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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.
Prices from $120 to $150 per couple
10 minutes south of Cambridge, in the heart of the Waikato
John and Kay welcome you to share their beautiful home filled with antiques and original artworks. Their Cavalier King Charles spaniels invite all guests to Gully Retreat Karapiro & make them feel at home. Enjoy a stroll through their native bush, which is home to many native birds; fantails, tuis, moreporks, kingfishers & amazingly even kiwis. Guest accommodation is spacious and includes a queen room with ensuite, and 2 double rooms with amazing guest share bathroom. Breakfast is homemade museli & other cereals with fresh seasonal fruit. Toppings for your toast are homemade or sourced from the local farmers market. Dinner is available by arrangment @ $30.00 per person. There are many excellent restaurants & cafes in Cambridge. Just ten minutes south of Cambridge, Gully Retreat is situated close to many local destinations. Boatshed Kayaks Glow Worm tours is just down the road. The Karapiro Domain ((NZs renown rowing, kayaking & Boating venue) is only 5 minutes away. The Red Barn wedding venue is just around the corner & Hobbiton Movie Set is also not far.
Prices from $160 to $200 per couple
10 minute walk to town centre
We are a small and friendly B and B hosted by an English born, but 20 year Kiwi resident family located right at the heart of the North Island. Cambridge with its population approaching 20.000 has a wide choice of boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants and a cinema. Ideal base for Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton, and Mount Manganui/Tauranga. Close to Hamilton airport and Mystery Creek events centre.
1 hour 45 mins South from Auckland airport. Check our website for more ideas on how to spend time in this beautiful region.
Prices from $190 per couple
163 Firth Street (SH 27) aka 'Hobbit Highway' Matamata
Firth Street Mews is a spacious and elegant boutique styled bed and breakfast facility situated at 163 Firth Street (SH 27), Matamata.
Whether you are looking for a special weekend getaway - to visit Hobbiton perhaps? - or want to enjoy the thrill of the races, then Firth Street Mews offers spacious and elegant accommodation, separate from the main house. We also offer free Wifi, a sumptuous Continental Breakfast, a luxury Kingsize bed with top quality bedlinen, feather & down pillows, a spacious and tiled ensuite with a fully tiled walk-in shower, flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station and much more. We have air-conditioning to keep you warm and cozy in the winter and cool and refreshed in the summer.
We can add a Rollaway bed for 1 extra guest @ $60.00/adult or $40/child under 12.
The red door signifies 'Welcome' in the nicest possible way.
We are situated 1.5km from the town centre - a 20 minute stroll.
The world famous Hobbiton Movie Set is 16kms from our place or a 15 minute drive.
Matamata is famous for its racing industry and dairy farming operation and, also, Hobbiton.
There are 3 golf courses within a 19km radius.
Wairere Falls in the Kaimai Ranges offers a great walk for the keen trampers.
There are a variety of Cafés and Restaurants in Matamata.
The town has an excellent swimming pool complex.
There are also hot pools to visit.
There is plenty to do and see in Matamata.
We offer gluten free options for breakfast.
Prices from $159 to $199 per couple
7kms from Cambridge and 5kms away from Hamilton Airport
Bruntwood Lodge has three luxurious guest rooms has been carefully designed and appointed to ensure your stay is comfortable and relaxing -with customized king-size beds, and includes complimentary shampoo, slippers, dressing gown, luxurious towels and hairdryer for your use. Each air-conditioned room includes en-suite with shower, and TV in each room and includes free WiFi.
A coffee station and fridge allow you to make free hot drinks throughout the day and evening.
A continental and cooked breakfast are provided with homegrown herbs and vegetables.
Please note: At Bruntwood Lodge, no smoking ,No pets allowed.
Spa-pool and laundry (fee Applies )
Waitomo Caves area
Prices from $140 to $160 per couple
70 km South of Hamilton in the heart of King Country
Lynette and Richard Garthwaite welcome you to Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge.
Consisting of 8 comfortable rooms, each with ensuite, a/c (for year round comfort) , tea and coffeemaking facilities and views of the cottage garden. Free offstreet parking is available. A large buffet continental-style breakfast including cereals, homemade yoghurt, tinned and fresh fruit, croissant, toast, spreads, jams, local honey and peanut butter, juice, tea and coffee is provided. We have bbq facilities available and a lovely balcony or grape arbour to sit and enjoy. As we are situated on a hillside, disabled person access may be difficult. We have guest laundry, communal microwave oven and fridge freezer. There are no other cooking facilities available to guests. Free WIFI is available in every room.
Located opposite the award-winning Huhu restaurant. Next to Twelve Tables Cafe and 3 minute walk to The 'Tomo' bar and eatery.
Close proximity to all cave activities in the area, for which we can provide advice on booking or book on your behalf service. 26km to the Mangapohue Natural Bridge and 31km to Marokopa Falls. 50km to Marokopa Beach. An ideal location from which to view the greater Waitomo area.
A highlight is the Ruakuri Reserve bushwalk, where glowworms can be seen after dark. One of the top 10 short walks in New Zealand.
Maps and torches can be provided.
Short drive to the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Te Kuiti township.
Good location as base for further travel in Waikato district
Prices from $150 to $330 per couple
We are close to many other tourist attractions, including Rotorua.
The rooms lead out to a lovely outdoor patio with outdoor furniture and a BBQ, which is surrounded by our much loved garden and lawn. There is a swimming pool , complete with a shaded area and outdoor furniture, which is available for your use.
Our family apartment has one bedroom with a queen bed and ensuite. There is also a living area with two single beds, and another bed can be added for an extra family member.Closeburn Studio is great for a couple to enjoy a peaceful stay in the country. It has a queen size bed, ensuite, comfortable lounge area and couch, plus great outdoor living. There are no kitchens, but we provide you with supplies for a continental breakfast, electric jug and toaster, microwave, and in the summer you can cook yourself a BBQ if you wish. There are lots of lovely restaurants for dinner in nearby Te Awamutu or Cambridge.
We enjoy introducing our friendly cow and horses to our guests – we also have four dogs – all happy to meet and greet our guests if they so wish, plus three cats.
Prices from $130 to $360 per couple
14 km South west of Hamilton City Centre
Welcome to Koromatua Homestead which was relocated from Takapuna, Auckland in 2009 and been extensively remodeled to cater as accommodation and family home.
There is 4 large bedrooms for guest, each named after 1 of the 4 element of nature. Fire, water, air and earth each room has own private onsuite bathroom . A commerical kitchen, dinning and lounge area, extra bathrooms for guests all on lower floor with easy access and plenty of parking.
Gardens to enjoy and play ground for the kids
Combining barn house which is a modern 3 bedroom self contained family accommodation and main house you can sleep 18 plus people. Ideal for small weddings, groups, family gatherings or private functions Catering can be arranged We located 15 mins (13 km) to Hamilton city, mystery creek and Hamilton airport Curiosity van to take to city and home if required or book our limo (cost additional) for a extra special night on the town see you soon
Nearest shops are only 10 mins away (9 km) Dinsdale shopping center, supermarket and many other shops
Moron Temple 3 mins away
Hamilton gardens 10 mins
Raglan 40 mins
Waitomo caves 40 mins
Hobbits 60 mins
Coromandel and Tauranga 90 mins
Auckland 90 mins