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The Deer Story - Museum Entry + 2 Hour Farm Tour & BBQ Lunch

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Experience a unique deer farm tour and delicious venison BBQ lunch at Manakau’s Deer Story Museum.

Be in awe of these majestic creates as your guide drives you through the established deer farm and see mobs of Stags, Hinds and Fawns in their natural environment.

During the summer our stags grow velvet, a covering of hair on the antlers during its phase of rapid growth. You’ll be amazed at the sheer size of the antlers which adorn the stags head.

Following your farm tour you'll get to enjoy a mouth watering BBQ Lunch using only the finest venison meat, grown locally on the farm. Our venison is gluten and dairy free, rich in protein, low in saturated fat and above all else is totally tantalising to the taste buds.

This package also includes entry to the museum where you’ll get to learn about the fascinating history of deer in New Zealand.


Museum Highlights Include:

  • Seeing how the professionals capture live deer and their techniques used on the 3m x 3m big screen
  • Getting up close to a full size replica of a Hughes 500 helicopter chasing a full size running stag (Static display)
  • Seeing the world’s largest set of deer antlers including 4 world class trophy sets of Red Deer Antlers
  • Viewing an authentic reconstruction of a deer culler hut from 1940’s era
  • Enjoying hand feeding friendly deer from the decking
  • Grab a coffee from our Cafe which also stocks a wide range of venison meat products
  • Shopping for beautiful deer related products such as deer skin handbags, deer antler carvings and ornaments etc in our souvenir shop


  • Adults $35
  • Child 5 to 15 years $17.50

    Location: 1076 State Highway 1, Manakau between Levin & Otaki. Just over 1 hours drive from Wellington.


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    Corey from United States wrote on 04 April 2017

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    Interesting Tour and Museum

    The tour wasn't what we expected, but it was still really fun. My wife and I were the only ones on the tour and we were taken around the farm by the owner in the back of his truck. We didn't mind though and he went as slow as we wanted and he answered all of our questions and explained the history as we took pictures of the different deer. The venison burger was really good and the museum was really interesting!

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