We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cushchine Animal FarmYard Park

Features Animals
12 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5033
Review Highlights
Loved the llamas

We did the 1 hr 'taster' with the llamas. So different from the usual activities on offer... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Gosford, Australia
Great stay in a teepee!!

The FarmYard is accompanied by some farm-stay accommodation - Wacky Stays - we stayed in the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Cathy B
Read all 30 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible20%
18 Apr 2017
“Loved the llamas”
6 Jan 2017
“Great stay in a teepee!!”
12 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5033
Write a ReviewReviews (30)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We did the 1 hr 'taster' with the llamas. So different from the usual activities on offer. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank gertief320
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The FarmYard is accompanied by some farm-stay accommodation - Wacky Stays - we stayed in the teepee, which was really spacious, a great bathroom, and private cooking / bbq space ... all right next door to the farm yard. Our 7 and 9 year old...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

You have to ring a bell to be let in, the waiting room is in sad repair. We spent way too much money to go here.... It was $7/person and $2/cup of pellets to feed the animals. I just felt bad for nearly every one...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Visited with my husband and teenage sons. We enjoyed seeing the animals. Seem to be less animals than when we visited last time. There was a very naughty/greedy goat.

Thank RMNZ2014
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This animal farm experience advertises a hands on experience but doesn't deliver. Animal pens were dirty and animals were either a bit aggressive or not accessible. overpriced.

Thank Iain F
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I was staying at the attached Wacky Stays so I had free admission to the farm while I was there. I helped to feed the animals a couple of times. You can go right in with almost all of them and pat them if they're...More

Thank CaraCorwin
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The animals all look well fed and cared for. Staff were patient and helpful. Wonderful photo opportunities especially with children. And as an added bonus you can book a walk with the llamas!

Thank 530judyw
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We stayed at the Cushchine Farmer's Cottage with girls aged 5 and 9. They absolutely loved all the animals. It was quiet and peaceful, friendly and welcoming - and with the wood burner, warm as winter approached! The views are stunning. We had pony rides,...More

Thank PhilipdGB
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We went there recently and like other similar bad reviews were met by a miserable woman who was only interested in taking our money. $45 for 4 adults and one child. I can't believe on the website and in the Kaikoura Information booklet it said...More

5  Thank NooNoo37
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Whilst passing through kaikoura i spent an afternoon at the farm park and had a great time at the hand feeding loads of animals such as llamas, goats, donkeys and ponies. What's really special is that you get to have a hands-on experience with the...More

2  Thank gee1992
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Coopers Catch Kaikoura
400 reviews
4.44 km away
Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe
98 reviews
4.29 km away
Beach House Cafe
192 reviews
4.14 km away
Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe
142 reviews
4.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
774 reviews
4.71 km away
Ohau Point Seal Colony
925 reviews
4.68 km away
Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
250 reviews
4.75 km away
Lavendyl Lavender Farm
112 reviews
3.31 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cushchine Animal FarmYard Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines