from $120

Phone 0272243593



The Good Life Retreat is a unique, idyllic setting with beautiful views, where you can get up close and personal with a variety of hand-reared animals. The furry and feathery family currently includes alpacas, ducks, Valais black nose sheep, miniature goats, Flemish giant rabbits, a chihuahua named Dolly, cats – Kevin and Martha (all bottle-fed babies) and chooks.

The retreat is home to a beautiful garden and orchard with views across the Waikato. There is also a duck pond, beehives, grapevines and more – all of which you will view as you wander the property and meet the animals.

The Tour is by appointment only, and usually available 7 days a week. You will be able to get up close with the animals, hand feed them and have ample time for photo opportunities. This is an outdoor tour so a raincoat may be required, and sensible outdoor footwear is recommended. You will need to be able to walk up and down a small amount of stairs.

Tour: One hour (ideally 4pm)

Price: Minimum price $120.

Adults: $40

Children 9-16 years: $20.00 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Children under 8 years free with a paying adult

Larger groups catered for by arrangement.


The Good Life retreat also offers accommodation and can be booked for occasions such as small weddings and elopements, corporate functions, garden tours and more. The Retreat is located ten minutes from Cambridge, voted the most beautiful small town in 2019.


11km from Cambridge

Cambridge is close to:
Auckland 1 hr 45 min
Hobbiton 30 min
Hamilton Airport 15 min
Waitomo Caves 50 min
Te Awamutu 25 min
Avantidrome 2 min
Hamilton Gardens 15 min
Raglan 1 hr
Rotorua 1 hr
Tauranga 1 hr
Lake Karapiro 15 min
Sanctuary Mountain 30 min
Te Awa Cycle Trail 2 min
The Boatshed Kayaks 15 min

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Sanctuary Mountain

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Hamilton Gardens

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