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Waitomo Big Bird Retreat

SuperhostWaitomo, Waikato, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Waitomo Big Bird B&B / Petting Farm
10 guests3 bedrooms6 beds2.5 baths
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Waitomo Big Bird Retreat ( 3 bedroomed classic 70's dwelling) overlooking the entrance to Waitomo Village and is only 150 metres from Huhu Cafe (5 star-rated) and easy 5 min walk to the Glow-worm cave, hotel, I-site and General Store. Large deck area for relaxing, large lounge/dining/kitchen area for families and groups with Garage space, also outdoor BBQ area. Be our guest and enjoy all Waitomo has to offer. 5min from Blackwater rafting adventures. Holiday House Accommodation. (No Bfst incl)

The space
Newly recarpeted and heat pump/air-conditioner installed. Progressive Upgrading and repainting happening as time allows. Comfortable beds, lovely views and central to Waitomo activities. Queen + 4 singles + fold out double couch and 2 fold-out singles, portacot or cot mattress available + highchair. (1 medium hot water cylinder - large groups 5min showers.)

Guest access
Guests check-in from 2-30pm. We invite you to call in at Waitomo Big Bird B&B on your way to Waitomo Village and we will give you information, map and general suggestions for your stay in Waitomo. We invite you to join our Big bird & Miniature animal Farm tour at 5.00pm or 9.00am FREE of charge. (Smoking outside only)

Other things to note
We have 5 listings for accommodation at Waitomo Big Bird B&B & Petting Farm - prices are generally - Adults $55, Children $25 - Please be water considerate as the water rates are very high! Thank you for taking your shoes off - newly recarpeted.
Waitomo Big Bird Retreat ( 3 bedroomed classic 70's dwelling) overlooking the entrance to Waitomo Village and is only 150 metres from Huhu Cafe (5 star-rated) and easy 5 min walk to the Glow-worm cave, hotel, I-site and General Store. Large deck area for relaxing, large lounge/dining/kitchen area for families and groups with Garage space, also outdoor BBQ area. Be our guest and enjoy all Waitomo has to offer. 5min…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Hangers
Iron
Dryer
TV
First aid kit
Washing machine
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Waitomo, Waikato, New Zealand

Waitomo Village is a quaint little NZ rural settlement like no other. Friendly locals and village vibe! Go for a walk, coffee/lunch or dinner at HuHu Cafe, visit the Historic old Hotel hosting the queen in 1953. See the Museum and History of the caves. Visit Ruakuri Bushwalk by day and again to see the glow-worms at night down by the river. Take a drive out to Marokopa Falls, Mangapohue Natural Bridge, and PiriPiri caves (allow 3 hours). See the I-Site for all the cave options: All are amazing!
Commercial Caves: Glow-worm, Aranui and Ruakuri walking caves
Private Caves: Caveworld- Footwhistle Glow-worm Caves and Spellbound
Adventure Caves: Black Labyrinth, Black Abyss and Waitomo Adventures - TumuTumu Toobing, Lost World Abseil, Lost World Epic, Haggas Honking Holes and their new kids
Troll Cave. Don't forget the Otorohanga Kiwi House and feeding kiwis at 10.30, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Kea and Kaka feeding at 11.00am Kakariki feeding at 12noon and Eel feeding at 2pm.
SPECIAL OFFER: Roselands Restaurant offer you 1/2 price BBQ Buffet - $19 for our customers......
Waitomo Village is a quaint little NZ rural settlement like no other. Friendly locals and village vibe! Go for a walk, coffee/lunch or dinner at HuHu Cafe, visit the Historic old Hotel hosting the queen in 19…

Hosted by Waitomo Big Bird B&B / Petting Farm

Joined in November 2015
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Ann & Ross Barnes (4th gen. Kiwis) We are a B&B/Farmstay on a working farm. Our style is "Come as Guests - Leave as Friends". We enjoy sharing "Our World" with guests from all around the world. Our Petting Farm gives Unique selfie opportunities you will get nowhere else with over 50 animals of 16 different varieties, including Ostrich/Emu and one of the "smallest bulls in the world"! We enjoy "adding value " to NZ holidays with homegrown Kiwi hospitality and good sense of humour!
Ann & Ross Barnes (4th gen. Kiwis) We are a B&B/Farmstay on a working farm. Our style is "Come as Guests - Leave as Friends". We enjoy sharing "Our World" with guests from all arou…
During your stay
We live 8km from this property, but should you require help - we are always
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm