New Zealand's only
5-star Farm stay

Panoramic views

Panoramic country views
and total seclusion

The perfect place to
relax and unwind

Serenity at sunrise

Serenity at sunrise

Summer garden at Kamahi Cottage

You are welcome at
Kamahi Cottage

Phone: +64 7 873 0849
Mobile: +64 21 055 1818
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, 5-Star boutique Bed & Breakfast accommodation, a beautiful farm and garden location, stunning views, peace, privacy, gourmet food and great hospitality – then Kamahi Cottage is perfect.

And it’s all close to the world famous Waitomo Caves in the central North Island.

Whether you prefer the privacy of your own self-contained romantic cottage or you’d like to join us over a meal 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 wonderful local attractions. Kamahi Cottage has panoramic views over the valley and mountains to the west and is set in a serene and very private country garden.

As New Zealand’s only 5-Star farm stay, we provide all the extras you expect from a luxury lodge. 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 complimented with fine New Zealand wines. (Please advise us early to avoid disappointment). Relax and experience our wonderful scenery and local attractions. (We’re 30 minutes from Waitomo and 15 minutes from Otorohanga.)

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, 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
  • Rates include full gourmet breakfasts
  • Queen bedroom upstairs
  • Stylish Danish-design sofa converts to a super comfy double bed downstairs
  • Modern downstairs lounge and dining area with air conditioning
  • Spacious modern bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchenette – ideal for self-catering
  • FREE WiFi available in our home (it’s a short walk from the cottage) or in the surrounding garden. Come and sit inside or use the garden furniture in the “outside office”…
  • 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