Buttermilk Farm – A Hands on experience
Buttermilk Farm is a fun interactive farm experience and a great chance to get up close with your favourite animals in a safe and clean environment. See all the cute and fluffy animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, mixed breed goats, alpacas, sheep and pigs as well as a host of chickens and other birds. Children are allowed to hold and pat the animals – under careful supervision of course.
You may also encounter our resident geese and ducks that regularly pop in! You can also meet Charlie the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (she will say hello to you if you say it first), and meet Mila our resident Labrador farm dog – she is always looking for a pat!
Get up close with our farmyard animals and pat some of fluffiest critters. You can even buy small feed bags for 50c and and hand feed some of our animals but watch out for the bags as they try and eat them too! Please note the feed bags are put out at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm daily. To see more information on other our Daily Encounters click here.
Did you know…
- Goats are extremely social animals and live in groups named herds. They are very intelligent and similar to dogs, can learn and respond to their own name.
- Although they are part of the same family, alpacas are actually quite different to llamas! Alpacas are approximately half the size of llamas and are generally raised for their soft wool.
- Alpacas are known for spitting. They usually only do this to other alpacas if they feel threatened, stressed, or are protecting their food.
- A baby rabbit is called a kit, a female is called a doe and a male is called a buck.
- Guinea pigs like to keep their homes smelling familiar and reassuring. They do this by rubbing their chin or cheeks across things to mark their scent.