Ever walk into an establishment and think to yourself that you've some how been here before, even though you know it is your first visit? For me, it was like walking into my grandma's house in rural Oklahoma. Everything is dated with lots of nicknacks occupying every nook and cranny. Don't be looking for your flat screen TV with 200 channels. You should come here for the experience of life on a working farm and spend quality time with the warm and charming owners, Ann and Ross. They have assembled a menagerie of friendly exotic and routine farm animals, which she'll gladly share on a moment's notice. Victoria, the ostrich that loves humans, frequently peeked through the window of our bungalow. Henrietta, the chicken, Tina, the sheepdog, and Lilly, the calico cat, would cautiously take turns outside of our front door waiting for human contact. Doctor Doolittle would be pleased to share this delightful experience and Ann's extensive knowledge of "her animal friends."
- 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