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
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
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
Lilliput is an unbelievable piece of NZ farmland, and Kiwi culture for
children, animal lover and adults alike. Hand feed over 25 different species of
animals and birds as you wonder over 10 acres. Every single corner reveals an
exciting animal, fun game or fantasy, an enchanting place to visit and
experience. Bring a picnic, spend all day. Be sure to have a cuddle with the
babies in the barn before leaving, the Cockatoos will bid you goodbye as you