Mountainview Farmstay & Appaloosa Stud
816/2 Tuhikaramea Road, RD 10
www.appaloosastud.co.nz Phone: 07 847 5555
Mountainview is a farmstay for horse lovers located 10 minutes drive from Hamilton. There is a large deck to appreciate the rural outlook. From $100 per couple for B&B, evening meals by arrangement.
Solscape Eco Retreat
611 Wainui Road
www.solscape.co.nz Phone: 07 825 8268
Unusual accommodation at Solscape Eco Retreat includes earth domes, tipis (seasonal) and cabooses. Solscape is an eco conscious property located 6km from Raglan but walking distance to the beach. If you're keen to learn to surf check out the inhouse surf school - SolSurfer. Accommodation rates suit those on a backpacker budget and beyond.
Firth Tower Museum
www.firthtower.co.nz Phone: 07 888 8369
Self contained motor homes can park over night for $5 per van per night ($10 if power is required) at Firth Tower Museum. Look for the sign in the car park for all you need to know, especially if you arrive outside Museum hours. It's free to wander through the gardens at the Firth Tower Museum but entry to the historic buildings is $5.
Te Tiro B&B
970 Te Anga Road
www.waitomocavesnz.com Phone: 07 878 6328
Sleep in a pioneer style cottage on Te Tiro sheep and cattle farm. You'll find a glow worm grotto close by, walking tracks and rock climbing areas if you're feeling adventurous. Stay at Te Tiro from $110 single, $140 double including continental breakfast. Guests give Te Tiro top marks.
1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD 7
www.woodlynpark.co.nz Phone: 07 878 6666
Touch down in Waitomo and spend a night in the Plane Motel or onboard The Waitanic. Lord of the Rings fans might prefer The Hobbit Motel and train enthusiasts can sleep onboard Waitomo Express. Woodlyn Park also hosts Billy Black's Kiwi Culture Show. Woodlyn Park is a short drive from Waitomo Caves.
Waitomo Big Bird B&B
17 Waitomo Caves Road, RD 7
www.waitomobigbird.co.nz Phone: 0800 733 244
Waitomo Big Bird B&B is situated on a 70 acre ostrich and cattle farm. Visit with the big birds and miniature horses. B&B and self contained accommodation available - from $50 single, $110 double, including continental breakfast. An ostrich omelette for breakfast is an optional extra. See what reviewers have to say.