Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm, Otorohanga

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Discover a farm with one of the smallest animals in the world as well as the world's biggest birds at Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm. This tranquil bed and breakfast hosts ostriches, emus, and 50 miniature rare-breed animals amidst New Zealand's landscape. See llamas, alpacas, and ponies playing around the ranch. The animals are friendly and cooperative for photos. The owner is generous with her time and will give you food pellets to feed the animals. To visit Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm on your holiday in Otorohanga, and find out what else Otorohanga has to offer, use our Otorohanga day trip planning site .
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  • My teenage daughters and I loved joining Anne on her daily feeding of her miniature animals. We took many pictures and laughed at the crazy antics of the hungry ostriches, emu, sheep and cows. This is...  more »
  • I regret taking the trip to Big Bird. Our tour was soured by a donkey kick to my 6 year old's ribs. Do not take children into enclosures with poor tempered animals! The farm guide spent half the time ...  more »
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  • Lovely hosts. Great breakfast served with loving care. Quite a few home made delicacies. Modest rooms. A very informative tour with a chance to get up close and personal with farm animals. Convenient location of going to Waitomo Caves
  • Amazing day! Quick trip from Hamilton. Well sign posted. Best to call and ask for the best time to visit. The animals are so loving, Ross and Ann are so welcoming, there passion for animals truly shined while we were there. Very affordable family day out, hard to find these days. Sam was an amazing assistant passing us food and brushes to brush the animals. Free pony rides for little kids. We took gumboots, pack a small backpack with water for the kids. 65 species of animals. We will be back, thanks for having us Ross and Ann. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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