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Karangahake Gorge - Bullswool Farm Park Entry

Tick off an essential kiwi adventure as you experience typical rural farm life at the beautiful Bullswool Farm Park...

Highlights

  • Experience an unmissable kiwi rural adventure!
  • Hand-feed rare-breed farm animals such as emus, rabbits, llamas, donkeys and much more!
  • Set in a tranquil bush-land setting with many walking tracks and stunning views
  • Explore the native bird reserve and Gold & Kauri Museum
  • Minutes from the famous Karangahake Gorge walking tracks
  • A fantastic idea for all ages - there's something for everyone!

Bullswool Farm is a slice of Kiwi paradise and a must-do for those wanting to experience typical Kiwi rural farm life.

Perfectly positioned just minutes from the famous Karangahake Gorge walking tracks and set amongst wild and beautiful landscapes with stunning views, this unique working farm is the perfect way to disconnect in the peace and tranquility of nature.

You'll get to meet many rare-breed farm animals which include; miniature horses, emus, goats, alpacas, llamas, deer, paint horses, kune-kune pigs, miniature cattle, rabbits, rare breed chickens, ducks, pheasants, coloured sheep and donkeys. All the animals are friendly and well-cared for so you can get right up close and hand-feed them - even the biggest animals!

The kids will absolutely love the play area, with wooden play structures built by award-winning sculptor, Tony Howse. When you feel like exploring, there are many walkways to roam at your leisure offering amazing farmland and bush views, or you can check out the native bird reserve and the Gold & Kauri Museum.

To top it all off, why not bring lunch and enjoy it at one of the several picnic areas? There really is something for everyone!

Opening Hours: Open from 10am - 4pm.

Location: Bullswool Farm, 240 Rahu Rd, RD4, Karangahake Gorge, Paeroa.

Adult $18.00
Child $12.00

What's included

  • Includes access to the Bush Discovery Reserve & Gold and Kauri Museum

Notes

  • Child Age is 2 - 17 years inclusive.
  • Buckets of animal food can be purchased on the day for $5 per bucket.

Available Bookings from August 22 to August 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 22 Aug
Fri 23 Aug
Sat 24 Aug
Sun 25 Aug
Mon 26 Aug
Tue 27 Aug
Wed 28 Aug

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$13.50
  • Child$9.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$13.50
  • Child$9.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$13.50
  • Child$9.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$13.50
  • Child$9.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$10.70
  • Child$9.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.5

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TJ from New Zealand wrote on 03 June 2019

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An up close experience with some neat farm animals

An awesome place. Especially great for kids. I agree with the price for adults (as stated in another review here). But I think the deal through Bookme was really good. I would suggest bringing some comfortable footwear suitable for the farm park. We went in the winter and a member of our visiting crew had dress shoes on which wasn't a good idea. Also, I would say, have a look at any maps on site, or the Visitor's guide to make sure you don't miss anything. If we hadn't looked, we would've definitely missed a fair bit, including the nice donkies we saw at the end. (The donkies were braying happily when they saw us, and came over... “eeyore eeyore!". Very cool, haha.)

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Glyn Carpenter from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2019

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Good but expensive

Great place for kids. But $18 price for the adults who take them in is needlessly expensive. All the adults do is watch over the kids. It's a kids experience. $5 per adult would be more appropriate.

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We are an attraction that caters for all age groups, which happens be an excellent facility for children. However, we have lots of adults without children visit us, who enjoy the farm animals, beautiful setting, Native Bird reserve, and our museums. We also have lots of adults who bring their children, and choose to fully experience the farm themselves, and participate in all that is on offer, rather than just "watching over" them. Farm parks are labour intensive and expensive to run, and while you might regard our admission price "needlessly expensive", we couldn't possibly cover our operating costs if we only charged $5 per adult. We think we offer fantastic value for money. There are only a handful of visitor attractions in surrounding regions - Auckland, Waikato and Rotorua, where visitors can occupy themselves for 3+ hours. We are one of those few attactions, and to the best of our knowledge, we are the also the cheapest.

Kimmy from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2019

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Great Farm

Great place to see! lots of animals to see and activities to do. Well maintained and beautiful farm. Had so much fun. Awesome place for the kids and the whole family.

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Carol from New Zealand wrote on 29 July 2019

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Great family experience

What an absolute gem this place is! Lots of super friendly animals to feed. Great selection of play areas for little kids. Lovely woodland walk and interesting farming artefacts on display. Nice picnic areas. Something for the whole family to enjoy.

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Jessica from New Zealand wrote on 01 July 2019

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Fantastic Day Out for the Family

MY family with two small children had a lovely day out at the Bullswool Farm Park. The kids loved having the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals. The stick feeders made it super easy for the kids to feed the animals without their little fingers getting bitten - such a great idea! The kids also loved the variety of wooden toys to play with and the car, push cart and bike tracks. The animals all looked like they are well cared for and happy in their environment. A fantastic collection of different animals too, some you don't get to get up to close every day. Also, enjoyed the small bush walk. Didn't even get a chance to look in the museums - next time! When I asked my 3 year old what his favourite thing was at the park he replied with "the sandpit!" Typical but I know he loved the whole day. Will definitely be back when the kids are a bit older for a different experience.

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