Our room in the farmstay was large and comfortable with a huge comfy bed! The decor is dated (like staying at your grandmas) but it adds to its charm of the place. We took the farm tour with the lovely Ann who is clearly dedicated to her animals each of which we introduced to, the most memorable being Caroline the ostrich, who was intent on being very involved in the tour - a true personality. The rest of our family stayed in the two bedroom self contained bungalow which was basic but comfortable, the bedding and towels were lovely & clean though the room itself could have done with a bit more attention. It was certainly the most fun place we've stayed on our trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waitomo Big Bird B&B & Petting Farm is an "Animal-Lovers Paradise" with over 50 pettable animals of 15 varieties. Our theme is Large Birds & Miniature animals and we have a fibreglass Giant 4.3mtr extinct Moa Mascot and "Charlie" the tiny Miniature Bull who is one of the smallest bulls in the world. We have self-contained cottages and Farmstay rooms in the homestead and welcome all size groups. Prices are $55 per adult, $25 child (5-12yrs), $20 (1-4yrs) and $30 teens. (Mini-horse rides for under 30kg) Self-contained $10 extra. Bungalow (sleeps 6) Chalet (3) Studio (4) Homestead (Queen/ensuite + single) (Family queen + 2 singles) Twin (2 singles.) Prices include: Continental breakfast, Free Ostrich/Emu & Miniature animal tour, FREE WIFI. Parking. We welcome guests to a working farm/home environment with a family atmosphere. If you enjoy animals - this IS the place for you! ... more less