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Waitomo Farmstay

22 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I wanted somewhere different to stay on our holiday, so we chose the HOUSE TRUCK. On arrival we were greeted by the ever smiling (sorry I forget your name), lovely lady, who did warn us the H.T. is old before entering. It looked just like the pics, so I was happy. To top it off, the property had, pigs, horses,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a campervan here for the night and had a lovely nights stay. As far as we could tell we were the only campervan there that night but it is winter. All facilities were great, showers and toilets were very clean. The owners are very welcoming and friendly, showing us around all the animals in the morning. The alpaca... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a great accommodation, especially if you go...ADVENTURE! WE had to work in caves, got "home" all dirty, with overalls and boots to be cleaned, and rucksacks etc. I was a bit worried we were messying up the place. But Narita, the lovely owner ofthe place, had always a wonderful smile and said "don't worry, I'll clean up after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We liked so much our staying that we past 3 nights here! We had our tent, so the lady gave us a really nice spot by the facilities! Restroom and kitchen cleaned daily and the owners are really lovely people! There are not lights around on the street, so we could enjoy a wonderful sky! It's a farm, so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Very friendly hosts and very well located for a trip to the caves. We were upgraded from the truck house because it had been damaged. The stand alone three bed house is great with lots of space and very clean but with weak wifi. Also enjoyed looking around the farm. Thanks for a great stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Accidently stumbled across this online. The price was right, the idea appealed and there was space available... so we booked. What a little gem! Welcoming notes on the door, milk in the fridge (a whole 2ltrs!) , a welcoming smile, gorgeous homely cottage and a personalised welcome sign on the door! Lots of added extras inside that are truly thoughtful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Great location, about 5 to 10 minutes drive to Waitomo caves. Owner Narita and her family very friendly and helpful - made sure we settled in comfortably, and brought us round the farm. My children had a great time! Even though we stayed only one night, it was memorable and a great start for our NZ trip!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Waitomo Farmstay is a very lovely place to stay, especially when you have little kiddies with you, as they get to interact with the different animals around the farm, they even have an option to feed the animals at around 8.30am every morning. This has become our usual accommodation spot several times when our family has needed to head... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a whistle stop holiday of the North Island and after motels every night (good ones!) this was a fantastic addition to our itinerary. Narita was so friendly, but it was her son Fletcher who ensured the farm stay would be the highlight of our son's trip. To watch their three year old take our two year old under... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Waitomo Farmstay & Gardens is a family run business on a small farm just a couple of hundred meters from the intersection of Route 3 and Route 37 in Waitomo. Watch for the small signs on the right hand side of the road just beyond where you make the turn onto Route 37. Route 37 hosts all the Waitomo... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens was started in October 2011 when we recognised that not everyone looking for Waitomo accommodation was a thrill seeker! Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens is a family owned business, and has something for everyone. Waitomo Farmstay is the perfect spot to make your base during your stay in the King Country. Our large and comfortable rustic cottage has lovely country views, and the farm tour we offer our guests is sure to entertain. Because we are are situated only a short car ride from the world famous Glow Worm Caves, and the townships of Otorohanga and Te Kuiti it makes sense that you should book your stay at our Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens today! If you are just passing through the King Country be sure to come and see our Gardens which are currently under development. We are slowly gathering a collection of vintage farm machinery and other items of interest which we plan to showcase amongst the trees and flowers of our gardens. We gladly accept any suggestions, donations, or voluntary work - and are more than happy to acknowledge this within the gardens. We cater to all ages - so why not pack a picnic and take some time to meet our friendly animals and take a gentle stroll around our gardens. We look forward to meeting you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waitomo Farmstay

Address: 22 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $86 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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