Family-Friendly Vacation Getaway near the Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Otorohanga, North Island (New Zealand)

Family-Friendly Vacation Getaway near the Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

1 unit
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Private Barbecue
This family-friendly vacation getaway is located near the Waitomo Caves in Hangatiki, New Zealand, and can accommodate up to seven guests. Surrounded by a 70-acre farm with more than 50 miniature rare-breed animals, ostriches, and emus, it is the perfect home base for experiencing this unique animal lover's paradise and exploring the surrounding area.

In this cozy accommodation, guests will find a bedroom, a common area, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The bedroom contains one queen-size bed and three twin beds. The bathroom contains a sink, a toilet, a shower, and a hairdryer. Linens and towels are provided.

The common area has comfy chairs, a TV, a dining area, and an additional queen-size bed. In the kitchen, guests will find a stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a microwave, kitchen utensils, a coffeemaker, tea, coffee, milk, and sugar. Additional amenities at this bed and breakfast include a hearty, homemade continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, an iron/ironing board, laundry facilities (small fee charged), and heaters.

Outside, guests will enjoy relaxing on the large deck watching the animals, playing in the yard, and using the grill to create meals together.


  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Washing machine
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Private Barbecue
At this one-of-a-kind glamping getaway, guests receive with a continental breakfast with their stay that includes homemade bread, homemade preserves/fruit, homemade yogurt, juice, choice of four different kinds of cereal including homemade muesli and spreads, and bacon and egg on toast. Guests have use of a laundry facility an will enjoy free Wi-Fi at the main house. The hosts will also provide an ostrich/emu and miniature rare-breed animal tour, a miniature horse ride for children 30 kg and under, and a pines lookout scenic walk for free.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast
Babysitting is available. Hosts can provide pricing details.

The hosts can arrange transport for a small charge to and from bus depots at Otorohanga, Waitomo or Te Kuiti.

A hot ostrich omelet breakfast is available for $5 per person.

Guests can order dinners and dessert by arrangement.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Museums
When guests arrive at this unique property, they are greeted by a Giant 4.3-meter fiberglass moa and more than 50 miniature rare-breed animals, ostriches, emus, mini-alpaca, llamas, donkeys, and cattle grazing nearby. Located in Hangatiki, New Zealand, on a 70-acre farm with a technicolor green pastoral landscape, this vacation getaway is truly one of a kind. Only five minutes up the road, the Huhu Cafe serves up New Zealand rump and locally-brewed beer. The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves are ten minutes away. In Te Kuiti, which is less than 15 minutes away, there are restaurants and shops to explore. Marokopa Falls is a 40-minute drive from the property.


  • Feeding animals
  • Biking
  • Yoga
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching

Some may not want to leave this animal lover's paradise. With more than 50 miniature furry friends to spend time with, guests will never be at a loss for something to do during their stay. However, black water rafting and caving tours at the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must. Caveworld, also in Waitomo, offers a glowworm cave dusk tour that is an awesome experience for the evening. Set in a picturesque, park-like setting, the 18-hole Waitomo Golf Course is challenging for the serious golfer and welcoming for beginning golfers. The street murals and displays in nearby Otorohanga explain some of the country’s most significant cultural icons. Marokopa Falls, one of New Zealand's most impressive waterfalls, is worth the 40-minute drive.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Flexible: You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.

Additional Information

This is not a pet-friendly property.

Smoking is allowed.

Guests should check with the hosts before exploring the farm. Children should be supervised at all times.

A 10% discount is available to the Footwhistle Glow-worm Cave at Caveworld, a popular evening activity.

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