PLan your trip

Drive through a working New Zealand Farm, hand-feed goats, donkeys, pigs, and miniature horses, enjoy iconic views or picnic with friends and family. Check out the locations of many significant movies filmed here, of particular The Lord of the Rings.

Book your ticket online to gain a unique access code which you enter at a toll gate upon entry and exit. Deer Park Heights is 4km on the left along Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights. 

Bring a picnic and your camera and spend the day enjoying this spectacular location. It’s important to us that guests can experience Deer Park Heights with the uniqueness of the location, and so we exclude commercial activities and limit vehicles to a maximum of 7 passengers.  

See, feed & Stroll



Tickets are booked online and valid for single use on your chosen travel date. 

Park Hours

Open daily between 7.00am – 7.00pm.

Admission Cost

$55 Per vehicle with a maximum of 7 passengers. 


It’s up to you, take as long as you want, spend an hour or a whole day enjoy this spectacular location. 

Access is limited to passenger vehicles with a maximum of 7 seats; this includes campervans. Strictly no commercial activity including photography/weddings/events. Please view all our terms and conditions of the park here

Find us

Deer Park Heights is a short 20min drive from Queenstown, the entrance is 4km down Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights.


We Provide

  • The animals and food pellets which you can purchase to feed the animals.
  • An easy 20 minute walk around the summit.
  • Designated picnic spots including several alpine tarns.
  • A map of the park.

You need to bring

  • Your pre-booked access code to enter at the gate
  • Suitable clothing and footwear to explore the park
  • Camera
  • A picnic if you desire!
  • A $2 coin to purchase animal pellets – $2 for a large tin

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Park map

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Book Online

$55 per car
Max of 7 people per vehicle

Explore our farm

Our Wildlife

Lord of the rings


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.