Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast
Waitamo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast
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Featuring a GIANT 4.3m Fibreglass MOA (extinct NZ bird)

We warmly welcome you to share "Our World". A relaxing and peaceful B&B with Kiwi "Homespun" Hospitality!
A Giant 4.3m Fibreglass MOA Mascot also welcomes you. These Extinct Birds walked here until 1450 AD when NZ was known as Moaland! They belonged to the Ratite family which includes the Kiwi, Ostrich, Emu, Rhea and Cassowary. Their eggs were equivalent to 100 chicken eggs or 4 Ostrich eggs.

We have Ostrich, Emu, Giant Moa Mascot and 50+ Miniature Rare-Breed Animals plus cattle-grazing on 70 acres of green Picturesque Pastoral views. Much MOA than just a B&B!!!! A "Pet Paradise" for animal-lovers, ideal introduction to animals for children being so friendly - they are our "outside family"!

Ann and Ross Barnes are both 4th generation New Zealanders with 40+ years of tourism experience in the Waitomo area. Ross was a Park Ranger with Dept of Conservation for 20 years and built many local well-known walking tracks and has extensive knowledge of the region's history, culture, plants, birds and insects. Ross was a guide at the Waitomo Caves for 8 years and recently developed the Footwhistle Glow-worm Cave for Caveworld - an evening "MUST-SEE" for guests! See us for a 10% discount.

Our guests are fascinated with the intrique of the Ostrich and Emu and the "Magical Moments" they enjoy with their cameras "Making Memories" with the Miniatures! Education and interest for adults and children alike.

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!!"

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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RATES: (includes FREE WIFI )

Affordable Rates including breakfast and Ostrich/Emu and mini-animal tour.
Adults $55, Child $25, Teen $30, Pre-school $20
Online Booking option is linked to AirBnB with availability calendars and AirBnB charges. E-mail thru AA does not incur Airbnb charges. Email for Studio and B3 homestead room, (not on AirBnB)

Check in: After 2-30pm. Check out: Before 10-30am (or times by arrangement).  Animal tours - weather permitting at 4pm and 9am. Please bring gumboots for children if possible. Petting Farm open 2-5pm. (Please book for tours - group min. $30 per hr )
We are a "working farm", with animal tours - so we are always available on 0274-772707. Text your arrival time, so we can be there to greet you. I may be taking a tour when you arrive... relax and enjoy the faces at the fences!!!

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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 and Ostrich Omelette"

3 Self-Contained Cottages
and 3 Homestead Rooms
(More pics and info on AirBnB)

  • Newly upgraded facilities with Wifi, Flatscreen TV and new ensuites.
  • Comfortable beds, great showers, kitchen and laundry facilities available. All linen provided.
  • Safe, off street parking.
  • Great views and "moving pictures" out every window!
  • Heaters in all rooms. 
  • Laundry facilities available - Wash/Dry $5

Chalet - Self-contained

  • Double $125.00 + ($25 each extra person)
  • sleeps 2-4 double bedroom + sgl + King Single in lounge. 
  • Adjoins Studio for family groups  (up to 8p)

Bungalow - Self-contained

  • Sleeps 4-7 - Queen in Lounge, 4 singles in large bedroom (2 Beds can join to make king) Also 3/4 sofa-bed in lounge.
  • Base Rate $185 (2 adults + 2 children) ($25 each extra person)

Studio - Self-contained  

  • Sleeps 2-4  Base rate $125 Dbl (+$25 extra person)
  • Queen + 2 singles  in separate bedroom
  • Booking - E-mail/phone option only (not on AirBnB)
  • Adjoins Chalet for family groups (up to 8p)

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

3 Homestead Rooms

B1 - Queen/ensuite + 1 single ($110 - 2 people)
B2 - Family - Queen + 2 singles – private bathroom ($110 2 people, $150 family 4)
B3 - Budget small Twin/ensuite (Double $85, Single $70) ($75 dbl no breakfast option)
Booking - B3 - email/ph only (not on AirBnB)

Additional options: ostrich omelette $5 per person

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

Waitomo Big Bird Retreat

3 Bed-roomed 1960's Holiday House - Situated at Waitomo Village.  FREE WIFI
Sleeps up to 10 people. 2 Bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, large lounge/dining/kitchen and deck area.
BBQ area and spacious gardens & Garage. 
B1 - Queen + childs chair bed
B2 - Twin     B3 Twin
Lounge: Fold-out Double Sofa bed+ single sofa-bed (2 fold-up singles also)
Lovely peaceful, private spot - 2min walk to HuHu Cafe (best in the area) and 5 min walk General Store and 10min walk to the Glow-worm Cave. 
PRICE: Base Rate $210 per night  plus $25pp after 4 people.
Facilities:  Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Stove, Magtag Washing Machine, Drier, BBQ, Kitchen utensils for 10 people.  Newly installed large heat-pump/airconditioner 2 Heaters and 2 Fans.  Suited to longer stay than overnight!  Super-safe, super private and Awesome Location!
Check AirBnB for availability.....book by phone, e-mail or AirBnB. AirBnB incurs extra charges and cleaning fee.

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Petting Farm and Farm Show: click here for more information

Caveworld Discounts: click here for more information

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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
Facebook: www.facebook.com/waitomobigbird