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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We needed a place to stay before going to the Waitono caves, and found the Big Bird. The hostess is really nice and friendly, but the descriptions of the B&B is not exactly accurate. Our "cottage with an ensuite bathroom" turned out to be a shaky, old and mouldy caravan. Price should be lowered a lot. The animals and birds...

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Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was travelling with a group of friends and since there were so many of us, we booked a 'bungalow' for the night. The bungalow came with a kitchenette right next to a small dining area, a small shower and toilet, 2 queen size beds, and 3 single beds. It is the biggest room available for a large group/family. We...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed only one night here whilst visiting Waitomo caves and found it a very friendly place to stay. A tour of the farm and being able to touch the animals, even an Ostrich, was a bonus. Breakfast was good and the addition of an Ostrich egg omelet was a first for us.

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

Thank you for taking the time to kindly review your visit. Nice to add a little "unique" experience to your travel. Victoria and her family are laying well....so we have Ostrich-Egg Heaven!!

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The owners are lovely and they make a big effort to ensure you are made to feel welcome. I loved the range of animals and being able to feed them. The rooms are a little tired, and could do with a deep clean, but it is a working farm stay. Overall all a vry pleasant stay.

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

Thank you for your kind overview - we have great plans for this year and due to ever increasing forward bookings, revisits and recommendations, we are looking forward to making improvements in all areas.

Reviewed 20 July 2016

I mean really, where else in NZ are you going to get to do that?! The accomodation was delightful, beds comfortable, cottage warm on a cold winters night and breakfast was super! All home-made, bread, yoghurt and muesli options. We loved Ann and her very friendly positive approach, and of course, the animals! What a lovely alternative to a boring...

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

Thank you for your encouraging and positive review. So lovely when common appreciation and values are shared and what we do offer is so highly valued. Look forward to introducing our "animal delights" to your friends! Ann at Big Bird

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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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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“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.
 of 5 bubbles gailp502, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book in Waitomo itself and if you have children then visit the Big bird for a tour.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaBD2014, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Be flexible.”
 of 5 bubbles reetsweet, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose the Cottage next to the farm for the best view”
  • Feeding and petting on farm-- Waitomo Big Bird Bed & Breakfast & Miniature Animal Petting Farm
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 of 5 bubbles Patman76, 30 Aug 2014 | Read review
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