Ponies Plus is fun for the whole family! Pony & donkey rides or buggy rides and a fabulous petting pen. They come to you so they’re perfect for birthday parties, day cares/kindergartens, school holiday programmes or any event. Helen is great to deal with and takes great pride in the condition and behaviour of her animals and safety of children is paramount. MORE
Build your self-esteem and do this by developing your confidence around horses and/or ponies.
Learn life skills not just how to ride a horse.
Have a special friend who can be with you unconditionally, literally with no strings attached.
Give your kids the opportunity to enjoy a rural activity.
Kelly Tarlton’s incredible Experiences allow guests to take their visit to the next level. These immersive and behind-the-scenes encounters ensure visitors never forget their time at Auckland’s leading visitor attraction.
Shark Dive Xtreme and Shark Cage take you into the main oceanarium with our sharks, while Penguin Discovery sees you head out onto the ice to meet our King and Gentoo Penguins. MORE
Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland.
There is lots to see and do all year, including events, animal encounters, behind-the-scenes experiences and more!
Discover New Zealand’s natural treasures all in one place – at Auckland Zoo’s Te Wao Nui. MORE
We are located only 15 minutes from the end of Auckland’s North Western Motorway at Muriwai Beach Horse Park
Come join us and our lovely horses, on our friendly and relaxed Elite horse riding treks on Muriwai Beach, one of New Zealand’s uniquely spectacular sparkling black sand surf beaches MORE
Mossops Honey have been producing and packing delicious NZ honeys for over 50 years. These are available at our honey shop at Tauriko, Tauranga along with an exciting and educational live bee display. MORE
Situated adjacent to McLaren Falls Park, this unique attraction is 35 acres of friendly animals and fun. Well-planned walkways guide you to a close-up and personal encounter with domestic and exotic animals. Children are able to feed and play with a host of farmyard animals and see the unusual Tibetan yaks, giant African ostriches, Texas longhorns, several breeds of sheep, deer, goats, birds, pigs and horses from the mighty shire to cute miniatures. MORE
Ten minutes drive out of Tauranga City is McLaren Falls Park, 190 hectares of pastoral and horticultural parkland set alongside Lake McLaren.
The park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, wedding photos, picnics, bush walks and taking the kids to feed the ducks
One of the highlights of the park is the Waterfall Track where you can see glow worms after dusk. Enjoy a short, easy stroll to the picturesque waterfall and spot the glow worms on either side of the track. Part of the Waterfall Track is also pushchair friendly. MORE
Back Country Saddle Expeditions have been operating in the South Island of New Zealand for 24 years, 19 of them under the leadership of current owner Debbie Thompson. We use Appaloosa horses bred to the conditions of the Cardrona Valley. MORE