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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This 'farm stay' type of accommodation is more than just a place to sleep and have breakfast. We were a large family group of 14 and had a great time dispite the wet, wintery weather. Anne accommodated us well. She was friendly, kind and helpful. The beds were comfortable, rooms were warm, a tv in each room, with great food...

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely "homely" review. We really enjoyed your company and I value my life is enriched by the opportunity to have your family " come as guests and leave as friends" - then come back again years and years later (with children all now adults) already appreciating and rekindling warmth of a past visit and the "...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Was a lovely stay, very accommodating. Super fun playing with the kittens and munchkin cat called Limbo!! Too cute!! Had an amazing farm animal tour lead by Anne and got to feed some sheep and llamas. Yayahhh! My white sneakers did not to cope with the muddy areas, so I was very grateful for the large supply of gumboots Anne...

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Such a pleasure to host such lovely, polite, positive and appreciative young people - you are welcome back anytime - you are a credit to your parents!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We went to the Big Bird with family (14 of us). The first impression was that the place could do with good clean up, there were piles of rubbish scattered around the place, ramps were slippery and bushes overgrown. It seems that in the accommodation, every available space has been filled with a bed, so there was nowhere for us...

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are a small homestyle farmstay B&B and rarely asked to cater for 14 in one group in one area. Our attraction is the home zoo tour with over 50 unique petting animals. (A huge job & considerable cost) Prices are $50 adult, $25 child and $30 teen = $180 for 5. If you allowed $30 for an hours "animal...

Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

What an amazing and unbelievable place. We were initially very apprehensive when v booked, but it turned out to b a superb choice and a very different kind of place. V stayed in b the bungalow and Ann was a super host. She Prepared delicious waffles for breakfast. Her farm and animals are amazing. Kids had a ball paying with...

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we welcome you back anytime. We always enjoy enthusiastic families making the most of the unique opportunities we offer.

Abbotsford, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Ann is a wonderful host and provided us with a great cup of tea and cookies when we arrived and a wonderful breakfast the next morning. We enjoyed the tour of the farm. While we understand it is a working farm, we did feel the room we had was a bit musty and needs a renovation.

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Winter has arrived and the room upgrade is planned this month. Spring cleaning of walls/windows/drapes done. Painting and recarpeting imminent. Thank you for choosing Big Bird and taking the time to review.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed as a family in the bungalow and loved our adventure from the big city to country life. There was plenty of space, comfy and cosy for our family of 5. Yes maybe not modern luxurious but kiwiana and at the heart of the farm. The kids loved the animals and spent hours happily visiting them and enjoying having...

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you - it was a pleasure treating you to "Pet Paradise" at "Nan Ann's". I am " Living my Dream" and love sharing it with others. It's Win Win!!

Zillah, Washington
Reviewed 31 March 2016

It was our last hope for a place to stay. The owner said she only had one room left and it was not her best. Well, it was fine. It is out in the country. No problem. We had a typical NZ family meal. Wine, no problem, she sold us a bottle at a good price. Do the evening tour...

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we are pleased we could make your stay was so memorable and enjoyable. Best wishes for 2016 - may good fortune continue to come your way!

Raglan, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great people run this b&b make you feel very welcome lots of interesting animals you can see and touch great breakfast. Overall a good place to stay I would like to go back someday. Comfortable beds and own bathroom.

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Big Bird, we appreciate your review and encouragement. You are welcome back anytime. Wishing you well for the future.

Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We had an amazing 2 night stay at Big Bird B+B. Hosts, Ann and Ross, were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the self contained chalet which was private for us as a couple, home cooked delicious breakfast with amazing fresh bread and ostrich egg omelette that Ann delivered of a morning. Had a lovely tour of the farm with...

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your homely sentiments - this place suits those looking for "country lifestyle with a difference" - we can offer " animal-variety eggstraordinare!" Thank you for taking the time to review and for choosing Waitomo Big Bird.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

What a find this place was! Ann was a very gracious and hospitable host for every moment of our stay, welcoming us well after dark and making sure we had everything we might need for our 2-night stay. We stayed in the chalet which was clean, comfortable and homely. It had everything that we needed on our weekend in Waitomo....

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waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - your appreciation is valued and adds value to my day! As some else commented in the guest book - we are much more than just a B&B. It is an experience to treasure!" We welcome you back anytime. Kind Regards, Ann & Ross Barnes

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

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Address: 17 Waitomo Caves Road | Rd 7, Otorohanga 3977, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Otorohanga
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are "cottages" which give you more privacy, have kitchens, etc. But we liked being closer in the house”
lindaa992, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had the 'backpacker room' with two twin beds. The room was small but comfy.”
  • Our room after a day of driving on the left.
gailp502, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book in Waitomo itself and if you have children then visit the Big bird for a tour.”
Debby070, 13 May 2015 | Read review
“The bungalow and the chalet are best for privacy, but all rooms in the house looked comfy too. We stayed in the bungalow which was good with a toddler who likes to wake very early. We only stayed for one night, but the kitchen would have been great for self catering.”
MelissaBD2014, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Be flexible.”
reetsweet, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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