We’re in a beautiful country setting just 30 minutes from Waitomo, which is world famous for its glowworm caverns, Black Water Rafting, cave eco-tours and caving adventures.
If you feel like just taking a break, why not relax at the cottage. You can read, watch TV, listen to music, bird watch, relax on the veranda in loungers, wander through our extensive landscaped garden or take a walk over our beautiful farm nearby. Our home is just on the other side of the garden from the cottage and you’re always welcome to join us.
If you are staying for several days there are great scenic attractions in our Waitomo / King Country region:
Check out Things to do while you’re at Kamahi Cottage for more ideas and great FREE attractions.
And within easy driving distance of a great range of central North Island attractions:
You have two choices after you arrive at Auckland International Airport:
From 2:00pm (or by arrangement – we like to be flexible, if circumstances permit).
By 11:00am (or by arrangement – we like to be flexible, if circumstances permit).
We have undergone Qualmark’s rigorous assessment and licensing process and achieved their 5-star certification. Qualmark is Tourism New Zealand’s official quality assurance programme and rates Kamahi Cottage as “Exceptional – Among the very best available in New Zealand“.
We also undergo Qualmark‘s ‘Responsible Tourism‘ audit to assess our environmental commitments. We have been granted an Enviro-Gold Award (“Excellent Performance in Responsible Tourism Operations“).
We can produce personalised Gift Vouchers to suit any occasion.
All stays have full gourmet breakfasts included in the rates. We can also add 2 or 3-course dinner options for an additional charge. [Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase]
We can also organise and include local activities for you – e.g. caving trips, Black Water Rafting, cave abseiling.
If you would like to arrange a Gift Voucher, please phone us on +64 7 873 0849 (for international calls) or 07 873 0849 (for calls within New Zealand).
You can also email us.
Yes. Full gourmet breakfasts (continental, plus a choice of cooked options) are available whenever it suits you, wherever you prefer – either delivered to the cottage or served in the homestead dining room.
Yes, of course. I do appreciate a bit of forewarning, so that I can prepare it for you. Dinners are typically 2 or 3 courses (you can view some sample dinner menus here). These are a guide – I’m very happy to improvise and create other dishes. I’m an avid recipe collector and love to experiment (and I’ll even share my recipes with you!).
Dinner can be served at a time to suit you and I can deliver to the cottage for a private occasion. If you’d like to join us in our own home (it’s only a short distance from the cottage through the garden) you’re most welcome.
Kamahi Cottage has a fully equipped kitchenette – great for preparing simple meals. There’s a microwave, hot plates, cooking pots & pans, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. We also stock a small selection of top quality New Zealand wines at reasonable prices, but you’re very welcome to bring your own.
Of course. The cottage has a sofa-sleeper downstairs that converts to a queen size bed. There’s also a cot available for infants, plus a high chair.
Plus: Children under 2 years old stay for free.
Yes, we have already welcomed many gay and lesbian couples.
We have secure Wifi in our own home. It’s only a short distance from the cottage through the garden and you are very welcome to use it at any time, free of charge. Wifi is also available around the garden and there’s plenty of outdoor seating, if you’d like to make use of our “outdoor office.” We can also provide fax and printer facilities (you might want to do an electronic check-in for your flight and print off your boarding pass).
No. We simply need valid credit card details (Visa or Mastercard). We process your full payment when you leave Kamahi Cottage.
Absolutely! We use an accredited offsite booking system that allows you to enter your credit card details securely. It also helps us confirm that the credit card details entered belong to a genuine card.
Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly and we have a strict cancellation policy:
If we can re-book the cottage for your cancelled dates we will not charge you. We highly recommend travel insurance.