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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.

Here is our selection of Waikato B&B's

Oak Lane Lodge

Morrinsville

Prices from $253 to $333

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

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This private & secluded Boutique Lodge is an expansive 105 year old villa and is at the end of a spectacular 600m tree lined driveway. It is set among 2.5 hectares of mature gardens and magnificent 105+ year old Oak, Copper Beech, Chestnut and Cork trees.

The Lodge has 3 well appointed guest rooms, each with their own en-suite, so indulge yourself with luxury accommodation – country style - in one of Waikato’s historic residences.

Snuggle up in front of the open fire in winter in the Guest Lounge. Delicious fresh grown food is made from the lodge gardens. Full breakfast, hot drinks, home baking & WIFI included in tariff. You can also arrange to have your lunch and dinner at the Lodge!

The lodge has two lounges, dining room and a sunroom which leads into a courtyard for alfresco dining area.

There is a salt water swimming pool, a great selection of challenging outdoor pursuits available, such as archery, clay bird shooting, croquet, or you can take a relaxing stroll amongst the gardens and birdsong in the magnificent stand of 100 year old trees that seem to whisper their century old secrets...

Centrally located to Waikato & Bay of Plenty towns. 5 minutes to Morrinsville; 20 minutes to Hamilton City; 60 minutes to Tauranga and the Pacific Coast; 60 minutes to Rotorua & Wai-O-Tapu , the Geothermal capital of NZ; 20 minutes to Hobbiton & Matamata; 90 minutes to Auckland Airport.
From 5 to 30 minutes drive of the Lodge there are 10 golf courses.

Gully Retreat Karapiro

Cambridge

Prices from $120 to $150

10 minutes south of Cambridge, in the heart of the Waikato

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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.

BRUNTWOODLODGE

Cambridge

Prices from $159 to $199

7kms from Cambridge and 5kms away from Hamilton Airport

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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 )

Clubhouse farmstay / bed and Breakfast

Hamilton rural

Prices from $215

Northern Hamilton countryside, just off SH 1B

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The Club House is 30 minutes drive from Hamilton Airport and 1.2 hours from Auckland Airport and offers visitors an opportunity to stay on a New Zealand dairy farm and enjoy a variety of experiences including, if you wish, a farm tour or “hands on” farm work such as helping with the milking!

Stay in peaceful country surroundings away from traffic. Choose from our selection of queen rooms or our studio with its own entrance overlooking the floodlit tennis court.

Very handy accommodation for the annual farming Fieldays and we are the closest accommodation to Historic Woodslands, Willow Glen and the Laughing Peacock Wedding Venue. We are happy to tailor your requirements to suit your needs to ensure your day is perfect.

Early check in available. Arrival and departure times to suit. Transport to and from the venues if required. We can accommodate 10/12 guests dependent on configuration.

A full cooked breakfast can be served alfresco with plenty of fresh coffee and orange juice for all to enjoy the following morning. Evening meals also available by arrangement (at extra cost of course). We specialise in lamb, beef and venison. Home grown and fresh local produce used.

Kamahi Cottage

Waitomo Caves area

Prices from $325 to $495

14 kms from Otorohanga; 30 kms from Waitomo Caves.

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Kamahi Cottage is light, airy and warm with polished wooden floors downstairs, high beamed ceilings and stylish décor. There’s a comfortable downstairs lounge with TV/DVD, sound system, CD collection and plentiful reading material, a fully equipped kitchenette concealed in a large hand-crafted cabinet, charming dining area and a spacious, modern bathroom with robes, slippers, bed socks, hair driers, exclusive complimentary toiletries and heated towel rail. Hammock chairs on the veranda are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the uninterrupted views. The upstairs mezzanine bedroom has a queen-size bed and panoramic views over Mounts Pirongia and Kakepuku. Fresh flowers, freshly ground coffee & tea assortments, home baking and port are always provided. Downstairs a sofa-sleeper converts to a comfortable double bed for 2 extra guests and children are very welcome.
Full gourmet breakfasts (continental + cooked options) can be delivered to the cottage or served in the nearby homestead at any time to suit guests. Private dinners (2 or 3 courses) are also offered by prior arrangement and feature a wide range of creative options.
Kamahi Cottage is 15 minutes from Otorohanga, a charming rural town with a full range of amenities, 30 minutes from Waitomo, 3 hours from Auckland and 2 hours from the Rotorua & Lake Taupo.
Kamahi Cottage is rated 5 Stars (“Exceptional. Among the best available in New Zealand”) by Qualmark, New Zealand Tourism’s Official Quality Mark.

