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
Crystal Mountain is West Auckland’s Premier Tourist Attraction loaded with fun activities journey through the Exotic Animal Park on the Crystal Mountain Express train, Feed the friendly animals,Pan for Crystals, Bungy jump on the bungy tramp, have a Pony ride or ride on the new state of the art Gonzales Roller Coaster recently imported from Italy. MORE
Rainbow Springs is truly an attraction like no other in the world. Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams we are home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious inhabitants.
The entire experience is built around New Zealand’s largest and most successful kiwi conservation centre. Since 1995 we have released over 1,000 kiwis into the wild. MORE
Where else can you experience guided ATV 4 wheel quad bike tours; ride the world’s only Skywire flying fox; play Paintball; enjoy Horse trekking; horse riding along forest trails or ride in the amphibious Argo? MORE
They make terrible pets, are pretty ugly looking and will even eat their own young, but they taste oh so great!
On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just minutes from Taupo towncentre, you will find the iconic and unique family playground, of Huka Prawn Park. With acres of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun, Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages. MORE
Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to over 600 native New Zealand and exotic mammals, birds and reptiles.
Take time to see the wonders of the living world in a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats and sympathetic approach to conservation. Enjoy a visit to Hamilton Zoo. MORE
Horse trekking rides on the trails of Te Anau, New Zealand. Come and ride with us at Westray Farm Horse Treks. We are located in the beautiful lakeside township of Te Anau nestled within the world renowned Fiordland National Park. MORE
Fyffe View Ranch offers a Qualmark Assured venue for visitor enjoyment and a unique place to enjoy, feed and handle a wide range of diverse wildlife. Beautiful limestone pathways provide access through our Farm park allowing you to wander around the animals without collecting half the farm on your footwear and clothes…. MORE
At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of wildlife that is found wild around New Zealand. Animals such as Deer, Pigs, Thar and Wallabies may be hand fed.
See Rainbow and Brown Trout in our crystal-clear pools and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through our park.
Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lively stream side farm walk, Alpacas, Goats and Sheep to name a few. MORE