Tirau Farmstay Cottage & Trout Fishing in South Waikato New Zealand
Tirau Farmstay & Trout Fishing Waikato New Zealand Cottage Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations

Host: Pauline Laboyrie

Guestrooms: 7 (4 in the Farmstay and 3 in the Main Residence).

Address: 357 State Highway 5, Tirau, New Zealand

Telephone: 07-8831333,
Mobile: 027-2266788

Fax: 07-8831339

Activities/Attractions: Tirau is a small attractive township in a rural setting, with the Kaimai ranges as a backdrop. It has a population of approx 800 people and is situated within the South Waikato District, as are the towns of Putaruru and Tokoroa. Other towns in close proximity are Matamata and Cambridge. Less than an hours drive from Tirau are the cities of Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, and the popular beach resort of Mt Maunganui.

For a small town Tirau has a large variety of local shops which attract tourists and motorists. Just a short drive away from the centre of Tirau is the popular Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel and Golf Course, and an Early New Zealand Museum located on the main Rotorua Rd.

Two renowned trout fishing rivers (the Waihou and Waimakariri) are on the farm. The New Zealand trout fishing team is selected on this farm and numerous fishing competitions are held here. The fish were counted on this farm professionally by men in wet suits with counting equipment etc. and 1000 fish were counted in one kilometre. The fishing is superb on this farm. An experienced guide is available if required.

"Deciding to travel to Auckland from Wellington after a conference was one of the wisest decisions we have made in business as we are going from this particular juncture totally invigorated, motivated and inspired, mainly due to the time spent here. We caught no fish! Who cares - this cottage has been put together with such care and devotion to service and hospitality that all who stay here will leave with a different outlook on life.  Thank you Peter & Pauline."

"Thank you for a most enjoyable "farm" experience, a privilege to be your first guests. We will be back, although the trout are probably still safe! H & C have loved feeding the calves and especially squirting out the milking shed."

"We love this cottage! Great thrill to catch some trout!! Loved the calves - so cute. Excellent stay. Thank you. We'll be back again."

"The cottage is so cosy - we felt right at home! The boys loved mucking up to the barn and watching Peter milk, fishing for trout in your beautiful river and riding on the 2 and 4 wheel bikes. We enjoyed Tirau and Cambridge and the proximity to Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo etc. is perfect. Thank you so much."

"Fantastic farmhouse. Loved the river and the trout."

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Tirau Farmstay Cottage and Trout Fishing Interior

Tirau Farmstay Cottage and Trout Fishing Bedroom

Tirau Farmstay Cottage and Trout Fishing Exterior

Tirau Farmstay Cottage and Trout Fishing River

Tirau Farmstay Cottage and Trout Fishing Main House

Tirau Farmstay Cottage and Trout Fishing Twin

"We have traveled New Zealand 20 days (mostly the South Island) so far, and have 12 more days. This stay has to be the highlight of our trip so far. The accommodations are first rate and the beauty of the farm made our attempts at fishing most enjoyable."

General Information: Welcome to Tirau Farmstay Cottage and Trout Fishing in South Waikato, New Zealand ... a friendly accommodation on the banks of the Waihou and Waimakariri Rivers, renowned for their plentiful stocks of good sized trout. The farmstay is situated on rolling countryside and is only five minutes from Tirau in the South Waikato District, which boasts a large variety of  unique shops, cafes and restaurants.

This is an excellent place to use as your base - sightsee during the day and relax and fish later. It is a working dairy farm with 225 cows on 75 hectares of attractive, rolling country. The farmstay is a 4 bedroom, fully equipped cottage with king, queen and king single beds, bathroom, kitchen, lounge and dining rooms. The following are in the cottage:

  • The warmth and charm of a log fire
  • Fully equipped kitchen with Oven, Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer
  • 32" TV with DVD/video player
  • Stereo/radio
  • Washing machine, Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer, Alarm clock
  • Electric blankets on all beds
  • All linen supplied
  • Clean towels supplied daily

Three bedrooms and a bathroom are available in the main residence, which is a modern, brick home.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).


Breakfast is provided.

"Farmstay and cottage exceeded our expectations. Convenient location to Hobbits and glow worms. Fun times milking cows, riding the farm bike, and catching (and releasing) beautiful trout in your rivers. Peter was most helpful - thanks."

"Our stay here will always be imprinted in our memories. It was everything we were anticipating and more. Apart from the wonderful welcome and hospitality we will never forget the 4 WD over and down this fabulous property you have. Thank you Pauline!"

"We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. Everything was perfect, especially the river and the beautiful farm. Thanks for the use of the quad. We enjoyed that very much. See you again soon."

"Don't change anything. It's perfect. Very obliging trout. Lost count of the fish landed and all but one are still here. Thanks for the use of the 4 wheeler. We'll be back."

"Lovely cottage. Enjoyed the trout fishing lesson. Quite an interesting experience."