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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 B&B, Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $160 to $200 per couple
10 minute walk to town centre
Impressive Victorian villa with large ensuite bedrooms in main house, and self contained cottage. Quiet location with plenty of parking and easy stroll to centre of Cambridge. see website villashakespeare.nz Continental Breakfast is included daily.
Phone: 07 827 5136
Mobile (and SMS): 022 567 2704
Address: 74 Shakespeare St., 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 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
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
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
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
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
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