New Zealand is currently in the orange setting of the Covid Protection Framework. For more information on the framework and guidance for travel and activities, please visit
Photo of property: Nestled in a horseshoe of the Beautiful Mangaotaki Stream
Nestled in a horseshoe of the Beautiful Mangaotaki Stream
Photo of property: Outdoor bath with gas hot water
Outdoor bath with gas hot water
Photo of property: Full designer kitchen
Full designer kitchen
Photo of property: Four poster king bed
Four poster king bed
Photo of property: Custom Built for you.
Custom Built for you.
Photo of property: Tranquil gem
Tranquil gem
Photo of property: Upcycled items
Upcycled items
Photo of property: Double shower
Double shower
Photo of property: Clever bunk room
Clever bunk room
Photo of property: Cozy interior
Cozy interior
Photo of property: Entry
Photo of property: Swimming at doorstep
Swimming at doorstep
Photo of property: Winter morning
Winter morning
Photo of property: Reconnect
Photo of property: Cycle our quiet country road
Cycle our quiet country road
Photo of property: Best Berries in NZ
Best Berries in NZ
Photo of property: Mangahapoe Natural bridge
Mangahapoe Natural bridge
Photo of property: Waitanguru Falls
Waitanguru Falls
Photo of property: Stunning views
Stunning views
Photo of property: Fishing
Photo of property: Sunrise at River Run Farm
Sunrise at River Run Farm
Photo of property: Photographers dream
Photographers dream

waitomo riverside cabin

Piopio, Waikato

Show on Map
Sleeps up to 5
From $330 tonight
Show on Map
Sleeps up to 5
From $330 tonight

This property is an extension of a 3rd generation sheep and beef farm situated in the heart of the Mangaotaki Valley, 45 minutes south of Waitomo, off State Highway 3. The chalet opened in June 2020, sits on the side of the Mangaotaki stream where Gandalfs caravan was sited for the filming on the Ho...

Read More

Essential Stay Info

Guest House
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Digital Detox
Family Friendly
Farmstay experience
Rural Views
Single Safe
Sustainable Stays
Unique Accommodation
Whole House

Check in time: 2pm
Check out time: 10am

Eating and Drinking
There is a full indoor kitchen with all the cooking utensils, coffee machine, large fridge/freezer, microwave and an outdoor BBQ with a fresh salad garden you can help yourselves to. We will supply milk, tea, coffee, oil and handy towels and you will need to bring all other food with you.

Bedding Configuration
Handmade four poster King bed
Handmade double bunk bed with single above tucked away in a clever alcove.

More info about the property
The cabin has been purpose built for your comfort. Its rustic luxury interior has many handmade items with original paintings and collectables from various films and ads we have had on the property. ...

Read More

Unique kiwi experiences for you

Sits on the side of the Mangaotaki Stream where Gandalf's caravan was sited for the filming on the Hobbit in 2011.
Beautiful scenic waterfall and native bush walks within a 5 minute drive. 45minutes away from the adventure wonderland of Waitomo Caves
Fishing and swimming at you door, with a complimentary double kayak and inner tubes available for use.

  Have a question about this property?
Click here to send us a message

What we love about this property

The property is nestled in a secluded spot immersed in nature with luxury/serenity and style. It enfolds you in the natural beauty of rolling hills, the song of stream water lapping over stones, and g...

Read More

Activities on or nearby this property

Cycle Tracks
Glow worms to visit
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
Star Gazing


2WD caravan accessible
Bath tub
Caravan accessible
Drinking Water
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Rubbish bin
Sealed roads only
Towels Provided
Wifi Available

Drive Times

Auckland: under 3 hours
Hamilton: 1.5 hours
Tauranga: 2 hours
Taupo: 2 hours
Wellington: 6 hours


We had a great time. It’s a fantastic spot for unwinding and forgetting about the daily grind for a bit. Beautiful, tranquil surroundings, luxurious cabin!
Esti - Feb 2022

About your host, Trudy

Trudy's Photo

We are third generation sheep and beef farmers in the Waitomo District near Piopio. I am a designer and love creating beautiful spaces for people to enjoy. We have 3 children, Katie, Corban and Harley and we're all involved in helping people to escape to the country.

Questions and Answers

No questions have been asked yet. Why not ask one?

Check Availability

Check In:
Check Out:

Minimum 2 nights

Select a check in date above to get started!

  Have a question about this property?
Click here to send us a message

Other Properties in Waikato