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Close Encounters Farm Experience

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Business Type: Fresh Milk


Enjoy an up close experience with a wide variety of exotic and farm animals. Tickle a pig, stroke an emu, feed an alpaca, pat a pony, ride a donkey, and go on a trailer ride through a herd of milking cows and visit a traditional kiwi milking shed.

Address: 874 Tuakau Bridge, Port Waikato Road, Te Kohanga 2693 Hamilton & Waikato

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David and Rita have owned their property for 20 years and have 4 children, Rachel, Luke, Emma and Grace. 

We milk 130 Fresian cows and over the years have gathered numerous animals. 

The farm also has 10 hectares of forestry, which were planted by David approx 15 years ago. 

The children all help out with various jobs, such as collecting eggs, bringing in the calves, feeding out hay or feeding the scraps to the emu and pigs.

While you are here enjoying an up close experience with a wide variety of exotic and farm animals, you can also now purchase the following from our Farm Shop.

Fresh raw milk

The milk is bottled each morning straight from the cows and is sold in 2 litre bottles.

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.

A picnic area is available with lovely farm views and ample parking for visitors use. 

There are clean toilet facilites.

  • Small groups have complimentary coffee/tea with our own, straight from the cow, milk.

  • Food available for feeding the animals.


874 Tuakau Bridge, Port Waikato Road, Te Kohanga 2693

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