• 108 Rippingale Rd,
  • Hanmer Springs
  • Canterbury
  • New Zealand
  • 64 3 3157772
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Farm Park, Café & Gallery - Hanmer Springs

 A farm park for all ageGet up close & personals!

For a cool mix of fun, play, education and most importantly, a day of relaxation.  Wai ariki Farm Park is the ideal outing for families, schools, groups, animal lovers of all ages, coffee and food buffs!

You will love our purpose-built Farm Park, Café and Gallery which opened in July 2005.  This family business is 100% NZ owned and operated.  Wai ariki is set amidst spectacular mountain views on a 14 acre lifestyle block.  We have 2 acres of sheltered farm park land where the animals are displayed in a clean, relaxed and peaceful environment.

Get up close and personal while hand feeding the nicest, friendliest and most interesting farm and exotic animals.



Cafe and Craft Gallery

After a wander around the park, relax with a Chanui tea or Vivace organic coffee, and some fine homemade food from our vibrant café.  Browse through our Craft Gallery, with plenty of treasures on every shelf for those seeking a special gift for any age group.


                                                 Horse-drawn fun

The Wai ariki horse-drawn Taxi adds a new dimension to the Wai ariki Farm Park experience.  Whether you are looking for a 5 minute ride, a fun way of getting to and from the Park or an extended tour of the village, the Wai ariki Taxi offers you a taste of the horse-drawn era.



Children's horse trekking

Ground led treks offer children (24 months and up) a wonderful first riding experience.  Mum and dad can either trek out with the kids, accompany the trek on foot or kick back and relax with a coffee in the café.  To avoid disappointment, book now for the Easter school holidays!


Birthday Parties

Yes, we cater for children's birthday parties.  We can tailor to suit all budgets.  From basic park entry and feed, to a catered lunch including the Wai ariki Taxi and horse trek.  Contact us for more details. 

Easter school holidays - what's on?

20th April - 05th May

Our new Paint a Critter & Paint Me Pretty supervised bisque painting sessions!

For more info, click here.






Open from 10am Tuesday to Sunday
Open 7 days during School Holidays & long weekends

Farm Park Admission Prices:
Adults $12
Seniors $10
Children (2-14yrs) $6
Family (2 adults & 3 children) $35
Animal feed $2 per bag