Kamahi Cottage

Waitomo Caves area

14 kms from Otorohanga; 30 kms from Waitomo Caves.

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Kamahi Cottage is light, airy and warm with polished wooden floors downstairs, high beamed ceilings and stylish décor. There’s a comfortable downstairs lounge with free WiFi, heating & air conditioning, TV/DVD, sound system, CDs, reading material, a fully equipped kitchenette concealed in a large hand-crafted cabinet, dining area and a large, modern bathroom with robes, slippers, bed socks, hair driers, exclusive complimentary toiletries and heated towel rail. Hammock chairs on the veranda are ideal for relaxing & enjoying the panoramic views. The upstairs mezzanine bedroom has a queen-size bed and breathtaking views over Mt. Pirongia and Mt. Kakepuku. Fresh flowers, freshly ground coffee & tea assortments, home baking, port, schnapps (& a free mini bar) are provided. Downstairs a sofa-sleeper converts to a comfortable queen bed for 2 extra guests (children very welcome).
Full gourmet breakfasts (continental + cooked options) are included in the rates and delivered to the cottage or served in the nearby house whenever it suits guests. Private dinners (2 or 3 courses) are offered by prior arrangement with a wide range of menu options. (Extra charges apply)
Kamahi Cottage is 15 minutes from Otorohanga, a charming rural town, 30 minutes from Waitomo, 2.5 hours from Auckland, 1.5 hours from the Hobbiton movie location & 2 hours from Rotorua & Lake Taupo.
Kamahi Cottage is rated 5 Stars by Qualmark NZ (“Exceptional. Among the best available in New Zealand”).

Closeburn Lodge Farmstay

Te Awamutu

Prices from $150 to $330

We are close to many other tourist attractions, including Rotorua.

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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.

Villa Shakespeare

Cambridge

Prices from $105 to $150

!0 minute walk to town centre

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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.

Firth Street Mews BnB - Boutique Accommodation

Matamata

Prices from $190

163 Firth Street (SH 27) aka 'Hobbit Highway' Matamata

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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 can add a Rollaway bed for 2 extra guests @ $50.00/adult or $30/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.
We are on SH27 - the road to Hobbiton…..
We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you…...

Karamu Valley Lodge

Hamilton rural

Prices from $160 to $400

12 min west from Hamilton, Raglan 25mins, Auckland 90mins.

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Safari Cabin (Self Catering)
Truly novel and romantic setting. This is a wonderful place for couples, honeymooners, anniversaries, romantic weekends, a birthday treat or other special occasion. Enjoy the bush setting in this secluded and private corner of the Lodge grounds.

Studio apartment (Self Catering)
Spacious accommodation for up to six guests. Open views of the Karamu valley and covered outdoor seating make this apartment the idea holiday stay and retreat for those seeking a break from the busy routine.

Guest room (Room Only)
2 Bedroom Suite with private spa bathroom and covered balcony make this the idea place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Unwind in the peaceful surroundings as you sit back and listen to the sounds of nature all around you.
NB Price quoted per room, i.e.:-
- 1 single or 1 couple use 1 bed and are charged for 1 room
- 2 singles or more people use 2 beds and are charged for 2 rooms

Alpha Homestead Bed & Breakfast

Tokoroa

Prices from $120 to $125

We are in Tokoroa approximately 45 minutes from Rotorua.

