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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.
Located 5 minutes drive from Matamata
Waitomo Caves area 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.
Mobile (and SMS): 64273156509
Address: 90 Penny Rd, Pirongia
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
Prices from $160 to $190 per couple
2 hrs from Auckland, 1 hr to Rotorua/Tauranga, 1.5 hrs to Taupo & Waitomo Caves
Art themed B&B on the outskirts of Matamata. Surrounded by farmland with a thriving cafe & restaurant scene just 10 minutes away. Owners Denise & Bruce are passionate artlovers & enjoy sharing their eclectic collection of art. The Hobbiton Set is just20 minutes drive on a quiet country road.
Mobile (and SMS): 0212582691
Address: 77 Duncan Road, RD1 Waharoa
Cambridge B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $100 to $350 per couple
30 mins to Hobbiton, 20 to Lake Karapiro or Mystery Creek, 8 to St Peters School
Huntington Stables Retreat offers luxury, mid-range & budget accommodation in a beautiful semi-rural setting. We are 5 mins drive from Cambridge iSite. Guests have full use of the swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, & yoga room. Stay at Huntington Stables Retreat & play in NZ's most beautiful town.
Mobile (and SMS): +64221629161
Address: 106 MAUNGAKAWA RD, RD 4, CAMBRIDGE
Prices from $120 to $125 per couple
We are in Tokoroa approximately 45 minutes from Rotorua.
A comfortable B & B in a quiet rural timber town in the Central North Island close to all major tourist destinations, a minimum of one and a half hours away. It is owned and operated by my Wife and I. With approximately 16 years in the tourism and hospitality industry we can assure a pleasant ti
Phone: 647886 0340
Mobile (and SMS): 0272272132
Address: 106 Bridge Street, Tokoroa
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, peaceful, private and safe in a beautiful country garden on a sheep & beef farm. Stunning hilltop views far from the crowds.
Phone: 07 8730849
Mobile (and SMS): 021 055 1818
Address: 229 Barber Road, R.D.5 Otorohanga
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
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.
Waitomo Caves area B&B
Prices from $140 to $160 per couple
70 km South of Hamilton in the heart of King Country
Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge is a B & B located in the heart of Waitomo. 2 minute drive to the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 8 comfortable rooms situated on a hillside with views of the surrounding countryside. Large buffet continental-style breakfast included. Come and enjoy caving adventures.
Phone: 07 8787641
Freephone: 0800 465 762
Mobile (and SMS): 0212649664
Address: 7 Waitomo Village Road 3977
Prices from $159 to $199 per couple
7kms from Cambridge and 5kms away from Hamilton Airport
Bruntwood Lodge is a luxurious, rustic, Eco-friendly bed and breakfast in a quiet and tranquility area of Tamahere and Cambridge . There are horses and cows grazing in the paddocks . It offers adult-only Accommodation
Mobile (and SMS): 0212703993
Address: 336 Bruntwood Road RD1 Cambridge 3493
Prices from $120 to $150 per couple
10 minutes south of Cambridge, in the heart of the Waikato
Gully Retreat Karapiro would have to be one of the most ideal locations for any Bed & Breakfast in the Waikato. Surrounded by NZ Native bush, enjoy the peace and tranquility that make Gully Retreat Karapiro so special. Relax in the beautiful garden & enjoy the restful atmosphere.
Phone: 07 827 5646
Mobile (and SMS): 0211365780
Address: 36 Fergusson Gully Road, Karapiro, Cambridge
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.
Mobile (and SMS): 021610703
Address: 418B Hinuera Road, Matamata
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, Shona and David McLennan have enjoyed visitors from all over the world and New Zealand and will do their best to make sure your stay is a memorable experience.
Phone: 07 8278821
Mobile (and SMS): 027 8857003
Address: 957-4 Taotaoroa Road, Karapiro, Cambridge
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 villashakespeare.nz Breakfast not included, but optional.
Phone: 07 827 5136
Mobile (and SMS): 022 567 2704
Address: 74 Shakespeare St., Cambridge
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.
Mobile (and SMS): 0275004858
Address: 355 Maungatautari Rd, RD2, Cambridge
Prices from $195 to $240 per couple
5 min Cambridge town & Raceway-2min from St Peters-Avantidrome
Blairgowrie House luxury at its finest. Spacious suites & home surrounded by large country garden make it very easy to maintain social distancing & contactless stays. The house has been tastefully restored and while retaining the charm and romance of the Edwardian era has every modern comfort.
Mobile (and SMS): 6421659073
Address: 75 Peake Road
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.
Address: 15 Uapoto Road, Taupiri
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
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
Te Kauwhata B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $130 to $145 per couple
40 Moorfield Road, Te Kauwhata, Waikato
Located on a ridge with expansive views over the small town of Te Kauwhata, a chestnut orchard and the Whangamarino Wetlands. A comfortable home with two bedrooms, each with an en suite and parking. Well reviewed on Trip Advisor and Book-It.
Phone: 07 826 3648
Mobile (and SMS): 027 250 0941
Address: 40 Moorfield Road, Te Kauwhata
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 and cater for one group at a time. Close to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Price includes a large cooked or continental breakfast. Your comfort is our priority.
Phone: 07 8885218
Mobile (and SMS): +64274986778
Address: 23 Morgan Road, Matamata 3472
Hamilton rural B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $180 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
Mobile (and SMS): 0275372892
Address: 207 Old Mountain Road Karamu RD 5 Hamilton
Hamilton rural B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $125 to $185 per couple
Arbor Lodge is approximately 15 minutes from Hamilton CBD
Situated in a semi rural location convenient for Hamilton & Cambridge, Arbor Lodge offers a well appointed self-contained Studio with lovely views over the property.
Phone: 07 856 3820
Mobile (and SMS): 021 554 846
Address: 126C Woodcock Road, Tamahere, RD3 Hamilton
Prices from $190 per couple
163 Firth Street (SH 27) aka 'Hobbit Highway' Matamata
Firth Street Mews is a boutique accommodation facility situated at 163 Firth Street, Matamata. We are a short 1.5km stroll to the town centre where you will find a great variety of Cafe's & Restaurants and the town's iconic Gatehouse. We are on the road to Hobbiton.
Mobile (and SMS): 0274173840
Address: 163 Firth Street, Matamata
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
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
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.
Mobile (and SMS): 0274305526
Address: 1549 Whaanga Rd Ruapuke
Hamilton rural B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $130 to $360 per couple
14 km South west of Hamilton City Centre
Large 1932 Villa relocated from North Auckland in 2009 and revamped to become a family home and self contained 4 bedroom guest accommodation. A large barn was built to live in while house was being reconstructed which is converted to a fully self sufficient 3 bed room home for guest accommodation.
Mobile (and SMS): 0272737452
Address: 110 Willis Road
Morrinsville B&B, Homestay
Prices from $200.00 to $350 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.
Mobile (and SMS): 0272658502
Address: 78a Horrell Rd
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.
Phone: 07 8778 543
Freephone: 0800 12 92 55
Mobile (and SMS): 64274877854
Address: 256 Waipuna Rd, Te Kuiti
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