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Don’t be misled by the symbolic cowbells – there is more to the Waikato than dairy farming. Even tea grows here!
From the superb public gardens of Hamilton to the spellbinding magic of the caves of Waitomo, be prepared to be entranced by this lovely region.
For fans of the Tolkein stories and the movies based on them - Lord of The Rings and the Hobbit – be sure to take in the town of Matamata and visit the Hobbiton movie set.
To the west, take in the surf beaches and sunsets of Raglan and the history of Kawhia if you can.
A visit to the caves at Waitomo should feature on your itinerary too. The magnificent stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you. The crowning glory is the spectacular glow worm cave!
The Waikato has many sporting attractions too, with New Zealand rowing being centred on Lake Karapiro and cycling at Cambridge. Mountain biking opportunities abound too.
Cambridge Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 to $250 per couple
5 Km from Cambridge.
Luxury cottages in the heart of the Waikato, less than 5km from the picturesque Cambridge, only moments away from beautiful Lake Karapiro. Lexington Park Cottages offers one bedroom self-contained cottages, in a tranquil farm setting. Beautiful gardens, tennis court and equestrian facilities.
Waitomo Caves area B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $160 to $200 per couple
30 mins north of the Waitomo Caves & 20 mins from Hamilton.
Somersal is an idyllic Bed and Breakfast Accommodation / Wedding Venue near the famous Waitomo Caves. Perched on the banks of the Waipa River in Pirongia, Waikato. It’s just 30 minutes north from the Waitomo Caves, 20 minutes from Hamilton and only 10 minutes drive from Te Awamutu.
Hamilton rural B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $160 to $400 per couple
12 min west from Hamilton, Raglan 25mins, Auckland 90mins.
Nestled in New Zealand’s heartland and conveniently located for Hobbiton, Raglan Beaches, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Hamilton‘s many fine restaurants and exciting venues. Experience the tranquillity of our quite haven in the beautiful Karamu Valley. Explore the local bush walks and native wood
Te Awamutu Farmstay
Prices from $150 to $330 per couple
We are close to many other tourist attractions, including Rotorua.
Closeburn Lodge is set on 3 acres in the beautiful farming district of Rotoorangi. Surrounded by dairy farms and lifestyle blocks you will see panoramic views of rolling pastures and distant hills. We are situated midway between the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves.
Mobile (and SMS): 0272855399
Address: 178 Parklands Road, Roto o Rangi.
Cambridge B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
We are 13kms from Cambridge. Close to other towns & cities.
Kauri Lodge – B&B and Self Catering- is situated 13kms from Cambridge in the lovely Karapiro farming district. Your hosts, Jim & Libby Telfer have enjoyed visitors from all over the world and New Zealand, and will do their best to make sure your stay on a Waikato farm is a memorable experience.
Waitomo Caves area B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $155 to $320 per couple
Waitomo, Waikato, North Island, NZ
Montrose Farm is Waitomo's hidden gem, offering a five star farm holiday stay in a stunning setting, close to all the central North Island's major attractions - and a stone's throw from the action of Waitomo Caves. Choose the cosy Cottage or the Manor, which is also available as an exclusive lodge.
Cambridge B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $180 to $240 per couple
118 Fencourt Road Cambridge
Fencourt Barnstay is a unique accommodation with a choice of great facilities on site. It has been used by wedding parties, holiday makers or those that are enjoying the plenty of activities around Cambridge. Have a game of tennis, petanque or let the kids enjoy netflix on the big screen.
Mobile (and SMS): 021537150
Address: 118 Fencourt Road, Cambridge
Matamata B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
15 mins drive Hobbiton, 6 mins Matamata, 45 mins Rotorua, 2 hrs Auckland.
Robert and Pauline, retired dairy farmers, provide luxury accommodation in a tranquil countryside setting with mountain views and stunning sunsets. Only 6 minutes' drive from Matamata, ideal if you are visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set. You will have exclusive use of the East Wing and library.
Phone: 07 8885218
Mobile (and SMS): +64274986778
Address: 23 Morgan Road, Matamata 3472
Matamata B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $130 to $230 per couple
45 minutes from Rotorua, Tauranga & Hamilton,
Only 10 minutes from the Hobbiton Movie Set, this modern B&B is on a feijoa orchard & is private & peaceful. Beautiful sunset views with a spa pool under the stars. Equipped with kitchen, spacious bathroom & a bedroom that can sleep two singles or a couple. A rural setting yet minutes from town.
Cambridge Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $175 to $350 per couple
12km to Cambridge; 30 mins to Hamilton; 30 mins to Karapiro
Original woolshed on 200 acre drystock farm, converted into quirky self-contained accommodation. Peaceful and secluded, with uninterrupted views over farmland and to the Kaimai's. Ideal for couples romantic getaways or families who enjoy being surrounded by nature. Comfortably accommodates four.
