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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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