For the kids

For the Kids

There's lots to choose from for your children.  Pony Rides, Matakana Express Train, Animal Experience, Adventure Playground and Carriage Rides.

pony ride

Pony Rides


Sat and Public Holidays 10am - 2pm weather permitting
Sun and Weekdays 11am - 2pm

Open 6 days/week over the holiday period - closed Tuesday/

Pony Parties (Bookings essential) 
1st hour: $75.00 each additional hour $60.00


Matakana Express Train

The Country Park Express operates every weekend, public holidays and school holidays (weather permitting).

We’re always happy to quote for groups to visit and times outside our regular hours are available on request.

Contact Ken: 09 425 4082

matakana express


Animal Experience

Come along and meet our animals!

Each has their own unique personality and love your attention.

Entry is Free and bags of feed can be purchased from the Speckled Hen Cafe in the Woolshed building or at The Craft Co-op for $3.

Please DO NOT feed anything other than the feed purchased from the Country Park as our animals feed is carefully controlled for their health.

Please DO NOT hand feed Penny the pig as her teeth are sharp!

Children must be supervised at all times to ensure animals are not chased or hurt in any way.

Adventure Playground

Matakana Country Park commissioned Logan Brewer, one of New Zealand’s foremost designers, to design a playground with appeal to children. 


carriage rides

Carriage Rides

'Floris' the Friesian Stallion is a movie star!

When he's not off working or taking a bride to her wedding, he's here Saturdays to take you for a tour around the park.

Rides are $5/person or $20 for a family of five.



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