The Waitomo Woolshed

The Waitomo Woolshed


The Waitomo Woolshed is located 7 minutes from Waitomo township in the Waikato, and close to one of New Zealand’s most iconic natural attractions – the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 

Perched atop rolling hills, every vista from the woolshed unveils a breathtaking panorama. From expansive native bush, forestry and farmland stretching into the horizon - watch the sun changing the landscape in front of you as it moves across the sky. Keep your gaze keen, and you might even catch a glimpse of wild deer gracefully roaming the terrain.

Inside the woolshed, modern luxury harmonises seamlessly with the tranquillity of isolation. Soak up the sounds of nature with the chorus of tuis, wood pigeons and cicadas. 

Venture just a short 7-minute drive to the vibrant Waitomo Village, bustling with charming cafes and restaurants, and the opportunity to embark on one of New Zealand's top-rated short walks in the Ruakuri Bush.

FROM $420 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


Tumutumu Road, Waitomo


The Waitomo Woolshed is located 7 minutes from Waitomo township in the Waikato, and 2.5 hours drive from Auckland.

Google Maps directions to the accommodation are not accurate so you will need to follow the detailed arrival instructions in your pre-arrival email sent 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • Eating and Drinking

    The Waitomo Woolshed is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the gas oven with a four-burner gas cooktop provided. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    A Nespresso coffee machine and coffee pods are provided for your morning brew. Your lovely hosts will have a welcoming spread set up for you upon your arrival - including fresh farm eggs, milk, homemade bread and orange juice.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, The Tomo Bar & Eatery is an authentic Kiwi pub with appetising food and a cosy atmosphere, just an 8-minute drive away. Just a few minutes walk down the road is the HUHU Cafe which offers lunch and dinner. The General Store Cafe is a great option for coffee, lunch and any essentials.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in Otorohanga, 20 minutes away.

  • things to do

    Nestled in the heart of Waitomo Caves, this cosy accommodation offers both relaxation and adventure.

    Enjoy board games, outdoor baths, and mesmerising stargazing. Follow the instructions in the welcome guide to find hidden glow worms - a short distance from the accommodation.

    Treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the accommodation, courtesy of Tanzanite Beauty. You can choose to book a solo or couples session. For more details about this service, head to the Rates and Extras section.

    Explore the Ruakuri Bush, a lovely native bush walk just a 5-minute drive away. Keep an eye out for wildlife, from birds to wild deer and goats. Other walks include The Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk, a beautiful walk through an impressive limestone gorge, 35 minutes away. There's also the Marokopa Waterfalls, with an incredible 35m high waterfall, a 40-minute drive away.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at The Waitomo Woolshed are Livi and Ollie along with their seven dogs, two horses, chickens, a pet sheep, and a pet pig named Apricot.

    Ollie was born and raised on the family farm, which has been in the Kay family for three generations now. Livi moved from Auckland to the farm and never left. They love the tranquility and peace of their farm life and the beauty of Waitomo. Beyond the lush native bush and the limestone formations, it's the hidden treasures like the glow worms that make their farm truly magical.

    Ollie is a farmer, and Livi is a horse riding coach for the local Riding for Disabled.

    Ollie's work resulted in the farm becoming carbon-positive certified by 33%, showcasing their commitment to eco-friendly practices and planting efforts. In 2023, the farm achieved the Farm Assurance Plus Gold standard, demonstrating its focus on environmental practices, animal welfare, and biodiversity conservation, as assessed by Silver Fern Farms.

    The name 'Waitomo Woolshed' comes from the southeast view where you can see the original Woolshed on Tumu Tumu Farm. It's a beautiful, big old silver building that is still used today and holds many special family memories. 


  • "

    A perfect luxurious place to stay for a relaxing break away.


    Christine Lee - 14 May 2024

    1 / 6

  • "

    We absolutely loved our stay at The Waitomo Woolshed. The 360-degree view of farmland and forest was peaceful and serene. Highly recommend treating yourselves and staying here.


    Morgan Teasdale - 14 May 2024

    2 / 6

  • "

    Nice setting, tasteful decor, everything that we needed plus more.


    - 29 Apr 2024

    3 / 6

  • "

    What an incredible location, and such a beautifully appointed property too! The hosts were amazing both before, during and after our stay. We can't recommend the wonderful Waitomo Woolshed enough!


    - 16 Apr 2024

    4 / 6

  • "

    Absolutely beautiful, both the location and the home itself. Lovely finishing touches, very cosy. The outdoor bath under the stars - divine. The outdoor fire with the views before sunset - beautiful. Comfortable bed, wonderful big bathroom and shower, well-equipped kitchen. Would love to return!


    - 09 Apr 2024

    5 / 6

  • "

    Absolutely brilliant host. Livi was exceptionally welcoming and the whole experience was amazing. We were so very impressed and would definitely recommend booking as soon as you can.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    6 / 6

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