Stay at idyllic Waikato estates
Get a taste of what it’s like to live in a beautiful Kiwi home on several acres of peaceful land while still being close to what the town offers.
Choose from a number of estates to stay at. All have different character: old, new, grand and imposing, or intimate and cosy. Most have farm animals. Wander the grounds, encounter wildlife, enjoy beautiful gardens, melt in secluded hottubs, unwind in hammocks, refresh in swimming pools, and engage in fun activities such as table tennis, pool and frisbee. It is often surprising how much fun the simple things in life can be.
For some properties, you can rent the whole property without the hosts being there. For other properties, the hosts are there to help, particularly in recommending activities. All hosted properties provide breakfast, some provide dinner too and some allow you to cook for yourself.
Engage with local culture on tours
Discover local culture, acquire new skills or get some light exercise on tours of a few hours up to a couple of days in
length. Tours include:
House & Garden
Animal & Nature
Join a public tour or book a private one
Waikato Artisan Foodie Tour
Animal and nature tour – NZ native,
farm and zoo
House and garden tour
Waikato delights tour
Easy cycle tours with historic stops
Māori culture tour
Visit nearby iconic tourist venues
40 mins drive
Waitomo glowworm caves
60 mins drive
75 min drive
75 min drive
90 mins from Auckland airport
The Waikato is Middle Earth: a dream place made real. It is gentle, safe and mystical, vibrant but easy-living, rich in
history and culture, compact but diverse, full of serindipitous delights, warm in summer, mild in winter and a gem to explore.
It has the tallest North Island waterfall, the longest river, mountains, sea, caves and the finest local produce.
New Zealand rates top or near top in most surveys of the most desirable place in the world to live.
Base much of your trip here to experience
the best in Kiwi lifestyle.