Close Encounters Farm Experience

Attractions in South Auckland

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


874 Tuakau Bridge - Port Waikato Road Te Kohanga RD3 Tuakau
Te Kohanga
Port Waikato

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  • Transport
    • Proximity to town: 8 mins from rural town of Tuakau. 45 mins from Auckland.
    • Proximity to airport: 50 Mins from Auckland International Airport
    • Proximity to coach: 20 mins from Bombay Bus Terminal
    • Parking: large parking area available. Parking for buses.
  • Price range


    • Child pricing: $8 to $10
    • Adult pricing: $15 to $25