The animal tour is great for kids - they can feed austriches, bulls, donkeys and many more animals. There is also a very friendly dog. It's close to the caves. The owners are friendly and talkative.
The family room is small and very dated, and you hear the traffic noise from the nearby main street (plus from the other rooms). Breakfast is average.
Overall: good fun outside for the kids, but accomodation is not great value, especially compared to other BB's we had in NZ. The separate cabins looked newer/nicer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waitomo Big Bird B&B & Petting Farm is an "Animal-Lovers Paradise" with over 50 pettable animals of 13 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 will likely be the "World's Smallest Bull in Sept 17 when he is 2yrs old. 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 (3) Cabin (3-4) 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. Latest pics Facebook or website. ... more less