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Situated in the Central North island, Tokoroa is a small thriving community where the people are amazingly friendly.
We are close to all the major tourism attraction including Rotorua Thermal district, Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park and the famed Waitomo Caves.
Tokoroa is an ideal place to stay close and central to all these activities and yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquility of a quiet rural town.

The rooms are extremely comfortable with free view TV in each room in the main home.
Each guest room has a private courtyard as well as use of the main rooms courtyard and BBQ.
Breakfast is supplied with your booking and dinner can be made available upon ordering in advance.
A pick up service is available from the major airports including Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo.
All facilities in the Alpha Homestead are yours at any time including kitchen appliances for cooking the late night cuppa.
Internet is available with broadband and wi-fi as well as Skype for Skype to Skype calls.
As experienced accommodation , with 14 years experience you can be assured of a friendly, comfortable and we hope a memorable stay here .

Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

Waitomo Caves area

Prices from $140 to $160

70 km South of Hamilton in the heart of King Country

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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 Kai 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

Oak Lane Lodge

Morrinsville

Prices from $253 to $333

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

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This private & secluded Boutique Lodge is an expansive 105 year old villa and is at the end of a spectacular 600m tree lined driveway. It is set amongst 2.5 hectares of mature gardens and magnificent 105+ year old Oak, Copper Beech, Chestnut and Cork trees.

The Lodge has 3 well appointed guest rooms, each with their own ensuite, so indulge yourself with luxury accommodation – country style - in one of Waikato’s historic residences.

Snuggle up in front of the open fire in winter in the Guest Lounge. Delicious fresh grown food is made from the lodge gardens. Full breakfast, hot drinks, home baking & WIFI included in tariff. You can also arrange to have your lunch and dinner at the Lodge!

The lodge has two lounges, dining room and a sunroom which leads into a courtyard for alfresco dining area.

There is a salt water swimming pool, a great selection of challenging outdoor pursuits available, such as archery, clay bird shooting, croquet, or you can take a relaxing stroll amongst the gardens and birdsong in the magnificent stand of 100 year old trees that seem to whisper their century old secrets...

Centrally located to Waikato & Bay of Plenty towns. 5 minutes to Morrinsville; 20 minutes to Hamilton City; 60 minutes to Tauranga and the Pacific Coast; 60 minutes to Rotorua & Wai-O-Tapu , the Geothermal capital of NZ; 20 minutes to Hobbiton & Matamata; 90 minutes to Auckland Airport.
From 5 to 30 minutes drive of the Lodge there are 10 golf courses.

Blackwood House

Hamilton rural

Prices from $215 to $435

Midway between Hamilton & Cambridge approx.8 minutes away

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Blackwood House is situated on 30 acres of rolling , panoramic Waikato countryside offering rural tranquility, privacy and serenity.

Come and enjoy a stay with Allan and Margaret at Blackwood House.

We offer a large modern home built in the 'American Arts and Crafts' style.

The gardens, trees and animals make Blackwood House a special bed and breakfast to visit.

We have provided accommodation from many guests from around the World.

Be sure and check our website, and read the reviews posted, to give you comfort in selecting Blackwood House .

We offer eats and drinks on arrival, with bespoke breakfasts to order after a restful nights sleep.

By contacting us directly, ideally via email;

allan@blackwoodhouse.co.nz

or telephoning; +61 07 8278282 / mobile ; 0276828008

Margaret and I will tailor an enjoyable ,memorable stay.

We are very popular , for guests visiting Hobbiton, The Waitomo Caves,the Maungatautari scenic reserve, the Hamilton Gardens and the 'tree town' of Cambridge.

The cycling 'Avanti' Velodrome at St.Peter's College is a just a few minutes away.

We also have honeymooners, spending time here, as a quiet, private retreat.

Always feel free to ask, if you have any 'special requirements', we are happy to have all of our guests leaving, having had an enjoyable, memorable visit to Blackwood House, in the 'heart of the Waikato'.

