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About Waikato, New Zealand

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.

Maungakawa Views New Zealand Farmstays

Matamata B&B, Homestay, Farmstay

Hobbiton - 32 minutes, Matamata - 25 minutes, Auckland - 2 hours

Tariff includes meals & farm activities. Children within a family pay less. Our guests tell us that to them we are offering a unique experience, a proper farm stay, friendly hospitality. A real working farm, contact with animals, fabulous views and wide open spaces, living with your hosts.

Phone: 64-7-888-3807
Address: 717 Piakonui Road, R.D. 1, Richmond Downs,



Highllyn Farm Stay B & B

Matamata B&B, Homestay, Farmstay

15 mins drive Hobbiton, 6 mins Matamata, 45 mins Rotorua, 2 1/2 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


Penny Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Waitomo Caves area B&B, Homestay

Prices from $130 per couple

!0 minutes west TeAwamutu, 30 minutes south-west of Hamilton .

Nestled on the edge of the peaceful village of Pirongia, Penny Lodge Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay to escape the bustle of city life and explore the outdoors.The spacious new home offers rural views over adjacent farmland and Pirongia Mountain. A warm welcome awaits you.

Phone: 07 8719139
Freephone: 6478719139
Mobile (and SMS): 64273156509
Address: 90 Penny Rd, Pirongia



Karamu Valley Lodge

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

Phone: 078293304
Mobile (and SMS): 0275372892
Address: 207 Old Mountain Road Karamu RD 5 Hamilton



Somersal B&B & Wedding Venue (Waitomo Caves)

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.

Phone: 07 871 9199
Mobile (and SMS): 021 232 3981
Address: 1724 McClure Street, RD6, Te Awamutu




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.

Phone: 07 8252729
Mobile (and SMS): 021 960 104
Address: 1447 Kakaramea Road



Thames Valley Homestay

Rural Waikato Homestay, Farmstay

Prices from $100 to $160 per couple

approx 10Km from Paeroa

Situated 10k from the historic town of Paeroa, famous for New Zealand's only inconic soft drink L&P, this homestay/farmstay is a must for those stressed out from everyday living.

Phone: (07) 8624827
Mobile (and SMS): 0274 376 458
Address: 8043, Paeroa-Kopu Road, Hikutaia


Strathallan B & B

Te Awamutu B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $140 to $220 per couple

12 minutes from Cambridge and 10 Minutes to Te Awamutu

Beautiful Country setting situated between Cambridge & Te Awamutu where you will enjoy a relaxing, friendly environment with spectacular views and great food . 3 bedrooms (2 Bathrooms) in the house and a self contained unit in a private setting. Kitchenette and lounge which open onto large patio.

Phone: 07 870 6666
Mobile (and SMS): 0274966299
Address: 184 Parklands Road Roto-o-rangi


Villa Shakespeare

Cambridge B&B, Homestay, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $105 to $150 per couple

!0 minute walk to town centre

Impressive Victorian villa with large ensuite bedroom in main house, self contained cottage and luxury modern English caravan in the grounds. Quiet location with plenty of parking and easy stroll to centre of Cambridge. see website Breakfast not included, but optional.

Phone: 07 827 5136
Mobile (and SMS): 022 567 2704
Address: 74 Shakespeare St., Cambridge


Alba Cottage

Cambridge Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $120 per couple

In the Waikato countryside about 4km South of Cambridge

Alba Cottage is self contained with a well-equipped kitchen, toilet, shower and one large double bedroom/living area. Outside you have your own private deck to sit and relax in the sun. The cottage is suitable for a couple and sits on our small lifestyle farm, surrounded by the Waikato countryside

Phone: 07 823 7640
Mobile (and SMS): 0211 639 213
Address: 73 Massey Road, RD3, Cambridge


Oak Lane Lodge

Morrinsville B&B, Homestay

Prices from $253 to $333 per couple

The Lodge is 5 mins from Morrinsville, 25 minutes east of Hamilton

Oak Lane Lodge is an expansive 105 year old home (Guest Rated 4 star plus) situated in rural Waikato, and is at the end of a spectacular 600m tree lined driveway. Set among 2.5 hectares of mature gardens and magnificent 105+ year old trees. Evening meal available on request.

Phone: 07 889 1045
Mobile (and SMS): 021 0710503
Address: 78a Horrell Rd



Corbett House Bed and Breakfast

Rural Waikato B&B, Homestay

Prices from $150 to $175 per couple

15 minutes from Thames and 10 minutes from Paeroa

Historic Corbett House is located in Hikutaia between Thames and Paeroa . This beautiful home is ideally located for couples or small groups cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail or attending the many events in the Thames / Paeroa area. Or just have a relaxing weekend away !

Phone: 07 862 4710
Address: 8088 State Highway 26 , Kopu - Paeroa Road , Hikutaia


Glenalvon homestay

Rural Waikato Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $60 to $120 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 camp sites to 3 bedroom cottage, self contained unit, 2 large bedrooms. Great for those special occassion gatherings.

Phone: 09 2333 154
Mobile (and SMS): 0272453707
Address: 1032 Waikaretu Valley Road,RD5, Tuakau


Kauri Lodge

Cambridge B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering

We are 13kms from Cambridge. Close to other towns & cities.

Kauri Lodge – B&B or Holiday Apartment - 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 in the Waikato is a memorable experienc

Phone: 07 8278821
Mobile (and SMS): 027 2855399
Address: 957-4 Taotaoroa Road, Karapiro, Cambridge



Raglan Farmhouse (also known as Raglan Farmstay)

Raglan B&B, Homestay, Farmstay

Prices from $90 to $150 per couple

Raglan is 40 km west of Hamilton

Raglan Farmhouse is the perfect location for your next family get together, Birthday or even a small wedding. In our newly renovated Panorama Barn, just next to the house, this 70sqm room catches all day sun and overlooks the harbour and the sun setting behind Mt Karioi.

Phone: 07 8258747
Address: 39 Main Road, Raglan


Uliveto Countrystay

Hamilton rural B&B, Homestay

Prices from $140 to $170 per couple

Directly off SH39, only 18 minutes from Hamilton City.

Uliveto Countrystay is your ultimate haven of peace and tranquillity, set amongst our olive grove and extensive gardens.The Lavender Room and Olive Room have comfortable queensize beds, a private ensuite bathroom and entrance. The guest lounge has TV, DVD, tea/coffee making facilities and Wifi.

Phone: 07 8252116
Mobile (and SMS): 0272005320 /0277558289
Address: 164 Finlayson Road, Ngahinapouri





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Penny Lodge Bed and Breakfast

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Somersal B and B and Wedding Venue (Waitomo Caves)

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Thames Valley Homestay

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Strathallan B and B

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Villa Shakespeare

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Corbett House Bed and Breakfast

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Raglan Farmhouse (also known as Raglan Farmstay)

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Uliveto Countrystay

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