Shailers Bed and Breakfast. Your hosts Charlie & Dianna Shailer offer a luxurious homestay and complementary tours of their four-hundred cow dairy farm.

Shailers Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Farmstay - Hamilton

The Shailer homestead is situated on State Highway 39, just a 12 minute drive south-west out of Hamilton City. Located in the Heart of New Zealand's most fertile region, the Waikato, your hosts Charlie & Dianna Shailer offer a luxurious homestay and tours of their four-hundred cow dairy farm.

The 128 hectare (318 acre) property looks up at the distinctive and beautiful Pirongia Mountain. Many mountain walks and tracks from 40 minuites to 6 hours are within easy reach, and can be guided on request.

Guest Accommodation

There are four rooms to choose from; Deluxe, Queen, Double and Twin. There is Sky TV in the Deluxe Room and Sky TV and DVD in the guest lounge. Wireless broadband access is available and there is a computer for use. The games room contains a 3/4 size pool table and various board games. There is also an espresso machine for quality coffee.

Outdoors there are beautiful flower gardens to stroll around, petanque and croquet sets are available to be used. The vegetable garden is splendid to view and provides fresh vegetables to eat! The deck is covered to protect from hot sun and rain, and is great for relaxing with a cup of coffee or for alfresco dining.

For those looking to unwind, discover the mineral hot springs or explore one of Hamilton's many world class restaurants cafes or bars. Meander through a vineyard or explore one of the many antiques and craft stores. Perhaps enjoy playing a round of golf or spend the morning strolling along the Waikato River Walkways, and around the stunning themed gardens at Hamilton Gardens.

Farm Tours

The Shailers own and operate a typical New Zealand dairy farm in the prosperous Waikato region. They calve four-hundred cows each year, and milk the cows on average for ten months from mid-July to mid-May. They offer informative tours of the farm at 9am and 3.30pm.

Each tour is designed to suit the unique needs of the visitors, influenced by the seasonal activities at the time. Transport options include riding in a farm vehicle, driving a quad bike, or enjoying a leisurely walk.


Shailers offer their guests numerous breakfast choices, available from 6.30am to 9.30am. Their hearty full kiwi breakfast will satisfy those who want to eat once and go all day. Anyone with specific needs such as diabetes or gluten free diets will be equally impressed, as Shailers go out of their way to meet the individual needs of their guests. During the three busiest months on the farm, from mid-July to mid-October when our cows are calving, only the continental breakfast is available.

Shailers also offers the convenience of dining in with a selection ranging from light meals to three course dinners.

Guest Facilities
  • Undercover parking
  • Laundry service is available by arrangement
  • An iron and ironing board are provided for use
1447 Kakaramea Road
RD 10

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