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Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast

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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...
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17 Waitomo Caves Road | Rd 7, Otorohanga 3977, New Zealand
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38 km to Hamilton Airport
15 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for animal lovers! This place was a mini heaven for me. I rented the chalet with a friend of mine. There are plenty of glass windows to look out at the cows and ostriches. We stayed at the beginning of winter (end of...More

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

Thank you for your enthusiasm Erin - pleasure to host you and make your stay memorable and enjoyable. Welcome back ANYTIME !

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Big Bird is a fun place to stay if you have small kids, enjoy seeing miniature animals or just enjoy seeing farm animals. It is a great location near all of the Waitomo and Otorohanga attractions too. My kids absolutely loved it and we wished...More

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Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you for your enthusiasm - we do have upgrading planned for this winter and look forward to giving the most unique animal experience available to our visitors this next year as we set up the Petting Farm to the next level.

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful host (or should I say hosts? 😉) Very convenient location if you're going to the Waitomo cave tours. Really good price. Very fun, comfortable, and homey atmosphere (LOOOVE Ann's homecooked breakfast!). If you love animals, I REALLY recommend your stay here.  Now for the...More

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Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 10 May 2018

So Glad you chose Big Bird - this WAS your kind of place! Loved the "animal therapy" we could add to your day!! Welcome back anytime.

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Fun place to stay if you are visiting Waitomo Caves and don’t want to drive there and back in one day. The animals are just gorgeous. Loved the super friendly dog who welcomes everyone apparently. The big birds are hilarious.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fantastic! So many wonderful animals. We were given a pair of gum boots and taken on a tour to meet each and every member of the farm family. Each animal had its own name and personality and were all very domesticated. We fed the lamb,...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, Kitchenette
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"Any available room will allow you a wonderful experience."
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"Animals lovers rejoice, take the morning animal tour."
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"Great for kids"
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