Highgate Bed & Breakfast & Garden Pirongia

167 Bird Road, Pirongia, Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
027 224 1077
Highgate B&B

Welcome to Highgate Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Pirongia Waikato

Welcome to Highgate Bed & Breakfast, set in 2 acres of attractive garden surrounded by farmland, with a wonderful view of Mt. Pirongia. The stars at night when it is a clear night are wonderful to see. We have a resident morepork who calls out at night as well as 3 frogs in our pond. Highgate Bed and Breakfast has a great location in the Waikato, situated at 167 Bird Road, Pirongia and is an easy trip from Hamilton, Cambridge and Te Awamutu - close to all the events and happenings in Waikato/Waipa but still tranquil and relaxing. 

B&B Accommodation Pirongia, Waikato

When you pull into the drive to the electronic security gates you will be greeted by either Dianne or Bob on the intercom who will open the gates for you to their wonderful world of 2 acres of magnificent gardens and beautiful home. Our property offers privacy.
B&B Accommodation

Highgate Garden and Garden Tours

You can wander the gardens and discover many exotic plants that you may not see anywhere else in New Zealand. Enjoy the tranquillity, privacy, stars in the night sky and the gentle lowing of the neighbour’s cows. Wake up to the chorus of the abundance of natural bird life.
Garden Tours

Personalised and friendly

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our room was nicely appointed, fantastic view of the countryside, hosts were very accommodating and the walk through the vast gardens was enlightening, lots of amazing trees from all over the world, and the flower gardens were impressive. Both dinner and breakfast meals were enjoyable with the hosts, would recommend this bnb for a lovely quite break away from all the hustle and bustle, not sure about tramping the mountain though.

Wonderful Old Fashioned Hospitality

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Thank you Dianne and Bob for a memorable stay in your beautiful home, overlooked by "The Beast" (Mt Pirongia)! Well rested and fed we were able to tame the mountain over the following two days. Highly Recommended.

Absolute Satisfaction

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our group of 5 stayed overnight before 4 of us tramped Mt Pirongia. Dianne & Bob immediately invited us to join them in the lounge for a glass of wine and we shared a pleasant evening. Rooms were well-appointed and comfortable with great outlooks, and breakfast the next morning was generous and delicious - nothing too much trouble. Just a single bathroom and toilet but we understand the B&B isn't offered to groups of "strangers" to each other so not a problem. Hosts are friendly and keen to please, and the remaining member of our group experienced great friendship and hospitality the next day before collecting us a day later. Lovely 2 acre property.
Guest Reviews

Five Stags Bar and Restaurant

2.8km, 3min drive

The Five Stags concept evolved from the historic need to provide hard working folk of this fine land a great place for a drink and a meal.
Based on the hunting lodge theme, Five Stags Pirongia captures the rustic values of mainstream and craft beers, honest food and an inviting place where people can ‘feel at home’. Cold beer, great food, tall tales…

Pirongia Clydesdales and the Coachhouse Cafe

4.1km, 4min drive

The Pirongia Clydesdales are New Zealand's most recognised and admired team of Clydesdales.
The Coach House Café is the newest development at Pirongia Clydesdales. We invite you to visit us and enjoy our quality, country-style food and award-winning Bionic coffee. Also offers horse drawn picnic trips, stable visits, weddings, venue hire, functions and carriage driving lessons.

The Nest - Espresso & Eatery

2.7km, 3min drive

Vintage Industrial Cafe in Pirongia Village.
Serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks.

Persimmon Tree Cafe

3km, 3min drive

Set at the foot of Mount Pirongia, the Persimmon Tree Cafe is the perfect pace to relax and unwind.
A full breakfast menu and lunch menu is on offer as well as a great range of cabinet food. The is plenty of free parking, a fantastic outside dining area to enjoy your meal in & a great atmosphere in this quaint village cafe.

Hansen Honey

2.7lm, 3min drive

Honey collected from the foothills of Mt Pirongia, with a distinct down-to-earth full flavour.
Hansen Honey is a small family owned beekeeping business located in picturesque Karamu, near Te Pahu in the foothills of Mt Pirongia. At Hive, our honey shop in Pirongia, we have honey, beeswax products and more! ​Situated in the historic library building, 700 Franklin Street.

Village Saleyards

3km, 3min drive

A wonderful Variety of Gifts, Variety of New Zealand Art and home of The Scented Soap Deli.
We are a gift shop situated in Pirongia. We stock a range of new Zealand made products, garden art, woodturning, soap and cycads
Pirongia Village

Waitomo Caves

43km, 37min drive

World-renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.
More than 30 million years ago, the legend of Waitomo Caves began with the creation of limestone at the bottom of the ocean. Now these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination.

The Waitomo region is home to unforgettable sightseeing attractions. Discover magical glowworms by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves .

Combine your experience with Ruakuri Cave ; see glowworms up close and descend a spectacular spiral entrance. In Aranui Cave be mesmerised by ornate cave decorations. For NZ rafting adventure, get your blood pumping with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co .


21km, 18min drive

New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays is the largest agribusiness exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.
New Zealand is a world leader in agriculture and pastoral farming; National Fieldays is the ultimate launch platform for cutting edge agricultural technology and innovation. With over 1000 exhibitors, National Fieldays is essential in keeping up with the latest trends and developments in the agriculture and farming industries.

National Fieldays is held over four days each June attracting in excess of 125,000 visitors from around New Zealand and internationally from 38 different countries. The current exhibition and demonstration space is over 88 hectares and boasts over 1,000 exhibitors on 1400 sites.


The very picturesque Pirongia 18 hole golf course is at the bottom of our road (2mins).
There are a further 10 golf courses within 40min drive from Highgate Bed and Breakfast Pirongia.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Highgate B&B is quite handy to most of the cycling events held in this district. We have a garage in which to safely store the bikes and plenty of hills for training!
Nestled in the foothills of Mt Pirongia, the Sainsbury Road Forest Trails are part of the Waipa Mountain Bike Club’s network of mountain biking trails. Around 8 kilometres of off-road trails wind through the Sainsbury road forest west of the township of Pirongia.

Lake Karapiro Rowing

Highgate is a 30min drive from Cambridge, or 33min direct to Lake Karapiro.
Karapiro Rowing Inc. operate the rowing course at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand. We host about 8 rowing regattas each year as well as provide course facilities for Rowing New Zealand.
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