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The Details

Deer Park Heights offers self-drive access to 800 hectares of farmland.
See animals, stroll walkways and enjoy the 360* views of the Whakatipu basin. 

Please note that when you book, it asks for your vehicle type and rego number. If you do not have this, please put in RENTAL instead. 

If you need to cancel your booking or change your date, you need to cancel your ticket and request a refund. Log back in yourself before the end of the day on the date you are visiting. Re-book when suits. 

If you do not cancel before this time, we are unable to offer a refund. 

ADMISSION

Admission is $55 per private vehicle under 8 seats. Your booking allows one entry and one exit. Campervans and 2WD are allowed. 

We are open from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm every day.

Limited activity

No commercial activity is allowed, including tours, photography, videography, weddings etc. Violators will be wheel-clamped, fined and trespassed. Agents are not permitted to book on behalf of guests, guests will be refused entry at the gate. CCTV and surveillance in use.

ENTRANCE GATE

Once you book, you will receive an access code via SMS and email to enter at the toll gate upon arrival and exit.

FEEDING ANIMALS

You will need to bring a $2 NZ coin to feed the animals. Please throw the food near the animals. 

RESPECT FOR OUR LAND

As guardians of this precious land, it’s our collective responsibility to preserve it for future generations. Please treat it with the utmost respect and leave nothing behind but cherished memories. 

Stags

The Stags in the enclosure are male Red Deers. The Stags impressive antlers are structures of display and are used for combat in the mating season. A Stags dominance is primarily determined on body size and antler size. Stags have an annual growth cycle of antlers which starts in spring and can grow up to 2cm a day. At the end of the rutting season (autumn) the antlers drop off, and they develop a new pair of antlers every year from bony outgrowths called pedicles at the top of the skull. Do not attempt to feed or approach these animals. 

Stags

The Stags in the enclosure are male Red Deers. The Stags impressive antlers are structures of display and are used for combat in the mating season. A Stags dominance is primarily determined on body size and antler size. Stags have an annual growth cycle of antlers which starts in spring and can grow up to 2cm a day. At the end of the rutting season (autumn) the antlers drop off, and they develop a new pair of antlers every year from bony outgrowths called pedicles at the top of the skull. Do not attempt to feed or approach these animals. 

Donkeys

Donkeys are the friendliest of our mammals at Deer Park, they love sheep nuts and a scratch on the head. You may see a family of Donkeys as well as some larger horses which are Mules. The Mules are a mixture of a Miniature horse and Donkey, the perfect mix! Donkeys are known for their intelligence. A donkey will stop and assess a new situation and think about its choices before making a decision on what action to take. These Donkeys are very friendly and will let you feed them by hand.