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Viewing farm animals

​Where you can view farm animals in the Auckland region

Our tip

When viewing farm animals, remember to:
  • follow any safety signs
  • respect restricted areas
  • leave gates as you find them.

Ambury Farm at Ambury Regional Park

The farm animals at Ambury Farm include:

  • sheep
  • goats
  • cows
  • pigs
  • pet lambs (in season)
  • chickens
  • turkey
  • rabbits
  • peacocks.

Grassy lanes between the animal enclosures help you get up close to the animals safely.

You can also go into the paddocks to mingle with the animals, except during lambing season (mid-July and early August).

Between mid July and early December, dairy cows are milked once a day at around 10am.

This milk is used to feed the calves and pigs between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

 

Anawhata Farm in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park

Anawhata Farm is home to sheep and cows.

 

Ātiu Creek Farm at Ātiu Creek Regional Park

Ātiu Creek is a working sheep and cattle farm. In the springtime, lambs are a popular sight, attracting many visitors.

 

Āwhitu Regional Park

Sheep and cattle are farmed at Āwhitu.

 

Duder Regional Park

Visitors will find grazing sheep and cattle on the farmland.

 

Glenfern Sanctuary Regional Park

Enjoy the sight of cattle grazing peacefully on Great Barrier Island.

 

Mahurangi Regional Park

This park has approximately 100 breeding ewes and may have cattle present also.

Lambing attracts visitors in the springtime.

You are free to wander through the paddocks where farm animals graze.

 

Mutukaroa - Hamlins Hill Regional Park

Young cattle graze on the hill and can be curious about visitors.

 

Ōmana Farm at Ōmana Regional Park

Ōmana has sheep, chickens and goats.

During lambing there is the opportunity to feed the lambs. Call 09 536 6007 to check the feeding times.

There is also a chance to watch park rangers moving sheep flocks with the farm dogs.

 

Scandrett Regional Park

Scandrett is a working farm so you may see sheep and cattle during your stroll.

You are free to wander through the paddocks where farm animals graze.

 

Shakespear Regional Park

Shakespear has a working farm of sheep and cattle. In the springtime, lambs are a popular sight that attracts many visitors.

You are free to wander through the paddocks where farm animals graze.

 

Tāpapakanga Regional Park

Tapapakanga is a coastal farm park with sheep and cows.

 

Tāwharanui Regional Park

Tāwharanui has a working sheep and cattle farm.

Lambs can be seen in the springtime.

 

Waharau Regional Park

Waharau has sheep grazing in its pastures.

 

Wenderholm Regional Park

Sheep and young cattle are grazed on the park.

You are free to wander through the paddocks where farm animals graze.