New Zealand
5-star Farm Stay

Panoramic views

Panoramic country views
and total seclusion

The perfect place to
relax and unwind

Romantic luxury cottage near Waitomo and Otorohanga, New Zealand

5-star B&B and farm stay cottage near Waitomo Caves

If you’re looking for a romantic luxury cottage near Waitomo & Otorohanga, then Kamahi Cottage is perfect. It’s a 5-Star self-contained B&B offering great food and set in a beautiful, peaceful country garden with stunning hilltop views over the river valley and mountains to the west.

Kamahi Cottage is off the beaten track, but close to the world famous Waitomo Caves and just a few hours from Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo and Rotorua. (We’re 30 minutes from Waitomo and 15 minutes from Otorohanga.)

You can enjoy the peace and privacy of your own cottage, but are very welcome in our home nearby – the choice is yours.

Spend a night for a treat, plan a weekend escape or stay longer to relax, unwind and discover our North King Country attractions – everything from caves and beautiful rural landscapes to the dramatic West Coast.

If you’d like to end your day with dinner delivered to the cottage, or you have a special occasion to celebrate, we can prepare a gourmet dinner complemented with fine New Zealand wines. (Please advise us early to avoid disappointment).

There’s so much to do in the Waitomo and Otorohanga area – Black Water Rafting, cave abseiling (rappelling), glowworm cave tours, the Otorohanga Kiwi House wildlife & conservation centre, beautiful walking trails and West Coast beaches, trout fishing, golf, farm and garden tours.

If you have any queries at all, please contact us.


(per night – shown in NZD)
  • Single

  • Double

  • 3 Guests

  • 4 Guests


All rates include a full gourmet breakfast of continental and cooked choices

(Children welcome – under 2 years old FREE)
Kamahi Cottage through walkway

The Cottage

Completely private with uninterrupted panoramic views of rolling hills, mountains and country valleys. Relax on the veranda in hammock chairs, enjoy the sunset and then cuddle up on the sofa with a bottle of wine.

Berry delight

Gourmet Food

Check out the breakfast menu – it’s all included in the price of your stay. Specially catered dinners with lots of menu options are also available (extra charges apply). You can also find try some of Liz’s favourite recipes to try when you get home.

Things To Do

From the action and adventure of Waitomo Caves to more peaceful and relaxing nature walks, there is something for everyone and for all ages. Kamahi is an excellent base for your King Country escape.

Liz and Evan Cowan

Your Hosts

Liz will spoil you with her delicious cooking and she and Evan will make you feel totally at home. You are welcome to join them in their home on the other side of the garden or you can just enjoy your own private space at the cottage.

Kamahi Cottage quick facts:

  • Single party occupancy – up to 4 guests
  • Family friendly – we welcome children of all ages (We can also provide a cot and high chair)
  • Rates include full gourmet breakfasts
  • Queen bedroom upstairs
  • Stylish Danish-design sofa converts to a super comfy queen double bed downstairs
  • Modern downstairs lounge and dining area with air conditioning/heat pump
  • Spacious modern bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchenette – ideal for self-catering
  • FREE secure WiFi in the cottage with unlimited data
  • Complimentary fresh flowers and exclusive Linden Leaves toiletries, home baked treats, freshly ground coffee, tea assortments, port (and Evan’s potent and delicious home-distilled schnapps!)
  • Gourmet dinners by prior arrangement (extra charges apply)
Downstairs lounge/dining area - Kamahi Cottage
Kamahi Cottage & Kamahi Homestead
Kamahi Cottage & Kamahi Homestead
Relax on the verandah at Kamahi Cottage
Kamahi Cottage through walkway
Garden surrounds at Kamahi Cottage
Queen bedroom upstairs - Kamahi Cottage
Through the garden gate - Kamahi Cottage
Kamahi Cottage 5-Star farm stay
Freshly baked plum flan - Kamahi Cottage
Freshly baked plum flan - Kamahi Cottage

What our Guests are saying:


Enjoy a secluded, private getaway in your very own self-contained luxury farm cottage


Take time out, soak up the scenery and unwind in our large country garden full of native and exotic plants and native birds


Freshly prepared, homemade, gourmet food is a large part of your Kamahi Cottage experience