At Animal Farm you can:
- Feed the animals
- Brush a pony
- Ride a donkey or a pony
- Ride on the trailer
- Feed the emu & ostrich
- Meet the red deer
- Walk a llama
- Cuddle the rabbits & guinea pigs
- Bottle feed animals (in season)
- Explore life in the stream
- Play on the dirt hill
- Play in the sandpit
- Do craft activities
ANIMAL FARM - lots to choose from
A perfect day out for young and old
There's always something happening at Animal Farm!
Join an activity, wander at your leisure, relax and enjoy your surroundings, or do a combination.
Do scheduled activities
Perhaps you'd like to participate in some of our regular activities, like brushing a pony, having a trailer ride, or feeding an ostrich?
See the schedule on the right for the full range of activities and times.
Go at your own pace
Maybe you'd like to get up close and personal with our friendly farm animals, at your leisure?
You can feed and interact with a variety of farmyard animals including alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep, cattle, deer, donkeys, horses, pigs, an emu and an ostrich.
Along with the wonderful animal experiences, we also offer a range of fun family activities to suit everyone in your group.
You might catch and release an eel or native crayfish; visit the craft tent; or enjoy a coffee and snack from the food cart while watching the kids play in the huge, shady sandpit.
Always something to surprise you
There's always something new to see and do at Animal Farm. We're constantly working on ways to make your visit even more fun - and our range of events, activities, themed days, changing breeds and new baby animals means that no two visits are ever the same. That's why having an annual pass comes in handy.
We look forward to welcoming you to the farm!
Visit Animal Farm today
We're easy to reach
Only 30 minutes' drive from Nelson and 15 minutes from Motueka:
389 Gardner Valley Road, Upper Moutere
Just off the Coastal Highway (SH 60) - look for the brown 'Farm Park' tourist sign.
Allow at least 2 hours
You'll be pleased that you allowed at least two hours for your visit, as there's always something exciting happening - and so much for you and your family to see and do!
Farmer for a day
This is an action-packed day where children get to become part of our team and help us take care of the animals. They have a fantastic chance to get behind the scenes and work with the animals both on the farm and the farm park.