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Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast

128 reviews
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  • Terrible9%
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Big Bird Bed and Breakfast for the main purpose of being able to stay on a farm and be with the farm animals, which included among other animals, highland cows, which are always a treat to see. It was also very conveniently...More

Thank heathermci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ann & Ross are wonderful host for us. Ross also runs a WALKING tour on Waitomo caves. You heard it right, WALKING! We were able to see amazing glow worms and take nice photos of it. For those un-initiated - you need to bring your...More

Thank Howardlhw1
Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your charming review....delighted we were able to give you a memorable stay and add value to your Waitomo experience! Cheers

Reviewed 16 January 2018

A comfortable home-style bed and breakfast, We felt welcomed from the start and ended up feeling like family. The breakfast was fabulous and if you are an animal lover it's impossible to leave. Excellent location close to multiple attractions.More

Thank Linda G
Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for your review - heart-warming and gracious! A Haven for "animal-lovers" is who we are......the Munchkin Cat & Kitten Combo brings such delight...there is not many places you can have a little munchkin jump onto your shoulder and give you a "welcome smooch"!!...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The hosts- Ann & Ross- were friendly and welcoming. Our 4-bed, chalet-style accommodation was simple but very comfortable. We had a kitchenette with a microwave, toaster as well as portable electric oven. There were heaters and electric blankets provided for our use, even in summer;...More

Thank SLNeoh
Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 27 December 2017

So happy you went away with unique "memories forever"!

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights with a young family. Ann was lovely and very welcoming. She went out of her way to help us out. My daughter has a phobia of animals... all animals, which we were aware of before booking our accommodation. We were...More

Thank MissBooTravels
Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It gave me a lot of pleasure to see your daughter enjoying riding the horse so much. Every little step is a big step for her in this direction. Only once I can remember in 18 years has a...More

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Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Breakfast included
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Refrigerator in room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
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