Unbelievable hotels: Woodlyn Park Motel
Sleeping in a boat, train, plane or a Hobbit motel.
Hotel name: Woodlyn Park Motel
Where: Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
What’s unique about this property: Apart from being the closest accommodation to the Waitomo Caves, famous for the bioluminescent glow worms, Woodlyn Park Motel is one of the top 10 most unique tourism accommodations in the world.
The rooms are built from recycled materials that include a war plane, navy patrol boat, and carriage of a train from the steam train era. Not to mention the Hobbit rooms that are built underground using natural materials. This farm-stay on 10 acres is truly a unique experience.
What is there to do in the area: Activities that can be organised through the motel include blackwater rafting, tubing, caving, abseiling, glow worm walks and boat rides.
The can’t-miss experience on the property is the Kiwi Culture Show. Hosted by the legendary “Billy Black” the show combines New Zealand’s history with a farm show and includes audience participation for activities such as sheep shearing.
What do other people say: Rated highly amongst family, couple and groups travellers, Woodlyn Park has been described as an “awesome experience” and “a stay in the Hobbit motel a highlight”.
Most guests thoroughly enjoyed their stay saying it was unique, quirky, clean and authentic.