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Great visit and even took home a ostrich egg

Loads of stuff for the kids to play and jump on, we could have spent more time here (next time will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tanyao0o
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Quirky little farm

I really wasn't sure what to expect when we decided to go here and was worried my boys aged 10, 12... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rangingmummy
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Levin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

We went with another family in the rain, mostly just to escape our holiday home after a wet morning indoors. Well, despite the weather we had an absolutely wonderful time. Growing up in NZ you become quite sentimental about the way certain things smell, look and are presented and this little farm had touches of magic on every surface - hay bails stacked, Smurfs and Garfield, hand written signs.... The lovely variety of animals were all safely roaming or in delightful, spacious enclosures, old farm machinery and a vintage fire truck gave the grounds charm and the gardens/walks/mini forest were all beautiful. The children loved the toadstool wonky playhouse, the pirate ship and the swings. I said to my husband that it was like being 'in someone's mind' as everywhere you went special touches had been made - even the loo was special with its ladybug seat, pink paint and piggy bin! The people hosting were friendly and helpful, the animals were happy and thriving, and the resident black and white dog roamed between the families like the happiest pup in New Zealand. Thanks Whiti Farm, we'll be back again, rain or shine.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

Once again my children have had a marvellous afternoon at Whiti Farm Park enjoying the many sights and sounds and interactions with the many animals and birds, playing on the swings and trampoline and the awesome new pirate ship. We make a stop here whenever we are in Whitianga area and my boys just love it ! We just can't drive by without stopping to see what new babies are there to view :-)
Amazing guides (Storm and Treacle)
Love this place

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

The gorgeous goat that's tethered to lure punters in, had tangled his chain and couldn't reach the water. On entering the establishment, it appeared the hosts were attempting to grow organic farm machinery. The number and variety of poorly kept vehicles was comparative to the number and variety of animals there.The donkeys made me sad as they inhabited a very steep and barren enclosure which grew thistles. The donkeys were surrounded by lush grasses which they were trying to reach through the fence. My two little bags of feed didn't last long as all the animals seemed ravenous.

Date of experience: January 2015
4  Thank Jac M
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Ronsta3, Owner at Whiti Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

This review does not really warrant the effort to reply but we feel we really must defend ourselves from such uninformed criticism. The goat tethered out the front is there to keep the grass down and enjoys the attention of passers by, even when they have not got the time for a full visit, she tangles and untangles herself at will, and is checked regularly.
We are not sure how far into the park you ventured as the three tractors, the fire engine, the bulldozer and the train only number six items of heavy machinery and of them the three tractors are farm related. We house over 150 animals onsite to be hand fed and patted by our guests, hardly out numbered by machinery. As for the condition of the machinery, the old tractors are collectors items and children and older gentlemen alike get a kick out of inspecting them, climbing all over them and getting photos with them, in fact we recently had a wedding party pay to get their photos taken with them.
As for the donkeys!!! In the wild you will find donkeys predominantly inhabit dry, barren, desert like countries, with rocky grounds and steep hillsides. Why do you think they are used for trekking into and out of the grand canyon? Everyone can see by the photos you have posted how healthy and well fed the donkeys are and that your claims are completely unfounded. Speaking of founder..... if donkeys, miniature horses and even full sized horses are fed too much, especially lush green grass they will quickly become overweight and founder, a condition that can become life threatening. This is exactly why they are carefully monitored and supplement fed by experts who are properly educated in their care and well being. As for the animals being ravenous!! That's animals for you, they don't know when to say enough!! they run over for the bags of feed and I am sure you would be the first to complain if they ignored you and did not come over for attention. The extremely low cost of admission goes towards the supplementary feed all our animals get, every single day of the year, believe me, this does not come cheap!!

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

My wife and I stopped on the way home from Whitianga. What a wonderful set up for the public to engage closely with a wide variety of animals. We spent over an hour feeding and patting the animals. This is a must visit for families.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Ronsta3, Owner at Whiti Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Its those impromptu visits that are the best!!! No hidden agenda, no expectations, just enjoy and experience things for what they are!! Keep it up and thanks for stopping by.

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Reviewed 14 January 2015

This was a great unexpected & unplanned stop on our roadtrip.
The 2 ladies that served us at reception, lovely customer service & a welcoming smile :)
The Farm.... we loved it, 2 days later, my two daughters are still talking about the animals & the amazing tree house & pirate ship & baby Kuni Kuni piglets :)
Fantastic affordable price (we are a family of 4) & lots of great spots of shade under tree's for a picnic.
You can clearly see the love & pride surrounding the farm here. Well done Jesse & Ronnie (had to stalk your website for names haha) & I'm sure countless friends & family for such a unique place.
Dislike - nothing !

Date of experience: January 2015
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Ronsta3, Manager at Whiti Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

WOW!! Your the kind of people who make it all worth while.. We spend our whole lives devoted to our park and when we get feedback like yours, it makes it all worth while.... thank you!!! Its people like you that keep us working on our dream!!

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