17 Waitomo Caves Road, SH 37, Waitomo, New Zealand
+64 7 873 7459 or 0800 733 244

Affordable rates including breakfast and Ostrich/Emu and mini-animal tour.
Adults $55, Child $25, Teen $30, Pre-school $20
Online booking buttons are linked to AirBnB with availability calendars and AirBnB charges.
E-mail thru AA does not incur Airbnb charges. Email us for Studio and B3 homestead room (not on AirBnB).
Check-in: After 2:30pm. Check-out: Before 10:30am (or times by arrangement).
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. We may be taking a tour when you arrive... relax and enjoy the faces at the fences!!!


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An animal-lovers Pet Paradise! Quaint, rustic studio adjoining the Chalet. Suitable for family of 4 or 8 together with the Chalet. Overlooking our Petting Farm with over 60 miniature rare-breed animals and large birds.

  • Max: 4 persons
  • Cooking: kitchen
  • Beds: 1 queen-size, 2 singles
  • Bathroom: bath

From $125/night 2 persons, $25 per extra person


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A nice spacious homestead room with queen + single bed and garden views. New ensuite with high pressure shower! Access to outdoor veranda seating area with carpark outside. Homestead shared kitchen, dining facilities, WiFi and TV in room. Animal haven! Suitable for 2 adults and a child.

  • Max: 3 persons
  • Cooking: shared kitchen
  • Beds: 1 queen-size, 1 single
  • Bathroom: bath

From $108/night 2 persons, $25 per extra person



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Comfortable farmstay room with queen + 2 singles (2 adults and 2 children). It is too small for 4 adults. Private bathroom with high pressure shower and homestead shared facilities. Garden views with veranda access/relaxation and parking outside room. WiFi, TV, laundry facilities available. This room is in the hosts house with a small shared common room. Kitchen facilities by arrangement. Not ideal for under 3 yrs.

B1 – Queen/ensuite + 1 single ($110 - 2 people)
B2 – Family – Queen + 2 singles – Private bathroom ($110 2 persons, $150 family 4)
B3 – Budget small twin/ensuite (double $85, single $70) ($75 dbl no breakfast option)
Booking for B3 via email/phone only (not on AirBnB)


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A quaint private cosy cottage perfect for 2-4 persons or a small family. Small kitchenette/dining/lounge with awesome green rural views with Ostrich, Emu, Mini-Alpaca, Llama, donkeys, horses and cattle grazing. Free WiFi. Price includes a free homemade breakfast with bacon and egg on toast. Free Big Bird/Mini-animal farm tour with unique photo opportunities and homely hospitality. 4 units available (Studio + Bungalow).

  • Max: 4 persons
  • Cooking: kitchenette
  • Beds: 1 double, 2 singles
  • Bathroom: bath

From $125/night 2 persons, $25 per extra person



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A self-contained older rustic cottage. Large deck with BBQ and outside area. Bungalow has 1 queen-size, 4 single beds, 1 sofa bed. Ideal for animal-loving families surrounded by 50+ miniature rare-breed animals + munchkin kitten heaven, Giant Moa (Mascot), Ostrich and Emu. Price includes breakfast/tour/WiFi.

  • Max: 7 persons
  • Cooking: kitchen
  • Beds: 1 queen-size, 4 singles, 1 sofa bed
  • Bathroom: 2 baths

From $185/night 2 persons + 2 children, $25 per extra person


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Waitomo Big Bird Retreat is a 3-bedroom classic 70s dwelling overlooking the entrance to Waitomo Village and is only 150 metres from Huhu Café (5-star rated) and easy 5 min walk to the Glow-worm cave, hotel, I-site and General Store. Large deck area for relaxing, large lounge/dining/kitchen area for families and groups with garage space and BBQ area. Bedroom 1 has a queen-size bed, 1 single and a child's chair bed; bedrooms 2 and 3 both have 2 singles; lounge has a fold-out double sofa bed + single sofa bed (2 fold-up singles also). No breakfast included.

  • Max: 10 persons
  • Cooking: kitchen
  • Beds: 1 queen-size, 5 singles, 1 toddler, sofa beds
  • Bathroom: 2.5 baths

From $210/night 4 persons, $25 per extra person



  • FREE Breakfast (homemade bread, homemade preserves/fruit, homemade yoghurt, juice, choice of 4 cereals including homemade muesli and spreads + bacon and egg on toast)
  • Hot Ostrich Omelette Breakfast $5 per person (available in season Sept-Feb)
  • Dinners by arrangement – $30pp, dessert $5pp
  • FREE Ostrich/Emu and Miniature Rare-breed Animal tour with unlimited "animal-time for kids"! Adopt a pet for your stay, Pippy the gentle lovable Border Collie dog is a devoted companion to any available child or adult


  • FREE miniature horse rides (-30kg)
  • FREE information and planning to get the best out of your stay in Waitomo
  • FREE Pines Lookout Scenic Walk on the farm – 1/2 hr
  • 10% discount on www.caveworld.co.nz Footwhistle Glow-worm Cave Tour
  • All linen, towels, kitchen utensils, heaters and tea, coffee, milk and sugar provided
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE parking