Close Encounters Farm Experience

Enjoy an up close and personal experience with a wide variety of exotic and farm animals. Hug a Donkey, stroke an Emu, feed a Llama, hold a Turtle, ride a Pony, tickle a Pig and go on a trailer ride through a herd of milking cows and much more.


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Visit a traditional New Zealand Dairy Farm and experience a personal and very up close tour of the farm and all the animals.
We offer a fully guided tour with a hands on approach. You is able to feed and touch our animals and at the same time learn about them. A very popular part of the tour is feeding out hay to our milking cows. The cows surround the trailer and they will eat straight from your hand. You will also visit our traditional milking shed and learn about the milking process and what happens to milk in New Zealand.
We have turtles, rabbits, parrots, peacocks, turkeys, goats, sheep, donkeys, ponies, emus, llamas, alpacas, chickens, pigs, pheasants, dogs, scotttish highland cattle, ducks and more!
And above all, you will have fun

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Physical address

Close Encounters Farm Experience, 874 Tuakau Bridge - Port Waikato Road Te Kohanga RD3 Tuakau, Te Kohanga, Tuakau, Auckland, 2693, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open 7 days 10am - 5pm. Visits by appointment
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
50 Mins from Auckland International Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
20 mins from Bombay Bus Terminal
Proximity to town:
8 mins from rural town of Tuakau. 45 mins from Auckland.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $45.00
(15 year(s) and under)

Language support

  Written Spoken
Dutch NO YES

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