Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast
Waitamo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast
Waitomo Bid Bird Osterich


We warmly welcome you to share "Our World". A relaxing and peaceful B&B with Kiwi "Homespun" Hospitality!

We have Ostrich, Emu and 50 Miniature Rare-Breed Animals plus cattle-grazing on 70 acres of green Picturesque Pastoral views.

Ann & Ross Barnes are both 4th generation New Zealanders with 39 years of tourism experience in the Waitomo area. Ross was a Park Ranger with Dept of Conservation for 20 yrs and built many local well-known walking tracks and has extensive knowledge of the regions history, culture, plants, birds & insects. Ross was a guide at the Waitomo Caves for 8yrs and recently developed the Footwhistle Glow-worm Cave for Caveworld - an evening "must-see" for guests! 10% Discount.

Ann previously owned a Souvenir, Craft & Gift Shop in Otorohanga for 27 years.

Waitomo Big Bird a great place to stay
Waitomo Big Bird a great place to stay

"Let us make your stay in Waitomo a unique and
memorable experience."

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Our guests are fascinated with the intrique of the Ostrich & Emu and the "Magical Moments" they enjoy with their cameras "Making Memories" with the Miniatures! Education & Interest for Adults and Children alike. Where else can you walk in & pet an Ostrich & Emu?

Common Comment: "So glad we found this place....our stay was the highlight of our trip - from the flirting of the Big Bird, to the magic of the mini-animals, then the awesome glow-worms at Footwhistle - my world is new!!"



Affordable Rates including breakfast & Ostrich/Emu & mini-animal tour.
Adults $55, Child $25, Teen $30, Pre-school $20

Rates include:

Common Comments: My girls were in "heaven" with the animals." "The kids just loved the place! " " A Truely Authentic farmstay.....a real Home away from Home!" "New Zealand is a better place because of you....Thank-you"
"Loved the homemade bread & Ostrich Omelette"

Petting Farm and Farm Show: click here for more information

Caveworld Discounts: click here for more information

3 Self-Contained Cottages
& 3 Homestead Rooms

  • Newly upgraded facilities with Wifi, Flatscreen TV
    & new ensuites
  • Comfortable beds, great showers, kitchen & laundry facilities available. All linen provided.
  • Safe, off street parking.
  • Great views and "moving pictures" out every window!

Chalet - Self-contained

  • Double $120.00
  • sleeps 2-3 double bedroom + King Single
    in lounge.

Bungalow - Self-contained

  • sleeps 4-7 - 3 singles (2 Trundler Beds of which 1 can convert to King Bed) in one area and a queen in the dining/lounge.
  • Base Rate $175 (2 adults + 2 children)

Parents Special Offer

"Child-minding/babysitting" available while parents enjoy Adventure Activities - Blackwater Rafting etc.
$10 p/hour 1 child - $15 p/hour 2 children

Homestead Rooms

  • B1 - Queen/ensuite + 1 single
  • B2 - Family - Queen + 2 singles – private bathroom
  • B3 - Budget small Twin  with ensuite
           (Double $85, Single $70)
           $75 double without breakfast

WiFi available at Homestead

Additional options: ostrich omelette $5 per person 

Common Comment: Probably the best night’s sleep we have had on our trip".

Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast & Miniature Animal Petting Farm
17 Waitomo Caves Road, SH 37, Otorohanga
Freephone: 0800 733 244 • Phone: +64 7 873 7459
Email: bigbird.bb@xtra.co.nzWebsite: www.waitomobigbird.co.nz