we were absolutely shocked and disgusted. Hope the poor animals survive their careless attitude.
Written 3 December 2021
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Maps21248615069
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
We passed this gem on the way to Whitianga and had a wonderful afternoon exploring the vast farm and interacting with the animals.

You can just tell that the owners love the animals, with the way the farm has been structured and the manner of the animals when feeding them.

Everyone in our family (kids and 'big kids' had an awesome time!

The owners and staff were lovely too, showing a genuine interest in our enjoyment of their farm.
Written 16 July 2021
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ABCCCR
Whitianga, New Zealand33 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed getting close to the animals and feeding them. Ronnie was so kind with introducing us to some of their harder to notice creatures. There are good signs around the park with more personal details of the animal residents. The variety of different animals for us to meet was more than expected and some wonderful trees, bushes, bridges, structures and playful opportunities.
Written 20 May 2021
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Renee
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The staff was quite unfriendly and were mean to my kids. It was really horrible and I wouldn’t recommend going.
Written 8 May 2021
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