Thanking you,

Allan & Margaret Fitzgerald

Fencourt Barnstay

Cambridge

Prices from $180 to $240

118 Fencourt Road Cambridge

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Award winning accommodation. Guests love the colourful decor and consistently describe the interior as homely! Children are welcome and there is plenty to keep them occupied.
We are situated on the rural fringe of the beautiful town of Cambridge. About 4km to the town centre or a 5 minute drive. The town is bustling with a good selection of supermarkets, cafes, resteurants, shops and banks. The population of Cambridge is approx 17000. Hamilton a major city is only 15/20 minutes away connected by a four lane newly completed expressway.
There is a good range of activities for kids both onsite and in nearby Cambridge. Including off the main road safe cycling. Our property is bordered by mixed farmland with a number of horse studs also nearby.
The self contained barn has a single bathroom. There are three bedrooms. One is a seperate bedroom with a queen sized bed and anothe bedroom with a queen sized bed with a room attched containing two single beds. It can accommodate up to 6 guests. The base rate applies to a couple with $30 per additional guest. The barn has Wifi and Sky tv.

Kauri Lodge

Cambridge

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

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We are close to Lake Karapiro, home of our Olympic Rowers, and also popular for water skiing, swimming, kayaking, jet-boating, river cruises and fishing. It is a short drive from Kauri Lodge to Hobbiton of the "Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
An approximate one hour drive takes you to the famous Waitomo Caves, Raglan beach on the west coast, Mt Maunganui on the east coast, or to Rotorua with it's abundance of attractions & Maori culture.
The Kauri Lodge Apartment has two bedrooms, each containing a queen and a single bed, plus a single bed in the lounge and room for an extra bed to be added.. There is a private guest lounge and dining area, plus kitchen facilities. There is an impressive view of our farm and the Waikato Countryside from our expansive decks where you can also enjoy a private BBQ. A short walk can take you to our plantation of native Kauri Trees, or to visit our friendly farm animals.
The Studio Unit has a queen and a single bed, with plenty of room for another bed, plus a kitchen. This unit also has amazing views from all the windows and decks.
We welcome children, and pets are also welcome by arrangement.
Cambridge is a beautiful “town of trees” and has many attractions including cafes and restaurants. We are now the home of cycling in New Zealand, after the completion of our new Avanti Velodrome. Cambridge is also the equine capital of New Zealand, where many famous thoroughbred, standardbred and sport horses have been bred and trained.

Kamahi Cottage

Waitomo Caves area

Prices from $375

14 kms from Otorohanga; 30 kms from Waitomo Caves.

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Kamahi Cottage is light, airy and warm with polished wooden floors downstairs, high beamed ceilings and stylish décor. There’s a comfortable downstairs lounge with TV/DVD, sound system, CD collection and plentiful reading material, a fully equipped kitchenette concealed in a large hand-crafted cabinet, charming dining area and a spacious, modern bathroom with robes, slippers, bed socks, hair driers, exclusive complimentary toiletries and heated towel rail. Hammock chairs on the veranda are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the uninterrupted views. The upstairs mezzanine bedroom has a queen-size bed and panoramic views over Mounts Pirongia and Kakepuku. Fresh flowers, freshly ground coffee & tea assortments, home baking and port are always provided. Downstairs a sofa-sleeper converts to a comfortable double bed for 2 extra guests and children are very welcome.
Full gourmet breakfasts (continental + cooked options) can be delivered to the cottage or served in the nearby homestead at any time to suit guests. Private dinners (2 or 3 courses) are also offered by prior arrangement and feature a wide range of creative options.
Kamahi Cottage is 15 minutes from Otorohanga, a charming rural town with a full range of amenities, 30 minutes from Waitomo, 3 hours from Auckland and 2 hours from the Rotorua & Lake Taupo.
Kamahi Cottage is rated 5 Stars (“Exceptional. Among the best available in New Zealand”) by Qualmark, New Zealand Tourism’s Official Quality Mark.

 

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