Te Kuiti is a small town located just a short drive from the world famous Waitomo Caves, in the Waikato region. Originally a railway town, Te Kuiti promotes itself as the "Shearing Capital of the World". A huge statue of a shearer with a sheep dominates the landscape at the southern end of the town. more
A short drive north of Te Kuiti brings you to the Waitomo Caves. Here you can discover a natural labyrinth of subterranean caverns adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, millions of years in making. Go caving, abseiling or black water rafting in the Waitomo Caves.
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Twice daily guided tours through the stunning Mangaotaki Valley farm near Piopio featured in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. Enjoy a short drive to the film sites in a comfortable mini-van before walking around the places used in extensive location filming by Sir Peter Jackson. See amazing rock formations, beautiful New Zealand native forest and a working farm.
Montrose Farm is Waitomo's hidden gem, offering a five star farm holiday stay in a stunning setting, close to all the central North Island's major attractions - and a stone's throw from the action of Waitomo Caves. Choose from the cosy garden Cottage or the Manor, which is also available as an exclusive luxury lodge experience.
Stay with the Waitomo Lodge Motel and have the choice of 14 studio and 6 one-bedroom units. All units have Sky tv, super-king-size beds, high-speed broadband Internet, tea and coffee making facilities, and spacious en suite bathrooms. You also have the choice of units with cooking facilities, air conditioning and spa baths. 50+ Sky TV channels.
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