Phone: 0210 231 6473
Address: 815 Maungakawa Road, Cambridge
Raglan B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $99 to $250 per couple
Te Uku is 10 mins drive from Raglan Beach
We are situated on 30 acres of rolling farmland and native Forest. 10 minutes from Raglan town, shops, cafes and surf beaches. We have two lovely Spa Chalets both have private our door Forest Edge Spa pools for your own use. Either self catering or Breakfast. Relax , romantic, private. Great location
Rural Waikato Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 per couple
25 mins south-west of Hamilton, 20 mins west of Te Awamutu
Put your feet up and relax in our spacious and comfortable country accommodation, enjoy a glass of wine with your BBQ on the private deck or take a refreshing dip in the outdoor salt-water swimming pool.
Phone: 07 871 9955
Mobile (and SMS): 021 040 1578
Address: 181 Te Pahu Road, RD5, HAMILTON
Raglan Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
!5 kms from Whale Bay Raglan 50 mins from hamilton. 2 1/2 hrs AKL Airport.
Our eco cabins are run on alternative power and are studio style, set amongst native trees with beautiful ocean and valley views. Enjoy the stars at night and wake to the dawn chorus of birds. Situated on 120 acres on the foothills of Mt. Karioi at Ruapuke Beach. Raglan Privacy and seclusion.
Located 5 minutes drive from Matamata
Waitomo Caves area B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $120 to $235 per couple
45 minutes from Hamilton, 20 minutes from Kawhia
Rangimarie is the Maori word for peaceful which is certainly what Rangimarie Bush Retreat offers. I offer two areas of accommodation (which you can see on our website) a luxury double bedroom in my home (Tawa Lodge) and a small self contained cabin (Totara Cabin).
Phone: 07 8719533
Mobile (and SMS): 027 577 0978
Address: 2350 Kawhia Rd, Te Awamutu
North Waikato B&B, Farmstay
45 minutes from Auckland Airport, 15 minutes from State Highway 1
Guests staying at Miller House are invited to retreat from busy lives to relax in the luxury of the Kaipo Suite at this elegant, historic 1895 farmhouse. Your stay includes refreshments on arrival, an extensive continental breakfast, and exclusive use of the accommodation and grounds.
Mobile (and SMS): 0276026577
Address: 600 Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Road, Onewhero
Hamilton rural B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $215 per couple
Northern Hamilton countryside, just off SH 1B
Set on 250 acres of rolling Waikato farmland our rooms are bathed in all day sun. Features include very large windows with 360-degree panoramic views of the local countryside, all framed by distant mountain ranges. Farm tour available for guests.
Hamilton rural B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $100 to $110 per couple
12 kms from centre of Hamilton - 2kms past the Morman Temple
We are a working sheep and cattle farm, and were also home of New Zealands largest and oldest Appaloosa Horse Stud. Unfortunatly we only have 4 old mares left now. Enjoy our home, our company, and relax. Help feed out to the cattle and horses in the mornings. Within 1- 1/2 klms of Hamilton City
Phone: 07 847 5555
Address: 816/2 Tuhikaramea Road, RD 10 Hamilton
Rural Waikato B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $60 to $150 per couple
50 minutes from Pukekohe Shops, 50 minutes from Huntly Town
Glenalvon is a working farm that also caters for travellers & holiday makers. 90 minutes from Auckland CBD or 1hr 40 minutes to Hamilton. We provide accommodation ranging from a 3 bedroom cottage, self contained unit, 2 large bedrooms. Great for those special occassion gatherings.
Phone: 09 2336447
Address: 1032 Waikaretu Valley Road,RD5, Tuakau
Waitomo Caves area B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $375 per couple
14 kms from Otorohanga; 30 kms from Waitomo Caves.
Kamahi Cottage is a luxury country cottage, farm stay & self-contained 5-Star B&B, 30 mins from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 15 mins from Otorohanga. Romantic retreat & peaceful, private stay set in a beautiful country garden on a sheep & beef farm. Stunning hilltop views of rural New Zealand.
Hamilton rural B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $130 to $200 per couple
12 km from Hamilton. GPS: 1447 Kakaramea Road, Ngahinapouri.
Shailers is a luxury bed & breakfast in a scenic, peaceful country setting close to Hamilton. Dine at Shailers, take their farm tour, and visit esteemed Hamilton Gardens, the Waitomo Caves, Rotorua or Hobbiton. You can fully relax with Sky TV, under-cover parking, games room & spacious guest lounge.
Hamilton rural Farmstay
Prices from $120 to $160 per couple
Te Pahu, 15 minutes West of Hamilton
Karamu Trail Track has been established as horse trekking tourist attraction since 1999. We have now opened the farm house to guests. The peace and quiet of a country setting and being able to explore a real working farm are the things our guests most like about our accommodation
Phone: 07 825 9809
Mobile (and SMS): 027 228 8008
Address: 37 Smith Road, Te Pahu, Hamilton